Monday, November 21, 2011

Countdown to Holiday Kickoff

An employee of Bish Electric was working hard stringing holiday lights in the trees on the South Green today. He told me that he'd be there working on the lighting all week. The tree-lighting will be in the Veteran's Memorial Gazebo on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 25th as part of the HOLIDAY ON MAIN STREET event which will feature entertainment, hot pretzels & popcorn, and family fun on Main Street!

From 9a to 5p there will be a Festival of Wreaths at Liberty Bank, wreaths were decorated by area businesses and will be auctioned at a later date.

From 1 to 4 pm the Middlesex County Historical Society will be open for visitors to view the exhibits and activities for children including stories, ornament making and refreshments.

Free Hayrides & Carriage Rides 4pm until 8pm!

At 5pm, 2 Tree Lightings on the South Green / Union Park– the City Tree & Middlesex Hospital “Tree of Lights” (in the Gazebo) with holiday carols led by the Middletown High School Band & Chorus & the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Chorus. Special guests include the Mayor, Santa & Wild Thing.

At 6pm, Parade from Union Park to light the tree on top of the Chamber of Commerce. Hayrides, Horse & Carriage Rides, Free Pictures with Santa and Music.

At 8:15p Tree Lighting in front of Eli Cannon’s Tap Room. Join Santa & his Elves for hot chocolate, cider and cookies!

The festivities start at 9am. Call 347.6924 or visit the Chamber website for more information.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO WESU 88.1 FM for keeping this information easy to find on the "Jive at Five" section of their website, available here:

This is always a wonderful place to look for events and happenings around town. Apologies to anyone who was confused by the incorrect date I had listed which has since been changed, as well as the link to the Press article which turned out to be from last year, and has been removed.


Stephan Allison said...

And you may want to check the source that WESU uses for their information (at least the one that's used for Middletown events): - the site maintained by the City Arts & Culture Office with contributions from artists/arts organizations/local businesses.

Anonymous said...

Wondering if someone has posted more on arts2GO website? I don't see a posting about it on middletown eye blog.... (maybe I missed it?) TY

Anonymous said...

Is the tree lighting in front of a bar with Santa for the kids, too?