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Holiday Events 2013

10:58PM / Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Clarksburg's tree lighting is Dec. 1

Christmas Tree Lightings

ADAMS: Sunday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m., festivities at the Town Common start at 2 with music, free hayrides and hot cocoa and other refreshments provided by the Adams Lion and Elks clubs; Santa arrives at 3:30 and, after lighting the Common tree, travels to Summer Street to light the tree at the corner of Victory Street.

CLARKSBURG: Sunday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. at the town field. Sponsored by the Clarksburg VFW and Fire Company, anyone attending is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food pantry in North Adams.

CHESHIRE: Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. at Town Hall; hayrides to the Center for cocoa and cookies. (Maybe even Santa!)

GREAT BARRINGTON: Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:15 p.m.; annual Holiday Stroll runs from 4 to 7:30 with giveaways, coupons, tastings and store specials. Story hour at Mason Library is from 3 to 4; character parade from from 4:30 to 5, crafts at the CATA studio, live windows, fireworks, caroling, PTA Winter Wonderland at Barrington Outfitters, face painting and more here.

LENOX: Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at  Lilac Park; Santa will be there and afterward at the Lenox Community Center with holiday goodies.

LENOX DALE: Sunday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., Santa arrives by fire engine at Veterans Memorial Park to light the tree and then will greet children at the Fire Station on Elm Street, where gifts and refreshments will be distributed. Sponsored by the Lenox Dale Fire Company.

NORTH ADAMS: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m. at Monument Square. Caroling, hot chocolate and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the Fire Department's antique Mack Fire Engine with treats. Kicks off the annual Hometown Holidays downtown shopping. More information here.

PITTSFIELD: Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at Park Square. Caroling begins at 5:30, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive following the tree lighting, and free hot chocolate will be available, courtesy of Patrick's Pub. More information here.
Holiday Events

WEST STOCKBRIDGE: Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.; Holiday Stroll runs from 4 to 8 along Main, Center, Depot and Harris streets with Santa and his sleigh, downtown shops open late, luminaria, hayride, live music and edibles in various venues; birdseed-ornament-making and gingerbread-cookie-decorating at Six Depot Coffee Shop from 4:30 to 6,  saxophonist Jon Berman at the Shaker Dam Coffeehouse & Stanmeyer Gallery at 7.

Holiday Events

WILLIAMSTOWN: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 6. The 30th annual Williamstown Holiday Walk kicks off with the Reindog Parade, followed by fairs, shopping and visits with Santa in the downtown. More information here.

The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, in the Thompson Memorial Chapel. The identical services feature choral music by the Williams Concert and Chamber choirs, congregational singing of carols, and the traditional reading of the biblical Christmas story.
There is no admission charge, but all are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries.

First Congregational Church holds a Christmas Eve candlelight service from 5-6 p.m. The fourth Sunday Advent service will be with the Rev. Mark Longhurst on "God is With Us."

NORTH ADAMS: First Baptist Church hosts a live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A Christmas pageant, "Reason for the Season," will be held at 4 p.m.

The American Legion will host a free turkey dinner on Christmas.

LENOX: St. Helena's Episcopal Chapel, 245 New Lenox Road, holds a Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. dedicated to the memory of those who are no longer among us to share in our holidays; it is also dedicated to all those who are facing Christmas feeling lonely, isolated, alienated or with feelings of grief and sorrow. Everyone is invited, and to place pictures, significant ornaments or other mementos of lost loved at the blue Christmas tree in front of the chapel.

PITTSFIELD:  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Pittsfield Family YMCA on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Y is located on 292 North St. There will be cookies, milk and juice. Don't forget your camera. The event is free to attend.

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