Walnut Beach art stroll tonight features holiday festivities

Walnut Beach will host a special Third Thursday Art Stroll tonight, Dec. 18 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Local Boys and Girls Club members will perform holiday carols under the Walnut Beach archway at 5:30 p.m.

Santa will stop by for a Christmas tree lighting during the stroll. This year's Christmas tree was donated by Jones Tree Farm and will be decorated with environmentally friendly ornaments created by the children at the Boys and Girls Club.

There will be a meet and greet with magnetic sculptor and game maker Michael Stromberg. Stromberg will have his unique art on display with gift pieces for sale. Also on display will be decorated trees by Bruce Lindsay of Digtrees.com.

Wild Expressions will host the St. Gabriel Choir performing Christmas carols starting at 7 p.m.

Scoot and Paddle will welcome visitors from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Beach Gallery will auction off a paper folded and framed white poinsettia by Carol Pisani and will be introducing its new offering, New England-style clam and veggie chowder.

The Walnut Beach Creamery will have limited time only eggnog flavored and peppermint flavored ice cream.

Taste and See Gourmet cupcakes will be open for business and will have hot chocolate on the menu.

The Firehouse Gallery, featuring local artists, will be open with their “Winter Exhibit.”

The Holiday Pop-Up shop will spotlight local artist creations and gifts, and Alfa Pizza and Pub, Seaside Wine & Spirits, and New Town Deli will be open.

St. Gabriel Parish Hall will host traditional Irish music by The P.V. O'Donnell Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann from 8 to 10 p.m.