Glow Time: Christmas in Edgartown Off to Festive Start
Heather Hamacek

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
Sara Brown

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
Phyllis Meras

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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Io Saturnalia
Suzan Bellincampi

Forget the controversy over whether to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. I am going to be shouting Io Saturnalia to all of my friends!

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Horse-Drawn Hayrides Are Return to Tradition
Alex Elvin

For many people, Christmas on the Vineyard wouldn’t be the same without the sound of bells and hooves making their way past downtown shops. Fred Fisher’s wooden hay wagon and two Belgian draft horses are a familiar sight.

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Sounds of Christmas Serenade West Tisbury

On Sunday at the West Tisbury Congregational Church, the choir and newly formed band brought forth the sounds of Christmas both old and new.

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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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Christmas Services Around the Island

Christmas services around the Island.

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