August 13, 2022

The Merchants of Chester Present The Annual Holiday Night

The merchants of Chester will present The Annual Holiday Night in Chester, onĀ  Friday, December 2, 2011. The annual tree-lighting and sing along will begin at 6:00 pm – Art Gallery, restaurant and shop opening receptions from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Holiday Night Festival, co-sponsored by the Town of Chester, Chester Rotary Club and the Merchants of Chester, will begin at the Chester Flag Pole between Main Street and Maple Street with the annual tree-lighting and sing along at 6:00 pm. Join our community as we gather to sing carols around the decorated Christmas Tree (click here for the song list). Most Shops, Restaurants and Galleries in Chester will be open for the Special Event to showcase our unique wares, gifts, menus and art work from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Evening highlights will include a sing-along led by local talent, the children’s decorating of the tree, and special merchant events and gallery openings. The Chester Boy Scouts Troop 13 will line the streets with luminarias, while Saint Lucia Girls stroll around with goodies. The Garden Club will decorate the lampposts, adding to the holiday feeling we all enjoy. There will be plenty of demonstrations, exhibits, openings and of course, shopping. And not to be forgotten, the newest pewter ornament will be on sale by the Chester Hose Company and local merchants throughout the season designed by a Chester artist.

Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center. Limited on street parking is available as portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.

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