STOUGHTON - It has been a few years since the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce was able to hold their Welcome to Winter event and now it is back. The theme is A Miracle on Main Street.
The event will happen Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. Chamber president Ira Noyes is hoping the streets will be filled with visitors.
The purpose of this event is to promote businesses and organizations in the Stoughton area.
The small town where Highways 13, 47 and 33 meet has a lot to offer, according to Noyes.
Karla Gervais is the director of marketing and has done a majority of the planning.
“This is my first year in the chamber and I am so excited to be part of this event. I am always telling others how many great businesses we have here, and I look forward to highlighting them,” said Gervais.
The Stoughton Drop-In Centre will host several tables. The Stoughton Agricultural Society will have an information table with a raffle basket. Santa will also be there and if you want your photo taken with him, Safe Haven Photography will be on hand to do so.
Also at the Drop-In Centre will be a craft and bake table. Coderre’s will hold a kid and adult trivia and a raffle. Lakeview Insurance and the Stoughton Feed Mill will offer chili on a bun.
The Stoughton emergency measures organization is asking anyone who has unused blankets to donate them. The purpose of this is to be ready for an emergency such as a major power outage or a serious vehicle collision. The Stoughton Fire Department will store them at the fire hall. The fire department will also have a booth set up to have a pop-up hot dog grill. The location will depend on the weather.
The town office is having a gingerbread house contest. Bring your completed entry to the office by 4:30 p.m. Right next door the library has a make-your-own Christmas ornament and the credit union will make smores. This might be at the new green space, weather permitting.
Sleigh rides are also available throughout the night, with hot apple cider and popcorn at the Westland Insurance Office.
Go to Blondies for a hot cocoa buffet or cool off at Beauty by Jo’s with lemonade and pink popcorn.
Purchase groceries at the Stoughton Meat Market from 5-8 p.m. and receive 15 per cent off and a chance to win a kid’s gift basket. The Stoughton Co-op has their scratch and save while treating everyone to sugar cookies.
Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and post to Rising Moon’s social media page for a chance to win a prize or create a craft for $2. A Christmas craft will be at Vivid Inks. Walk across the street to the She-Shed and have some treats and hot chocolate.
Crossroads Inn will be part of the festivities with hot chocolate and hot dogs.
A gift basket filled with gift cards and products from businesses, including a $100 gift card from the chamber to be used at any Stoughton chamber business, will also be up for grabs.
According to the chamber, this is going to be a fun-filled evening with lots of treats and food, while highlighting businesses and organizations through a great social event.
“It will be epic,” Noyes said.