SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury ushered in the holiday season in style.
On Dec. 2, thousands of community members gathered at the Town Common for the annual Yuletide Market and Light the Common event. The fun started at 4 p.m. and by 4:45 p.m., the common had been illuminated by over 31,000 lights.
Danielle Boland and Nick Lupo – the owners of Shrewsbury-based Control Point Mechanical Inc. – pulled the lever to light the display. Mike Riley, the public address announcer at Gillette Stadium, lent his voice to emcee the event.
Community members have enjoyed the holiday lights at Town Common for the last five years. This was the town’s fourth Yuletide Market after COVID-19 canceled the 2020 event.
Moira Miller, the president of the Shrewsbury Town Center Association, addressed the excited crowd at the start of the event before the common was officially lit.
“I want to thank you all for coming out to celebrate the holiday season and to support vendors, our performers, and to enjoy a fun evening at the town center,” she said.
The Yuletide Market featured dozens of local food trucks, vendors and shops. The community had an opportunity to get ahead on holiday shopping, support local business, and enjoy the picturesque December night.
From mulled wine to artisanal gifts, there was something for everyone to enjoy.