Originally published in The Weekly Packet, November 29, 2012
Winter kicks off in Blue Hill with annual Winter Carnival, tree lighting
It’s festival time in downtown Blue Hill on Thursday, December 6, starting at 4 p.m. with the annual Winter Carnival and Tree Lighting. Events for children and families, including a visit by Santa Claus, highlight this holiday kick-off celebration sponsored by the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Fairwinds Florist on Main Street will be the spot for kids at 4 p.m. Children can participate in cookie-making with El El Frijoles, lantern-building with PMAC, or read with Friends of the Blue Hill Library.
At 5 p.m. Santa arrives at Fairwinds and leads a procession to Town Hall. Foodies will get a chance to sample favorites from local businesses, including Black Dinah Chocolatiers, baked goods from the Peninsula Montessori School, 44-North coffee, soup from the Blue Hill Co-op and treats from the Blue Hill Inn. Main Street businesses will be open for extended hours to welcome festival attendees.
Downtown Blue Hill will be alive with light and music as school children decorate the town Christmas tree. Students from the Bay School choir and Blue Hill Consolidated School band will perform holiday songs. The Christmas tree will be lighted at 6 p.m. For information and details, contact the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 374-3242 or go online to bluehillpeninsula.org.