Other than Santa’s arrival, the Holiday Stroll is the highlight of the holiday season in downtown Milford. Live music and entertainment, vendors offering a wide range of gift options, specials in retail outlets and restaurants, a bonfire with free s’mores and a live nativity were just some of the fun things to do this year.
“This is such a great event,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of Downtown Milford, Inc., who puts the stroll together, said. “People came this year from all over, not just in Milford. It was such a magical evening.”
Many who attended the stroll have been enjoying the event for many years, while others were attending for their first time.
“This was such an amazing event,” Tanisha McClure said. “As first timers, and newcomers to Milford, we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!”
The live nativity was provided by Milford Church of God. Bayside Gymnastics performed in the street as a large crowd cheered them on. Milford Museum continued their sale of vintage Santa’s and visitors could also make their own ornament.
“This year we added an event,” Collins said. “We had a selfie station set up by the DMI booth where people were encouraged to wear their favorite ugly Christmas sweater, take a photo at the selfie booth and upload it using the QR code provided in order to win prizes. That seemed to be a very popular attraction throughout the night.”
Even as fog rolled in, the streets were packed with people shopping, enjoying snacks from various food trucks while meeting up with friends and neighbors.
DMI is already working on next year’s Holiday Stroll. Anyone interested in volunteering to assist with this popular event can call 302-839-1180 or visit the office at 10 South Walnut Street in Milford.
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