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WILLIAMSTOWN HOLIDAY WALK

December 4, 2021

Holiday sounds and spirit will fill Spring Street again and we look forward to seeing you there! Events are family-friendly, and all are welcome.

Stay tuned here for schedules and updates on all the holiday festivities.

8am-12pm Breakfast with Santa

Start your weekend at Ioka Valley Farm for a delicious meal and special guest.

10:30am-12pm Holiday Card Printmaking for Kids

Head to Milne Public Library for a morning of creativity!

10am-4pm    Recycled T-Shirt Wreath Making & Holiday Sale*

Pick up a wreath kit with instructions ($5) and shop the holiday clothing and jewelry sale at ABC Clothing Sale Pop-Up.

10am-5pm    Gingerbread House Exhibition

On view through the Purple Pub Annex windows. Vote for your favorite at The Smoothie Spot! Sponsored by Sweetwood of Williamstown.

10am-5pm Winter Celebration

Drop-in throughout the day for family art activities at Williams College Museum of Art. Plus take 35% off everything in the gift shop. Music and refreshments served 2-5pm. Free admission.

10am-5pm    Photo Booth  

Take your best selfie and post it with #WilliamstownHolidayWalk. Photo booth located at Paresky Park (across from Images Cinema).

10am-6pm Open House and Holiday Sale

At Amy’s Cottage find special discounts throughout the store, plus:

  • Free samples of Beekman skin care products
  • Free gift with a $100 Vera Bradley purchase
  • Free gift with a Swig grink-ware purchase
  • Free cosmetic bag with the purchase of 2-Luca + Danni items
  • Free jewelry box tieh a $100 Luca+ Danni purchase
11am-2pm    Create-Your-Own Gifts & Wrapping Paper*

Let your creativity flow at The Print Shop Williamstown!

11:30am-2:30pm What is Community to You?

Discuss “What is community to you?” Enjoy mulled cider and fireside chat at Paresky Park (across from Images Cinema). Hosted by Williamstown Rural Lands.

2-4pm        Live Music on the Post Office Steps
  • Aristocrows perform 2:00 – 2:20pm
  • Ephoria performs 2:20 – 2:40pm
  • The Springstreets perform 2:40 – 3:00pm
  • Ephlats perform 3:20 – 3:40pm (after the Reindog Parade)
  • GQ (Good Question) performs 3:40 – 4pm

2-4pm        FREE Hot Chocolate & Cookies

In the driveway next to The Log by Ramunto’s. Sponsored by MountainOne

2-4pm        Photo Booth & Food Pantry Collection

Donate a non-perishable Festive Food item (i.e. cake, brownie and cookie mixes, frosting, baking supplies, and dried fruits) to benefit local food pantries and take a selfie with Holiday props at Williamstown Community Chest porch at 84 Spring St.

2-4pm        Mt. Greylock Regional High School Basketball Fundraiser*

Join in a benefit for the basketball team on Walden Street.

2-4pm        Williamstown Elementary School 6th Grade Bake Sale*

Purchase a treat and help the 6th graders afford their trip to Cape Cod! This fundraiser will be held in lieu of the Annual Pancake Breakfast. The bake sale takes place on Walden Street.

3pm        ReinDog Parade with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Dog line-up and judging at 2:30pm on Chapin Lawn followed by the most fun holiday parade ever on Spring Street. Sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center   

3-5pm        FREE Hot Cider & Fireside Chat

Take part, get warm, and enjoy free hot cider at Paresky Park (across from Images Cinema). Sponsored by the Williamstown D.I.R.E. Committee

3-5pm        Gently Used Stuffed Toy Drive

Bring gently used stuffed toys to donate to our First Responders. Bring donations to outside Amy’s Cottage. Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 11626 

3-8pm        Garlic Knot Wreath Making*

Make-your-own kits with instructions available at The Log by Ramunto’s.

4pm        Candlelight Yoga*

Namaste at Tasha Yoga in-person or via livestream. Proceeds benefit local food pantries.

4pm        FREE Williams Gospel Choir Concert

Come to Chapin Hall for a free concert! Please visit the Williams College event page for more information and indoor COVID policies

4:30pm Chanukah Bonfire & Sing-a-long

Come to Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams to sit around the fire, sing Chanukah songs led by Rabbi Rachel (with her guitar), sip hot apple cider. Please bring your own mug/travel cup, a camp chair/folding chair, and dress warmly! All are welcome.

5pm        Tree Lighting & Caroling

Watch the Williamstown holiday tree come alive with light, and join in singing carols at The Williams Inn lawn. Sponsored by The Williams Inn

5:15-7:30pm    Follow the Star: Stations of the Nativity

Stop by anytime for a journey around the outside of the St. John’s Episcopal Church to different Nativity stations. Bundle up the family and bring a flashlight.

7pm        Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols

Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit local food pantries and come together for a Christmas service at Thompson Memorial Chapel. Please visit the Williams College event listing for more information and indoor COVID policies.


Sunday, December 5:
8am-12pm Breakfast with Santa

Start your day at Ioka Valley Farm for a delicious meal and special guest.

10am-5pm    First Sunday FREE: In for the Winter

Please pre-register and come over to The Clark. Family programs at the Clark are generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

12pm-2pm Opening Reception: “Children and Schools in Williamstown Through the Years.”

Celebrate the new exhibit at Williamstown Historical Museum and check out five dollhouses created by former resident Lynn Laitman, donated to the Museum by her family. 

1pm        Winter Splash*

In support of Sand Springs Pool, the only public outdoor pool in Berkshire County, take the Green River plunge! Register here now.

4:30pm Light in the Darkness – A Chanukah Experience

Join Rabbi Seth Wax, the Williams College Jewish Chaplain, & Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Congregation Beth Israel, as they kindle & bless the holiday lights on the last night of Chanukah, December 5 by visiting https://vimeo.com/647446773

You can also join them on the 1st night of Chanukah, Sunday, November 28 as they light the 1st candle, by visiting https://vimeo.com/647446961

Hosted by Willinet

*Purchase required


And all season long enjoy A Snowy Day Storywalk in Spring Street shop windows!

In addition, our downtown businesses will be collecting necessary items in December to help our Berkshire communities-in-need. Support local shops AND help pay it forward to local charities:

December 4-10:   Non-Perishable Festive Food Drive!

Please donate cake, brownie and cookie mixes, frosting, baking supplies, and dried fruits to benefit local pantries.

December 11-17:   Children & Teens Gift Drive! 

Please donate NEW unwrapped toys, crafts, books, and games to benefit local families.  

December 18-24:  Warm Clothing Drive!

Please donate NEW hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens to benefit local residents-in-need. 

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


When out and about, please wear your mask and practice physical distancing.

Thank you for the generous support of the 2021 Holiday Walk sponsors:

     

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