WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, December 2, 2018:
#1) Festival of Trees
We’re One Wilmington is holding its 8th Annual Festival of Trees from 9am to 3pm in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue. Admission is free for this family-friendly event. Raffle tickets will be available for $10 per sheet of 25. Try your chance at winning one of the over 100 trees, baskets and wreaths!
There will also be a bake sale, live entertainment, and non-profit fundraisers.
Live Entertainment Schedule:
- 9:45am Laine Stockman, pianist
- 11am-12pm Elisabeth Hayduk, violinist
- 12:30-1 pm Wilmingtones – WMS Acapella
- 1:15-2:15 pm Ben Packer, Piano, WHS
- 9am-3pm Wilmington Youth Soccer: Winter hats and backpacks
- 9am-3pm Wilmington Pop Warner: Ornaments
- 9am-3pm Parish of the Transfiguration Youth Group: Advent calendars
- 9am-3pm Wilmington Community Fund: Wilmington ornaments
#2) Meet Bruins Great Rick Middleton At “Toys For Tots” Drive
Boston Bruins great Rick “Nifty” Middleton will join West Real Estate for a “Toys for Tots” Drive from 1pm to 3pm at The West Real Estate office (386 Main Street, Wilmington). Bring in a new, unwrapped toy or a $10 donation and receive an autographed photo of Boston Bruins alumni Rick Middleton. Bring your cameras! Radio Station AMP 1033 will be on hand playing music and providing giveaways. There will be several raffles. Please contact 978-758-0412 with any questions.
#3) Wilmington Farmers Market — Holiday Edition
The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open from 2pm to 4pm in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).
The following vendors will be on hand:
- Arrowhead Farm
- Beads by Barbara
- Bee Balm Co.
- Hannah’s Herbals
- Juice Box Diva
- Purple Carrot Bread
- Polish Prince Pierogi
- Seafood Express
- Susan Anton LMT
- Sweet Lydia’s
Additional attractions include:
- Wilmington Figure Skating Club at the Community Table
- Balloons with Yarrow
- Make Beaded Snowflakes at the Kids Table
#4) Alternative Gift Fair
The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is holding an Alternative Gift Fair from 9am to 12:30pm in the church’s Coffee Room. The Fair will also take place on Sunday, December 2, from 2pm to 4pm, during the Wilmington Farmers Market at the Church.
Create a new gift-giving tradition, while prioritizing meaning over materials and filling a need for a person or community.
Volunteers from the following organizations will be present to discuss their giving programs:
- Alternative House
- Father’s Uplift
- First City Homeless Services
- Groundwork Lawrence
- Heifer International
- High Street Food Pantry
- National Justice For Our Neighbors
- Silver Lining LGBTQ Mentoring
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- WUMC Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
- WUMC Youth Mission Trips
- and more!
#5 Town Museum’s Annual Holiday Social
Wilmington’s Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its Annual Holiday Social from 1pm to 4pm. This old-fashioned holiday celebration features fun for the entire family, including:
- Children’s holiday craft room
- Seasonal music
- Holiday decorations
Decorated wreathes and swags will be for sale. A donation of $5 per person, or $15 per family, is suggested. Have a question about the event? Call the Tavern at 978-658-5475.
BONUS THINGS TO DO:
New England Brass Band Christmas Concert
The New England Brass Band is holding a Christmas concert at 3pm at the Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue).
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas music for the entire family. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, with a maximum of $30 per family. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The New England Brass Band (NEBB) is a national award-winning 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble, adhering to the instrumentation of the “British Brass Band” tradition. NEBB rehearses weekly in Wilmington and draws auditioned volunteer players from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine.
CDs will be available for purchase at the concert. Light refreshments will follow the concert. For further information, contact 978-658-2264.
May Center School’s Annual Craft Fair
The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities(50 Concord Street) is hosting its Annual Craft Fair from 11am to 4pm. The fair will feature handmade crafts and items from more than 30 local artisans and vendors. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the bake sale and purchase delicious cookies, cakes, and breads. Be sure to enter the drawing for a chance to win some great prizes. Proceeds from this event support the children and adolescents with autism who attend the school.
Breakfast With Santa (SOLD OUT!)
The Wilmington Sons of Italy is holding its Annual “Breakfast with Santa” at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Two sittings are available – 8:30am to 10am and 10:30am to noon. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, waffles, hash brown patties, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Please note this ticked event is SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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