There are lots of opportunities around Wellesley to get into the Christmas spirit:
Wellesley Free Library
The Wellesley Free Library has lots of fun activities going on all through the holidays. Below are just a few, but you can find the whole line-up here.
Special Music Sunday
WHERE: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
WHEN: December 16, 2018, 10 am
Our worship service will be enlivened and enhanced by a presentation of Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. Our Chancel Choir and soloists will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble and conducted by Director of Music John
American composer Conrad Susa (1935-2013) created this delightful collection of traditional Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Catalonian carols (all popular in the American Southwest), arranging the accompaniment for harp, marimba, and classical guitar to create a magical texture over which the carol melodies sparkle and dance.
The carols, which will be sung in the original languages (Spanish and Catalan), include the Spanish lullaby “A la Nanita Nana” and the immensely popular Puerto Rican carol “Allegría”.
Soloists will be Laurie Stewart Otten, soprano; Shannon Lebrón, mezzo-soprano; Christian Figueroa, tenor; and Stephen Lebrón, baritone. The service will also include an anthem by our Children’s Choir, conducted by Kirsten Oberoi.
Wellesley Town Band, free concert
The Wellesley Town Band returns to the Wellesley High School auditorium at 3pm on Sunday, Dec. 16th for a free concert of wind band favorites. The 40+ member band can really raise the roof with their classic marches, show tunes, light classical and traditional wind band music.
The show lasts for about an hour, so approach this good time as the perfect warm-up for the 4:30pm Patriots – Steelers game.
Wellesley Village Church, Contemplative Christmas
WHERE: 2 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482
WHEN: Sunday, December 16, 7pm – 8pm
Wellesley College Club, Breakfast with Santa
Reservations required, call 781-283-2700
Sing and Swing – Happy Holidays with Deb Hudgins — Wellesley Free Library
Monday, December 17, 10:30am – 11:15am, drop-in program for pre-schoolers and their caregivers
Giant Snowpeople Craft — Wellesley Free Library
Wednesday, December 26 – Saturday, December 29
Drop in from 1:30 – 4:30 on any day Dec. 26 – 29 to construct Super-Sized
Snowpeople (up to 4 feet; tall).
Good for families with children of all ages.
Says You! heads ‘Home for the Holidays’ this year thanks to Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Join Says You on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, at the Keiter Center in Natick, for a special live event. If you’ve never tuned in to the popular weekly WGBH radio show, here’s how it works: Take one word, add two teams, create three definitions and throw in a live audience: and that’s Says You! See what happens when two teams vie for accuracy in the most literate and liberal of arts at the hilarious expense of the English language. Two games will be played with a brief intermission. The seasonal cast includes Wellesley’s own Carolyn Faye Fox, along with Barry Nolan, and Arnie Reisman.
And for those of you who would like to start the laughs rolling a little earlier, tickets are available for an intimate Q&A with the cast before the show at 6:30pm. For details contact Lenny Paul at (860) 510-8158 or [email protected]
WHEN: Thursday, December 27, 7:30pm and Friday, December 28, 7:30pm
WHERE: Walnut Hill School, Keiter Center, 146 Bacon St., Natick, MA
GET TICKETS HERE