We’re on for 2021!!
The Rockery Lights and New Santa House
Many thanks to our sponsors, Harbor One Bank, North Easton Savings Bank, and Avery Lee Williams Family Trust, whose generous donations made possible this year’s Rockery lighting and new Santa House on Main Street and Lincoln Street in North Easton Village across from the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall.
Many thanks to our decorating partners
|Paint Rust and Pixie Dust:||Painted Santa chair and design & decorating North Pole mailbox|
|Easton Festival of Trees:||Decorated holiday tree inside the house|
|Country Gardens:||Donated reindeer & sleigh outside the house|
|Lynn Kingsbury:||Made the Santa’s costume and boots in house|
Holiday Event Lighting:
|Lighting of the Rockery and outside trees|
Many thanks to Michelle McGee, official scribe for Santa’s nice list and postal carrier. Michelle has kept up with the list thru freezing temps and snow. Poem written by Michelle McGee
Check-out the videos of the Rockery set-up and Santa’s visit
A big thank you to Easton Community Access Television (ECAT) for producing these two videos on their YouTube channel.
Many thanks to the Avery Lee Williams Family Trust for their donation and building of the new Santa House.
And on our Club’s YouTube channel, here is the Lions crew setting up one of the trees.
Since 1986, at the Rockery and Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in North Easton, Massachusetts, Easton townfolks celebrate the holiday season with the annual Easton Holiday Festival coordinated by the Easton Lions Club and supported by many local businesses and families in Easton. This event happens the first full weekend in December each year with the Easton Lions cooking up burgers, dogs and fried dough; bouncy houses, train and hay rides, and carnival games for the kids; crafters and artisans in historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and free entertainment at the entertainment tent on the Rockery. Saturday evening welcomes Santa on his firetruck and he leads the countdown to the lighting of the Rockery and meets with all the kids. Sunday highlights include the Holiday Parade, the reindog procession and the Greatest Kids Show…Ever!!! on the second floor great hall in Oakes Ames Memorial Hall.
In 1988 the Easton Businessman’s Association passed along the baton for the Festival to the Easton Lion’s Club. The Lions took up the task and committed the resources to take over the management of the Festival of Lights, a Holiday-season event that had been in place since 1986 on the Rockery each December. The Lions took this project on with their usual determination, growing it into the festive event it is today. Significant changes have taken place over the years, most notably was in the mid-2000’s when the Rockery was restored to its 1882 appearance (necessitating the removal of its trees). This moved the Lighting in a new direction, and the music-syncopated light-and-sound show we have today became part of the evolution of the Holiday Festival.
The Lions do not manage the Holiday Festival as a fund-raising event, but rather as a Holiday party put on for our townspeople. We work to make changes from time-to-time, and hope to keep the event interesting and appealing to people of all ages. The Holiday Festival takes place the first full weekend of every December.