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North Adams Hometown Holiday Kickoff

November 24, 2010
Cultural Events

NOVEMBER 21 - 2012

NORTH ADAMS HOSTS ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS KICK-OFF EVENT, 5-8PM

North Adams, MA - Join hundreds of festive faces as North Adams gears up for the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Hometown Holidays kick-off event on Wednesday, November 21 at 5 p.m. A crowd will gather around the tree at the monument and count down the seconds until the switch is thrown and thousands of twinkling lights adorn the downtown. To help evoke the seasonís spirit, the Drury High School Band will be performing a series of holiday melodies and Christmas carols under the direction of Christopher Caproni.

After the tree lighting, keep an eye out for the North Adams Fire Departmentís antique Mack Fire Engine as it makes its way through downtown to host the arrival Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, bearing gifts for the first 500 children. Goodie bags will include coloring books, crayons, candy canes, and more! Once youíve got a goodie bag, stop downtown for entertainment and store specials.

This event is just the first of many for the North Adams Hometown Holidays series, a month of spirited fun, family activities and shopping bargains leading up to Christmas. This year, Hometown Holidays events will take place on the nights of November 29, December 6th, 13th, and 20th, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a variety of specials and activities for people to enjoy downtown. Each Thursday will have something different. Attractions will include holiday crafts, face painting, live music, horse drawn carriage rides, DownStreet Art on Ice, and much more!

The 2012 Hometown Holidays is part of Shop North Adams, a campaign urging people to shop locally. Sponsors include the City of North Adams, Develop North Adams and the North Adams Transcript. The North Adams Office of Tourism is grateful to Berkshire Bank, Cascade School Supplies, and MASS MoCA for their help in staging the Tree Lighting.



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