Our BerkshireTimes Magazine Holiday Issue, 2017

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Explore the Berkshires AND BEYOND - FUN THINGS TO DO!

Holiday Market When: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:30am-5:30pm Where: Greylock WORKS, 508 State Rd, North Adams, MA Cost: $5, children 12 and under are free A new holiday market at Greylock WORKS on State Road celebrates the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires. Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace offers music performances, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators. Stay for demonstrations and workshops that invite visitors to share in the stories and skills of our artisans. www.greylockworks.com

Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees When: November 18, 2017, through January 7, 2018 Where: Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA Cost: $13 adult, $6 child, free for members and children 3 and under Tap into your dreams! Fueled by imagination and tales of fantasy and whimsy, visit Berkshire Museum’s Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees. See holiday trees depicting a spectacular toy land, an amusing fun house, or even an enchanted castle. An added feature this year is a treasure hunt inspired by the childhood game of “I Spy” – each tree will have a unique object or ornament that will become part of a fanciful treasure hunt. www.berkshiremuseum.org

Bright Nights at Forest Park When: November 22, 2017, through January 1, 2018. Sun-Thurs 5-9pm, Fri, Sat, and holidays 5-11pm. Closed Nov 27 and 28 Where: 300 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA (just off I-91 on Route 83) Cost: $18 per car Mon-Thurs, $21 per car Fri, Sat, and holidays Since 1995, Bright Nights has welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors 4

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through its nearly three-mile display area, as the Northeast’s premier holiday lighting experience. It has been named seven times as one of the Top 100 Attractions in North America. Bright Nights is proud to be making the transformation to LED bulbs in many of its displays. Expansions since the first season include the Winter Garden, Jurassic World, Kwanzaa, Everett Barney Mansion, Happy Holidays Springfield, as well as additions to Toy Land, and so much more. www.brightnights.org

The Tinseliner™ Hoosac Valley Train Ride When: November 24, 25, 26, 2017; December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2017 Where: Hoosac Valley Train Rides, 98 Crowley Avenue, North Adams, MA Cost: $14 adult, $12 senior (65+), $10 youth (4-14), children under 4 no charge. Tickets for this event are nonrefundable and nonexchangeable. This exclusively themed train ride, Celebrating a Mid-Century American Christmas, will celebrate and evoke the nostalgia of Christmas circa 1955 and includes a visit from Santa Claus. One hour roundtrip departing from downtown Adams, complete with classic holiday music, retro decorations (yes, a silver tree!), and a Christmas tree lot. The train ride offers beautiful views of Mount Greylock and the surrounding Hoosac Mountain Range. www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

The Wizard of Oz (1939) When: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 4pm Where: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. Cost: $7 The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center continues its annual tradition screening The Wizard of Oz over Thanksgiving weekend. Join Dorothy and her eccentric band of friends gathered along the way across Oz, a curious world far from her home in Kansas. This 1939 fantasy is a celebrated staple in American culture. www.mahaiwe.org

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