Join the Riverton Merchants and Vendors for an Old-fashioned Christmas Celebration!

December 3rd and 4th, 2021

 

Friday Events – 5-9pm

  • Candlelit Walk Through Town
  • Food:
    • Riverton General Store will be open 5–9 pm, serving chili or New England clam chowder in a bread bowl. Old Riverton Inn will be serving burgers, pizza, and more.
  • Holiday Shopping 5–8 pm:
    • Gifts & more at The White House, Hitchcock Chair Company, Riverton General Store, Riverton Volunteer Fire Department, Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio, Riverton Grange
      Hall, Orchard Hill Baking, Old Riverton Inn.
  • Festival of Trees 5:30–8:30 pm
    • At the Riverton Grange Hall: Cast your vote for the best tree with a nonperishable food item or small donation for the Community Food Bank. Purchase raffle tickets and possibly take home your favorite tree. To benefit the Community Food Bank.
    • 8:15 pm drawing for the door prize at the Grange.
  • Roving Christmas Caroling, 6–8 pm, by the cast of A Christmas Carol.*
  • Wine Tasting Tour provided by Ledgebrook Spirit Shop 6–8 pm.
    • Sponsored by the Barkhamsted Historical Society. A portion of the proceeds will be gifted to the Tiny Tim Fund. Call 860-379-2998 for advance reservations (recommended). Adults over 21. Glasses purchased at the Nash Barn. $25 at the door, cash or check only.

Saturday Events – 12-4pm

  • Holiday Shopping 12–4 pm:
  • Gifts & more at The White House, Hitchcock Chair Company, Riverton General Store, Riverton Volunteer Fire Department, Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio, Riverton Grange Hall, Orchard Hill Baking, Old Riverton Inn. Philomena Fried Dough @ the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Festival of Trees, 12–4 pm
    • At the Riverton Grange Hall. Tree raffle at 4 pm.
  • Peggy & Frank Prelli Memorial Walkway Ribbon Cutting, 12 pm at the Riverton Grange Hall.
  • Rush Seat Demo, 12– 2 pm
    • At the Hitchcock Chair Company.
  • Children’s Craft Workshop, 12–2 pm
    • At the White House. Make small gifts or ornaments with Recreation Department members. $5.00 fee. Crafts, cookies, and cocoa provided!
  • Roving Christmas Caroling, 12–4 pm,
    • By the cast of A Christmas Carol.*
  • Christmas Puppet Shows at 1 and 3 pm
    • At the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Magician at 2 pm
    • At the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides by Utopia Percherons from Riverton Center, 12–3 pm.
  • Cookie Decorating and Face Painting, 12–3 pm
    • At the Old Riverton Inn.
  • Drive-by Santa, 2:30–4 pm
    • At the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Norbrook Brewery, 12–4 pm
    • In the parking lot near Orchard Hill Baking.

For More Information Call 860-379-2998


*While the Riverton Theater isn’t able to perform the whole of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for you this year, we do not want to miss the chance to bring you small performances which we will have under the tent in the courtyard next to the Riverton General Store, familiar Christmas carols, the opportunity to help fund the Tiny Tim Fund and some wonderful Christmas Spirit. Join us in caroling around town and spread the cheer, and we will see you next year.
The Riverton Theater


This event is co-sponsored by the Barkhamsted Historical Society and the Barkhamsted Lions Club and presented by: Riverton General Store, Hitchcock Chair Company, Orchard Hill Baking, Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio, Riverton Self Storage, Old Riverton Inn, Ledgebrook Spirit Shop, Riverton Volunteer Fire Department, and many helping friends from the communities of Riverton, Barkhamsted, and Pleasant Valley.

Christmas in Riverton Itinerary & Walking Map