Office of the Mayor

WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND

 

 

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Again

As Winter Wonderland Celebration Returns to

Woonsocket

 

WOONSOCKET, R.I.: Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced today that the City of Woonsockets 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 Woonsockets 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, "Santas 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 Plouffes Food Truck, The Trap Box and Sweet Ps 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!

 

 
Former President Donald Trump claims he offered additional National Guard troops to the Capitol ahead of January 6th. Speaking on Fox News, Trump claims that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington, DC mayor Muriel Bowser "turned it down." Trump adds that turning down the additional protection is why the Capitol attack on January 6th took place.        Former President Donald Trump is criticizing the Biden administration's foreign policy. Speaking to Fox News, Trump said that President Biden has multiple problems his administration would not have allowed, including in Afghanistan, Ukraine, North Korea and Taiwan. He said that Biden may have given Russian President Vladimir Putin a "green light" to invade Ukraine when saying there may be less response for a "minor incursion."        House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears open towards a ban on lawmakers trading stock. It's a change from her previous stance against disallowing Congress members and their families being able to make such financial transactions. At her weekly presser Thursday, Pelosi said she trusts lawmakers but she would be willing to support a measure if it has the backing of her caucus.        Former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie is getting some money due to an arbitrator's ruling. An independent arbitrator ruled that UConn improperly fired Ollie and must pay him more than 11-million dollars. Ollie was fired in spring of 2018 after the school reported several N-C-A-A violations in his basketball program.        Adele is postponing her Las Vegas residency. In a tearful Instagram post, the singer said that "all dates will be rescheduled" with more info coming soon. Friday was set to be the opening night for "Weekends with Adele," with the singer performing two shows each weekend through April 16th.