News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, November 27, 2013
Attention, children of all ages
Santa to land in Blue Hill for Winter Carnival

Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Carnival

Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Carnival.

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by Anne Berleant

Santa has marked his calendar to come to Blue Hill on Thursday, December 5, to listen to holiday wishes and attend the community tree lighting at the Blue Hill Town Hall.

At 5 p.m. on the Town Hall lawn, the Rhythm Rockets and Planet Pan steel drum bands will fill the air with holiday music, Santa will listen to wishes, hot chocolate will flow—before the community tree, decorated by Peninsula elementary school students, is lit at 5:45 p.m.

Starting at 4 p.m., local businesses will host a variety of kids’ activities while Santa, his elf Snowflake and trusty dog Holly will drop by each venue on his way to the community tree.

Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road, will host special holiday activities for children, and a visit with Santa on his way to the Community Tree Lighting, 4 to 5 p.m.

The De-Li and El El Frijoles invite children of all ages to decorate holiday sugar cookies at the De-Li, 27 Water Street, from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Mill Stream Deli & Bakery, 58 Main Street, invites children of all ages to paint antique roofing slates from Blue Hill Public Library while enjoying holiday refreshments, 4 to 6 p.m.

SaraSara’s, 3 Main Street, invites children to write letters to Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies; open until 7 p.m.

Vacation Cottages, 8 South Street, will serve hot chocolate and goodies on the Town Hall lawn during the festivities and accept donations for the Peninsula Christmas Angels.

Fairwinds Florist, 5 Main Street, hosts a holiday cocktail party for Art Box, the vintage vending machine that vends $10 works of art by 10 local artists, 6 to 8 p.m.

This “Night of Lights” is organized by the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, which plans to light up the streets of downtown Blue Hill with more than 500 luminaries. For more information and a full list of events, visit