Our roundup of holiday activities taking place in Natick, Massachusetts:
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Marsha Kelly Memorial Giving Tree donations
The Marsha Kelly Memorial Giving Tree is up and decorated again this year at the Natick Police Department at 20 E. Central Street, however, there have been some changes for 2020. The Natick Service Council has provided gift cards to families for their holiday gift needs.
The Service Council is asking for help in another area. Those same families are in need of necessities throughout the year. Items such as winter clothing, infant necessities, personal care items, and/or birthday gifts for children are all needed and in short supply. This year, each ornament will represent an item of necessity for families.
Please stop at the Natick Police Department and take a Wish List Ornament from the Marsha Kelly Giving Tree to continue to help those families in need. Donations must be dropped off at the station by Dec. 18th.
Any questions, contact Marylee Watkins, Natick Police Department, 508-647-9510 x2625
The Natick Service Council and the Natick Police thank you for your generosity.
Holiday Stroll, Dec. 12th
Stroll, shop, and enjoy the holiday lights in Natick Center. On Sat., Dec. 12, noon – 7pm there will be free giveaways, a festive atmosphere, and great shopping. You may even run into Santa who will be walking around downtown from 5-7 pm. Please remember to mask up and practice social distancing guidelines.
Join Chabad Center of Natick for Grand Menorah Lighting, Dec. 13th
Before the lighting, join in on the car parade:
First, let them know you’re coming, so that there will be enough goodies for all.
3:30pm: Line-Up on Boden Lane
Adorn cars with decorations before arriving if you wish.
Every car signed up gets Chanukah flags, chocolate gelt and ( individually wrapped), donuts, and light-up menorah necklaces or wristbands.
4:15pm: Arrive at the Natick Town Common for the Chanukah Menorah Lighting. There is plenty of space around the Common to spread out. Please social distance (or if you wish you may remain your car in permitted parking spaces around the block of the Natick Town Common )
4:30pm: Enjoy the music and watching the lighting of the Natick Menorah
There will also be Menorah Lightings at Avenu (3 Superior Dr.) on Mon., Dec. 14 (time TBD), and at Sherwood Village (145 Mill St.) on Tue., Dec 15 (time TBD).
Holiday window contest
Natick Center Cultural District’s 9th Annual Holiday Window Contest is going on through Dec. 16. Stroll the downtown to see how Natick’s local restaurants, shops, and services add to the seasonal magic in a spirited competition to win the title of “Best Holiday Window 2020.”