Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5–6 p.m. NEW BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
City of New Bedford Downtown Tree Lighting
New Bedford Festival Theater executive producer Armand Marchand will emcee this year’s tree-lighting celebration.
A parade will march from William Street, near the Whaling Museum, to the library steps at 4:30 p.m. New Bedford High School’s marching band, color guard, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will participate in the procession.
Mayor Mitchell will deliver remarks at the library, followed by a sing-along with New Bedford Festival Theater. A mix of classic holiday hits and new selections will be sung. Songbooks will be provided.
New Life Church and Community Services will provide free hot chocolate.
All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Jack Foundation. Participants are encouraged to wear an ugly holiday sweater and make a $20 donation. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite or at the door on the event day.
Schedule of stops: 1 p.m.— Vault Music Hall & Pub 2 p.m. — Freestones City Grill 3 p.m. — Rose Alley Ale House 4 p.m. — Cork Wine & Tapas 5 p.m. — PLAY Arcade
Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1–5 p.m. JAMES ARNOLD MANSION
29th annual Holiday House Tour
Discover what makes New Bedford architecture unique by participating in the annual Holiday House Tour. The tour begins with a brunch at the New Bedford Preservation Society headquarters at the James Arnold Mansion at 11 a.m. During tour hours, a holiday raffle and silent auction will be held. Brunch reservations are suggested but not required. Reservations for brunch can be made by calling 508-997-7431.
Tour tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. NEW BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
NBSO: Holiday Pops
This season’s spirit is alive and well with Yaniv, NBSO musicians, and special guests, including The Showstoppers and Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra. The 3:30 p.m. matinee is suitable for children and the young. The evening show has more music, but all ages will enjoy it. Both performances last about one hour without an intermission.
Tickets for both performances cost $20–43 and $10 for students.
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