Mattapoisett’s Holiday in the Park

Hundreds attend Mattapoisett’s Holiday in the Park

By Georgia Sparling | Dec 10, 2016

Photo by: Georgia SparlingSanta, Mrs. Claus and their elf helper greeted a line of kids with Christmas wishes.

MATTAPOISETT — Holiday in the Park had snacks, singing and, of course, Santa.

Held annually at Shipyard Park, the event brings together hundreds of residents to celebrate the season. Local restaurants provide food to sample, there is face painting and coloring for kids, and Christmas music from The Occasion Singers and student musicians.

At 4:30 p.m. everyone gathered to see the tree lights go on for the first time.

The tree was decorated with ornaments and wishes from Mattapoisett elementary students.


The Christmas tree lights come on! (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

A sweet Christmas wish from a local student. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The Occasion Singers perform. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Frosty and Rudolph give a high five. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Sally Butler, Julia Sheridan, Maggie Brogioli and Sarah DeSousa take a seat in the giant chair.(Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The Mattapoisett Boy Scouts try to sell the last of their wreaths. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Jacob Castanhinha, 4, is a mini Rudolph. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Baby Ethan Lorenco meets Santa. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
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This blog was posted on on December 12, 2016.