Christmas is drawing closer now that we are past Thanksgiving. All the area towns are planning their annual Christmas Tree Lightings. Here are a list of the area towns and dates and times for their Festive Tree Lightings, many times with music and events.
Mattapoisett’s 7th annual evening of free holiday fun returns to Shipyard Park on Saturday, December 8. Holiday in the Park runs from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will follow in the park. The event will feature will feature food, ornament making, and face painting as well as an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4:15 p.m. A number of musical groups will perform, including Rick LeBlanc, the Old Hammondtown Chorus and Concert Band, and the Showstoppers. The Mattapoisett Lions Club also asks that families bring an unwrapped present for a needy child and a canned good.
Marion’s Annual Christmas Stroll will take place on Sunday Dec. 11 beginning at 3 p.m. Front Street will be closed during this time as the stroll makes its way towards the Town House. There, guests will be able to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The Marion Business Community has handled all of the planning for the annual event.
The Annual Rochester Tree Lighting will take place on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 in front of the Town Hall at the Town Green. The Rochester Memorial School Band will provide music and a Fire Truck visit from Santa.
New Bedford’s Sun., 12/2, TREE LIGHTING At 4:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The parade will feature the award-winning New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band and the All-City Middle School Marching Band and Color Guard. The countdown celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with greetings from elected officials and an appearance by Santa Claus!
Fairhaven’s Benoit Square Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Benoit Square, opposite 267 Adams Street, Fairhaven The North Fairhaven Improvement Association will host its annual Sing-Along—this year featuring the Showstoppers—and light the decorated square and gazebo. Santa Claus will then visit North Fairhaven on a fire truck.
Wareham’s Tree Lighting The Main Street tradition continues — NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR.. Starting at High School then route proceeds down Main Street to its destination in Besse Park, where all present will have an opportunity to see the Besse Park tree lighting and greet Santa as he arrives by boat for photos!