Wilton has another chance to confide in Santa this Saturday, Dec. 12 when the Wilton Historical Society welcomes jolly St. Nick to town. Stop by to share your wish list and stay for lots of other family fun activities.
The Historical Society has dubbed Saturday “Holly Jolly Saturday,” with something for everyone. They’ll feature the visit with Santa from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and hosting workshops in pomander-making and drop-in crafting fun with gingerbread men cookie decorating during the same time.
The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland will be open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.. Dressed for the holidays, the Society’s historic 18th- and 19th-century buildings have been transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels, cable cars, and two working Ferris Wheels. New this year: a Wilton-themed HO layout; expanded “O” gauge layout; and a working Lego train set. The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains.” In a special train play room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore to push, plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun.
The Betts Store museum shop is freshly stocked and brimming with an eclectic mix of beautifully crafted items, many made locally, and it’s a great stop for gifts.
Admission to the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland is free for all children and members, $10 per adult non-member. Holiday Crafts includes both pomander making and gingerbread men cookie decorating, and costs $5 per person.
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd./Rte. 7.