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The tree lighting ceremony held each holiday season on the town Common always belonged to the Girl Scouts. Carols sung, hot chocolate sipped, cookies eaten — year after year residents showed up on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to see the lights on the tree illuminated.
But in the year of the pandemic the safety requirements of the Girl Scout organization do not allow the scouts to preside over such an event.
Enter the Historical Society members who will spearhead this year’s ceremony — the 32nd annual Tree Lighting.
The Nov. 29 event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 4:30 on the Common. Hear the story of the Westford Common Christmas Tree and see Father Christmas arriving by horse-drawn carriage.
Museum Director Linda Greene said due to COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 100 are allowed on the Common at one time. Face masks and social distancing are required.
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