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Full schedule for St. Albans Festival of Trees announced

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Festival of Trees has evolved from a simple Gala evening with a cocktail party, dance, and an auction of donated trees to raise money for charity, to a full festival, boasting a packed week of holiday activities and entertainment, ushering in the season with merry style.

Although the pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s fundraising Gala, the Festival is still raising money for Martha’s Kitchen and Northwest Family Foods.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

November 25 – December 31 Downtown Tree Walk

Stroll downtown Saint Albans, where the Festival of Trees committee, local businesses and organizations will display uniquely decorated holiday trees in their business windows. Though the Festival ends on December 7, many trees will be displayed throughout the season. Free and open night and day for risk-free viewing.

November 27, 5 -7 pm Downtown Tree Lighting & Fireworks – Taylor Park
Festivities begin on Small Business Saturday! The Christmas tree and Downtown decorations light up at 5pm. Santa arrives few minutes later on a fire truck! Plus, the Fire Department will build a bonfire to keep everyone warm! Traditional cider and treats served by the Saint Albans Community Arts & Festival of Trees committee. At 6pm, enjoy spectacular fireworks, sponsored by the City of Saint Albans.

November 29 & 30, 6-8 pm Holiday Wreath Making Classes – St. Albans City Hall
Registration required.

November 30, 6-7 pm PJ Story Time at the St. Albans Library
Children are invited to the library for festive stories and songs!

December 1, 6-8 pm – Weldon TheatreFree Holiday Movie
The Weldon Theatre shows a surprise, family-friendly holiday film every year.NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required for everyone 12+. Masks are also required in the theatre. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

7-9pmHoliday Paint & Sip at Twiggs
Create a festive painting, guided by artist Katherine Hartson.
Cost: $35

December 2, 6-8 pm 11th Annual Running of the Bells in Taylor Park
A festive, holiday fun run, walk or jog. Participants are invited to attach jingle bells to hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, etc. to make merry noise as you move. Trophies awarded for best holiday costumes! All proceeds benefit Operation Happiness.

December 3, 4:30-5:30 pm Holiday Puppet Show, presented by The Traveling Storyteller – St. Albans City Hall
Ernie, the Traveling Storyteller presents the story of Alaskan polar bear,”Nanook,”in a dramatic performance for younger children. Craft project for children included.

December 4, 9 am-3 pm 8th Annual Arts & Crafts Show – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

10 am-2 pm Santa’s Workshop – St. Albans MuseumSanta will be present from 10:30-1. Visit with Santa and make gifts.

10 am-2 pm Holiday Cookie Sale – St. Albans City Hall
The First Congregational Church of St Albans holds their cookie sale in City Hall. Stock up on tasty treats for the holidays!

10 am-4 pm Tree Showcase, Dance & Musical Performances, Train & Doll Displays – St. Albans City Hall
Local dancers and musicians offer a series of public performances throughout the day to celebrate the start of the season. City Hall will be decorated for “A Traditional Vermont Christmas.”
1 pm – Up North Dance Studio 3 pm – Electric Youth Dance Company
Display of Scangus dolls, courtesy of decorator & crafter Pam Cross Model train layout, courtesy of Jim Murphy Crafts and gifts available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Festival’s charities. Buy a ticket for the tree raffle – many of the trees will be available for raffle. Please consider making a donation, or bringing a non-perishable food item.

4-6 pm Take-Out Dinner, presented by Martha’s Kitchen
Feast at home on a delicious meal, prepared by Martha’s Kitchen, with assistance from local restaurants. Pickup dinners at Martha’s Kitchen – 139 Lake Street

7:30-9:30 pm World Premiere of “Missa Pandemica: Mass in Time of Pandemic” sung by the Vermont Choral UnionFirst Congregational Church of St. Albans
Vermont Choral Union member Maarten van Ryckevorsel was inspired to compose the Missa Pandemica, during the Pandemic in 2020. on the program: Marques Garrett’s “My Heart Be Brave,” “The Road Home,” by Stephen Paulus, three settings of “O Magnum Mysterium”, plus other compositions of seasonal music. NOTE: All Vermont Choral Union Members are vaccinated. Masks are required for all audience members to gain entrance to this event. There will be no refunds issued to those who refuse to wear a mask.

December 5, 10 am-4 pm Tree Showcase, Dance & Musical Performances, Train & Doll Displays, PLUS A concert by the 40th US Army Band – St. Albans City Hall
Local dancers and musicians offer a series of public performances throughout the day to celebrate the start of the season. City Hall will be decorated for “A Traditional Vermont Christmas
1 pm – Up North Dance Studio 3 pm – Electric Youth Dance Company
Display of Scangus dolls, courtesy of decorator & crafter Pam Cross Model train layout, courtesy of Jim Murphy Crafts and gifts available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Festival’s charities.
Northside Baptist Church will be selling holiday cookies! Buy a ticket (or three) for the tree raffle – many of the trees will be available for raffle. Please consider making a donation, or bringing a non-perishable food item.

December 10, 6 pm Holiday Tractor Parade, presented by the Dairy Farmers of America /St. Albans Creamery & Supply
A merry display of beautifully lit farm vehicles, tractors, hayers, first responder vehicles, and more! Parade route begins at the Co-Op, winding up Federal, Lake, Main and through the City. This year there will be no pre-parade events at the store.

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