Light Up the Holidays, 2019

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Light Up the Holidays 2019 | Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Light Up the Holidays 2019


Saturday, December 14, 5-8 p.m. | Main St., Dalton

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Light Up the Holidays 2019

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Light Up the Holidays 2019 Events:

Fri., December 13, 2019

Sat.-Sun., December 7-8, 2019 Alchemy Initiative Presents Handmade Holiday Festival (Crafts Fair) at the Stationery Factory starts 10 a.m.

Mon., December 9, 2019 Holiday Story Hour with Mrs. Claus at the Dalton Library 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. plus crafts and hot chocolate

Irsfield Family Christmas Party featuring “Santa” from 5:30-8 p.m. plus tour of Gracecroft (the former Grace Episcopal Church) Cider, snacks and music

Sat., December 14, 2019 Light Up the Holiday parade from 5-8 p.m. plus events scheduled throughout the evening

Sun., December 15, 2019 Santa at CRA 12-3 p.m.

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Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who, for 24 years, have showcased Dalton's hospitality during the Light Up The Holidays Santa Claus Parade. We can't list you all, but you are in our hearts. Let's have a party next year and bring everyone for a 25th 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.

Saturday, December 14, 5-8 p.m. Shuttle Bus is available between Depot Street and the CRA, sponsored by the DALTON Council on Aging. Central Berkshire Regional Public Schools will provide art, instrumental and vocal music along the parade route.

Handmade Holiday Festival

Depot Street 5-8 p.m. Santa’s parade starts here! Follow Santa and his Elves on his sleigh

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Light Up the Holidays Parade

Dewey’s Public House: Open for dinner, CBRSD Music Red Karpet Tattoo: Window viewing Berkshire Dream Homes: Open house

Main Street East 5-8 p.m. Santa’s parade continues! Dalton Methodist Church: Food & drink. Music by Cross Talk (Praise Band).

Paddy’s on Main: Sidewalk refreshments and open for dinner

The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton, MA SHOP OVER 60 ARTISANS, FARMERS & FOOD PRODUCERS

Kelly’s Package Store & Shire Breu-Hous: Food and beverage tasting. Balloon artists. CBRSD Music Dalton Fire Department: Food truck at the Post Office

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*All proceeds from the event support Roots Rising's mission to empower youth and build community through food and farming.*

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Angelina’s & Juice N’ Java: Food and hot chocolate

Saturday, December 7 10am - 5pm Sunday December 8 10am - 3pm


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Upper Main Street 5-8 p.m. Santa’s parade continues! First Congregational Church: 6 p.m. bell ringing and Christmas music by Wahconah Choir plus hot chocolate Berkshire Bank: Refreshments and cookies, CBRSD Music St. Agnes Church: 6-7 p.m. music

Pittsfield Co-Op Bank: Home-made goodies from the staff. CBRSD Music Kittredge House at CRA Campus: Open house, refreshments and balloon artist. CBRSD Music BEK Land Surveying (Curtis Ave.): Food and refreshments

Dwyer Wellington: KJ Nosh will be serving food Dalton Library: Children’s crafts, Christmas reading and popcorn. CBRSD Music Dalton Youth Center: Arts and crafts (pre-school – 5th grade) and refreshments

Hot Harry’s: $2 tacos Berkshire AHEC, Inc: 40th Birthday Celebration, serving cupcakes outside the office

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The Dalton Restaurant: Hot food outside and open for dinner

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Union Block Bakery: Wahconah student art display

Inside the CRA CRA Athletic Hall of Fame Moments House Dalton Preschool: Lottery ticket and tree raffle at the CRA

5:15 p.m.: 2 Flights Up Dance Studio performance 6 p.m.: Dalton Ballet Studio performance

Outside the CRA 7-8 p.m.: Block Party

Ice Skating Rink

Santa’s parade arrives around 8 p.m. Combined middle and high school bands perform together as Santa lights the tree. Photos provided by Grow Dalton

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The origins of Christmas caroling METRO CREATIVE

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According to, the origins of modern Christmas caroling can be traced to wassailing, a term that has evolved for more than a millenium. What started as a simple greeting gradually became part of a toast made during ritualized drinking. Time magazine notes that

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The festive nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it's no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately collided with Christmas. Caroling and Christmas caroling are two different things.


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During this period, wassailing had nothing to do with Christmas, but that began to change in Victorian England, when Christmas became more commercialized and popular. It was during this time when publishers began circulating carols, forever linking the tradition of wassailing with Christmas. Christmas caroling as Victorian Englanders knew it might have fallen by the wayside. But while carolers may no longer go door-to-door singing Christmas songs and wishing their neighbors good fortune, those intent on seeing the modern manifestation of this tradition that dates back more than a millenium may be able to find some carolers at their local mall or church.

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the word "wassail," which appeared in English literature as early as the eighth century, eventually came to mean the wishing of good fortune on one's neighbors, though no one can say for certain when this particular development occurred. During medieval times, farmers in certain parts of Britain would drink a beverage to toast the health of their crops and encourage the fertility of their animals. By 1600, farmers in some parts of Britain were still engaging in this ritual, and some were by now taking a wassail bowl filled with a toasting beverage around the streets. These wassailers would stop by neighboring homes and offer a warm drink, all the while wishing good fortune on their neighbors.

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