Are you ready for the 2nd Annual Joy to the Ville community holiday celebration in Waterville? We’re saving the date – and will bring back many of your favorite activities from our 2017 event including a FREE family-friendly holiday film at Railroad Square Cinema, a free HD theatre broadcast at the Waterville Opera House, free art activities with the Colby College Museum of Art at Common Street Arts, story time with very special guests at the Waterville Public Library, lots of awesome discounts, deals and free goodies at local shops and restaurants — AND MORE! Save the date, we’ll announce more details as Joy to the Ville nears, including how area businesses can get involved in this free day of celebration here in Waterville!
Scheduled activities include:
- Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Kringleville in Castonguay Square, 93 Main Street in Downtown Waterville
- See http://kringleville.org/santas-schedule/ for more information
- Free screening of Home Alone the movie at Railroad Square Cinema from 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Make healthy holiday snacks w/ Northern Light Inland Hospital at the Chace Community Forum from 10:00am – 12:00pm
- The Waterville Public Library will be making holiday cards for nursing home residents from 10:00am– 3:00pm
- Free Holiday Card and Ornament Making at Common Street Arts at Hathaway from 10:00am – 4:00pm
- FREE Holiday Green Screen Winter Fun Photos at the Chase Forum in the Alfond Commons on Main Street from 11am -2pm.
- FREE Holiday Nature Crafts with Tinkergarten at Common Street Arts 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Snow Pond’s Instrument Petting Zoo at the Waterville Opera House Lobby 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Children’s Discovery Museum invites you to come tinker and explore the pop-up exhibits as well as the new puzzle station and magnet pod from 12pm -4pm in the lobby at 93 Main Street.
- The Waterville Public Library and Colby College Museum of Art co-host a book signing with Carly Glovinski for her newly published catalogue, Currents 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library.
- Create, Design and Write your own Storybook for free with the Colby Museum of Art at the Alfond Commons Chase Forum from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
- Bossov Ballet dancers present excerpts from The Nutcracker ballet. Listen to the story behind this holiday favorite, learn some ballet steps, and have your photo taken with some of its favorite characters! at Alfond Commons Chace Forum 4:30- 5:30
- Free HD broadcast of The King and I from London at the Waterville Opera House 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Awesome special store events, giveaways and holiday sales in Waterville include:
- Fairfield United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Away in the Manger” display, a craft sale, cookie walk, silent auction, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Aroma Joe’s Kennedy Memorial Drive location will be giving out FREE 16oz Holiday Drinks between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm!
- The Framemakers will be hosting a fantastic “make your own holiday ornament” crafting event in their store at 46 Main Street in downtown Waterville from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
- Loyal Biscuit, 109 Main Street in Waterville will be offering FREE dog/cat egg nog samples in the store from the Honest Kitchen all day long and will also have a store-wide holiday sale of 15% off items (food is not included)
- Holy Cannoli will host FREE Christmas Cookie decorating from 10am – 2pm at their restaurant at 72 Main Street in downtown Waterville
- Itali-ah Restaurant & Market will offer a FREE sample of Hot Gelato to both kids and adults!
- Christopher Hastings Confections, 24 Common Street in Waterville, will be giving away delicious FREE candy from 12pm – 6pm!
- Enchanted Herbs & Teas at 48 Main Street in downtown Waterville will be serving complimentary Wassail (traditional seasonal mulled cider beverage) along with other treats and refreshments and will offer a tea tasting of their hand-crafted herbal teas. Their tea bar will also be open and serving tea and coffee all day!