Grafton celebrates the holidays


Grafton celebrates the holidays
The Craft and Vendor Fair at the senior center drew big crowds on Dec. 4. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – From one end of town to the other, it was a time to celebrate the holidays on Dec. 4.

From shopping discounts to the lighting of the Common, there was plenty to do and see.

The craft and vendor fair at the senior center proved a very popular spot. There, more than 40 vendors offered a variety of wares, from soaps to winter gear to pet products.

The Baptist Church near the Common presented more than 150 nativity scenes. Many of these creches came from around the world, including Bethlehem and Tierra del Fuego.

At the opposite end of the Common, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton held a holiday fair with live music from the handbell choir and The Three Kings of Swing.

The Grafton Public Library was the site for Girl Scout Troop 30222’s gingerbread house contest, as well as the Friends of the Library’s holiday sale.

While most events took place on Dec. 4, the Holiday Home and Decorating Contest is underway; viewing and voting will take place until Dec. 18. A map may be found at; voting in three categories may be done via

Winners will be announced on Dec. 20; they will receive a $50 Grafton Restaurant gift card.

“Grafton Celebrates the Holidays” is sponsored by Grafton Recreation. For updates on winter programs, visit