On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7-9, 2012, the Town of Lenox will host the 2nd Annual Lenox Caroling Festival Weekend. The festival is an old fashioned New England gala weekend filled with holiday events. The festival begins on Friday evening, December 7th at dusk with the traditional Christmas Tree lighting in Lilac Park.
The tree will be lit and Santa will arrive by fire truck and lead a procession of children to a party at the Lenox Community Center. While the kids are enjoying Santa’s visit, step over to Ventfort Hall, our fully restored Museum of The Gilded Age and enjoy a special evening reception and concert. Join us around the fire and enjoy a concert by last year’s festival second place winners, the exciting and endlessly innovative M.C.L.A. Allegrettos.
The caroling begins on Saturday at 11:00am. Choirs from all over the Northeast will compete in seven hours of holiday song and celebration at outdoor locations throughout the historic village of Lenox. There will be plenty of
time in between more than twenty individual concerts for shopping in our Lenox shops and lunch at one of our fine restaurants.
At 4:30pm, the daylong concert will culminate with a reception/singalong/awards ceremony at Shakespeare and Company (Bernstein Theater) on Kemble Street. At 7:30pm you can either stay put and attend a presentation of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, or if dancing is more your cup of cheer, attend Dancin at The Mansion presented by Ventfort Hall, one of Lenox’s famous Gilded Age Mansions decked out in holiday splendor.
Sunday, after breakfast at your inn or perhaps a leisurely village brunch (there are several cafes to choose from), from 1-3pm, the Lenox Library will host the 8th annual Gingerbread Contest featuring a group of fantastic edible confections constructed of the sugary cake by some of the Berkshire’s most creative amateur and professional chefs. While at the library, you may browse the library’s holiday book sale. At 3:15pm, you are cordially invited to bring the kids to Ventfort Hall for a Children’s Tea and Concert.
Come join us December 7-9th! The Village of Lenox will be decked out in old fashioned holiday splendor. Holiday fare and entertainment will be featured in Lenox Restaurants. Special Discounted weekend packages are being offered by Lenox Inns and B&B’s through Living Social: View Specials here. For Shopping information in Lenox Village visit our online Village Shops.
Special discounted weekend packages are being offered by many of our Lenox inns and B&B’s through Living Social: View them here.