Saturday, December 4, 2010
Officially Kicking off the Holiday Season
As in so many communities across New England, each year our town officially kicks off the holiday season with a day of festivities. Mid-afternoon we head down to the town center where we begin with the Christmas parade. The parade is short, but very sweet, and includes Fife and Drum Corps from all of the neighboring towns, some decorated farm animals, and a generous number of tractors.
The shops are all open and fully stocked. We have a superb and somewhat famous independent book store which is always good for gifts.
This year as it was getting dark, we picked up some hot chocolate and enjoyed the lights of the decorated side streets before heading over to the town green for the tree lighting.