Merchants and Churches Work Together On a Christmas Program for Edgartown

One shopkeeper says she senses more enthusiasm and gaiety among shoppers, and a local innkeeper appreciates the way people don’t seem to be rushing through the holidays. Interspersing shopping with caroling, tree lighting and concerts is what the Old Fashioned Christmas in Edgartown  program is all about, and organizer Fred Hurley reports that attendance at these events has been steady.

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Edgartown Light Glows Again for the Holiday
Louisa Hufstader
The traditional lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse took place Friday evening on a windless, starry night. Christmas in Edgartown is absent the throngs of people this year, but downtown shops are open and the seaside town is decked out for the holiday.
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Christmas in Edgartown Sees a Sparkling Revival

People visiting the village of Edgartown this weekend may feel as if they’ve stepped through a magic portal into a world of Christmas past that is one part Charles Dickens novel and one part Frank Capra movie.

With the return of Christmas in Edgartown, a longtime tradition that had largely faded until recently, there will be children jingle-belling, marshmallows for toasting and much mistletoe-ing.

So be of good cheer — because as organizers of the holiday extravaganza will tell you, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

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Spirited Effort Will Spur Your Holiday Spirit

Here’s a proposed expedition every bit as adventurous (but not nearly as brutal) as Capt. Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island: Why not sit down with loved ones and plan to attend every last event being staged over the coming weekend — Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 — of the Christmas In Edgartown extravaganza?

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Christmas in Edgartown Means Parade, Music, Bazaars, Food

Here’s a proposed expedition every bit as adventurous (but not nearly as brutal) as Capt. Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island: Why not sit down with loved ones and plan to attend every last event being staged over the coming weekend — Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 — of the Christmas In Edgartown extravaganza?

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Christmas in Edgartown Brings Glad Tidings
Aaron Wilson
This year the emphasis for Christmas in Edgartown is still on good cheer but with a healthy does of safety, too.
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Edgartown Set to Start Reopening Town Hall
Noah Asimow
The first floor of the Edgartown town hall is finally set to reopen by appointment only on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
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Rain Can't Dampen Christmas in Edgartown Spirit
Will Sennott
From the parade to the Minnesingers, Christmas in Edgartown kept the holiday traditions humming all weekend long.
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All Roads and Sleighs Lead to Christmas in Edgartown, 38th Annual Event
Will Sennott
The lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse kicked off the 38th annual Christmas in Edgartown Friday, followed by the parade Saturday morning. Weekend activities run through Sunday.
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Ringing in the Holiday Season Down Main Street
Noah Asimow
Dozens of floats, hundreds of spectators, and thousands ­(or what seemed like thousands) of people dressed up in red, green and “Grinch” gathered along Main street for the annual Christmas in Edgartown parade.
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