The Red Lion Inn (413) 298-5545 | www.redlioninn.com Wonderful holiday decorations, Country Curtains flagship store and the Inn’s Gift shop will be open, harp and piano music throughout the weekend’s in December.
Thursday through Sunday, November 23-December 30 WinterLights at Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark and gilded age mansion owned by The Trustees (413) 298-3239 thetrustees.org/winterlights” Premiering this holiday season, the garden at one of our most popular historic homes, will be illuminated with thousands of shimmering holiday lights and designed light installations. Each weekend features performances and activities for the whole family, from the young to the young at heart. Special guests, live music, children’s activities and more, so you can return throughout the season to enjoy new experiences in the illuminated gardens each weekend. Enter and see the gardens as you never have before. You will become immersed in the twinkling lights as you stroll through the display. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
December 1, 2:00 – 5:00pm Holidays at the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 298-4100 www.nrm.org Stockbridge at Christmas Family Event: Season’s Greetings! Enjoy an afternoon of holiday storytelling, art making, tours of Rockwell’s holiday art, and heartwarming treats inspired by Norman Rockwell’s original portrayal of Stockbridge’s historic Main Street, which is on view. Enjoy a holiday card-making activity with artist Katie Atkinson, and at 2 p.m., take a closer look at our special exhibition, Season’s Greetings, with exhibit curator Barbara Rundback. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18.
December 1, 11:00am – 4:00pm Holiday Open House at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge.
December 1, 10:00am – 2:00pm Holly Fair, First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge (413) 298-3137, www.stockbridgeucc.org
Free Admission. A Women’s Service League tradition that’s not to be missed. We’ll have wonderful hand-made gifts and ornaments, fantastic baked goods, beautiful greenery in fresh wreaths and arrangements, Grandma’s Attic, Children’s Shop, and Santa. Lunch: home-made soup, sandwiches, dessert to keep up your shopping energy. It’s a guaranteed good time and a time to do good – every dollar we raise goes to help where it’s needed at home and abroad.
December 1, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and December 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Holiday Marketplace at Berkshire Botanical Garden (413) 298-3926, www.berkshirebotanical.org. Free admission.
This annual year-end event finds the Garden transformed into a glistening holiday market featuring the Gallery of Wreaths in the Center House Leonhardt Gallery, a Garden tradition offering one-of-a-kind wreaths created by some of the area’s most talented designers and artists. A holiday plant sale features hand-selected flowering plants, traditional centerpieces and holiday swags, and regional craft vendors offer a range of products from hand-made giftware and jewelry to beeswax and felted products.
December 8 – December 22 A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA (413) 997-4444 | www.berkshiretheatre.org Tickets: Adults: $39 Children 16 and under: $29 by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill, directed by Travis Daly. Revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is reformed and shown the error of his ways by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with terrific turns and infused with holiday music.
December 24, 7:00pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service (413) 298-3137, www.stockbridgeucc.org
Prelude begins 6:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge Service of Lessons & Carols with special music Child care available at 6:30 pm
Holidays at Ventfort Hall Museum and Gilded Age Mansion, Lenox, MA (413) 637-3206, www.gildedage.org
*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