Holly Higinbotham
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.
Christmas in Edgartown
Edgartown Board of Trade
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.
Christmas in Edgartown


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.


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.
A decided chill, no doubt blowing down from the North Pole, caused a festive crowd to bundle up tight for the annual lighting of the Edgartown Light.
On Memorial Wharf in Edgartown a tower of lobster pots was gathered, built and decorated by Sandy Fisher.
>Celebrate the 37th Annual Christmas in Edgartown with the Vineyard Gazette at its Good Tidings and Gift Wrapping event.

For the 37th straight year Edgartown transforms itself into a holiday wonderland for Christmas in Edgartown. From Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 the festivities will be as continuous as they are varied. Sponsored by the Edgartown Board of Trade, the weekend is an all-inclusive event with over 100 businesses joining the fun, including Santa visits, horse and carriage rides, singing and strolling, shopping and eating.