A fun-filled day is planned throughout the town of Arlington on December 7th. Each year, an event is held in front of Town Hall, when the tree, planted by the Arlington Garden Club, is lit, carols are sung, and free cookies and hot cocoa are handed out with holiday cheer. SCHEDULE
The Arlington Garden Club holds their annual Holiday Bazaar, with many items geared toward holiday entertaining in December: arrangements and mantlepiece decor, small gifts and housewares, and new for this year - cookies and cookie platters. All proceeds benefit the Arlington Garden Club in its further efforts to beautify the town. Come get your holiday supplies and support local efforts in Arlington, then stay for the festivities including caroling thanks to the efforts of the Community Choir at the Federated Church, who are practicing now on Sundays and Tuesday (all are welcome to join in the practice sessions).
Spend December 7th in Arlington where events will be happening all day long. Buy your wreath ($20) or Christmas Tree ($38) at the Community House (donations support the Community House), and stay to shop at the Garden Club's Annual Holiday Bazaar or visit the newly expanded Martha Canfield Library's Arts and Craft Show. Local inns are offering holiday tours with tickets available at any participating inn, (such as the Arlington Inn, West Mountain Inn, or Rockwell Retreat, formerly the Norman Rockwell Studio and Inn), and proceeds will support local food shelves.
There will be events for kids all day long including a special story time at the library, a Holiday Craft event (for all ages) at Burdett Commons, and the Arlington Area Renewal Project has invited Santa to St. James from 3:00-4:30, where the Chocolatorium has offered to provide a chocolate treat for each child.
At 3:00, once again luminaries will be lit along Route 7A, bringing beauty and charm to our town. At 4:30, Town Hall and the Town Tree will be lit thanks to the Lions Club, with caroling lead by the Arlington Community Christmas Choir. After the caroling, stay for free cookies and hot cocoa at the Community House, provided by the Arlington Garden Club and the Arlington Community Club. This community wide effort and the many volunteers who work to make it happen is an example of what makes Arlington such a special place to live.