Belmont to host holiday festivities Friday night at the village bandstand

BELMONT — Parks and Recreation Department staff and Belmont Elementary School PTO volunteers will lead revelers in celebrating the season with caroling, crafts, and cookies in Belmont this Friday, Dec.15. A variety of winter crafts for all-aged children will be available in the Belmont Mill's Senior Center at 6 p.m. A community sing-along will be held at the historic Village Bandstand and around downtown, ending with hot cocoa and cookies served in the Mill, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Song books will be provided for all carolers and the Student Hospitality Club of Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts program has generously baked refreshments.

This newest local tradition was started by Nicole Sturgeon four years ago, and participation has grown each December. "We want everyone to enjoy the beautiful Village lights, old-fashioned street lanterns and festive decorated homes along Main Street. All are welcome to join us crafting gifts, singing, or as audience members. The only requirements are community spirit and dressing warmly," said Parks and Recreation Director Janet Breton.

For further information about this and upcoming programs, call 603-267-1865 or visit www.belmontnh.org.

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Belmont-area residents will have the chance to share some Christmas spirit this Friday, Dec. 15, with carol singing, refreshments and crafts. (Courtesy photo)