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Discover Saxonville / Jingle Bell Day

November 11, 2012 (12:24 am EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff
Jingle Bell Days at Robinsons Hardware

Jingle Bell Days are here again!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This year The Friends of Saxonville are partnering with Robinsons Hardware to create an expanded Discover Saxonville / Jingle Bell Day event on December 1st, 2012 from noon to 5:00pm.

Many of the businesses in the Saxonville Village Center, from the Pinefield Shopping Center on Nicholas Road to the Walgreen Shopping Center on School Street will participate. Plus, organizations who call Saxonville their home -- schools, churches, VFW Post 929, Studio Artists' in the Mill, and the Scouts -- will make a distinct contribution to this unique community experience.

Begin your experience by signing in at the Pinefield Shopping Center. At that time you will receive a detailed program of the day's events and your own Jingle Bell. Between Noon and 2 PM, the entire family is welcome to take a free Horse Drawn Hay Ride through the village to discover many of the options that are open to you for the afternoon. Please consider bringing with you a non-perishable food or toy contribution for one of our local charities.

After the Hay Ride, when your wagon returns you to the Pinefield Shopping Center, take a stroll through the entire village and find a wealth of activities, great bargains and fantastic promotions.

For the younger strollers there will be arts and crafts, storytelling, music, fun food and refreshments and a variety of demonstrations and “village characters” to meet. For the more demanding strollers there will be wine tasting, martial arts demonstrations, concerts, performances, fine art for viewing and purchasing, great shopping at special prices and outstanding food to taste and savor along the way.

Music and entertainment will be provided by the Cameron School Jazz Band, the Framingham High School Jazz Band, the High School girls A cappella choir—CLOUD NINE, and a roving Barber Shop Quartet. At the end of the afternoon, around 4:30 PM, there will be a Tree Lighting at the portico of The Athenaeum Hall.

In addition, don’t miss the Framingham High School Holiday Market Place at the southern end of the village, where 100 Artisans display fine-crafted holiday gift items for purchase to benefit the High School Athletic Program. The Saxonville Artists' Studios located in the very center of the village is having an open house, with an extensive and varied collection of works of art. At the northern end of the village, Edwards Church hosts an "Alternative Fair Day" as part of its year-long celebration of 185 years in Saxonville, where you can purchase gifts that will make Earth a better place.

Don’t miss this very unique connection of community, culture, and commerce in Saxonville -- a traditional historic Mill Village.

For more information vist the website, or contact : John Stasik (508) 877—6771 or email:


  1. Remember to stop by Saxonville Open Studios at 1602 B Concord Street for artists tours, refreshments and holiday gift ideas!!!

    Comment by Carol MacGregor — November 29, 2012 @ 8:45 am

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