Barrington celebrates the holidays with tree lighting

Event offers cookies, songs and a visit from Santa

Posted 12/6/23

The annual tree-lighting celebration drew an excited crowd to Barrington Town Hall on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2.  

There was plenty of excitement leading up to the tree-lighting: …

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Barrington celebrates the holidays with tree lighting

Event offers cookies, songs and a visit from Santa

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The annual tree-lighting celebration drew an excited crowd to Barrington Town Hall on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2. 

There was plenty of excitement leading up to the tree-lighting: Youngsters spent time decorating (and then eating) cookies, playing a giant-sized game of Candyland, getting their faces painted and writing letters to Santa. 

A little before 4 p.m., Santa arrived in front of the town hall — much to the delight of the crowd, he arrived in a fire truck. Children quickly surrounded Santa, sharing high-fives and handshakes. 

Groups from Barrington High School, Barrington Middle School and Arts Alive sang songs for the crowd and at about 5 p.m., the evergreen in front of Barrington Town Hall was lit. 

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