Stockbridge Main Street preps for Christmas

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STOCKBRIDGE — Main Street in Stockbridge will step back in time this weekend to recreate Norman Rockwell's iconic painting of the town during the holiday season.

The town will be brimming with Christmas-themed activities beginning Friday night, and the festivities will culminate with Sunday's re-enactment of "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas." This is the 26th year of the event, according to the town's Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday, storytellers from the Stockbridge Library and Museum Archives will present "Stories for the Season" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stockbridge Episcopal Church.

On Saturday, people will meet in front of the Red Lion Inn to sing holiday carols from 6 to 7 p.m. There is no admission.

At 7:30 p.m., the First Congregational Church will host a concert by the Berkshire Lyric Blafield Children's Chorus. General admission for the event is $23.

Sunday will feature the recreation of the Rockwell painting, which the artist began in 1956 and completed in 1967. Vintage automobiles will be parked in the spots occupied in the painting. Main Street will be closed from noon to 2 p.m. for the event.

Roger the Jester will be on the street, and visitors can eat lunch at the Christmas food booth.

Festival music will be provided by the Monument Mountain Regional High School Band. There will also be face painting. Admission for the day is $5 for adults, free to children.

Visitors on Sunday can also hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage for trips up and down Main Street for a fee.


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