ARMONK, N.Y. -- The homecoming of America’s favorite snowman, Frosty, will be celebrated again this year with “Frosty Day” in his hometown of Armonk on Saturday.
Frosty’s 65th birthday will be celebrated this year as well as the annual parade at 4:30 p.m. and holiday lighting ceremony. "Frosty the Snowman was first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950 and supposedly took place in Armonk.
Free activities and fun-filled family events will start at noon in town.
Activities include miniature train rides; a horse-drawn wagon ride through Wampus Brook Park; Main Street musicians; Frosty cartoons at the North Castle Public Library; dancers and performers in Armonk Square; as well as players, singers and clowns throughout downtown Armonk.
In addition, marching bands and carolers will accompany families as they visit shops and merchants to get their faces painted, frost holiday cookies, and decorate ornaments and trinkets.
The parade will go down Main Street, past the “Village Square” mentioned in the song, and then onto Maple Avenue. More than 30 local groups and organizations will participate with floats, lights, dancing, costumes and music to welcome Frosty home.
Frosty then invites everyone to become part of the parade and to cross the bridge in Wampus Brook Park to the gazebo for a gala holiday lighting ceremony.
Friends of Frosty, Inc., a non-profit group formed to oversee the day’s activities and events, will continue its Winter Warmth project, “Help Frosty Help Others.”by collecting clean and gently used winter clothing, such as hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, parkas and coats, for those in need at several locations around town.
Last year’s Frosty Day saw more than a thousand people from the Tri-State region welcoming Frosty home to Armonk. It was also named one of the “10 Best Things To Do” in Westchester County by the Westchester County Office of Tourism.
For more info visit ArmonkFrosty.com.
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