Torrington preparing for hometown holiday weekend
TORRINGTON — The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce will be preparing for the upcoming holidays by holding a hometown holiday celebration this weekend.
Community Development Director Sandy Hoehn said the event will start on Friday at 4 p.m. At 21st and Main, the Chamber will be hosting children’s activities at 21st and Main, including sugar cookie decorating in the Loft, caramel apples from Ellis Harvest Home, and a hot chocolate bar by Java Jar in the main hall, all while Goshen County Fiddlers play music. Table Mountain Vineyards will be providing a paint projects in the Cellar for $20.
From 4-5:30 p.m., Da Bay Carriages will be providing carriage rides through downtown Torrington.
Meanwhile, Vandel Drug will host the Wyo-Ring Handbell Choirs for a concert from 5-6 p.m., at the same time the Kiwanis club and Pinnacle Bank will be handing out hot chocolate and apple cider. Table Mountain Vineyard will hold a wine and beer cash bar at 21st and Main at the same time.
All throughout the night, visitors are invited to walk down Main Street to see the different storefronts decorated for Christmas.
The night will end with the annual Parade of Lights down Main Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. Farmers Insurance will be providing fresh popped corn througout the parade.
On Saturday, Bloedorn Lumber Company will be hosting Santa’s workshop from 9-11 a.m., where children will be able to build their own arts and crafts presents. Wyoming Theatre Two will play a free holiday movie at 10 a.m., and Torrington Office Supply will bring in Olaf from “Frozen” for pictures from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Goshen County Chamber will also be hosting Santa for free pictures at 21st and Main from 12:30-2 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., the Homesteaders Museum will hold a reading of “The Polar Express” in a real train car. Riders will recieve cookies, hot chocolate, and a bell.
Hoehn said the event is partially meant to help the community to shop locally, but also to help everyone celebrate the season together.
“There’s a lot of people who might not otherwise get to celebrate the holidays,” she said. “This way, we can help them out a bit.”