Christmas comes early to Bradford


Holiday activities set for Nov. 24-25

For the Daily Call



BRADFORD — The village of Bradford and its library are gearing up for the Christmas season a little early, with several yuletide activities planned for Thanksgiving weekend.

Love Legos and Christmas? Then you’ll want to be a part of the annual holiday scene at Bradford Public Library. The library is inviting all the Lego lovers and aficionados to help build the Lego Christmas Village and Santa Claus Town.

No sign-up is needed, just come in any time between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. Legos will be provided. This activity is recommended for ages 8 through adults.

There also will be a new project added this year. The second Saturday to help build the Christmas project will be Saturday, Dec. 2, during the same times mentioned above.

The Christmas Village and Santa Town will be displayed throughout the library with the names of the builders.

On Saturday, Nov. 25, the Bradford Community’s Hometown Christmas Celebration will feature the lighting of Idding’s Park and two dedications at Bradford Public Library. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with the dedication of the library’s new digital sign, funded by donations from internationally known author and Bradford resident John Scalzi and from memorial gifts to the library. The lighted Railroader located beside the digital sign was donated by the GRO Garden Club of Bradford. The new Christmas lights at Idding’s Park, across from the library, were made possible from area contributions of businesses, organizations and individuals.

Come share the hometown holiday spirit with instrumental songs, holiday singing, inspirational speakers, face painting and the annual visit from jolly old St. Nick himself. Cookies, cake and other refreshments will conclude the evening events in the library’s Community Room. The face painting and children’s visits with Santa will take place within the library.

For additional information, contact Sue Vickroy at 448-2844 or the library at 448-2612.

Holiday activities set for Nov. 24-25

For the Daily Call