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Tewksbury Weekend Happenings for Dec. 3

The Tewksbury Weekend Happenings column is back thanks to a new collaboration between the Carnation and Tewksbury Connected.

By Alexia and Christine Chesbrough

Tewksbury Tree Lighting
When: Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Town Common
Cost: Free
Included in the event: marshmallow roasting on open fires, ice sculpture, hot cider, donuts, balloon animals, carolers, ornament decoration stations, letter writing to Santa and meet Santa and some of his elves. Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the local toy drive. Parking is available at Town Hall and the Annex. Town Hall Ave. will be closed to traffic. 

Magic Brush Ornament Painting Weekend
When: Friday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 5
Where: 361 Main Street, Tewksbury
Cost: Starts at $8
Come paint ceramic Christmas ornaments. Book now!

Tuscan Village Winter Festival
When: Friday, Dec. 3 – Sun., Dec. 5
Where: Tuscan Village, Salem NH
More than 50 vendors. Santa, sleigh rides, tree farm. and live music. Visit for more information

Wilmington Festival of Trees
When: Virtual Nov. 30 – Dec. 5.  In person Dec. 3 & 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Villanova Hall in Wilmington
Through the use of cutting-edge online raffle technology, you can view and buy chances to win one of our many trees, wreaths and baskets! The WOW raffle is known around the area for the beauty and creativity of the donations and the spectacular prizes! The online raffle will be open all day and night for not our typical two but five and 1/4 days! LEARN MORE HERE

The fun continues on Monday, Dec. 6 with a meetup at Luna Rossa featuring an informative discussion on the recent redistricting and its effect on Tewksbury. Hear from Rep. Tram Nguyen and Rep. Dave Robertson and meet Vanna Howard, Tewksbury’s new Representative. REGISTER HERE

Local organizations that want their events listed are invited to contact Christine Chesbrough via the Connected Facebook group or send their info to

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