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December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in celebrating the start of the new season in Downtown Storrs! Visitors will enjoy sales and treats at participating businesses, strolling carolers, a preview performance of “The Nutcracker, a Community Production” by Mansfield Parks & Recreation and Miss Kelly Productions, an interactive performance by The Snow Queen presented by Wonderland Parties, a chance to see a fire truck up-close with the Mansfield Fire Department, and much more! New this year is a Trim-A-Tree Contest; visitors can vote on their favorite tree during the event. And listen for the sound of tubas (yes, tubas!) at 3:00 PM as the UConn Marching Band Tubas escort a jolly friend to Barnes & Noble UConn. The event culminates with a Community Sing-Along led by E. O. Smith Choirs on Betsy Paterson Square at 5:00 PM. Winter Welcome is free, open to everyone, and will take place rain, snow, or shine. For more information, visit downtownstorrs.org/winterwelco