December 6, 2012

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Kennebec Journal Staff

HINCKLEY -- The 20th Festival of Trees -- Good Will-Hinckley is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Prescott Hall. Decorated trees featuring unique themes and styles is open to the public, free of charge.

Down Home Cooking and tree lighting ceremony is set for 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 children 12 and younger, free for children younger than five. For tickets, call 238-4280 or email hhodgkins@gwh.org.

Rangeley, Oquossoc

ready for Holly Days

RANGELEY/OQUOSSOC -- The ninth annual Mountain Holly Days, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday through Sunday in the villages of Rangeley and Oquossoc.

There will be a free marshmallow roast and bonfire provided by SnowSource, a horse-drawn sleigh rides and refreshments, by donation, hosted by the Rangeley Lakes Regional School PTA is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at Haley Pond Park.

Santa will arrive by fire truck at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rangeley Lakes Builders' Supply, courtesy of the Rangeley Fire Department. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and to later receive a letter from Santa until 1 p.m.

The fifth annual Parade of Trees will begin at 5 p.m. at the Gingerbread House Restaurant in Oquossoc, with the auction starting at 7 p.m. Early ticket purchases are recommended. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Rangeley Rotary Club and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce programs.

Weekend long events end with the 34th annual Walk to Bethlehem, sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Participants will gather at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rangeley Inn at to stroll through Rangeley village singing Christmas carols, church to church, in search of "a place to stay." The Church of the Good Shepherd is the final stop for the community celebration featuring local groups in music and dance performances that will end with the retelling of the Christmas story with live performers.

For more information, call 800-MTLAKES, or visit rangeleymaine.com.

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