Eager for Christmas Elves

Santa can’t do it all alone. Christmas wouldn’t happen without all of those elves.

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Cold Day, Warm Hearts for Christmas in Edgartown Parade

Main street Edgartown looked like the height of summer on Saturday, with sidewalks overflowing with bundled-up people for the annual Christmas parade.

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Helping the Holidays Shine Is Grand Gatchell Tradition

For the last 38 years, Robert and Lynn Gatchell have turned their yard on County Road in Oak Bluffs into a holiday extravaganza, lighting up every night to celebrate the season.

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Glow Time: Christmas in Edgartown Off to Festive Start

Christmas in Edgartown is from Dec. 8 through 11, and the town will be packed with holiday activities.

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Christmas in Edgartown Is Coming

Get the reindeer ready and the sleigh saddled up because Christmas in Edgartown begins Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Police Investigate Vandalism of Ocean Park Christmas Decorations

Oak Bluffs police are investigating vandalism to the Christmas decorations in Ocean Park, the department announced Saturday.

The trees made of Christmas lights and other decorations in the park, provided by Crossland Landscape, were vandalized sometime overnight Friday, the department said in a Facebook post Saturday morning.

Lieut. Timothy Williamson told the Gazette that three of the trees were knocked down.

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Holiday Helper

“Dear Santa — Andrew Bacheller is four years old and is asking you for three motorcycles. Happy Holidays. His Mom, Vineyard Haven.”

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Gifts for All, Good Tidings for Vineyard

Santa made his list, checked it twice and then prepared to fly to the Vineyard. This year the trusty Gay Head Light helps him find his way.

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Concert and Pageant in West Tisbury

On Sunday, Dec. 20, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will hold its annual holiday concert. This year, the rarely heard Christmas Story by the 17th century German composer, Heinrich Schütz, will be performed. But wait, there’s more.

The church choir will be joined by the newly-formed Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Orchestra with trumpets, trombones, woodwind and strings to help make spirits soar.

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