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Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12th | Main St., Dalton


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THANKYOU to the hundreds of volunteers who, for 25 years, have showcased Dalton’s hospitality during the Light Up The Holidays Santa Claus Parade. Especially the Dalton Fire Dept, Dalton Police, Dalton Cub Scout & Boy Scouts, Music Dept’s of C.B.R.S.D., L.P. Adams Co., The Dalton C.R.A., and The Stationary Factory. Let’s have a party next year and bring everyone for a 26th Anniversary Celebration. Please support the Grow Dalton Group, an independent organization of volunteers with the common goal of enhancing the quality of life in our community.

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‘Light Up the Holidays’ returns with outdoor events

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DALTON, Mass. -- With Jack Frost starting to nip at noses, the holiday spirit is indeed in the air. To keep that feeling going, a beloved local holiday tradition that was put on hold last year because of the pandemic is back in a modified fashion. Light Up the Holidays, sponsored by the Community Recreation Association, Grow Dalton and the Dalton Civic Arts Committee, returns Dec. 11-12 with many favorite events -- including an appearance by Santa Claus. “The Light Up The Holidays

events are such a popular part of the season that we did everything we could to make sure it was back this year,” said John Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Package Store and a volunteer with this annual event in its 25th year after the coronavirus pandemic caused last year’s cancellation. “Safety is first and foremost, but fun isn’t far behind.” The Central Berkshire Regional School District music departments -- always popular with the crowd -- were itching to get back out participating, director Brian Rabuse said. Although COVID protocols

vary from town to town, attendees, especially those who haven’t been vaccinated, are encouraged to wear masks and social distance as much as possible. Out of an abundance of caution there will be no indoor activities this year. “We believe the activities planned will more than make up for last year’s cancellation,” Kelly said. “Everyone has had to make sacrifices in the last year and a half, but the organizers made it our mission to bring back one of the most-anticipated events of the season.” Contributing editor: S.L. Doyle

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Light Up the Holidays Events SATURDAY, DEC. 11 Santa Parade

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 Dalton Fire Department Fire Truck Parade featuring Santa Claus through Dalton

onto Orchard Road. • Following Orchard Road through the end, turning left onto North Street. • Taking a sharp right onto Tower Road (across from Manny’s Pizza).

• Turning left onto 2nd Raymond Drive, then turning left onto PleasThe parade will be led by Dalton ant Street. fire engines and police cars and begins at the CRA, 400 Main St. Parade • Continuing on Pleasant Street, turning left onto Park Avenue. route: • Turning right onto Main Street. • Travel east on Main Street. • Continuing east on Main Street • Continuing west on Main Street, turning left onto South Street. heading towards Orchard Road. • Continuing east and turning left • Proceeding south on South Street

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(Santa will remain on his sleigh until he arrives at the CRA Pavilion.) 5 p.m.: Santa Parade begins the Depot Street Sidewalk, with music from the Wahconah Regional High School band. 5:20-5:50 p.m.: Santa arrives and sings carols with the Wahconah Regional High School choir. 6-6:20 p.m.: Santa arrives at Dalton Methodist Church 6:30-6:50 p.m.: Santa arrives at St. Agnes Church 7 p.m.: Grand finale with Santa and

WRHS choir singing carols, Santa reads his “Good List” and lighting of the Christmas tree.

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toward Greenridge Park. • Turning right onto Richard Drive, then left onto Meadow Drive. • Turning left onto Elaine Avenue, right, back onto South Street. • Turning left onto Dalton Division Road. • Turning left onto Pleasantview Drive, left onto Lindsey Drive, left onto Greenridge Drive, right onto Gertrude Road, right, back onto South Street. • Turning right onto Frederick Drive, exit onto Grange Hall Road, left onto Patricia Avenue, exit back to Grange Hall Road, turning right onto South Street. • Turning right onto Main Street, right onto West Housatonic Street. • Continuing west on Housatonic Street, left onto Depot Street. • Turning left onto Main Street. • Continue west past North Street. • Ending at the CRA.

Dalton Library: Children’s crafts outside, popcorn and a story walk from the library to Dalton Youth Center to CRA. Dalton Youth Center: CRA Winter Wonderland, is a walk through lighted tree pathways from the DYC, Mill + Main House and the CRA Gazebo. There will be children’s crafts outside, snacks available, coloring books and crayons. Pittsfield Co-Op Bank: Coloring books. Sweet Peas: Ice cream samples. Union Block Bakery: Wahconah Regional High School art on display in windows.

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