Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2020
This year's holiday gatherings and annual tree lightings are looking much different because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Many events have been canceled or are being held virtually and/or broadcast on Facebook or local public access channels. Here's what we have so far in events below. If we're missing any, let us know at info@iBerkshires.com
Christmas Tree Lightings
🎄 Lenox: Friday, Dec. 4, virtual tree lighting followed by drive-through visit with Santa Claus at the Community Center 6:30 to 8:30. Registration is required here to receive a drive-through appointment; deadline Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Confirmation email by Thursday is your ticket. Santa's helpers will be handing out goodie bags and accepting letters to Santa wearing face masks and gloves.
🎄 Pittsfield: Virtual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 11, broadcast by PCTV. More information here.
🎄 West Stockbridge: Santa arrives at Town Hall at 5:30 for a tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Bring thermos and s'mores for the firepit and listen to Christmas music.
Adams: St. Stanislaus Kostka School is holding a virtual bazaar from Friday, Nov. 20, to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Take a chance on more than 40 prizes valued at $75-$100 each. https://go.rallyup.com/ststansbazaarraffle
Cheshire: United Methodist Church is holding a Christmas Bake Sale and offering apple or blueberry pies for $12 each; and cranberry bread, cranberry/apple bread, pumpkin/chocolate chip bread, apple fritter bread, white bread, coffee cake and two dozen Swedish cookies for $8 each. Order deadline is Dec. 12; call 413-663-3630 and leave Jeanne your name, number and order. Curbside pickup is Saturday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at the church.
Lenox: NightWood, a light, sound, and color event, runs at The Mount through Jan. 3. Admission is $10 to $20 per person; Timed entry at 45-minute increments between 5 and 8 p.m. Register here.
Williamstown: Two-week Holiday Walk, Nov. 23-Dec. 13, featuring virtual and pop-up events. The annual Reindog Parade will be done online with an invitation to send in pictures of any pets in their holiday best and broadcast on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. on Willinet.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 25:
North Adams: Be Our Guest Christmas Dinner at the American Legion, 11:30 to 1, featuring ham dinner with sides, soup and dessert. All are welcome; for delivery, call 413-664-9004.
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