• Lighting of the Merry Maple 2018

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    Name: Lighting of the Merry Maple 2018
    Date: November 30, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and Amherst Business Improvement Distrct INVITES YOU
    to ring in the holidays with annual Lighting of the Merry Maple Ceremony. 

    Atkins Cider Donuts and Cider will warm you up. Music from UMass Marching Band, Amherst High School Chorale and Hurricane Singers, and new this year, the DQ A Capella of Amherst College. Story time, crafts, and photos with Santa and Flakey at Strong House. Wagon rides from Muddy Brook Farms are back. And without the Amherst Business Improvement District, there would be no lighting. So let the festivities begin!

    Thank you to our partners Atkins Farms, UMass Marching Band, Strong House, Muddy Brook Farms, our Amherst Fire Department and Amherst Police Department, and more who make this event possible.

    Thank you for our Presenting Sponsor at TD Bank
    Amherst North Commons
    Date/Time Information:
    43rd Annual Lighting of the Merry Maple
    North Common
    Friday, November 30th
    Atkins Cider Donuts & Cider under the Chamber Tent!
    3:00-4:00 Fire Station Open House
     4:00-6:00 Hayrides at the Town Common
    by Muddy Brook Farm
     4:00-7:00 Crafts, story time with secular themes and photos at Strong House
         4:30 Live Performance by members of the Amherst Regional High School Chorale & 
    Hurricane Singers
    5:00 Merry Maple Tree Lighting & Live Performance by Amherst College DQ
    5:15 Minuteman Marching Band Parade & Santa Arrives 
    6:00-7:00 Visit with Santa and WinterFest’s Flakey at Strong House 
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