On Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m., downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with the lighting of the Christmas tree and caroling led by Brien McMahon's award winning Holiday Chamber Choir. Afterward, stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants. Then enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market. Rowayton Avenue will be blocked between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House. This event is sponsored by the Rowayton Civic Association.

At 5:15 p.m., the "Light Up Rowayton" Eggnog Contest will begin. This RCA event will be held in front of the Rowayton Market immediately after the tree lighting. Participants should deliver their eggnog containers prior to the ceremony and their submissions will be guarded until the event starts. Tables, chairs, cups, cookies and napkins will be supplied. All visitors older than 21 can sample the eggnog and will be asked to complete a voting ballot indicating their first, second and third choices. At 5:45 p.m. the winner will be announced. The top three winners will receive special prizes.