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Benoit Square Lighting
Fri., 12/6, at 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 Voices in Time, and light the decorated square and gazebo. Santa Claus will then visit North Fairhaven on a fire truck. Free. For more information, email email@example.com.
Festival of Lights NB
The following community events will take place in the City of New Bedford this year to celebrate the holiday season:
Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting
Fri., 12/6, at 6 p.m., Loretta Bourque Park at corner of Ruth Street and Salisbury Street
Festival of Lights Celebration at Clasky Common Park
Sun., 12/8, at 5 p.m., Clasky Common Park at County & Pope Streets
Event includes sing-along led by students, speechmaking by local politicians, and a visit from Santa.
Enormous display includes thousands of lights, Santa’s workshop, reindeer, and Santas Around the World display.
Movie Monday: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (not free)
Mon., 12/9, at 7 p.m., Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street. Cost $3.
A screening of the 1989 classic film, where the Griswold family’s Christmas plans predictably turn into a hilarious disaster.
28th Annual Holiday House Tour
Sat., 12/14, from 4–8 p.m.; and Sun., 12/15, from 1–5 p.m.; at Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street
Capture the holiday spirit on the New Bedford Preservation Society’s 27th Annual Holiday House Tour. Visitors will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season. The tour runs Saturday the 14th, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Many other 2019 Holiday Happenings are available on Destination New Bedford’s website at http://destinationnewbedford.org/holidays2019/
Fairhaven Historical Society Open House
Sun., 12/8, 1–4 p.m., Fairhaven Academy Building, 141 Main St., Fairhaven. Visit to enjoy refreshments and to see the Museum of Fairhaven History. For more information, email tim@ howeallen.com.
Padanaram Village Christmas Festival
Join us at the Padanaram Village Christmas Festival on Fri., 12/6, from 5–8 p.m. Santa arrives at 6, so don’t be late! At Bridge and Elm Streets, South Dartmouth.
Features food and refreshments, a visit from Santa and his elves, treats and giveaways from local business, performances and more. Free parking at the New Bedford Yacht Club and St. Mary’s Church, with free shuttle service at St. Mary’s Church. Sponsored by the Padanaram Business Assoication. Visit https://www. visitpadanaram.com/
Acushnet Lighting & Sing-Along
The Acushnet Firefighters Association will be hosting its annual Christmas display lighting and sing-a-long on Sunday, 12/8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Acushnet Fire Station, 22 Russell Street. The Ford Middle School Chorus will lead us in singing Christmas carols. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and Santa will be arriving on a fire truck. FREE. We are again this year be collecting Toys for Tots and ask for your generosity.
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