Christmas Services Around the Island

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day religious services around the Island.

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The Twelve Days of Vineyard Christmas
Paul Karasik

Take 12: A Vineyard twist on the familiar Christmas classic.

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All Aglow in Oak Bluffs for Tree Lighting Party
Landry Harlan

A huge holiday crowd of kids wearing red antlers and parents sipping hot cocoa filled Post Office Square Wednesday evening for the annual Oak Bluffs tree lighting.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Across the Vineyard, this holiday season unfolds in myriad small events that twinkle like so many lights on Island streets, in churches and schools. Looking about us in this season, we find fresh reasons to rejoice in calling the Vineyard home.

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Christmas in Edgartown Is Coming

Ready to stuff stockings instead of turkeys, Edgartown has begun to prepare for the annual Christmas in Edgartown weekend. Events take place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9.

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Christmas Festival and Organ Concert
Vineyard Gazette
The Methodist Church and Society of this place have decided to hold in their church, on Christmas Eve, Thursday the 24th inst., a grand Christmas Festival. Two or more noble Trees will be placed in the church on which Christmas presents will be hung, and from which they will be given out by a Committee appointed. The Committee request that all presents be brought in to them in the vestry of the Church on the forenoon of that day, or at farthest as early as two o’clock P.M. The Church will be decorated somewhat with Evergreens.
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They Have Seen Nearly a Century of Yuletides
Catherine C. Leach
Ninety-four Vineyard Christmas birthdays!
Although Mrs. Annie Vincent holds the Boston Post cane as senior resident of Edgartown (she turned 94 last May, if I am correct) she was not born on Christmas Day itself ninety-four years ago. This seasonable distinction belongs to Christine Pease, who will celebrate her 94th birthday and Christmas together a week from Sunday. What changes she must have seen in Edgartown’s Yuletide celebration!
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Lights Are Grand, But Give the Trees a Hand

When it comes to Christmas trees, Oak Bluffs landscaper Mark Crossland might be the Martha’s Vineyard champion of good cheer. Each year he and his employees create a handsome light display in Ocean Park.

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Away in an Ag Hall; Pageant Is West Tisbury Tradition

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury puts on its annual pageant at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The tradition dates at least to the 1950s.

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