2012-11-29 / Editorial

Holiday traditions alive in Jamestown

The holiday season takes center stage this Saturday in Jamestown with a busy schedule of festive events. There will be fairs and open houses, along with an annual Christmas tree lighting and the timely arrival of Santa Claus. It is a day filled with island holiday traditions.

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host its annual holiday stroll. Many island businesses and restaurants are participating in this tradition with holiday open houses. Wintersong will sing carols along Narragansett Avenue in the early afternoon. See details in the Jamestown holiday stroll ad on Page 13 in this paper.

Jamestown’s three churches will again host their holiday festivals. Be sure to stop by St. Mark Church, St. Matthew’s Church and Central Baptist Church for some early gift shopping.

The Conanicut Island Art Association will stage its annual craft fair at the Melrose Avenue School. And the Jamestown Arts Center will open its small pictures show.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat at East Ferry at 1 p.m. and will make their way up Narragansett Avenue to the Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store where they will greet youngsters.

Also during the afternoon there will be hayrides in the village.

Topping off the day will be the annual village Christmas tree lighting at East Ferry. Warm yourself by the bonfire while singing Chrismas carols as islanders celebrate the wonder of the holiday season.

This is one of my favorite days of the year in Jamestown. We’ll see you out and about this Saturday!

— Jeff McDonough

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