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Posted on: November 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Merry Maple Festival and Tree Lighting

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Join the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst BID as we welcome the holidays in Amherst on the Town Common Friday, December 2, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Fire trucks, Hay rides, crafts, sing a longs, a parade for Santa's arrival!

3:00 p.m. - 4::00 p.m. Fire Station Open House: Visit the Amherst Fire Department and experience a life-size fire engine with all its bells and whistles.   The Amherst Police Department will also be on hand to give kids an opportunity to check out a genuine Amherst Police cruiser with face painting too! 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hayrides by Muddy Brook Farm (arrive/depart from Town Common); 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Craft Room:  Face painting and crafts for the kids (Town Hall - Town Room); 

4:30 p.m. Amherst Regional Middle School Chorus on the steps of Town Hall Steps;   

4:45 p.m. Lighting of the Merry Maple (lights courtesy of the Amherst BID); 

5:30 p.m. Minuteman Marching Band parade: Santa to be delivered by the Amherst Fire Department, accompanied by the UMass Marching Band.  Sing-a-longs & loads of fun! 

 6:30 p.m. Visits with Santa at the Amherst Historical Museum Strong House (located next to the Jones Library) and have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy cookies! 

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