THE 31st ANNUAL
MAIN STREET AT CHRISTMAS
December 4, 5 & 6, 2020
Covid-19 – After much discussion and with respect to the ever-changing uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has decided to cancel all events, activities and performances held during the 2020 Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend. These Chamber sponsored events include the Holiday House Tours, Holiday Concert and The Main Street Recreation.
Maintaining the health and safety of our patrons, entertainers, homeowners, volunteers and staff is our top priority. The Chamber’s decision to cancel the 2020 weekend events and performances has been influenced by recommendations in general from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an abundance of concern for what the organization can do to best ensure the well-being of everyone in the our community.
The Chamber is exploring the possibility of sharing videos and highlights —including archival video releases—with all its patrons.
Thank you for your support during this difficult and unprecedented event. We regret the inconvenience to you. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next year in 2021.
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The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas on the first weekend in December Annually.
Sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert.
Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities are sure to delight the the child in everyone.
The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956, but did not complete it until December 1967.
The image and character of Stockbridge has changed little over the years, thanks to the great care and affection of its residents, and it is that special ambience which draws so many.
*Photo Credit: Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. From the Permanent collection, and on view at Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1967, Norman Rockwell Family Agency