Seasonal songs and Santa highlight Marlborough’s tree lighting

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Marlborough High School Chorus singers under the direction of Shannon McNulty perform a holiday tune.

Marlborough – Light snow showers Dec. 6 intermittently decorated Marlborough’s Union Common during the city’s annual Home for the Holidays.

Festivities began with hot chocolate and popcorn distributed by track teammates from Advanced Math and Science Academy. Meanwhile, the Marlborough High School (MHS) Chorus sang seasonal songs under the direction of Shannon McNulty.

Santa Claus arrived via the city’s Ladder 1 firetruck with a bagful of candy canes for kids and then heard their gift wishes. The park became brighter and more colorful when Mayor Arthur Vigeant lit the holiday tree.

MHS students continued providing musical entertainment inside the nearby First Church in Marlborough with performances by the String Ensemble directed by Angie Crockwell and the Jazz Ensemble directed by James Verdone.

Home for the Holidays was sponsored by The Vin Bin.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Holiday headgear accessorizes some Marlborough High School Chorus singers’ musical performance.
Santa hands candy canes to (l to r) Halsey Rogers, 3, with mom Jill, and Charlie DiZinno, 3, with dad Peter.
Grace Scopetski, 2, is happy to meet Santa Claus at the annual Home for the Holidays at Union Common.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant gets help lighting the holiday tree at Union Common from Lily Masleyeva, 7.
Amber Ritter takes a selfie with her son Adam, 1, and the lighted tree at Union Common as a backdrop.