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Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2020
04:15PM / Monday, November 30, 2020
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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

🎄 Cheshire: The Police and Fire departments and Adams Ambulance will hold a Holiday Light Parade with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m. The caravan will leave the fire station and first drive through the neighborhood streets before ending at Town Hall for Santa to light the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. You will hear us coming so please come outside and wave; remember to social distance and wear a mask. See Facebook post for list of streets.

🎄 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.

🎄 North Adams: Held Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. via Northern Berkshire Community Television and iBerkshires.com

🕎 North Adams: The annual menorah lighting will be held virtually beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. Community members are asked to join the celebration by tuning into an iBerkshires' Facebook Live event in order to limit public gathering. The brief ceremony will be held in Dr. Arthur Rosenthal Square across from City Hall with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat sharing a few words to mark the start of the Hanukkah.
 

🎄 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. 

 

Holiday Events

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.

🎅 Cheshire Police Association is sponsoring a house decorating contest for town residents; light up your house for a chance to win Visa gift cards of $150, $100 or $50. Winners announced Dec. 18.

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. 

🎅 Lenox Library's Holiday Pajama Night is Saturday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. Pick up goodie bag at the library on Thursday or Friday between 11 and 5:30; join via Zoom on Saturday at 6 to hear stories and to listen to music by Terry a la Berry and Friends.
 
Stockbridge: Main Street at Christmas runs Dec. 4-6 with a number of socially distanced and virtual events, including an online holiday market at Berkshire Botanical Garden. See more information 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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