Downtown Rye comes alive the Sunday after Thanksgiving at this annual kick-off to the holiday season. Activity stations, sales, entertainment, and refreshments are all on the agenda. Based on previous years, expect pony rides, carriage rides, and a chili cook-off.
Though the details of the 2018 event have not yet been announced, the lineup of prior years has included horse-drawn carriage rides, bouncy houses, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, ice-sculpture carvings, a chili cook-off contest and various forms of entertainment. While purchases are associated with a fee, there's no admission, and some activities are free.