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