Yuletide Market, Light the Common returns to Shrewsbury


Yuletide Market, Light the Common returns to Shrewsbury
Eric Fontecchio sculpted two bears out of ice during holiday events in Shrewsbury last year. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Town Common will soon be lit with holiday lights. 

The Shrewsbury Town Center Association (STCA) will host the annual Yuletide Market and Light the Common Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Town Common and Chiampa Funeral Home located on Church Road.

Light the Common will take place at 4:45 p.m.

The event will include food and beverages, including the Shrewsbury Fire Department’s “Fire House Chili” and a variety of food trucks along with wine from the Rotary Club and a beer garden from the Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company.

In addition, there will be strolling carolers, music and entertainment. 

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will host “All Aboard: Model Holiday Train Display and Penny Candy Sale” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the 1830 Brick School on the Common. Old fashioned penny candy will be for sale and wooden train whistles will be given to children courtesy of DeAngelis Railroad Contractors and the Shrewsbury Historical Society while supplies last.

“We are very excited to welcome back many of our vendors and food trucks and are especially happy to have the Greater Good back by popular demand,” STCA President and event co-chair Maribeth Lynch said.

Yuletide Market co-chair Moira Miller called the event a “much-anticipated” day for residents to celebrate the holidays together.

Admission is free. However pets are not allowed per Board of Health regulations.

Free parking is available at the First Congregational Church, the Shrewsbury Public Library and at the former Beal School. For more information and other parking locations, visit https://www.shrewsburytca.com.


Shrewsbury holds ‘Light the Common,’ ‘Yuletide Market’ events