5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Wednesday, December 9, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Wednesday, December 9, 2020:

#1) Wilmington Family To Compete In ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Tonight

A Wilmington family’s incredible Christmas lights display will be featured in the season premiere of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8pm.

The Fiores, of Concord Street, will be vying for the $50,000 grand prize against three other families from across America in a competition for best Christmas light display.

Here is a synopsis of the episode:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as season eight of the holiday classic begins. Four festive families face off in the season premiere with the Reynolds family showcasing their vibrant and whimsical handcrafted garden display in La Verkin, Utah; the Fiore family building a stunning Christmas town surrounding their home with facades completely encased in brilliant lights in Wilmington, Massachusetts; the Trevisano family building a cozy Teddy Bear Christmas Land with twinkling lights filled with over 100 stuffed teddy bears in St. Louis, Missouri; and the Barbieri family, putting on the Lights on Liberty display, featuring pyrotechnics, hand-built animatronics and a giant storybook, for its 40th year in Deer Park, New York. Tune in to watch judge Taniya Nayak choose the winner of the $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight Trophy on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

The episode was filmed last December. The Fiores display, which features 250,000 lights and a movie-set style town along their driveway, made news around the state. See photos and video courtesy of WBZ HERE.

#2) Red Cross Blood Drive At Shriners Auditorium

Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) is holding a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1pm to 7pm. Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment. Donors can also visit http://www.redcross.org to book an appointment.

#3) Library Event: Holiday Puppet Show — The Gingerbread Man

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding a Holiday Puppet Show via Zoom at 6:30pm. In this twist on the classic story, the Gingerbread Man jumps out of the pan and runs away! As he runs, he meets one animal after another who wants to eat him. This cookie doesn’t crumble, though – the story has a happy ending! Everyone can sing along and help the Gingerbread Man: “Run, run, as fast as you can!” Performed by Anna Sobel of Talking Hands Theatre.  Ages 1+. Zoom link will be sent at least one hour in advance of the show. Register HERE.

#4) Library Event: Dinner In A Mug with Julie

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding “Dinner In A Mug” for Grades 4 and up via Zoom at 5pm. Make an individual serving-sized fettuccine Alfredo dinner along with Chef Julie! For this scratch cooking lesson, you’ll need a mug, a microwave, mixing bowls and spoons, and these ingredients:

  • 2 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Grades 4+. This is an online event via Zoom. An invite will be sent at least an hour prior to the start of the program to the email given at registration. Please do not use a school email address (wpsk12.com). Be sure to check your clutter/junk/spam boxes if the invite does not appear in your inbox. Register HERE.

#5) Library Event: Time For Twos

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding Time For Twos via Zoom at 10am. This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event. Register HERE.

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