The annual lighting of the Merry Maple will take place on Friday December 1 on the town common with a slate of activites planned from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.
The Lighting of the Merry Maple will include the following festivities:
3-6 p.m. – Fire Station Open House: Visit the Amherst Fire Department and experience a life-size fire engine with all its bells and whistles.
4-6 p.m. – Horse Drawn Rides: by Muddy Brook Farm (arrive/depart main Town Common)
Atkins Farms Cider Donuts and Cider, and S’Mores & Firepits hosted by Amherst College (on Spring Street Lot)
4:30 p.m. – Amherst Regional Middle School Chorus (Inn on Boltwood Front Steps)
5:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Merry Maple (on the main Town Common), Lights courtesy of the Amherst Business Improvement District, next to the Arches!
5:30 p.m. – UMass Marching Band parade: Santa will be delivered by the Amherst Fire Department and accompanied by the UMass Marching Band, and joined by Flakey (the mascot of the annual Winterfest celebration in Amherst) of Amherst Recreation for photos. Sing-alongs and merry fun with our sponsors.
Presenting Sponsor – bankESB
Supporting Sponsor – Amherst College
In partnership with – Muddy Brook Farm, Down Right Productions, District Attorney David E. Sullivan, Amherst Recreation, Amherst Fire Department, Amherst Police Department