Grafton Celebrates the Holidays returns for its 27th year with over 30 businesses, churches and organizations as 'Frosty Stops', a craft and vendor fair, a home and businesses decorating contest, and other holiday happenings. Look for the 'Frosty Stop' snow bear logo at participating locations.
Many stops are perennial favorites such the Polar Express Trackless Train Rides at UniBank, photos with Santa at Homefield Credit Union, and the Craft and Vendor Fair at the Municipal Center Gym.
Many other stops return year after year including Bushel 'n Peck serving up complimentary chicken noodle soup, Pepperoni Express handing out slices to those under 12, and Perreault Nurseries with a grab and go craft for the kids and all your decorating needs for the holidays.
Others are new this year such as Pecorino Cheese Shop with tasty cheese nibbles treats, a pancake breakfast at North Grafton Elementary School, a holiday picture to color and giveaways at Connections Physical Therapy, and Gaudette Insurance Agency who's offering custom-made cookies, hosting a drop off for Toys for Tots and has a raffle with gift certificates from local clients.
Special holiday performances will also be taking place at the Unitarian Universalist Society with the Three Kings of Swing from 12-3 p.m. and the UUSGU Bell Choir at 12:30 p.m., and at Apple Tree Arts from 1-3 p.m. there will be holiday tunes played by a small chamber ensemble.
Head to the Common at 4 p.m. to join the Grafton Girl Scouts in singing winter songs with a symbolic lighting of Grafton's first community Menorah to follow. Then as always, Santa will be making his arrival on the Common at 4:30 p.m. followed by the lighting of the common.
Follow Grafton Recreation on Facebook at @GraftonRecDept for highlights leading up to the big day and a live feed on the day of. For detailed times and event descriptions and locations, view a brochure at GraftonRec.com or tinyurl.com/GCTH2022.