COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS!
Visit the 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum through Monday, January 2, 2023. Admire 34 fancifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature.
Friends of the Concord Free Public Library invite you to the Annual Holiday Book Sale! December 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Unique, handmade gifts by dozens of Studio and Guest Artists and Artisans, Ceramics Studio Sale, Holiday Cafe, Maker Demos and Arts & Environment Family Drop-In Day on December 4th.
Concord Museum: The Fête – Friday, December 2nd
The Concord Museum transforms into a dazzling holiday wonderland. As one of the Museum’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Fête is a chance to celebrate the season with fellow friends and supporters.
Concord’s holiday charm will be on full display in these festive, unique houses. Gather your friends and bundle up to enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday tour! The theme for 2022’s Holiday House Tour is “Concord Through the Ages”.
Join us for our Holiday Art Sale! This is a perfect opportunity to shop for your loved ones for the holidays. The opening reception will held December 1st, at 5:30pm. Runs December 1st – December 18th!
This year we again invite you to create a holiday gift bag for either a local family or a senior who may be struggling this year. Many past donors have said, “Thank you! This is the most meaningful activity my family does during the holidays!” With demand for our services up significantly Open Table needs more participants to ensure that each of our clients receives a gift bag.
You will be provided with a list of suggested items to fill a gift bag. And we will send reminders and other information each of the first 12 days of December.
Gift bags will be collected in Maynard on Friday, December 16, 2-6pm and at Crosby’s Market in Concord on Saturday, December 17, 10am-1pm. Clients will receive gift bags with the final food distribution of 2022.
One-Hour Singing Sessions and Performance Opportunity for All Ages! There’s no fee to participate, just a love of singing! The Concord Conservatory of Music presents the Community Sing Series.
Join The Umbrella Arts Center and The Old Manse under the light of the full moon on December 7.
Come by to partake in a lantern-making craft, enjoy hot chocolate by the bonfire while listening to moon-inspired stories, and then bring your newly crafted lanterns on a silent, meditative walk through the meadow as the moon rises over the trees, led by C.C. King.
On Saturday, December 10 from 3-6 pm, come shop in the Thoreau Elementary cafeteria for “new-to-you” toys, games and much more! All proceeds benefit class programming, events and more for students at Thoreau Elementary.
Join the West Concord businesses as they celebrate the Holiday Season – carolers, crafts, cocoas, special holiday fare from all of your favorite West Concord shops, and more!
The Concord Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kevin Leong, is pleased to present its annual Winter Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 2:00 and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road
Enjoy some musical holiday cheer with the Concord Band Holiday Pops, a Concord tradition since 1976. Under the direction of Music Director James O’Dell, the Concord Band will perform a mixture of traditional holiday favorites and some new songs for the season.
A Christmas Carol, featuring actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby at the Concord Free Public Library
Join actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby for a funny, heartfelt journey through Charles’ Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM at the Concord Free Public Library.
Join Concord Family Network’s holiday party, Thursday, December 15th at the TriCon Church (though the celebration is non-denominational and all are welcome) in Concord Center, stop by anytime 430-630pm. The event will include festive activities such as a winter craft, a photo booth and holiday music, pizza will be provided. Children (and adults) should plan to wear holiday jammies (adults are welcome to as well :))
This event is free for members, $10 per family for non-members.
The Umbrella Stage Company in partnership with Firebird Pops Orchestra is thrilled to announce our first ever holiday pops concert!
Together with the Firebird Vox choir, the orchestra will sweep you away with magical scores from favorite seasonal blockbusters Home Alone and The Polar Express, classic favorites including Sleigh Ride, The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, and more!
December 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a delightful interactive theater experience!
CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end!!! So put on your performing hats and come play with us!!! Suggested audience ages 2 – 9.
Playtime Theater performs at 53 Church Street, West Concord. All shows begin at 10:30 am.
Tickets: $5.00 per person at the door, cash or check only – no advance sales
Costume Character Day with the Grinch at the Concord Museum December 17th, 1-3pm
Come by the Concord Museum to meet the Grinch! Your heart will grow three sizes when you meet Dr. Seuss’s famous holiday character! Visitors can meet the Grinch and hear the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas! While you’re there, visit Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.
Visit the Gingerbread House at the Main Library Lobby!
Dr. Andrea Resciniti’s giant gingerbread house is now on display in the Main Library Lobby throughout the month of December. This is the 24th gingerbread house Dr. Resciniti, a surgeon at Emerson Hospital, has donated to the Concord Free Public Library since 1982.
Give to your Community – Donate to the Holiday Gift Card Program!
Each year, the Town of Concord’s Community Services Division, in collaboration with the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, organizes a town-wide Holiday Gift Card Program to provide low-income families financial support during the holiday season. Please consider donating a gift card, in any amount, to a family in need. Gift cards from local merchants are especially welcome, as are gift cards from supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, or big box stores.
Donations will be accepted through December 11th. Gift card donations can be mailed to Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator, 55 Church Street, Concord, or they may be placed in the donation drop boxes located at:
• Town House, 22 Monument Square, drop box in entry lobby to the left
• Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, 19 Main Street, Suite #2
• 55 Church Street in West Concord, drop box outside to the right of entry
Questions? Contact Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator at tel. 978-318-3034, or firstname.lastname@example.org