Whatever you call it...a Christmas tree, a holiday tree, or just a big tree with pretty lights, North Adams has announced the plans for this year's tree lighting ceremony.  Last year's tree lighting was virtual because of the pandemic.  This year the city is set to go all out to get residents young and old in the spirit for the holidays that hopefully will spark lots of gift buying at local North Adams shops.

The North Adams annual tree lighting will be held the night before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 24th at Monument Square on Main Street according to the North Adams website.  The flipping of the switch will be between 6 pm and 7 pm.

This year's tree is a blue spruce donated by Mark and Ruth Miller of Notch Road in loving memory of their son Scott, their parents, and Mark's brother Paul according to the website.  The blue spruce was a sapling from property the Miller's owned in South Port Maine and transplanted in North Adams 30-years ago.

In addition to the tree lighting, the Dury High School Band will perform songs of the season as the North Adams Fire Department's fire engine turns Uber to deliver that happy, jolly Santa Claus downtown.  In addition to Saint Nick's appearance, Santa's helpers will be bringing gifts for the first 500 children.

Everyone is very excited that this annual event will be able to be held with residents gathering in the square once again.  A North Adams tradition for many families.  Santa has also expressed his joy of being able to leave the North Pole to meet up in person again with all the good girls and boys of the Berkshires.

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