Chelsea held its Christmas celebration a couple weeks ago. In contrast to those of the past few years, the 2014 events were not held in frigid temperatures and snowstorms — a welcome change for my fingers!
Friday’s fun kicked off with the tree lighting ceremony.
A choir from CHS led the crowd in a few Christmas songs…
…the fair queen threw the switch to light the tree…
…and then some guy with a lot of facial hair and a distinct fashion sense showed up to address the crowd.
After the tree lighting ceremony, the Common Chords bell choir played its annual show at the Chelsea Library.
Chelsea’s Christmas festivities happened over the weekend. It all started with the tree lighting in Pierce Park.
The reigning fair queen flipped the switch to turn on the lights.
As far as I know, that giant switch just sits in an adirondack chair sipping Mr. Pibb and watching Law & Order reruns the rest of the year. Can we find another job for that switch to do? Maybe we could use it to…I don’t know, turn on the ferris wheel at the Chelsea Community Fair or to start the first Sounds & Sights of the year or something?
Once the tree was aglow, Common Chords played Christmas music at the library. As usual, they drew a good crowd.