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December 1, 2023
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Town Common - across the street from 30 Boltwood Avenue

30 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Free and open to the public.
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2023 Lighting of the Merry Maple

Friday, December 1, 2023

The illumination is only one part of the merriest downtown Amherst events. The Lighting of the Merry Maple will include the following festivities:
3-6 pm – Fire Station Open House:  Visit the Amherst Fire Department and experience a life-size fire engine with all its bells and whistles.
4-6 pm – Horse Drawn Rides: by Muddy Brook Farm (arrive/depart mainTown Common)
 Atkins Farms Cider Donuts and Cider, and 
S'Mores & Firepits hosted by Amherst College (on Spring Street Lot)
4:30 pm – Amherst Regional Middle School Chorus (Inn on Boltwood Front Steps)
5:00 pm – Lighting of the Merry Maple (on the main Town Common), Lights courtesy of the Amherst BID, next to the Arches!
5:30 pm – UMass Marching Band parade: Santa will be delivered by the Amherst Fire Department and accompanied by the UMass Marching Band, and joined by Flakey of Amherst Recreation for photos. Sing-alongs and merry fun with our sponsors.

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