Here is another fun way to start off your holiday season plus you can donate to a local non-profit group at the same time.  Read on for the details.


Feeling the urge to shop local this season? The Villageof Milford is transformed into a winter wonderland this time of year, filled with dozens of delightful, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants decked out for the holidays in this friendly and fabulous downtown.


Experience the magic ofMilfordon Thursday, Dec. 1, during the Village’s annual Christmas Open House, a Norman Rockwell-inspired hometown Christmas shopping experience throughout downtown’sMain Streetfrom 5:45 to 9 p.m.


Choir groups and strolling musicians will walk the streets singing holiday songs throughout the evening and Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. on a fire truck to spread holiday cheer inCenterStreetPark.


After his arrival, Santa Claus will remain for visits and photos from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtownMilford’s Village Center Mall (400 N.Main), located onMain StreetatCenter Street.


Santa returns toMilfordon additional Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 22, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Dec. 17.


Open House visitors are encouraged to bring a canned/dry food donation for local nonprofit, Community Sharing, which provides food and other social services to local families all year. Upon donation, they will receive a glow stick that will light the way during the festive holiday caroling.


Nostalgic carriage rides will also be offered throughout the evening. Carriage ride cost is a donation to Community Sharing.


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