Nichols Improvement Association holiday activities and events

The Nichols Improvement Association invites (NIA) the public to join their upcoming annual holiday activities and events. All events are open to both, members and non-members.

Christmas trees will be sold at the gazebo beginning Friday, Nov. 27. All proceeds will go towards 5 Pennies Park playground restoration. For sales info and volunteer signups, contact Carmine Defeo at 203-378-7542.

The 25th annual Jingle Bell Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Nichols United Methodist Church. For more information and to register, visit

For sponsorship or volunteering, e-mail Fred Palmieri at

The Nichols Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on the NIA green on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. Chorals will be sung by the Hillcrest Choraleers.

The Holiday Bonfire will happen on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m., in the NIA parking lot.

The Luminaria sale will be held on Dec. 20 and 21, at Starkweather House from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Advanced orders can be placed online via paypal at

Volunteers are needed to help with sales. Contact Rhonda Doherty at