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Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2017

01:11AM / Wednesday, December 06, 2017
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Christmas Tree Lightings

* ADAMS: Sunday, Nov. 26, 2-5 p.m., at the Adams Town Common. The tree-lighting ceremony will include free carriage rides and music, hot cocoa and coffee, and a visit from Santa.

* CLARKSBURG: Sunday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. VFW Post 9144 and the Clarksburg Fire Department will host the annual Christmas tree lighting. All are asked to bring a non perishable food item to be donated to the Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams.  Santa will be there courtesy of the fire department.

* LANESBOROUGH: Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. The town of Lanesborough will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Memorial Park next to the police station. There will be refreshments and entertainment provided by the LES chorus.

LENOX: Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. The annual Lenox Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in Lilac Park. There will be cookies, hot chocolate and visits with Santa following the tree lighting at the Lenox Community Center.

* LENOX DALE: Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Lenox Dale will feature Santa arriving by fire engine at Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Walker & Crystal streets to light the tree. Following the lighting, Santa will greet the children at the Fire Station on Elm Street where gifts and refreshments will be distributed. Santa will also pose for photos with the children.

* NORTH ADAMS: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. at Monument Square. Caroling with the Drury Band, 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 Holiday. This year the Downtown Bike Around will join the procession down Main Street with bikes decorated in lights. (Raindate Dec. 1.)

* PITTSFIELD: Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.: Pittsfield’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at Park Square. The ceremony will include a performance by the Taconic High School Chorus, which will perform a variety of carols. Following the tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance; free hot chocolate will be available, courtesy of Patrick’s Pub. Those planning to attend the ceremony are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the food pantry at the Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave.

* SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m. The South Williamstown Community Association will host its tree lighting at The Store at Five Corners. There will be carol singing and refreshments; bring a flashlight to see the words on the song sheets. Stop by the Holiday Open House just next door at the Williamstown Historical Museum starting at 3:30 for a tour and music by Singing School as well as light holiday refreshments.

 

Holiday Events

(Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday fairs.)

 

Saturday, Dec. 9

COCOA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA, North Adams, 9-11 a.m.: North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have cocoa and cookies with Santa at North Adams Commons, 175 Franklin St. The morning will include refreshments, and a photo with Santa plus a small gift. Parents are asked to RSVP to Kira at 413-662-4403 by Dec. 6. The event is free.

SANTA TO VISIT GOODWILL, Pittsfield, 1-3 p.m.: Santa Claus is taking time out from his busy holiday schedule to bring extra cheer to families who visit Goodwill in Pittsfield, 457 Dalton Ave. Kids who come to Goodwill to meet Santa will receive free candy and gifts. There is no charge.

SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS, Williamstown, 4 p.m.: The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held in 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 for the services, but all are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries. A free-will offering will be received at the conclusion of the service as part of the relief efforts coordinated by Williams students for survivors of recent hurricanes.

MAKE IT, TAKE IT CRAFT FAIR, Adams, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., will host its annual Mark It, Take It Craft Fair. Kids can do arts and crafts and take home their creations; craft prices range from free to $6.

 

Sunday, Dec. 10

SANTA TO VISIT GOODWILL, Pittsfield, 1-3 p.m.: Santa Claus is taking time out from his busy holiday schedule to bring extra cheer to families who visit Goodwill in Pittsfield, 457 Dalton Ave. Kids who come to Goodwill to meet Santa will receive free candy and gifts. There is no charge.

HOLIDAY CHEER CONCERT, Lenox, 3:30 p.m.: The Berkshire Concert Choir will perform a holiday program at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Known County wide for their joy of singing, led by conductor Paula Nuss and accompanist Memrie Kelly, the all-women ensemble will present a program of “Holiday Cheer.” Selections both ancient and modern, celebrating the season, will be sung by the choir. Tickets for the concert are $22 with an advance reservation and $26 the day of.  Reservations are highly recommended at 413-637-3206.

SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS, Williamstown, 4 p.m.: The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held in 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 for the services, but all are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries. A free-will offering will be received at the conclusion of the service as part of the relief efforts coordinated by Williams students for survivors of recent hurricanes.

NORTH COUNTY CHRISTMAS, North Adams, 3 p.m.: The North County Chorale and All Saints Bell Choir will present a North County Christmas at the First Congregational Church on Main Street. A freewill offering to benefit the Berkshire Food Project will be accepted.

 

We will be adding new information on holiday events as they are submitted. Send information on your holiday events to info@iberkshires.com.


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