January is traditionally the coldest month of the year, so what better time, perhaps, to celebrate the season with the second Annual Wilton Winter Carnival on Sunday, Jan. 27, from noon to 4, in Wilton Center.

The carnival is presented by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, which is building on the success of last year’s inaugural event with some returning favorites and some new events.

New this year is Bumski, a novel truck with beer, wine and spirits tastings, including bourbon, whiskey, scotch and warm cocktails to ward off winter’s chill.

Returning will be the popular horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpting demonstration at the gazebo, plus pre-carved ice sculptures at Fairfield County Bank and Gregory and Adams, P.C., Village Market and Wilton Library.

The Wilton Rotary Club will be manning a campfire with marshmallows, Olaf the snowman will pose for photos with children — and adults — and there will be live music provided by radio station Fox 95. There will be games and treats for children, including crafts provided by the Painted Cookie. There will also be activities at the library or visitors may stop in to warm up by the fireplace.

Carnival-goers can satisfy their hunger at a number of food trucks, including Bubble and Brew, Cousins Lobster, and Lucky Dog.

The event is rain, snow or shine, and is sponsored by Fairfield County Bank.

Information: 203-762-0567 or info@wiltonchamber.com.