Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and the Windsor Partners. Inc. is hosting it’s 10th First Knight event after a two year hiatus. The Town and Village of Windsor, most of the local churches and some of the local businesses are opening their doors again to allow the community and surrounding areas to enjoy an alcohol-free, family friendly First Knight experience on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022 from 7 pm to just after midnight. The Lighthouse Community Church will be open to serve Chicken and Biscuit dinners at 6:00 pm until the meals run out and would appreciate a free will offering. A food truck will be available to purchase food later in the evening if you’re still hungry.

We are going all out to bring you the most exciting First Knight ever with entertainment such as magician, Jeremy the Illusionist, a Children’s Carnival complete with Chee Chee the Clown and prizes for the kids, Kopernik’s portable planetarium, face painting, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, juggling, an indoor snowball fight, balloon sculptures, a student art show, “It’s a Jolly Holiday” marionette show, history including George Cummings doing an interactive presentation, and a horse and carriage ride for all to enjoy. Warm up at the bon fire and make s’mores to satisfy your sweet tooth. Additionally, we will have music, crafts such as New Year’s Eve glasses and hat creations, Bingo, Trivia along with food, snacks and drinks at most venues. The Community House ramps up at 10:00 pm with delicious First Knight cake being served. two hours of music by Habit Formin’ followed by a Will Stafford juggling fire, the televised ball drop from Times Square New York City, noisemakers and confetti raining down at midnight.

Best of all, the events are free to the public thanks to our many generous sponsors: Visions Federal Credit Union, Williams Energy, Coughlin & Gerhart, Adams Cable, the Windsor Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, the Windsor Standard, Sew La Te Do, and Acclaim Insurance Agency. There will be a drawing at the end of the evening for several donated prizes and one of the attendees will win a 65” television.

Watch our website: for updates and a schedule will be posted the week prior to the event. We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the crafts, to serve cake and drinks, and to run the Trivia contest. Please donate a couple hours of your time not only to enjoy the event, but to get out in the community and make a difference. Please call Elaine Card at 607-655-3399 to sign up to volunteer or email:

Looking forward to seeing you New Year’s Eve!

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