RCA Lights Up Rowayton! Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:30-6:00pm Pinkney Park to Downtown Rowayton Downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon’s award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5:00pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk. Afterward, visit the Rowayton Historical Society model train show from 4:00-6:00pm in Pinkney house and the RHS Holiday Bazaar until 7:00pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market. Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you’re driving. For more information, contact Ryan Still. Annual Rowayton Egg Nog Contest Sunday, November 29 after the tree lighting The best way to cap off holiday festivities at Pinkney Park! Make your way down Rowayton Avenue for the annual Egg Nog Contest! Participants are welcome and all tasters (over 21) are even more welcome. Please join the contest by supplying 3 gallons of your favorite egg nog recipe. All tasters must be 21 or older. To enter, please contact Ryan Still.
RCA Santa Run Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00pm Start: Rowayton Train Station End: Rowayton Fire House Santa will be making his annual visit to Rowayton aboard his big red fire engine sleigh on Sunday, December 8th. He will arrive at the Rowayton train station at 1:00pm and then make his rounds through Rowayton, stopping at the corner of Crest and Ridgewood, Rowayton Library, the Bell Island gatehouse, South Beach, the Beach Association boat house and Brendan’s 101. Children can also visit him at the Firehouse on Rowayton Avenue from 2:15-2:45pm. For more information, please contact Mark Sattler or Chris Sovak. Residents are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to the Fire House that day from 1:00-3:00pm, as the Rowayton volunteer firefighters will be collecting toys for the Carver Center’s holiday party. Santa Run Schedule Rowayton Train Station: 1:00pm Corner Crest and Ridgewood: 1:10pm Rowayton Library: 1:20pm Bell Island Gatehouse: 1:30pm South Beach: 1:40pm Beach Association Boat House: 1:50pm Brendan’s 101: 2:00pm Fire House: 2:15-2:45pm (remember your toy donation!)
RCA Nativity Pageant Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 6:00pm in Pinkney Park The annual Rowayton Nativity Pageant has found a permanent home! Join us again in Pinkney Park on Saturday, December 12th at 5:00pm. Featuring local performers, clergy and live animals, this family event is a wonderful way to rediscover the joy of Christmas with your neighbors and friends. Volunteers Needed! Participants are needed as angels and shepherds (grades 3-5), wise men (grades 6-8) and townspeople (all ages). Help is always appreciated for the set-up and breakdown of the pageant set as well. Especially needed are any individuals with sound and light system experience. Donuts and coffee provided! For more information on the set-up, contact Christine Smith. The Pageant always needs volunteers to help make it a success. Come one, Come all and Come to the Light! (And don’t forget about the Gardeners/RCA Christmas Tree Sale on Sunday, December 13th, 9:00am in Pinkney Park.)