Gardiner celebrates the holidays throughout the month of December. This festival kicks off with Small Business Saturday, when many local shops will be hosting open houses with raffles, activities, and refreshments. Highlights include:
Johnson Hall’s Festival of Trees Thursday, November 29 until Saturday, December 1st at 8PM. Stop by to explore an amazing array of community-sponsored trees decorated by theme - and purchase your raffle tickets to enter to win a tree!
Parade of Lights Saturday, December 1st 4:30pm the parade moves along Water Street from Winter Street to Waterfront Park.
Tree Lighting Saturday, December 1st 6:00pm in Johnson Hall Park. Ampersand Academy of Dance and Performing Arts will do a short performance at 6pm with the lighting of the tree at the conclusion. Santa Claus will meet with children on the first floor of Johnson Hall after the tree is lit.
Annual Latke Party and Chanukah Celebration Sunday, December 2nd 12-6pm at Two Gramps Brewing. Traditional Latkes will be served with homemade applesauce, sour cream, lox and a strawberry filled donut. Embrace the first night of Chanukah by competing in “Major League Dreidel”, a dreidel spinning competition and craft a creative Menorah and at home to be part of the Chanukiah Contest. Menorah lighting will take place at 4pm.