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10 Festive Activities Around the Corner...


1."Holiday Magic" Concert to Benefit The Charity Guild - Friday, December 3rd
Christmas carols will mix with doo-wop and rock of the 50's and 60's at the "Holiday Magic" concert to benefit The Charity Guild's food pantry in Brockton. The vocalists will be Nancy Battaglia Gustafson, Lia Macrina and Lisa Villani, accompanied by Alice Carey. Special guest artist will be Fran Botelho-Hoeg, a singer who won the POP Search nationwide competition of the Boston Pops in 2005. The event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and the performance at 8 p.m. at Thorny Lea Golf Club,150 Torrey Street, Brockton. Tickets are $50. Only 150 will be sold, and they can be ordered by calling The Charity Guild at (508) 583-5280. For more information please visit,

2. Holiday Hayrides- December 3rd - January 3rd
 Matfield Maple Farm begins its Forest of Lights Holiday Hayrides Dec. 3 and continuing through Jan. 3. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. and leaving on the hour every hour through 8 p.m. 107 Matfield St., West Bridgewater, Closed Dec. 24 & 25. For more information, please call 508-588-9858 or visit

3. 27th Annual East Bridgewater Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 4th
Arts and crafts show from 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. followed by a gathering on the common including pony rides, a Randolph Chapel Chimes Concert, raffles, food, prizes, and a charity Christmas tree and wreath sale. For more information visit,

4. Brockton Symphony Holiday Pops - Sunday, December 5th
Feinberg competition co-winner Violinist Jaclyn Freshman and soprano Jean Danton will perform. South Middle School Chorus directed by Lisa Villani. Light classics and holiday favorites. The concert will be held at West Middle School, West St. Brockton at 3:00 p.m. For more information please call 508-588-3841 or visit

5. Channukah Celebration- Monday, December 5th
A family celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, including an obstacle course, crafts, musicians and more, will be held on December 5th, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Academy of Gymnastics, 808 West St., Stoughton. Cost: $10/family. Register at This event is sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Jewish Family and Children's Service. To learn more, contact 781-795-0510 or email

6. Holiday Jazz Concert - Sunday, December 6th
Enjoy a holiday concert with the Sharon Concert Band and the Roy Scott Big Band featuring a special guest jazz vocalist and recording artist Amanda Carr, hailed as "a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes" by the Wall Street Journal. The concert will take place at Sharon High School, 118 Pond Street, Sharon at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more information call 508-789-0159 or visit

7. Visit the Enchanted Village - Saturday, December 6th
A Magical Morning at the Enchanted Village will be Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jordan's Furniture, Avon. Experience an exclusive private viewing of the iconic Enchanted Village during its inaugural year at Jordan's. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Jimmy Fund. Ticket price includes food and appearances by various holiday characters. Ticket prices: Adults $25 and Children (11 and under) $15. Tickets are available at For regular Enchanted Village hours and information visit,

8. Irish Christmas for the whole family! - Saturday, December 11th
A full buffet breakfast all morning, special visit from Santa Claus with a little present for the kids, Irish dancing, Christmas carolers, children's author and holiday hay rides (holiday hay rides are $3 per person). This event will take place from 8am - 12pm and admission is $10 per person (children under 3 are FREE) The Irish Cultural Centre is located at 200 New Boston Drive, Canton. For more information please call 781-821-8291 or visit

9. Jingle Bell Run - Saturday, December 11th
Enjoy a 2 mile fun run/walk to benefit the Enterprise Helping Hands Fund. Registration-12pm, race time- 1pm, at the Westgate Hotel and Conference Center, 195 Westgate Drive, Brockton. $20 cash or check, tax deductible for adults, children under 12- $10 or one new unwrapped toy. Enjoy food donated by the Grill and other local restaurants, prizes, silent auction and holiday cheer. The first 100 to register will receive a free prize.Festive holiday costumes encouraged- prizes will be awarded. For more information, please email

10. Annual Christmas Parade, Stoughton - Saturday, December 11th
The Stoughton Community Events Committee invites you to attend the Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 11th.The parade will start at 2:00 pm at Stoughton High School, turn left onto Pearl Street, turn right onto Central Street, turn right onto Washington Street, bear left onto Park Street, and end at Walnut Street. There will be bleachers set up in Stoughton center for a reviewing stand. After the Parade, come to the Stoughton High School cafeteria to meet Santa Claus and get a free picture with him courtesy of Walgreen's. For more information please visit,

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