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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Winter Festivities

Beauty and The Beast, fairs and tree lighting events are on the agenda for this weekend.

  • Medfield will officially kick of their holiday season with Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Baxter Park. The annual winter outing for families and friends begins with the tree lighting and carol singing at 7 p.m., when the switch is thrown for the large Christmas tree that transforms the park into a wonderland of lights and music. A new feature this year will be the performances by four winners of the Joy to the World Singing Contest, judged earlier in the week following auditions. This is also the event when children ages 4 and up may sign up for the lottery that selects six elves to ride on Santa’s sleigh in Saturday’s parade. Attendance is free.
  • The Dover-Sherborn Drama Program is proud to present the tale as old as time "Beauty and the Beast". Performances will be held at the Mudge Auditorium on: Dec.1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Dec. 3 at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Dover Market, Dover Deli, Eaton’s Walgreens, at the door or online at ticketstage.com.
  • Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk will hold a Turtle Trekkers Program, Sat., Dec. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Join a Stony Brook teacher on the trails and learn about nature. This fun event will also include crafts, activities and lots of laughter. This month's theme: Terrific Turkeys!  This program is suited for children of the ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent.  Pre-registration is required for all programs. For more details, visit the Mass Audubon webpage at www.massaudubon.org or contact us at (508) 528-3140. Register by phone, e-mail, fax (508-553-3864) or in person. Stony Brook is located at 108 North St. in Norfolk. Admission is $8 for member and $10 for non-members per adult/child pair.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make their annual appearance at Medfield's , Sat., Dec. 3 at 1:00 p.m. The parade will begin at Blake Middle School at 1 p.m., with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus accompanied by six of their elves, chosen by lottery at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2. They will be riding through town on the sleigh at the end of MEMO’s Christmas parade. 

    The parade will also consist of hundreds of Medfield Brownies and Girl Scouts following the sirens on fire trucks and accompanied, weather permitting, by the band and traditional Christmas music piped from the speakers on trucks pulling decorative floats.  The parade can be watched on  South, Main, Park and Oak Streets.  This annual parade is sponsored by MEMO.
  • The will hold its annual Sat., Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s Parish Hall at 71 Bond Street. Highlights of the fair include: Make your own selection of a variety of cookies and home-baked goods at the new Cookie Walk. Children can participate in Gingerbread House Decorating, where young artists (and adults) can create holiday masterpieces with the help of experienced confectioners – and Santa’s Gift Shop, where they can select presents bargain-priced from 25 cents to $2 for family members and have them gift-wrapped by the Jolly Old Elf’s adult helpers. 

    There will also be perennial favorites like hand-knitted and hand-crocheted items and other crafts; plants, decorated wreaths, and other holiday items; jewelry; collectibles; household and office items; books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles – plus a silent auction and raffles of restaurant and services gift certificates. There will also be hourly drawings for door prizes.

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