Grafton celebrates 20 years of holiday fun


Grafton – Over 40 businesses, churches and organizations in Grafton will be offering holiday entertainment, activities, refreshments, crafts and more Sunday, Dec. 6, during the 20th annual Grafton Celebrates the Holidays event.

Look for the “Frosty Stop” snow bear logo at participating locations. Many stops are perennial favorites such as the horse-drawn wagon rides at the Brigham Hill Community Barn, the Gingerbread House Contest at St. Andrew’s Church, the Craft Fair at the Municipal Center Gym, the Petting Zoo and Santa’s Workshop at Savers Bank, and the Polar Express Trackless Train Rides at UniBank.

Many other stops return year after year including Houlden Farm where you can make stocking stuffers, Bushel ‘n’ Peck that offers up complimentary chicken soup, and the Grafton Fire Department that hosts letter writing to Santa. Others are new this year such as ArtMark Studio, where you can create a holiday “thumbprint” masterpiece, Perreault Nursey & Landscape Supply who is providing (while supplies last) mini clay pots to make your own snowman, and the Massachusetts State Police Museum offering tours and some surprising photo opportunities.

Special holiday performances will also be taking place at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church by their Bell Choir and at 2:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church by the Apple Tree Arts Community Chorus.

As always, Santa will be making his visit at Homefield Credit Union before getting a ride on a Fire Department ladder truck to the common for the official tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along starting at 4:30 p.m.

New this year is an online Photo Contest. Post your fun photos of the day on Facebook with #FrostyStop and the most creative and fun photo will win a prize. Make sure to also follow Grafton Recreation on Facebook at @GraftonRecDept for a live feed during the day of the event.

For detailed times and event descriptions and locations, pick up a brochure at participating businesses or visit

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