Downtown Concord Holiday StrollTonight the town of Concord Massachusetts will be having a special tree lighting ceremony. Downtown will be closed to local traffic for two hours starting at 6pm. After the lighting of the tree there will be a parade and all the stores downtown will be open late.
I'll head downtown Concord after work to check out all the excitement!
Update: Lots of people were downtown! Since it was pretty cold out, most people took the time to visit the various stores downtown. The most popular stores were: Concord Hand Design and the Corner Toy Store. For some reason the famous Concord Cheese Shop was not open. Hot Chocolate easily beat out the Cold Cider that was offered for free by local merchants.
At 6:00 p.m the Starlight Women's Chorus will be performing at the tree singing holiday hits. At 6:15 the Middlesex County 4-H Fife & Drum Corps will lead the Parade of Giving from Stow Street to Monument Square. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. and Santa will come down Main Street by fire truck and arrive at the tree lighting ceremony at that time. Costumed characters will be welcoming characters at many sites including the Grinch, at Barrett & Co. Real Estate, Jolly the Snowman at Kussin's Childrens Shop, Rudy the Reindeer, and elves galore. There will be Hayrides by Arena Farms and the Concord Players' Mummers will be performing "Saint George & the Dragon" at 51 Walden Street from 6:45 to 7:45. Santa will be available for pictures after the tree lighting, at Coldwell Banker's 11 Main Street location. There will be hot chocolate served by the Rotary Club courtesy of Dunkin Donuts of Thoreau Street, and live broadcasts by the WIQH radio station.
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