ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., seeks local businesses and organizations to help present The Big Rockland Chill, a new winter festival slated for Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. Taking place in the Oak Street alley, it will be offered as an opportunity for the community to get outside and enjoy some winter fun together!

The Oak Street alley mural will make a colorful backdrop to The Big Rockland Chill. Courtesy of Alexis Iammarino

If your business or organization would like to host an activity or run a special promotion or sale as part of the event, please consider joining the celebration. Outdoor activities planned to date are “Froga” (“frozen yoga”), a fun and easy workout that can be done in winter coats; giant snowflake-making with paper and plastic materials provided; a steel pan band concert, preceded by a workshop; and a Yeti Disco Dance party. A S’mores Station and food trucks will be on hand, and there will be character appearances by a Yeti, a Teddy, and a Dragon. The theater will be open for bathrooms, concessions, free winter movie shorts screenings, and as a place to pop in and get warm.

If your business or organization would like to get involved with the The Big Rockland Chill, consider hosting an activity such as ice “fishing,” a cooking contest, reverse dog sledding (the human pulls the dog), a mobile sauna, an ice bar, an art fair, a flash mob, an ugly sweater or flannel contest, or even a knitting circle. Other ideas are welcomed. Additional live music acts will be considered. Contact the Strand Theatre’s Katie Melby at by Friday, Dec. 9, if you’d like to be involved.