PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will hold its first annual Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, located at 39 South St.
The festive celebration will include a preview of Berkshire Museum's annual Festival of Trees event, music by the Andy Wrba (of Barefoot Truth) Jazz Trio and a raffle for a chance to win tickets to Berkshire Theatre Group's annual holiday production of "A Christmas Carol."
Tickets to the fundraiser include a complimentary glass of wine or champagne, a prime rib carving station, an assortment of passed hors d'oeuvres including shrimp skewers, crab cakes, chicken quesadillas, desserts and a cash bar.
Downtown Pittsfield also encourages local businesses to bring their employees to the celebration in lieu of hosting a company party, to celebrate with family, friends and colleagues from across the city.
"As an organization which represents a diverse mix of retailers, businesses and large companies, we thought this would be a great way to celebrate the holidays with our partners and the community," said Pam Tobin, executive director of Downtown Pittsfield. Funds raised from the event will go toward developing a comprehensive downtown guide featuring retailers, businesses, events, cultural attractions, parking and more.
The Person of the Year award will also be handed out at the celebration and fundraiser event.
Tickets are $25 each or two for $40 for member company employees and $30 each or two for $50 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at www.downtownpittsfield.com