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Williamstown Holiday Walk

December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A family takes in Spring Street at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Photo courtesy of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Williamstown Chamber

Holiday sounds and spirit will fill Spring Street again, and around town today, with live music, and the Rendog Parade is back at 3 p.m. Events are family-friendly and outdoors, and all are welcome.

Saturday December 4

Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. to noonIoka Valley Farm wil welcome holiday guests to their winter tree farm for a festive meal with their own maple syrup.

The farm is open weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for people to cut their own tree in the field or find a fresh-cut tree at the farm stand, with wreaths, handcrafted decorations, gifts and pure maple syrup and maple products. You can also take time to warm yourself by our woodstove with fresh popcorn (The gift shop and farm stand are also open with freshly cut Christmas Trees on Fridays, noon to 4:30 p.m.) They have Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir trees.

(They will not have hayrides this year, due to covid guidelines, but they will have a tractor and wagon available to transport trees from the field to the farm stand.)

A collie in holiday gear steps out in the annual Williamstown Reindog Parade. Press photo courtesy of Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.
Williamstown Holiday Walk

A collie in holiday gear steps out in the annual Williamstown Reindog Parade. Press photo courtesy of Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Card Printmaking — 10:30 a.m. to noon, Milne Public Library will offer creative holiday crafts for kids.

Recycled T-Shirt Wreath Making — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can pick up a wreath kit with instructions at the ABC Clothing Sale Pop-Up.

Gingerbread House Exhibition — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can see this year’s gingerbread houses through the Purple Pub Annex windows and vote for your favorite at The Smoothie Spot.

Free Family Activities at WCMA — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., take part at Williams College Museum of Art. Music and refreshments served from 2 to 5pm.

Photo Booth at Paresky Park — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., take selfies with reindeer and snowmen across from Images Cinema.

Create-Your-Own Gifts and Wrapping Paper — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Print Shop offers holiday crafts in bright colors.

Carolers sing near sunset at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Photo courtesy of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Williamstown Holiday Walk

Carolers sing near sunset at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Photo courtesy of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Live Music on the Post Office Steps — Williams College a cappella groups perform from 2 to 4 p.m.
Aristocrows at 2 p.m.
Ephoria at 2:20 p.m.
The Springstreets at 2:40 p.m.
Ephlats at 3:20 p.m. (after the Reindog Parade) …

Free hot chocolate and cookies — from 2 to 4 p.m.
In the driveway next to The Log, sponsored by MountainOne

Photo Booth and Food Pantry Collection — from 2 to 4 p.m.
Check it out at Williamstown Community Chest porch at 84 Spring St.

Mount Greylock Regional High School Basketball Fundraiser — from 2 to 4 p.m.
The basketball team holds a benefit on Walden Street.

Williamstown Elementary School 6th Grade Bake Sale — from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sixth graders hold a benefit for a trip to Cape Cod. Because WES is following Covid guidelines for safety, this event in place of the annual pancake breakfast (and the Williamstown Craft Fair has been postponed this year). The bake sale takes place on Walden Street.

A Reindog makes friends at the annual Reindog Parade at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Photo courtesy of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Williamstown Holiday Walk

A Reindog makes friends at the annual Reindog Parade at the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Photo courtesy of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

ReinDog Parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus — 3 p.m.
Costumed pups walk up Spring street in their finery. Dog line-up and judging begins at 2:30 p.m. on Chapin Lawn, followed by the holiday parade.

Hot Cider and Fireside Chat — 3 to 5 p.m.
Take part and enjoy free hot cider at Paresky Park (across from Images Cinema) with the Williamstown D.I.R.E. Committee and talk about the town and anything you care about and want to see happening here.

Gently Used Stuffed Toy Drive for First Responders — 3 to 5 p.m.
Bring gently used stuffed toys to the donation place outside Amy’s Cottage. Girl Scout Troop 11626 is leading the drive.

Garlic Knot Wreath Making — 3 to 5 p.m.
The Log by Ramunto’s gives kits to make your own pizza-dough garlic bread.

Candlelight Yoga — 4 p.m.
Namaste at Tasha Yoga, a yoga session in gentle light to benefit local food pantries.

A student in the Williams College Gospel Choir performs.
Williams College

A student in the Williams College Gospel Choir performs. Courtesy photo

Williams Gospel Choir Concert — 4 p.m.
Come to Chapin Hall for a free concert. The Williams Gospel Choir returns live to Chapin hall to celebrate their love of gospel music with the entire community. For more than 30 years, people of all faiths have been invited to join the Gospel Choir to celebrate the tradition and move ahead into a future of joyous song.

Chanukah Bonfire and Sing-a-long — 4:30pm
Dress warmly and bring a mug for hot cider to Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams. CBI is planning a campfire in their backyard after sundown on the Saturday during Chanukah. They will have a firepit, and Rabbi Rachel will lead some Chanukah songs with her guitar. They hope to have hot beverages on hand, and feel free to bring your own camp chairs …

Tree Lighting and Caroling — 5 p.m.
Watch the Williamstown holiday tree come alive with light at The Williams Inn lawn. You can also sip a drink outdoors and warm up by the fire pits at the inn.

Candle flames meet in the dark. Photo by Nevit Dilmen
Photo by Nevit Dilmen

Candle flames meet in the dark. Courtesy creative commons photo.

Follow the Star: Stations of the Nativity — 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Bundle up the family, bring a flash light, and come by anytime at St. John’s Episcopal Church. They will have holiday scenes set up outdoors.

A free Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols — 7 p.m.

Williams College will hold their annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols in Thompson Memorial Chapel with choral music by the Williams Concert and Chamber Choirs and readings from the Christmas story.

This year, because of COVID restrictions, Lessons and Carols will be smaller than its pre-COVID grandeur. All ae weolcome a quiet and reflective evening of Christmas and seasonal music performed by students from the Williams Concert and Chamber Choirs under the direction of Noah Horn, Visiting Artist in Residence.

Because to the pandemic, Lessons and Carols will be held for one evening only, at 50 percent capacity, and congregational singing will not be allowed. The event is always free, and all are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries.

Sunday, December 5

Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. to noonIoka Valley Farm wil welcome holiday guests to their winter tree farm for a festive meal with their own maple syrup.

The farm is open weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for people to cut their own tree in the field or find a fresh-cut tree at the farm stand, with wreaths, handcrafted decorations, gifts and pure maple syrup and maple products. You can also take time to warm yourself by our woodstove with fresh popcorn (The gift shop and farm stand are also open with freshly cut Christmas Trees on Fridays, noon to 4:30 p.m.) They have Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir trees.

(They will not have hayrides this year, due to covid guidelines, but they will have a tractor and wagon available to transport trees from the field to the farm stand.)

In for the Winter — First Sunday free @ the Clark — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Clark invites everyone to welcome winter, whether you stay inside or head outdoors. Explore images of indoor and outdoor spaces in the galleries with a self-guided tour. Walk the trails to take in winter’s beauty and discover the pop-up exhibition, Anne Thompson: Trail Signs. From 1 to 4 p.m., stop by the Conforti Pavilion to make giftable keepsakes to brighten up your home or someone else’s.

Green River Winter Splash — 1 p.m.
In support of Sand Springs Pool, the only public outdoor pool in Berkshire County, localls will take the Green River plunge, a real dip into cold water.

Through the weekend and all season long, Spring Street shop windows will show A Snowy Day Storywalk with the classic story by Ezra Jack Keats of a young boy exploring the city on a winter morning.

Community collections

Downtown businesses will also be collecting necessary items in December to help our Berkshire communities.

Non-Perishable Festive Food Drive — December 4 to 10: Donate cake, brownie and cookie and baking supplies and dried fruits to benefit local pantries.

Children and Teens Gift Drive — December 11 to 17, bring new unwrapped toys, crafts, books, and games for local families.

Warm Clothing Drive — December 18 to 24, you can bring new hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens to help local families.

Donation items can be dropped off at the following locations on Spring Street:

ABC Clothing Pop-Up

Amy’s Cottage

Chapter Two Books

Goodman’s Jewelers

Nature’s Closet

The Print Shop Williamstown

Spring Street Market & Café

Where’d You Get That!?

The Williams Bookstore

Williams Shop

Williamstown Apothecary

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Event Details

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Date:
December 4, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Williamstown
100 Spring St.
Williamstown, MA
413-458-9077

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