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The thermometer has plummeted, but that does not mean the end of downtown street festivals! The 2017 holiday season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving in Franklin County, Massachusetts!  Here are some festive and glowing celebrations to bring you out into the village centers.


Moonlight Magic: Friday, November 24th, starting at 4 PM
Downtown Shelburne Falls

MoonlightMagic2015Just a turn off the scenic and historic Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire foothills, you'll find the picturesque village of Shelburne Falls. A designated Massachusetts Cultural District, this village kicks off Franklin County's holiday season with the annual Moonlight Magic events!

Join in the Lighting of the Village where stores, galleries and restaurants will stay open late for special holiday promotions. Vendors will be offering a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, crafts, delicious food, hot drinks and entertainment!
Find more info here.


jinglefest pic 2017JingleFest: Friday, December 8th, 5-7 PM
Downtown Greenfield

What could be better than a holiday celebration in Everyone's Hometown? Jinglefest is a fun event for the whole family! Bring the kids to complete holiday crafts, have hot cocoa, march in the parade, see Santa and more! Shoppers, vote for the business with the best-decorated window and you could win a free shopping spree! Also happening to help downtown come to life is the Greenfield Local Cultural Council’s Storefront Window Performance/Installation Art! Some of the finest artists in our region are creating art in downtown Greenfield’s storefronts to celebrate the holiday and beautify Main Street for all the shoppers. And, speaking of shopping, don’t forget to pop over to the first Greenfield Holiday Pop-Up at the Pushkin, celebrating local artisans with art, music, food and libations! Jinglefest 2017 is going to be Greenfield’s largest event of the holidays, so don’t miss it! 
Find event details on the JingleFest event page on Facebook.

 

It's a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls! 
Friday, December 15th, 3-9 PM
Downtown Turners Falls

Its A Wonderful Night2015Shopping, Dining and Seasonal Cheer

Planned throughout this vibrant and artsy downtown along the Connecticut River are festive holiday activities for the whole family: art exhibitions, live music, restaurant specials, performances and unique gift buying opportunities. Children and adults alike are encouraged to put a wish list in the Magic Mailbox. Santa arrives at Spinner Park (Avenue A and 4th St.) at 6:30 PM. Play the “Holiday Open Door Promo” and enter to win $150 in gift certificates redeemable at 25 participating downtown businesses. More information at turnersfallsriverculture.org

 

12th Annual Special Day in Northfield Holiday Celebration: Saturday, December 9th, starting at 10 AM
Northfield Center

SpecialDayNorthfieldTEMPLATE12th Annual Special Day in Northfield Holiday Celebration, (second saturday in December), Starting at 10 AM Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Santa, Live Music at Participating Locations, Live Theater, WHAI Radio Personality Nick Danjer, Hands on Crafts for Kids, Holiday Sales and Gifts, Indoor Craft and Farmers Market, Seasonal Foods, Members of the Pioneer Valley Regional High School Band, the Redemption Christian Academy Chorus, a Bonfire at Northfield Golf Club and more. Event times, descriptions, age recommendations and pricing (if any) appear below.
Information at (413) 498-5921. Schedule updates on Twitter and at  at 413-498-5921.
/www.visitnorthfieldarea.com/

 

Midnight Madness: Saturday, December 9th, from 6PM- 12 AM
Downtown Orange and Athol

Midnight Madness Logo Color2015Midnight Madness is a great way to shop locally for excellent gifts, get tremendous discounts and support our local economy. The North Quabbin Chamber and Visitors Bureau, store owners and artisans from around our area are getting ready for another terrific event.
The night features a sleigh full of prizes with products and gift certificates from local businesses and artisans including three prize packages worth over $2,000 and of course, deep discounts, some up to 50% or more!
Stay tuned to the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce facebook page for details.

 

Starry Starry Night: New Year's Eve
Downtown Orange

starry starry night poster crop2015Plans are underway for Orange's 22nd annual New Year's Eve celebration, Starry Starry Night! The event includes performers, ice sculptures, hayrides, parades, fireworks and more. Check the Orange Revitalization partnership page for details...

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