The Tewksbury Weekend Happenings column is back thanks to a new collaboration between the Carnation and Tewksbury Connected.
By Alexia and Christine Chesbrough
Tewksbury School 2nd Dose, Pfizer Vaccine Only
When: Friday, Dec. 10 – 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Senior Center
This is a follow-up to the 11/19/21 vaccine clinic and is only for those needing their second Pfizer dose. Bring your vaccine card with you. Parents must accompany minors.
Mini Holiday Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Open Space Gift Shop & Creative Studio
Join us for a Mini Craft Fair and do some holiday shopping of various unique and handmade items! Our gift shop has over 55 makers in store and hundreds of items! We’ll have 7 local makers popping up with tables full of handmade items.
Makers joining us:
-Pandlab Creations (crocheted greeting cards)
-DMD Stitches (dish towels, pot holders, soup coozies, dog collars and more!)
-Krafty Bellas (mugs, ornaments, coasters, trinket dishes, and more!)
-Unique Treasures (beaded serving and glassware and decor)
-Crafts Inspired by Kelly (gnomes, baskets, decor, and more)
-MissELAINEious Designs (miscellaneous crafts)
-Benzene Hexes (jewelry)
Sip & Shop at The Keep
When: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 110 Gorham St., Lowell
Sip and shop with local artisans and vendors. Wine, beer and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase during these hours. Shop locally this holiday season!
Billerica Christmas Parade
When: Sunday, Dec. 12 at noon
Where: Billerica; route info is HERE
Parade will start and end at St. Mary’s In Pinehurst. While we wish we could visit every street around town, there just isn’t enough hours in the day. So, please gather responsibly along the parade route and get ready to cheer!! We are also excited to share that we have a friend of the Billerica Christmas Parade who will be live streaming our location during the entire parade route!! So, be sure to invite family and friends to follow our page. 🤶 Also, we LOVE to see your Christmas spirit! So, dress to impress in your Christmas best! Last year, we loved driving by and seeing so many fun costumes, signs, and decorated homes!
Tewksbury Interfaith Christmas Concert
When: Sunday, Dec 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: St. William’s Church
The Tewksbury Interfaith Choir will be singing Christmas favorites. FREE. Please wear a mask. Due to Covid, refreshments will not be served.
American Red Cross Tewksbury Community Blood Drive
When: Thursday, Dec. 16 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Masonic Hall, 70 Victor Drive
While the drive is next week, residents are encouraged to book their appointments soon. For an appointment please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Tewksbury or call 1-800-733-2767.
When: Kicks off Friday, Dec. 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Krochmal Farm
Cost: $249 for as many as 10 people. LEARN MORE
Upon your arrival, your Santa Social boarding pass will afford your group an enchanted horse-drawn ride to Santa’s secret world at our farm’s North Pole, where decorations and holiday lights abound. Relish in your children’s wonder and amazement to, not just sit on the Big Guy’s lap, but to have an actual conversation with him. Enjoy your hot chocolate and savor in delight while making s’mores at the roaring fires with Santa and his friends! There are multiple areas for great photo opportunities so don’t forget your camera.
Local organizations that want their events listed are invited to contact Christine Chesbrough via the Connected Facebook group or send their info to firstname.lastname@example.org.