Christmas at Wakefield Corner Historic Walking Tour Dec. 13



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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS in the Wakefield Corner Historic District. On Sunday, Nov. 23, volunteers spent a couple hours assembling at least 60 evergreen swags to decorate fences in preparation for the Christmas at Wakefield Corner Historic Walking Tour on Saturday, Dec. 13. (Larissa Mulkern photo) (click for larger version)
November 26, 2014
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Heritage Commission and the First Congregational Church of Wakefield, United Church of Christ, are co-hosting the second annual Christmas at Wakefield Corner Historic Walking Tour and holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Located on a picturesque stretch of Wakefield Road off Route 16 as it wends towards Sanbornville, the Historic District includes homes that were built in the late 1700s, the First Congregational Church, the Wakefield Inn, the Wakefield Public Library among others.

Volunteer docents will be on hand to guide visitors on tours of the library and two private homes.

The multi-stop historic tour will include live music, caroling, storytelling, a Yule log fire with hot chocolate in the Sawyer-Wiggin field, and a Santa Claus sighting at 3 p.m. Live performances include the Wakefield Memorial Bell Choir at the First Congregational Church of Wakefield.

The Wakefield Inn is offering a special ticket package $42 includes admission to the walking tour and a three-course dinner with a choice of three seatings at 2:30, 4, and 5:30 p.m., including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for the dinner and tour. Tickets to the walking tour are priced at $20 per person, and can be purchased either in advance or the day of the tour at the church.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please call or e-mail Pam Frazier at 522-0031, or pam@mooseview.com, with "Wakefield Tour" in the subject line.

The event is a fundraiser for both the Heritage Commission and the First Congregational Church of Wakefield.

Participants are encouraged to park at the north end of Wakefield Road, near the Wakefield Marketplace pole barn lot at the corner of Route 16. A shuttle bus will be available to bring visitors from the Marketplace to Wakefield Corner.

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