Be part of the village-focused Festival of Lights

To the Editor:
Save the date!

The board and volunteers of Altamont Community Tradition will be hosting a village-focused Festival of Lights on Sunday, Dec. 19, from noon to 5 p.m.

During this outdoor, COVID-safe event, there will be various activities hosted by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Our tree-decorating contest is moving outdoors and attendees can vote on their favorite. The popular Community Tree will be there, with free hot drinks, fire pits, and food.

The annual silent wreath auction will take place under the library train-station canopy along with a raffle of a beautiful vintage quilt, restored by the Train Station Quilters.

At 1 p.m., our freewheeling Pet Pawrade will step out from St. John’s Lutheran, led by Irish drums and bagpipes with prizes for the best costumes! You and your pet can have a free portrait taken beforehand if you stop in front of the Altamont Enterprise at 120 Maple.

The Altamont Reformed Church’s Living Nativity is scheduled for 3 p.m.

As night falls, Orsini Park and the gazebo will be illuminated, followed by a lighted car parade, featuring Santa on a village fire truck.

Like last year, we will be collecting food for the local food pantries at village drop-off locations and during the car parade.

Village residents are encouraged to decorate their houses with seasonal lights, with local gift certificates going to the winners.

For more information, please visit or our Facebook page: CommunityTradition. You will be able to find more specific information regarding the festival activities as the event nears.

Altamont businesses that would like to promote special events are encouraged to email altamontcommunitytradition and someone from ACT will be in touch to discuss your ideas.

All activities are subject to weather and COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the event. Please check the ACT website or Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Laura Shore



Community Tradition

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