First Light Shines On Westport

Outside, it’s chilly and rainy.

But inside the Westport Historical Society and TD Bank, it’s warm and inviting.

The town’s first First Light — organized by the WHS, after First Night ended its 24-year run — drew many families with young kids.

First Light activities included face painting …

They enjoyed face and henna painting, Disney and Pixar movie shorts, popcorn  and more.

and coloring.

The rain did not stop the outdoor activities either: horse-drawn carriage rides, and a bonfire on Veterans Green.

A bonfire on Veterans Green illuminates both the Doughboy statue and the Town Hall Christmas tree.

First Light continues through 9 p.m.

It may be the start of a new tradition.

But it’s definitely the only time we’ll ever ring in 2019.

6 responses to “First Light Shines On Westport

  1. Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time! Yes, a new tradition.🎉

  2. Michael Don Sullivan

    Hello Dan! Happy New Year to you! I have fond memories of selling “First Night” buttons at Oscars! Wishing the best to WHS with the “First Light”!

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    Thanks Dan!

    Nice to see how they pulled this off at the last minute.

    Happy New Year to 06880!!!

  4. I was there helping I want thank the staff from whs and westport Fire dept Liz and Nate and westport police Lt Capana and dough girls food truck and jrs hot dog stand Eric and frank it was a fun night and Robert who did traffic for westport police and the Mark Mathis chair off wesport Maker Faire I have to say things like this make me proud to live in westport and Downtown

  5. Congrats WHS for saving this tradition this year…and for starting a new one. Despite rain there was a great turnout and families with young kids were particularly greatful. This really made Westport feel like a community. Happy New Year Dan!

  6. I am sorry Jill I mean Lt cabana the night was great with you stopping bye and whs was great I hope next year we get more main st involved and downtown thanks to all help set this up