|Stockbridge Gears Up For Christmas Celebration|
|09:23AM / Tuesday, November 20, 2012|
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The town will transform into its holiday form with decorative wreaths and festive lights when it celebrates the 23rd annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.
The holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including a holiday house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert.
Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day's activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa and Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and more.
The festivities celebrate Norman Rockwell's popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956, but did not complete it until December 1967.