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.
Holidays at Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 298-4100 www.nrm.org
December 2, 2:00 – 5:00pm 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 2, 11:00am – 4:00pm Holiday Open House at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge.
December 2, 10:00am – 3:00pm 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, soup and sandwiches 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 2 & 3, 11:00am – 5:00 pm Saturday & 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, Holiday Marketplace at Berkshire Botanical Garden (413) 298-3926, www.berkshirebotanical.org Free Admission. Holiday Marketplace is the place to shop for unique decorations and holiday trimmings including garlands, flowering plants, swags, centerpieces and one-of-a-kind gifts made by a select group of local craftspeople. New this year is an expanded Gallery of Wreaths located in both the Garden’s Education Center and the newly renovated Center House’s Leonhardt Galleries.
December 9 – December 22 A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA (413) 997-4444 | www.berkshiretheatre.org Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28 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