- South Meriden will transform itself into a truly magical experience as it hosts its “Christmas in the Village” beginning at 2PM. Come join Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and many other holiday icons as they celebrate the holiday season. Among the many festivities scheduled are the Village Parade, sampling of various food and drink, pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment on the Main street stage, the Village Idol talent competition, horse-drawn wagon rides, a canned good collection drive, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and many others. Luminaries can be purchased to be placed along Main Street, and the Meriden Police Department will, at parents’ request, take pictures of their children and register them in the Amber Alert program. The event is free an everyone is welcome, parking at AGC, Hanover School and Habershon Field. For additional information about the scheduled activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.