Holiday Happenings Around Town


Yes, it’s that time of year again. Everything is in red and green and silver and gold. There are lots of things to do around town, though neighborhoods had to get a bit more creative this year due to the pandemic.

The Wharf is featuring a Holiday Movie Series and the reopening of Camp Wharf. There’s a large Christmas tree on display at District Pier, perfect for holiday snapshots with the family. There’s also a larger-than-life menorah, just right for your Instagram feed. “Elf” is showing this weekend in the Holiday Movie Series, and next week don’t miss the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” If you’re up for some socially distanced outdoor fun, Camp Wharf is back on the weekends during this festive season. Sit around a wood-burning fire and a vintage Airstream trailer and toast a s’more or two.

This Saturday only, you can create a curated box from The Yards to celebrate with your closest friends or family members while social distancing and supporting your community. Pop down to your one-hour time slot to pick up your package and assemble it. Inside: four pre-packaged cookies, hot cocoa, a wreath-making kit, a hand-painted ornament, a letter to Santa package and a $20 gift card to a Yards restaurant. Tickets are $50 for each kit, which serves four people or one household. Pickup is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you prefer to stay closer to home, Dumbarton Concerts will present “A Celtic Christmas” this Sunday at 4 p.m. The online stream brings together Celtic harp, lute, pipes, bodhran, flutes and recorders. There’s also poetry by Dylan Thomas, with a narration by Robert Aubry Davis of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

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