Lights, Teddy Bears, Chowder: Christmas in Edgartown Is Coming

In Edgartown the official start of Christmas is Thursday, Dec. 10 as the 34th annual Christmas in Edgartown festivities arrive once again and continue through Sunday, Dec. 13.

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Welcoming Santa and Christmas Cheer at Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting
Heather Hamacek

Children and adults alike donned reindeer antlers and gathered outside, clasping cups of hot chocolate and waiting for the tree lighting and an appearance by Santa.

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Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting Sets the Stage

Welcome once again to the Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting, the annual green light for all things Christmas to begin in earnest.

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Festival of Wreaths at Edgartown Federated Church

The Sixth Annual Festival of Wreaths will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Federated Church.

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Gifts for All, Good Tidings for Vineyard
Phyllis Meras
'Twas Christmas Eve and Santa Claus was readying for his trip to see his Vineyard friends, of course, but traveling not by ship, nor ferry boat nor freight boat nor on the Island Queen. He comes by air each Christmastide thanks to his reindeer team.
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Wonder of Christmas Knows No Age Limit; Marvels Abound
Terry Martinson
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.
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Christmas Comes to Edgartown With Parade, Lighthouse Lighting
Sara Brown

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.

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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.
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Never Too Old or Furry to Love Christmas in Edgartown
Bill Eville
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.
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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.

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