STRATFORD, Conn. – The Stratford Library will kick off Stratford’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with a special holiday program for families Tuesday, Dec. 1 with “Santa’s Opening Act,” including songwriter and performer Les Julian.
The family program, sponsored by the Town of Stratford, is free and open to the public. For his all-original-song recordings, Julian has won numerous national awards including the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, The American Library Association’s Notable Recording for Children and the NAPPA-National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award.
Julian's performances and songs have been widely praised as perfect for both children and adults. With the goal of emphasizing the imagination and creating community through music, Julian has played to enthusiastic audiences in schools, libraries and concert halls throughout the U.S.
The holiday program will be held at 4 p.m. in the Lovell Room. Families are invited to attend public caroling and the tree lighting ceremony following the show at Stratford Town Hall.