5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, December 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, December 9, 2018:

#1) Santa Parade

Santa and his helpers will be traveling through Wilmington and making some stops!

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 10:20 AM to 10:50AM — Shawsheen School
  • 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM — Town Hall
  • 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM — Woburn Street School
  • 02:40 PM to 03:10 PM — North Intermediate School

Santa and his volunteers will be staying for 30 minutes at each stop. At these stops, children will be able to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and take photos! Santa’s helpers will be collecting toys For Wilmington children, food for the Wilmington Food Pantry and collecting letters for the troops. A table will be set up at each stop to provide people the opportunity to write letters to the troops. Public Safety and Public Works vehicles will be available for tours and to have your kids take photos with.

In between scheduled stops, Santa will be traveling through the following neighborhoods:

  • 8:00 AM-10:20 AM: Deming Way, Marion St, Chestnut St (Apple tree to Woburn Line), Towpath, Apple Tree, Woburn St (Eames to West) West St (Lowell to Woburn) Lowell St, Parker, Adams, Middlesex (Adams to Clark), Wilmington Plaza, Canal/Burt Rd/Harris neighborhood, Forest, Boutwell (Aldrich to Carter) Apache, Aldrich Rd
  • 10:50 AM-11:40 AM: Grace Dr, Harold Ave, Reed St, Pouliot Place, Nichols St, Fairmedow Rd, Russel Rd, New Hampshire St, Moore St, Manning Rd, Lake St (Shawsheen Ave to Grove Ave), Grove Ave, Mass Ave
  • 12:10 PM-01:00 PM: Brattle St, Garden Ave, St, Paul, Cary St, King St, Broad St, Seneca and Tacoma, Glen Rd, Glendale Cir, Lawrence St, Oakdale Rd, Judith, CedarCrest, Pinewood Rd, North St, Dadant Dr, Marcia Rd, Linda Rd, High St.
  • 2:10 PM-3:10 PM: Hathaway Rd, Chapman Ave, Sheridan Rd Gunderson Rd, Evans Dr, Draper Dr, Marie Dr, Park St, Gowing Rd, Marcus Rd, Freeport Dr, Heather Dr, Lucaya Cir, Woburn St (Park St to Concord St) Middlesex Ave (Federal Hill to North Intermediate)
  • 3:40 PM- Finish: Avalon Dr (Square Section), Fiorenza Dr, Ashwood Ave, Arlene Ave/ Ella Ave/Dorothy neighborhood, Evergreen Dr, Salem St Cunningham St, Faulkner Ave to Station

Please note the neighborhoods and times are not set in stone. Some neighborhoods may be cut due to delays in order for Santa to get to a stop on time. We will try to keep to schedule. Follow the Parade’s Facebook page for live updates.

#2) Antique Show At Shriners Auditorium

The largest indoor antiques show in New England is coming to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington from 11am to 4pm.

The show, which features more than 100 dealers with an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and decorative arts plus a great selection of rare and vintage books and ephemera, has been named one of the best antique fairs by Yankee Magazine. The complete list of participating dealers can be found HERE.

Admission costs $10. Children under 12 are FREE with a paying adult. Click HERE for a 50% off coupon ($5 value).

New England Antique Show

#3) 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.

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!

#4 Nutcracker from Northeast Youth Ballet In Andover

Five Wilmington residents will perform in Northeast Youth Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” The local residents are Cecilia DaCunha, Jacqueline McGonigle, Michaela McGonigle, Elly O’Connell and Emily Pinto.

Northeast Youth Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is the enchanting journey of a young girl named Clara in 1835 Germany who embarks on a journey through a winter wonderland to a palace of sugary sweets. Featuring the talents of more than 160 dancers who auditioned from the Greater Boston area, along with international guest artists hailing from Chile, Italy, Colombia and New York, the production will return to the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover. “The Nutcracker” will run December 6 to December 9. Tickets range from $27 to $35 and can be obtained through http://northeastyouthballet.org or by calling 800-595-4849.

#5 Middlesex Canal Museum 

The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.

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