Overture to Christmas 2013
Address: All Around Town Chester
Overture to Christmas is an annual town-wide event in the lovely Victorian town of Chester, Vermont, taking place mostly on Saturday Dec. 7th, 2013. Music, puppetry, crafts, food, a townwide scavenger hunt and fun for all ages.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
4 to 5 p.m.: Gingerbread Housemaking Workshop for children in Grades K-2 at the Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common. Free event.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
4 to 5 p.m.: Gingerbread Housemaking Workshop for children in Grades 3-6 at the Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common. Free event.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
10 a.m.: Scavenger Hunt begins -- Punch cards, rules and maps for the hunt will be sent home in the Dec. 6 Beating Drum, the newsletter of the Chester-Andover Elementary School. Punch cards can also be picked up at participating merchants. Rules are: Get your cards punched at participating merchants during normal business hours. When your card is full, drop it off at the Scavenger Jar at MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub, 52 Main St. A drawing of completed cards will take place at the pub from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 during its town party. (Entrance to the party is $5 per person or $15 per family. Light fare will be served.)
10 to noon: Holiday Crafts and Stories.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: St. Luke’s Annual Christmas Tea and Sale.
2 to 4 p.m.: Children's Musical Storytime with Paul & Norma Ippolito.
2 to 4 p.m.: Christmas Puppet Show at The Whiting Library, 117 Main St.
2 to 4 p.m.: Live Nativity at First Baptist Church of Chester, 162 Main St.
4 p.m.: Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrival accompanied by the Parade of Presents.
4:30 p.m.: Lighting of the Town Tree with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fullerton Inn.
7:30 p.m.: Springfield Community Chorus Free Concert. First Baptist Church of Chester, 162 Main St.
Shops near and along the Green will be opened late. Please look for the lighted luminaries.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Noon: Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner, Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St.
3 to 5 p.m.: Town party at MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub, 52 Main St. Entrance is $5 for individual, $15 for a family. Light fare served. Scavenger Hunt winners drawing will take place.
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