Scene… Vrbo vacation rentals and the Lifetime channel have teamed up to create the perfect “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday House, which is located in Greenwich. The idyllic winter getaway home for holiday is inspired by Lifetime’s 2020 holiday movie lineup. The holiday home, which is available to rent on Vrbo.com, is decked out with twinkle lights, snow on command, giant outdoor Christmas bulbs, loads of Christmas trees, a Santa letter-writing nook, a giant Nutcracker from Lifetime’s “A Welcome Home Christmas,” a do-it-yourself gingerbread house kit inspired by Lifetime’s “A Sugar & Spice Holiday” and a Christmas train set from Lifetime’s “Feliz Navidad.” Families who book the vacation home can watch the Lifetime holiday movies 24/7 throughout their stay. Priced at $100 per night, the house is available for four separate three-night stays through Dec. 27. All rental fees will go to charity. To learn more and book the Vrbo Holiday House, visit www.vrbo.com/travel/campaign/lifetime-holiday-house. Bookings open at 1 p.m. Nov. 23.
Go directly to the Ave… The Greenwich version of Monopoly created by Top Trumps USA Inc. is now available for purchase on local store shelves and online. The game board highlights some of the town’s favorite locations and events, including Greenwich Avenue, Bruce Park, Greenwich Hospital, Miller Motorcars, Binney Park, Byram Park, Great Captain Island, Greenwich Point, Island Beach and Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the Bush-Holley House and Putnam Cottage, Audubon Center, Bruce Museum, the Greenwich International Film Festival, the Greenwich Town Party. Players can hop on the railroad at Cos Cob, Greenwich, Old Greenwich or Riverside. The game retails for $39.99 and is available at Back 40 Mercantile, the Bruce Museum Shop, Funky Monkey Toys, Party Paper & Things, the Greenwich Historical Society Museum Store, the Greenwich Hospital Gift Shop, Miller Motorcars, Smart Kids Toys, Splurge Gifts, Zyn’s and Amazing Toys in Stamford.
Trees and more trees… The Greenwich Historical Society’s second annual Festival of Tabletop Trees is taking place through Dec. 5. The spectacular collection of 25 trees can be viewed and purchased safely in the Historical Society’s lobby or virtually at greenwichhistory.org/festival-of-trees/. Donors include the Bruce Museum Gift Shop, Dogwood Books & Gifts, The Drawing Room, Garden Club of Old Greenwich, Girl Scouts of Greenwich, Green Fingers Garden Club, Greenwich Botanical Center, Greenwich Library, Beth Krupa Interiors, Little Bow Chic, McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, Open Arts Alliance, The Rummage Room, Salon 221, Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, Something Special Florist, Sophia’s of Greenwich, Tiger Lily’s, Greenwich Community Gardens, Greenwich Exchange for Women and Greenwich Garden Club. For more info, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Out there… “Wish Upon The North Star,” a virtual event to benefit Children’s Hospice Programming and the North Star Expansion at the Regional Hospice in Danbury takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The event, which supports babies and children with terminal illnesses, will feature special guests Miguel Cervantes, Broadway’s “Hamilton,” performing original work in memory of his late daughter, Adelaide, and singer-songwriter Jonathan Davis, who will perform “One Wish,” created exclusively for Regional Hospice. For more info and to register, call 203-456-8208 or visit regionalhospicect.org/events/wish-upon-the-north-star-event-details/.
Lit up … Stamford Downtown has launched its holiday lighting display, with over 25 brightly lit trees gracing Summer Street, Bedford Street and Atlantic Street. The display includes the oak tree at the entrance of the Ferguson Library with over 12,000 lights, as well as Kiwanis Park, Latham Park and Columbus Park, the biggest and brightest part of the entire downtown display. The display of lights runs through March, with over 300,000 miniature lights wrapping the trees.
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
— Charles Dickens
And that’s all for now.
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