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Tewksbury Ushers In Christmas Season This Weekend With Multiple Events

Nov 30, 2018 12:01AM ● By Bill Gilman

It's Pie-damonium At Tewksbury Congregational Church

Tewksbury kicks off the 2018 Christmas Season this weekend with events at multiple venues over the next couple of days.
Here is a schedule of local events for your family to enjoy.

Lighting of the Common

Tewksbury Town Common
Friday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Join the Tewksbury Public Events and Celebrations Committee for its annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting event on the common! It will be a night of festive fun to include:
- Marshmallow roasting on an open fire courtesy of Market basket
- Beautiful ice sculpture donated by the Tewksbury/Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
- Christmas Carols sung by our very own Girl Scouts
- Hot cider and hot chocolate brought to you by the Masons and Methodist Church
- Balloon twister making all of your favorite animals
- Writing Letters to Santa, and of course...
- Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves!!
Not to mention, the main attraction: the Christmas tree to be lit along with the rest of Tewksbury town common, with the tree generously donated by Dandi Lyons.
Don't forget to follow us across the street (with the help of Tewksbury PD!) to the Congregational Church to meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy some great homemade pies.

Tewksbury's Annual Pie Social

Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East St., Tewksbury
Friday, Nov. 30, 6 to 9 p.m.

As is Tewksbury tradition, TCC will host its Annual Pie Social in conjunction with the Town Common Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov.30, from 6 to 9 p.m..

For $4/person, enjoy a slice of homemade pie (or a "from scratch" brownie) and a hot drink of coffee, tea or hot cocoa.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be sitting by the fire in the Parlor at approximately 7:00pm (after the Tree Lighting festivities) to hear childrens' Christmas wishes. Bring your camera and snap some photos. (FREE! Compliments of the Tewksbury Public Events and Celebrations Committee.)

And, before you head home, be sure to visit our Christmas Fair tables, including custom made wreaths (all fresh greens) and kissing balls, cemetery baskets, centerpieces, hand-crafted wood products, cakes, breads, jams and jellies, fudge and MORE!

This event will surely infuse you with the spirit of Christmas and the warmth of a loving and friendly community. Join us!

Festival of Trees Opening Gala

Saturday, Dec. 1, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St., Tewksbury

Join us for our annual Festival of Trees Opening!
6:15pm: Steve Blunt & Friends family holiday concert
7:30pm: Merrimack Valley A Cappella Chorus holiday concert

All night enjoy refreshments, a Scavenger Hunt, writing letters to Santa and over 45 beautiful trees!

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding this event.

Tewksbury Congregational Church Christmas Fair

Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 to 1 p.m.
Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East St., Tewksbury

Join us on Saturday, December 1st, from 9am-1pm for our traditional Christmas Fair, featuring the following:

- Custom decorated fresh wreaths, kissing balls and cemetery baskets
- Holiday decor (lots of fresh greens) and gift baskets
- Baked goods, jellies and jam, beans, fudge, etc..
- Woodworking treasures
- Knit, crocheted and sewn items
- Gently used toys, Christmas ornaments and jewelry
- Pampered pet items
- And stay for a breakfast sandwich, cinnamon bun, luncheon sandwich or a bowl of our famous chili!

St. William Christmas Fair

St. William's Parish
1351 Main St., Tewksbury
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. William’s Parish has held its annual Christmas Fair for the past 30+ years.   The Christmas Fair is a fun-filled day for adults and children.   The Christmas Fair has been a great fundraiser for the parish. Each year proceeds are set aside to provide Church, School and Parish Center improvements.   The parishioners and businesses in Tewksbury are very generous. They show their support by volunteering their time and making donations to help make the Christmas Fair a great success.

The Christmas Fair is held on all three floors of School Building and the ground floor of the Parish Center 

Bottom Floor of the School: All raffles (including Church Raffle, Baskets Galore, 50/50, Patriots, etc.), Snack Bar, Christmas Plants, Baked Goods/Candy, Knitted Goods, Used Books, DVD's, etc. Religious Items. 

Middle & Top Floors of the School: Crafters (a large selection of crafters in your favorite categories located in both Middle & Top Floors of School); return of The Boutique located on the Middle Floor of the School.

Parish Center:      All new, Santa’s Workshop - All Children’s Activities in one place: Children's Crafts, Children’s Games, Stuffed Animal Wheel, Cupcake Decorating, Face Painting, Refreshments for the Children and, of course, Santa. 

Also, Children’s Raffles to include a special addition of Baskets Galore for Children and Bicycles.

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