Wonder of Christmas Knows No Age Limit; Marvels Abound

I have always loved Christmas. For me, Christmas has never lost its wonder. It’s easy to see wonder in the bright eyes of a child. For children, Christmas is magical.

Christmas Comes to Edgartown With Parade, Lighthouse Lighting

The outer harbor was dressed in holiday style Friday as Christmas in Edgartown festivities got underway with the annual lighthouse lighting. Christmas lights are just one of many signs of the season.

Christmas Comes to Edgartown

For more than thirty years on the second weekend in December, Christmas in Edgartown has been celebrated in the classic style of a small New England town.

Never Too Old or Furry to Love Christmas in Edgartown

Away in a hotel, no crib for a bed, a giant six-foot stuffed Teddy Bear named Obie raised his sweet head. The stars in the Vineyard sky looked down where he yawned. The rest of his bear friends, Chappy, Edgar and Tisbeary, lay asleep until dawn.

Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting Is Artful Affair

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Oak Bluffs officially begins the countdown to Christmas with the annual lighting of the tree at Post Office Square. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas 2013

A full moon hung in the December sky this week, casting long shards of light across the darkened landscape of oncoming winter. Hours before sunrise, pale moonbeams shone through the glass panes of a west-facing kitchen door, a silent accompaniment to the small task of grinding fresh coffee. It is called the cold moon this month, and fittingly the Island has been wrapped in bitter cold, its landscape covered with a paper-thin crust of snow.

A Pause Before Christmas Enables Spirit to Flourish

When we embark on our Advent pilgrimage we are heading toward Christmas, a familiar destination. But the patterns and traditions of Christmases past may tug us too quickly to that day. The West Tisbury Congregational Church minister reflects.

Gifts for All, Good Tidings for Island

In the annual Gazette Christmas poem Santa finds something in his sack for almost everyone. Reindeer sightings reported in Menemsha.

Christmas Eve Pageant at Agricultural Hall

The West Tisbury Congregational Church moves over to the Agricultural Hall once again for a 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

In Step With Edgartown’s Holiday Wonderland

It is approximately 471 strides, done at a leisurely saunter, from the steps of the Harbor View Hotel to the steps of the Edgartown Lighthouse. While this may seem like useless trivia, it is actually a Christmas in Edgartown public service announcement.