PHOTOS: Region welcomes the holidays with tree lightings

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PHOTOS: Region welcomes the holidays with tree lightings
Drone photography shows the Northborough tree in downtown. (Photo/Tami White)

REGION – Communities across the region are gettin ready for the holidays.

Several weeks ago, Westborough welcomed the holiday season with its Winter Stroll.

In Shrewsbury, community members gathered in the Town Common to “Light the Common” and attend the Yuletide Market. While in Northborough, the rain held out for residents to celebrate the Annual Tree Lighting. Northborough’s menorah lighting will take place on Dec. 25.

In Hudson, the Holiday Stroll still went on, although some of the activities were canceled due to weather. The Southborough Community House welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived via fire truck instead of the usual helicopter. Grafton, meanwhile, held “Grafton Celebrates the Holidays.”

Marlborough kicked off the winter holiday season with “Home for the Holidays.”

“The turnout has just been fantastic. The crowd is great, and the weather is perfect tonight,” City Council President Michael Ossing said. “It’s nice when the community gathers around a festivity like this, it’s a great community builder to get everybody out here.”

Drone photography shows the holiday trees in Marlborough and Northborough.