Senators say holiday spirit 'very much alive in Fairfield County'

State Sen. Toni Boucher and Sen. Tony Hwang visited The Historical Christmas Barn at Lambert House in Wilton last week to commend the family-owned business on its role in historic preservation and spurring the local economy.

“It is wonderful to have such a historic building preserved and used to provide the most beautiful array of Christmas decorations and ornaments in the region,” Boucher said in a press release. “The quantity and quality of holiday decorations are a feast for the eyes and they are housed in Wilton's 300-year old Lambert house.

“The Christmas Barn in Wilton is acting as a great steward for our town’s oldest building. It is small businesses like this one, owned by Jennifer and Gregory Bean, that drive our economy in the right direction.”

“The holiday spirit is very much alive in Fairfield County,” Hwang said. “We wanted to draw attention to this wonderful small business, which really is a must-see destination not only during the holidays, but year-round. The Beans are community-minded entrepreneurs who put great value in preserving Connecticut’s history and heritage.  Sen. Boucher and I very much appreciated the tour and we got some shopping done in the process.”

The Christmas Barn, at 150 Danbury Road, is open year-round and sells a variety of hard-to-find collectables. It is located with several other beautifully restored antique buildings, and features special events throughout the year.

Information: historicalchristmasbarn.com .