Holiday festivities this weekend in Southborough


Holiday festivities this weekend in SouthboroughSouthborough – The town of Southborough will be ringing in the holiday season this weekend! Events will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 by various groups and churches.

Saturday, Dec. 3, look for Santa's arrival and take in the St. Mark's Episcopal Church Bazaar, Troop 92's annual Holiday Kids Shop and a tree decorating and Open House at Southborough Library.

The 34th annual Santa Day begins with the noon arrival of Santa via helicopter on the front field at St. Mark's School on the corner of Route 85 and Main Street. From 12 to 3 p.m. at the Southborough Community House, children can sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish lists.

The cost for admittance is $5 per child or $10 per family, photo included. The event will include crafts for the kids, refreshments, and live entertainment, courtesy of Carrie Rowan of Merry Go Music.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Come and browse the white elephant, jewelry and handmade craft sales; place bids for items and services in the silent auction; and try your luck with the basket raffles. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., enjoy a delicious lunch of homemade soups and sandwiches and hot dogs. There also will be games and photos with Santa for children. MyChip youth/child identification program will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-508-481-1917, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Troop 92's Annual Holiday Kids Shop, a safe and affordable holiday shopping experience for youngsters, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodward School cafeteria, 28 Cordaville Rd. (Route 85). Admission is free.

This popular event provides children a chance to shop for unique, affordable gifts for their parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, babysitters and even their pets. All gifts will be wrapped for free, and refreshments will be sold for breakfast and lunch. Also for sale will be a huge assortment of homemade cookies made by parents of the Scouts.

Join Southborough Library, 25 Main St., for a tree decorating and Open House. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. as children are welcome to make ornaments and help decorate the Library Christmas tree in the front room. Also, the Friends of the Library will have a table set out with information about membership.

Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. For more information, call 1-508-485-5031.

Sunday, Dec. 4, Messiah Community Chorus will present selections from Handel's Messiah with orchestra and soloists from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St. Free child care will be provided.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $40 maximum per family. For tickets or more information, call 1-508-485-4847 or e-mail [email protected].

Also, next Sunday, Dec. 11, the Interboro Community Band will present a free Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School on Parkerville Road.

This family-friendly concert will include traditional holiday fare as well as other engaging and enjoyable band music. Refreshments will be served.

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