Berkshire Eagle Staff


Adams Youth Center

Make It and Take It: Join the Adams YC (and Santa) for a morning of arts and crafts: reindeer, stufed dolls, pine cone swag, clay pot snowmen, cokkies and more. Some crafts are free. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Santa at noon. 20 East St., Adams.

Becket Athenaeum

Becket-Washington Community Li bra ry annual gala, 7 to 11 p.m. Desserts, music and dancing and a silent auction of goods and services from local businesses and artisans. Chimney Corners YMCA in Becket.

Bennington Museum

Family Day and Children's Shopping Day, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any child under 18 who brings a personal care item for an adult or child gets in free. Items will go to BROC in Bennington.Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery hunt, crafts and more. Children's Shopping Boutique with volunteers to help children choose gifts for friends and family. Community-created exhibit of designed and decorated holiday trees, with objects from the museum's collection. 75 Main St. Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571,

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Holiday Marketplace: Garden transforms into a festive market. Gallery of Wreaths and a juried group of regional artisans. Holiday blooms, fresh centerpieces, swags, boxwood topiaries, boxwood kits, herb baskets and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Free admission. (413) 298-3926,

Berkshire Museum

Holiday Flash Mob concerts Sat urdays and Sundays in December, string quartets and carolers with Berkshire Music School. ‘Festival of Trees.' 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171, www.berk

Board Game Swap

Hilltown Families annual Board Game Swap, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Meekers Library, Williamsburg, Free. www.

Christmas Bazaar

St. Peter's Christmas Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wreathes, greens, beeswax candles ... Cookie walk. Lunch available. St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, County Route 7, Spencertown, N.Y. (518) 392-3386,

Cookie Walk

Undermountain Elementary School auction, book sale, plant sale, performers -- and cookies, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Great Barrington Holiday Stroll

Townwide holiday with lights and music, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Holiday story hour at Mason Library, 3 p.m. Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce,

Hildene for the Holidays

Apple cider, Vermont tastings and fresh cider doughnuts, pine boughs and sounds of the season. Live music by Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble. Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-1788,

Holiday Fair

First Congregational Church of Lee's annual holiday fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the proceeds goes to the Central Berkshire Habitat for Hu man ity. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Boy Scouts will sell Christmas Trees. 25 Park Place, Lee. or (413) 243-1033.

Holly Fair

First Congretaional Church fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked Goods, Green ery, Toys & Gifts, Grandma's Attic, Hand knits, Raffle, Luncheon, Santa Claus Stockbridge.

Humane Society Boutique

Café Chic: Pop-Up Boutique for Ladies to benefit Berkshire Humane Society and Purradise cat shelter. Early Bird shopping 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission noon to 6 p.m. Berkshire Functional Fitness: 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lebanon Valley Farmers Market

Holiday market with local vegetables, meats, baked goods, flowers, handcrafted furniture, local musicians, and visits from Santa and Kobe the alligator. (413) 884-3446.

Lessons and Carols

Annual concert and reading of the Biblical Christmas story, 4 p.m. Icelandic music from Williams College Concert and Chamber choirs. Thomp son Memorial Chapel, Williams Col lege, Williamstown.

Light up the Holidays

Dalton Civic Arts Committee presents 18th light up the holidays parade, 5 to 8 p.m.Parade to the CRA/Union Block, where Santa will light the tree. Visit the new home of the Berkshire Carousel, 6 to 8 p.m., for cookies and cider. Music by David Grover 6 to 7 p.m. and by Central Berkshire Regional fifth-grade band, 7 to 8 p.m. Downtown Dal

Main Street at Christmas

Holiday House Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit historic properties, B&Bs, and Inn. Children's Holiday Story Time, 11 a.m. Stockbridge Library, free. Caroling Luminaria Walk, 6 to7 p.m. in front of The Red Lion Inn. Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church with the the Berkshire Lyric Chorus and the Blafield Children's Chorus. Stock bridge Main Street, Route 7. (413) 298-5200,

Meet Santa

Meet and greet for children at Spencertown Fire House, 3 to 5 p.m., free. 1 Memorial Drive, Spen certown, N.Y. (518) 392-3386, www.spen cer

The Mount

Pride and Prejudice Book Release and High Tea, 4 p.m. Open for the holidays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with new Backstairs tour, noon and 2 p.m. Learn about the daily routines and the men and women who ran The Mount. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

New Marlborough Fair

New Marlborough Central School and Monterey School fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Silent auction, Christmas Tree Sale, book and bake sale, crafts, games, horse-drawn carriage rides. New Marlborough Central School, Mill River.

Sheffield Festival of Holidays

Old Stone Store open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work by local artisans, jams, jellies, nuts, stocking stuffers and ornaments, candies and more. Holiday House, 1 to 5 p.m.: 18th-century Dan Raymond House, decorated for the holidays, opens for tours. Sheffield His torical Society, 161 Main St., Route 7, Sheffield.

Wreath Making

Annual Wreath-Making Workshop at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 1 to 4 p.m. Boughs from the MFFC farm, and ribbons are provided. All ages are welcome. at 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. Fee for materials, but admission to 30 miles of trails is free. Register (802) 394-7836,

Williamstown Holiday Walk

30th annual town-wide celebration. Reindog parade on Spring Street, 3 p.m. Santa and elves visit the Log with cookie bake-off and hot cocoa 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Music and entertainment. Williamstown Community Chest Penny Social in Lasell Gym, 3 to 6. Reading of "A Christmas Carol" in The Log at 4:45 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Tree Show case at the First Congregational Church, 2 to 5 p.m. Candlelight caroling and tree lighting 5:45 to 6 p.m. Williams College Museum of Art annual sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.wil liams

Winter Walk

Hosted by the Hudson Opera House. Carolers, Horse-Drawn Carriages, Mu sicians, Performers, Festive Lights, Fireworks, Santa Claus, and much more. 5-8 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY.