Office of the Mayor
WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Again
As Winter Wonderland Celebration Returns to
WOONSOCKET, R.I.: Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced today that the City of Woonsocket’s popular Winter Wonderland Celebration is returning in 2021 as a free, family friendly and fun packed holiday spectacular. This magical event will be held on Saturday, December 4th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at River Island Art Park located on 95 Bernon Street.
The highlight of the celebration will be a 4:00 PM grand arrival of Santa Claus who will be transported in a bright red fire truck by the Woonsocket Fire Department with honorary "elf-for-a-day" Mayor Lisa Baldelli Hunt by his side. Santa will stay for pictures and is very anxious to meet with our children and hear what they want for Christmas. At 5:00 PM the celebration will continue with the official lighting of Woonsocket’s Christmas Tree, which will illuminate the park and serve as a beacon of hope and good cheer for the City.
Mayor Baldelli-Hunt exclaimed, "We are so excited to bring back our Winter Wonderland Celebration, especially after a difficult year where most of us did not venture out too much because of COVID-19 restrictions. This event captures the true spirit of the holidays, and we invite all of our residents, as well as their families and friends, to kick off the season with us at River Island Art Park." The Mayor enthusiastically added, "Santa’s visit to Woonsocket is always a high point for everyone. We encourage our residents to bring their children to meet Santa, participate in all of our fun activities, and make some great family holiday memories to be remembered for years to come."
The Winter Wonderland Celebration is jam-packed with holiday fun for the entire family and includes a petting zoo, free pony rides, wood carving demonstrations, a roving Snow Queen, holiday music, dazzling lights, a roaring "warm-up" fire, and great photo opportunities with a fully lit vintage pick-up truck, life sized snow globe and an interactive Snowman Ice Sculpture.
Bring your appetites because there will food and special treats for purchase from Plouffe’s Food Truck, The Trap Box and Sweet P’s Street Dogs. New Beginnings will also be offering for purchase fresh baked goods as well as hot cocoa and hot cider from the concession stand. Merry Christmas Woonsocket!