Holiday Events

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Holiday EventsSippican Choral Society 50th anniversary Christmas concert

MARION –The Sippican Choral Society, in conjunction with the SouthCoast Children’s Chorus, will offer a vocal concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other favorite Christmas music from the past half-century.

Under the direction of the Sippican Choral Society’s new music director, Dr. Tianzu Zhou, two concerts will be given. The first will be at Grace Episcopal Church on County Street in New Bedford at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and at Tabor Academy’s Wickenden Chapel on Spring Street in Marion at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

Tickets cost $15 per adult, and $7 per student. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Bookstall on Front Street in Marion village; and The Symphony Music Shop, 94 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Rochester Christmas tree lighting

ROCHESTER – The town will conduct its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community gathering at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, on the front lawn of Rochester Town Hall, 1 Constitution Way.

The Rochester Memorial School Band and Chorus will provide festive holiday music. Santa Claus will arrive on a Rochester Fire Department truck to wish everyone a happy holiday.

In addition to the lighting of the tree, there will music and refreshments. The celebration is free.

 Holiday in the Park
MATTAPOISETT – Selectmen have set the town’s annual Holiday in the Park celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Shipyard Park on the town’s village waterfront featuring free food, music, fun and a chance for kids to tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. A tree lighting ceremony will take place at around 4 p.m. on that day in the park.
Also, Mattapoisett Boy Scout Troop 53 will be selling holiday wreaths and giving away free hot chocolate and coffee from noon until 3 p.m. at Mattapoisett Town Hall on Main Street.
The Mattapoisett Lions Club asks that people attending Holiday in the Park to please take an unwrapped gift for either older or younger children. Also, please take a canned good, as well. The local Lions will have a collection table inside the Big Tent.
For several years the town has sponsored a festive holiday celebration in its premier waterfront park as a gesture of community and goodwill. Typically there are carolers, food and family-oriented events, face painting and ornament making.
The annual holiday family event will also feature food donated by 19 local vendors and cooks, and fun under the Big Tent in Shipyard Park. The Showstoppers, the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Chorus, will provide musical entertainment.
Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elfin helpers will arrive by fire engine at dusk. Shortly thereafter, the official town tree will be illuminated.
Christmas Stroll in the village
MARION – The Marion Business Community Association will hold its 12th annual Christmas Stroll in Marion village from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec.13.
The town closes Front Street from South Street to Holmes Lane, and from Main Street from School Street to Front Street and Island Wharf Road except to normal traffic during the three-hour community event.
Santa Claus will arrive by boat from Island Wharf on Sippican Harbor, and he and his elfin entourage will be taken by horse-drawn wagon to Marion Music Hall, 164 Front St., to greet children. Various businesses in the village will offer goodies to holiday revelers. There will be free food and musical entertainment during the event.
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This blog was posted on on December 2, 2015.