Usher in the holidays by strolling through Christmas in the Village
The Jefferson Arts Committee will host the seventh annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 4 pm in the historically designated Village of Milton (vicinity of Milton and Dover-Milton Roads) in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free at all venues.
Starting the day off, The Milton First Aid Squad will host their annual Pancake and Waffle Breakfast at their building located at 45 Milton Road. Breakfast is $8 pp (13 yrs and up) and $5 pp (3 to 12 yrs and seniors).
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church located at 153 Milton Road will be the setting for live entertainment by the Jefferson Township High School Chamber Choir, the White Rock Elementary School Chorus, the Arthur Stanlick Elementary School Chorus, the Jefferson Township High School’s Madrigal Singers, the Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church Choir, and a performance by the improvisational group Uncorked. The Church kitchen will be selling soup, sandwiches, and refreshments, and several vendors will be selling their merchandise including the Jefferson Township High School Band Parents who will be selling live holiday wreaths.
Milton United Methodist Church at 316 Dover-Milton Road will host live entertainment in their new church sanctuary (corner of Dover Milton and Schoolhouse Roads) with performances by the White Rock School Band, the Arthur Stanlick School Band, the Jefferson Township Middle School Band, and the Jefferson Township High School Band. The Jefferson Township Community Band will perform their holiday concert at 3 pm and a free will donation would be appreciated. The Church kitchen will be selling dessert items in Headley Hall.
In the sanctuary of the historic Milton United Methodist Church (corner of Dover Milton and Milton Roads), the church’s very own Joy Chimes, Glory Chimes, Junior Bells, Youth Choir, and Adult Bells will perform.
Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors. Here the Girl Scouts of Jefferson will lead a holiday sing-a-long, the students of Diane’s Dance Academy 23 will perform, and the students of the Oak Ridge Martial Arts Academy will demonstrate their skills. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary will be selling chili, hot dogs, donuts, and refreshments.
The Jefferson Township Historical Society will offer tours with costumed docents at the holiday decorated Jefferson Township Museum located at 315 Dover-Milton Road. Each room of the Chamberlain home circa 1870 will be decorated around the theme of “A Woodland Christmas”. Several musicians including Dianna Filan will play the Museum’s Harmonium, an antique pump organ played only during Christmas in the Village. The Brown Sisters and the King Family Trio will perform as well while Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe will be selling baked goods, antiques, and unique gifts. The Museum will re-open on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm.
American Legion Post #423 will be selling live Christmas trees in the parking lot of their post home located at 28 Legion Road.
The Jefferson Community Players will perform the radio show “Miracle on 34th Street” in the evening with a performance at 7 pm the Jefferson Township Senior Center, 54 Schoolhouse Road and a second performance on Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm.
On Sunday, December 2, the Jefferson Township Community Chorus will present their holiday concert at the Grace Evangelical Church, 5550 Berkshire Valley Road at 3:30 pm. Ticket Info: Janet at 973-697-8124.
For a specific entertainment time schedule (which is subject to change), please visit www.jeffersonarts.org Special Features Section, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 973-697-3828. Printed schedules will also be available in the display racks at the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, Jefferson Township Public Library, and the Recreation Office at Camp Jefferson.