December 4, 2020

Wellesley residents welcome the season with the annual Holiday Stroll

Keynote Singers Jess Dalrymple '16, Emma Lussier '18, and Alex Glowacky '17 caroled as part of the festivities on Central Street. (Photo by Rachel Landau '17)

On December 6, Wellesley residents flocked to town center to participate in the annual Holiday Stroll. Townsfolk strolled up and down the streets of Wellesley’s center, shopping and participating in various holiday-themed activities. This tradition is geared towards promoting local businesses in Wellesley and stirring up holiday cheer throughout town.

In conjunction with the stroll, the Wellesley Women Artisans hosted the Wellesley Square Art Walk. Local businesses displayed and sold the work of local artists as well as metals students from the high school. Another big part of the stroll is caroling performed by various singing groups from the high school.

Choral teacher Kevin McDonald looks forward to the stroll each year. “The event is well supported throughout town and it is great to see the collection of performers, townspeople, and business owners sharing in holiday cheer,” he said.

McDonald said he believes the student carolers enjoy this event as well. “The singers love to bring our passion for the arts and the pride in our school and town to the performance,” he said. “In addition, these singers develop a sense of unity through these events and raise their level of choral performance.”

The stroll also featured an ice sculptor, a horse and carriage, a scavenger hunt for kids, and an appearances from Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph. The Holiday Stroll closed with a tree lighting ceremony after sundown.

(Julia Hartnett ’16, Business and Managing Editor)

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