Indian Rock Nature Preserve will host Santa's Walking Wonderland

Published on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 12:55
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

BRISTOL – Children will be able to visit with Santa Claus at Indian Rock Nature Preserve this Friday through Dec. 12 during their Santa’s Walking Wonderland event.

Santa’s Walking Wonderland will offer children the chance to visit with Santa Claus, sing Christmas carols, purchase s’mores and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while strolling around the farm at 501 Wolcott Road lit up with Christmas lights. No photographer will be on-site, so families are encouraged to bring their own cameras to “capture the magic.”

Scott Heth, director of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut (ELCCT), which includes Indian Rock Nature Preserve and the Barnes Nature Center, said he is eager to provide holiday fun for the community.

“We’re really looking forward offering to this unique family opportunity,” said Heth. “It’s a great chance for kids to see Santa in a beautiful setting.”

Proceeds from this event will benefit ELCCT’s education programs at Indian Rock Nature Preserve and the Barnes Nature Center.

Santa’s Walking Wonderland will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Registration is required to visit Santa’s Walking Wonderland in order to alleviate long lines. All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of severe weather, Indian Rock Nature Preserve reserves the right to cancel.

“In the event that we must cancel for severe weather, reservation holders will be able to change their reservation date if space allows or receive a refund,” said Heth.

Updates will be made on elcct.org and facebook.com/IndianRockNaturePreserve.

Admission is $8 per person or free for children 12 months old and younger.

To register for this event, visit elcctpublic.campbrainregistration.com.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 12:55. Updated: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 12:57.