Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2021
This year's holiday gatherings and annual tree lightings are still feeling the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some events have been canceled or are being held virtually. Here's what we have so far in events below. If we're missing any, let us know at info@iBerkshires.com. Reminder that many of these events and activities do require face coverings and social distancing.
Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday craft fairs and markets.
Christmas Tree Lightings
🎄 Lenox: Tree lighting in Lilac Park takes place Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. hosted by the Lenox Community Center. Come early for caroling with the LCC chorus at 5:45 and stay for pictures with Santa Claus in the gazebo (Santa says wear your mask). Hot chocolate and cookies will be available and bring a letter for Santa. Letters can be dropped off at the center through Sunday, Dec. 12.
🎄 North Adams: Annual event returns on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at Monument Square. Santa Claus will arrive on the fire engine and give out goody bags. Drury band will perform.
🎄 Pittsfield: Virtual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. broadcast by PCTV. More information here.
🎄 Williamstown: the tree at the Williams Inn will be lighted on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m., accompanied by caroling. Part of the annual Holiday Walk.
🎄 West Stockbridge: A "Sparkles" event hosted by the town's Parks & Recreation, with help from the police and fire departments, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. Join the parade from Congregational Church to Town Hall for music, the tree lighting, and gifts from Santa.
Adams: St. Stanislaus Kostka School holds its annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 20. Polish food, holiday items, raffles and more.
🎅 Great Barrington: Southern Berkshire Chamber's Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll runs Saturday, Dec. 11, in downtown Great Barrington from 4 to 7 p.m. and concludes with the tree lighting, followed by fireworks and a free performance at 7:45 by the Vocalis Youth Choir at St. James Place.
Williamstown: The Williamstown Chamber's annual Holiday Walk runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, with the popular Reindog Parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Activities include breakfast with Santa at Ioka Valley Farm, card and wreath making, a gingerbread house exhibit, caroling, hot chocolate, photo booths, and others. Some events have admission fees or require registration. See the full list here.
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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