NORWALK, Conn. – Come December, Norwalk’s own Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are getting national attention. Meaning, a television broadcast. No word yet on what television channel.
One year ago, Rick and Joan Setti said they were retiring, that they would be tapering back this year and making this Christmas the last one for their ginormous Christmas light display on Midwood Lane. They’d be cutting back after 25 years of year-round volunteer effort, they said, and would not be creating any new characters.
Sources say that hasn’t quite worked out.
“This is their 26th and final year and they have been selected for a nationally televised lighting contest,” a family friend said, declining to provide details.
The show will be broadcast in early December, the friend said.
The Settis declined to comment.