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Holiday Season Kicks Off This Weekend With Several Festive Events

November 30, 2012 by John Rook

Are you in the Christmas spirit just yet?
If not, this weekend might change your attitude.
With December rolling in Saturday, several Christmas-themed activities are planned for the weekend, all of which are sure to have visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads.
So, before you head to the stores to get a jump on shopping, check out these local activities:

Saturday, Dec. 1
First Congregational Church Christmas Fair
111 Church Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join First Congregational Church for its annual Christmas Fair this weekend. There will be Poinsettias, pine centerpieces, one-of-a-kind scarves, handcrafted gifts from around the world, and items from "Granny's Attic" available for purchase. Kids will also enjoy the church's famous "Cookie Wall" as well as a new room dedicated totally to chocolate. And, of course, what Christmas fair would be complete without Santa Claus?
Parking is available behind the church.

Saturday, Dec. 1
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar
59 Main Street
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The annual event features all things Christmas: home décor, tree trimming, gifts including jewelry and crafts, gifts priced for children to buy, homemade baked goods and a raffle for exquisitely decorated gift baskets of all varieties. 
As has become tradition, soup, bread, desserts, and beverages will be available for sale so shoppers can take a break and sit. This year the church will also provide coloring/craft activities for children, including contests with small prizes. 

Sunday, Dec. 2
Cheshire Dog Park Sponsored Santa Paws
Cat and Dog Too
1320 Waterbury Road
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come get your furry friend's picture taken with Santa Claus this weekend at the Santa Paws event, sponsored by The Cheshire Dog Park. You will receive one 8x10 and two 5x7 photos for a $25 fee.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Church Green in front of First Congregational Church
6 p.m.

This annual tradition has become a favorite in town. Bring the family and enjoy some caroling, hot chocolate, reminiscing with family and friends, a visit from Santa, and, or course, the lighting of the Christmas tree.

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