Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2022
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. 2, 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. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available and bring a letter for Santa. Letters can be dropped off at the center through Sunday, Dec. 11.
North Adams: Annual event returns on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at Monument Square. Santa Claus will arrive on the fire engine and give out goody bags. Drury band will perform.
Pittsfield: The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with some short speeches and performances by the Berkshire Hills Chorus and the Taconic High School chorus. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to ring in the holiday season. More information here.
Williamstown: the tree at the Williams Inn will be lighted on Saturday, Dec. 3, 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. 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join the parade from Congregational Church to Town Hall for music, the tree lighting, and gifts from Santa.
Stephentown, N.Y.: Lighted parade and tree lighting on Saturday, Nov. 26. Lighted tractors, side-by-sides, floats, fire trucks and cars, and marching groups step off at 5:30 from the Fire Hall to the Veterans Park for the tree lighting.
Great Barrington: Southern Berkshire Chamber's Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll runs Saturday, Dec. 10, in downtown Great Barrington from 3 to 7 p.m. and concludes with the tree lighting, followed by fireworks and a free performance at 7:30 by the Vocalis Youth Choir at St. James Place. See the full list of activities and times here.
Williamstown: The Williamstown Chamber's annual Holiday Walk runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, with the popular Reindog Parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Activities include breakfast with Santa in the Williams Inn ballroom, 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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