OTHER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
The Red Lion Inn (413) 298-5545 | www.redlioninn.com Enjoy wonderful holiday decorations and harp and piano music by the crackling lobby fireplace throughout the month of December. See event calendar.
Thursday through Sunday, November 21-December 29 WinterLights at Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark and gilded age mansion owned by The Trustees (413) 298-3239 thetrustees.org/winterlights Winterlights returns and is bigger and better than ever. Join us for magical experiences at three of our beautiful garden properties, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, and new this year Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, as they sparkle with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the family for scavenger hunts, crafts, seasonal characters and experiences, food and refreshments, and more. Winterlights runs multiple evenings each week starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and running through the end of December. Get your tickets before they sell out.
November 23 – January 5 Holiday House Tours at the Mount (413) 551-5100 EdithWharton.org The tours, included with admission, provide visitors with an opportunity to experience The Mount dressed up for the holidays. The Lenox Garden Club provides the festive decorations. The Mount is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:45 am – 4:00 pm. Tours are on the hour starting at 11:00 am, the last tour is at 3:00 pm.
In addition to Holiday Tours, The Mount has several activities planned for the winter months.
Saturday, November 30th, 2:00PM WINTER STORYTIME WITH GRACE LIN Award-winning and bestselling children’s book author and illustrator Grace Lin presents an afternoon of storytelling at The Mount. Featuring A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Caldecott Honor book) and her new book A Big Bed for Little Snow. Included with admission.
Saturday, December 7, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PAPER ORNAMENT MAKING Gather inspiration from The Mount’s holiday decorations and then make your own holiday ornament to take home with you. Included with admission.
Saturday, December, 21, 2:00 PM HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH SAMANTHA TALORA & RON RAMSAY Two of the Berkshires favorite performers, Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay, are filling The Mount with holiday cheer! Talora and Ramsay will be performing holiday favorites throughout the afternoon. We encourage you to sign-along! Included with admission.
December 5, 5:30 – 7:30pm Holiday Wine Tasting to benefit Laurel Hill Association, the oldest existing village improvement association in the nation (413) 298-2888 for tickets visit www.laurelhillassociation.org presented by Nejaime’s Wine Cellars featuring a selection of curated wines by Nejaime’s experts! At the Taggart House, 18 Main St, Stockbridge.
December 7, 2:00 – 5:00pm Holidays at the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 298-4100 www.nrm.org See the original Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. Enjoy gallery talks that highlight Rockwell’s beloved panoramic painting; plus enjoy other holiday-inspired artworks on view. Get creative with DIY art activities in the Art Zone. Try out Virtual Reality (from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and pose for fun Rockwellian photo ops. Hot cocoa, teas, & coffee, cookies, and treats available for purchase. Special holiday discounts in the Museum Store. Free for Members, children/teens 18 and under, or included with admission.
December 7, 11:00am – 4:00pm Holiday Open House at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge.
December 7, 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 7and December 8, 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 legendary Gallery of Wreaths, 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 beautiful 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. Enjoy live music, handcrafted gourmet donuts and hot cider, and special children’s craft projects led by our education department staff.
December 7 – December 21 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. Special rates for groups of 10 or more!
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