Chicopee to hold Christmas tree lighting, visit from Santa


Motorists should expect partial closures of downtown streets including Front, Center and Exchange for the event.

Main Street Director Tim Moore said the parade is one of the biggest in the surrounding areas each year.

Then, the Christmas parade begins at 2 p.m. from the Town Park on Route 9N and features floats, carolers, a dressed-up doggy competition and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Hatton will hold a Christmas parade on Sunday at 3 p.m. Enjoy music from local choirs and keep warm with hot chocolate compliments of Boy Scout Troop 171. This parade will end at the Vinton War Memorial after taking a route downtown.

HAGUE | The annual Holiday in Hague celebration is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 2 with a parade and visit from Santa Claus.

Things kick-off Friday with the city of Richmond Hill's annual Chili Cook Off from 6-9 J.F. Gregory Park. And although it's tempting to get a pretty picture, drones are prohibited at the Fredericksburg Christmas Parade. - The parade starts at Breckinridge Elementary School and winds through Historic Fincastle (; 473-2200). The tree-lighting ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m. on the town hall lawn.