5 Ways You Can Tell Christmas Is Coming In Danbury
You know the song, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas?" Well, if you pay attention around Danbury, there are definitely ways to tell Christmas is coming. It's not like the Christmas Holiday sneaks up on you like some holidays do. There are always plenty of warning signs that the busiest and most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. If you live in or around Danbury, here are five signs you know Christmas can't be too far away:
If you need anything for your holiday decorating — and I mean anything — there's no better place to find what your looking for then Stew Leonard's Christmas Shop. From traditional to unique and unusual items, you'll find it all at Stew's.
There's no better sign that Christmas is coming then the arrival of Santa at the Danbury Fair. Things have changed a bit over the years too. From a simple chair in center court with some holiday decorations, to what has now become Santa HQ presented by HGTV. The set up may be futuristic, but it's still the same Santa, and that can only mean that Christmas can't be too far away.
You could say it's not officially the Holiday Season until the 'Light the Light's Ceremony and Fire Truck Parade' in downtown Danbury. Where else are you going to get to see a massive parade of trucks all decked out for the season, and of course for most, it's our first glimpse of Santa.
The Festival, presented each year by Ann's Place, is really the first sign that the Holiday season is not far away. The weekend festivities benefits Ann's Place, which provides comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones, and it usually takes place in late November officially issuing in the Christmas season in Danbury.
Nothing says Christmas is coming more then the traffic on Federal Road and by Exit 3 of I-84. It seems like it happens basically overnight. Once Thanksgiving is over the traffic on Federal Road almost triples, and good luck trying to get off exit 3 of I-84 from Black Friday until even after Christmas is over.