Pittsfield Tree Lighting Headlines Inaugural ‘Downtown Festive Frolic’
The City of Pittsfield's downtown area will certainly be a holiday hub.
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. announced the first annual "Downtown Festive Frolic", which takes place Friday, Dec. 7 between 4 and 8 p.m.
"The community is invited to come downtown and enjoy free and low-cost family-friendly activities in honor of the holiday season," Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. said in a release. "Enjoy 16 art shows, crafts and cookie decorating, the Park Square tree lighting, reduced admission to the Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum, a free Salsa lesson, and more. Downtown shops will be open late with great deals perfect for early holiday shopping and restaurants will be serving up specials for those attending the Festive Frolic. Be on the lookout for our Caroling Flash Mob and surprises throughout the evening."
There will also be a collaboration with with night's scheduled "First Fridays Artswalk" for 16 art shows featuring local artists. A free-guided tour will kick off at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Avenue.
According to Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., here are some of the things you can look forward to during the Frolic:
Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees: Special Artswalk admission price is only $5 and museum members just $3 from 5-8 p.m.
Holiday Show & Sale at NUarts Gallery: Hands-on Holiday Tree Fiber-arts Weave and Cookie Decorating Contest
Sixth Annual Whimsy: Whitney Center for the Arts
Berkshire Flower Show: Colonial Theatre from 5-7 p.m. In addition, there will be a performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group Carolers at 5:45.
Park Square Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m.: "Get in the holiday spirit at the Park Square tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy carols performed by the Taconic High School Chorus and hot chocolate provided by Patrick’s Pub. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive after the tree is lit.
"Those planning to attend the ceremony are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Christian Center’s food pantry."
For the rest of the evening's events, along with special discounts from BIGG Daddy's Philly Steak House, Hotel on North, Hot Harry's, Patrick's Pub and more, you can check those out here.