Six things to do this weekend


Six things to do this weekend
The Colton siblings – Patricia, 2, and Julius, 5 – create a reindeer craft at the Hudson Public Library booth outside the Town Hall. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Welcome to the first weekend of December – a time for holiday fairs and other events.

Toy Drive

Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services will conduct its 19th annual Toy Drive from Nov. 27 through Dec. 15. Donations of new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys may be dropped off at the SYFS office at 222 Maple Ave. (Higgins Building); Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St.; Avidia Bank, 25 Maple St.; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike; and Central One Federal Credit Union, 714 Main St. Information:

Holiday Boutique 

The Marlborough Garden Club will present its 45th annual holiday boutique on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St. Fresh greens, holiday décor, wreaths, swags and table arrangements, all created by club members. Proceeds benefit the club’s programs and activities. Information: [email protected].

Christmas Bazaar

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough, will conduct its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes a craft table, bake sale, silent auction, white elephant room, basket raffle and more. Lunch will be served in the cafe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free; proceeds will benefit the youth group’s annual mission trip and the Southborough Food Pantry’s fuel assistance program.

Note – see Santa arrive in a helicopter at noon at the St. Mark’s School field.

Hudson Holiday Stroll

The Hudson Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. (rain or shine). Visit Santa, toast marshmallows, visit the petting zoo and more. Information:

Yuletide Market

The annual yuletide market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Common. The market opens at 4 p.m. and at 4:45 p.m. more than 31,000 lights on the Common will be flipped on in a dazzling display.

Organizers promise a variety of new and popular food trucks, more artisanal gifts and vendors, more entertainment and more fun for all ages. For adults, there will be mulled wine from the Shrewsbury Rotary Club, a beer garden from the Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, and for the first time, wine and wine baskets from Broken Creek Vineyard and Winery.

Grafton Celebrates the Holidays

The annual Grafton Celebrates the Holidays will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3. Sponsored by Grafton Recreation. Frosty Stops, craft and vendor fair, a visit from Santa and much more.


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