Events

Nov
25
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Baroque and Classical Music in the Berkshires–Handel’s MESSIAH Sing @ First Congregational Church
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm

Frank Nemhauser | Director
The Berkshire Bach Players:
Cindy Ogulnick | violin
Miriam Shapiro | violin
Eric Martin | viola
Lucy Bardo | cello
Allan Dean | trumpet
Anne Voglewede Green | piano

A memorable tradition, Berkshire Bach Society’s annual Messiah Sing, always held on Thanksgiving weekend, is the Society’s gift to the community and heralds the beginning of the holiday season and the coming New Year

 

Dec
1
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–THE 28TH ANNUAL STOCKBRIDGE MAIN STREET AT CHRISTMAS @ Main Street
Dec 1 all-day

The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. Sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert.

The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956, but did not complete it until December 1967.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

Readings Around The Hearth ~ 5:00-6:30pm Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives held at the library. Free Admission.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

Holiday House Tour ~ 11:00am-4:00pm Visit some of the area’s Historic Properties, Inns and Private Homes. This self-guided tour is one of our most popular events. This years tour features Blantyre, Eastover, Naumkeag, Historic Merrell Inn, Charles Owen House and The Old Rectory. Tickets are $20.00 per person (Tickets are limited. They may be purchased in advance through the chamber office or on the day of at the Red Lion Inn, while the last. They are not sold at the house tour properties). Come home for the holidays with us Click here to view.

Children’s Holiday Story Time ~ 11:00-11:30am Come listen to tales of the season at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Free admission.

Caroling Luminaria Walk ~ 6:00-7:00pm Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn, Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

Holiday Concert ~ 7:30pm Celebrate the magic of the season with a joyful holiday musical program by the Berkshire Lyric and the Blafield Children’s Chorus held at the First Congregational Church. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation ~ 12 Noon- 2:00 pm

Main Street becomes a magical New England village with over 50 antique cars parked along the street (weather permitting) and a full range of festive activities to delight the child in everyone. Enjoy Roger the Jester and lunch at the Christmas Food Booth. Take photo ops. with Norman Rockwell in a “Triple self portrait” selfie or show your face in a Norman Rockwell painting. Hear holiday Music by Monument Mountain Regional High School. Children may create holiday fun at Santa’s workshop sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum and have their face painted. Complete the day with a visit from Santa. Commemorative Buttons offering admittance to Sunday’s Main St. activities are $5.00 per person. Children under 12 free. Horse drawn wagon rides by Clay Hill Farm will also be available for an additional fee
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Dec
2
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–THE 28TH ANNUAL STOCKBRIDGE MAIN STREET AT CHRISTMAS @ Main Street
Dec 2 all-day

The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. Sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert.

The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956, but did not complete it until December 1967.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

Readings Around The Hearth ~ 5:00-6:30pm Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives held at the library. Free Admission.

******
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

Holiday House Tour ~ 11:00am-4:00pm Visit some of the area’s Historic Properties, Inns and Private Homes. This self-guided tour is one of our most popular events. This years tour features Blantyre, Eastover, Naumkeag, Historic Merrell Inn, Charles Owen House and The Old Rectory. Tickets are $20.00 per person (Tickets are limited. They may be purchased in advance through the chamber office or on the day of at the Red Lion Inn, while the last. They are not sold at the house tour properties). Come home for the holidays with us Click here to view.

Children’s Holiday Story Time ~ 11:00-11:30am Come listen to tales of the season at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Free admission.

Caroling Luminaria Walk ~ 6:00-7:00pm Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn, Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

Holiday Concert ~ 7:30pm Celebrate the magic of the season with a joyful holiday musical program by the Berkshire Lyric and the Blafield Children’s Chorus held at the First Congregational Church. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation ~ 12 Noon- 2:00 pm

Main Street becomes a magical New England village with over 50 antique cars parked along the street (weather permitting) and a full range of festive activities to delight the child in everyone. Enjoy Roger the Jester and lunch at the Christmas Food Booth. Take photo ops. with Norman Rockwell in a “Triple self portrait” selfie or show your face in a Norman Rockwell painting. Hear holiday Music by Monument Mountain Regional High School. Children may create holiday fun at Santa’s workshop sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum and have their face painted. Complete the day with a visit from Santa. Commemorative Buttons offering admittance to Sunday’s Main St. activities are $5.00 per person. Children under 12 free. Horse drawn wagon rides by Clay Hill Farm will also be available for an additional fee
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Stockbridge, MA–Holiday Marketplace at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling market, sure to delight the senses and inspire the holiday spirit.

Saturday December 2, 11 am-5 pm & Sunday December 3, 10 am-5 pm

The Garden’s renowned Holiday Marketplace is the place for one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations and gifts made by a select group of local craftspeople. New this year is an expanded Gallery of Wreaths located in both the Garden’s Education Center and the newly renovated Center House, where we’ll be celebrating the official re-opening of this wonderful building, serving refreshments and selling gifts and goodies from our Garden Shop. Our wreaths are unique works of art created by talented volunteer designers. All proceeds from this event benefit the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s year-round education and horticulture programs.

BBG Members join us for exclusive early buying from 10-11am on Saturday December 2. In appreciation to our loyal members, enjoy first dibs on the best selection of hand-made wreaths, decorations and festive plants, and enjoy a complimentary Mimosa or juice while you shop. (Don’t forget your BBG Membership Card!)

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Stockbridge at Christmas Family Event–Season’s Greetings! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday storytelling, art making, tours of Rockwell’s holiday art, and heartwarming treats inspired by Norman Rockwell’s original portrayal of Stockbridge’s historic Main Street, which is on view. Enjoy a holiday card-making activity with artist Katie Atkinson, and at 2 p.m., take a closer look at our special exhibition, Season’s Greetings, with exhibit curator Barbara Rundback.

Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18.

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Pittsfield, MA–Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker @ the Colonial Theatre
Dec 2 @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Tickets:
Orchestra: Adults $43.50, Children $28.50
Balcony: Adults $41.50, Children $26.50
Gallery: Adults $ 29.50, Children $20.00

The Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) is bringing it’s Annual Tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Choreographed by ABB Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, with lavish sets and scenery designed by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue, will feature young local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This year’s company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as International.

An annual favorite, the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. The adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince come to life, as they conquer the Mouse King in a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets, all to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.

Pittsfield, MA–Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker @ the Colonial Theatre
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Tickets:
Orchestra: Adults $43.50, Children $28.50
Balcony: Adults $41.50, Children $26.50
Gallery: Adults $ 29.50, Children $20.00

The Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) is bringing it’s Annual Tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Choreographed by ABB Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, with lavish sets and scenery designed by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue, will feature young local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This year’s company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as International.

An annual favorite, the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. The adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince come to life, as they conquer the Mouse King in a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets, all to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.

Dec
3
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–THE 28TH ANNUAL STOCKBRIDGE MAIN STREET AT CHRISTMAS @ Main Street
Dec 3 all-day

The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. Sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert.

The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956, but did not complete it until December 1967.

———

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

Readings Around The Hearth ~ 5:00-6:30pm Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives held at the library. Free Admission.

******
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

Holiday House Tour ~ 11:00am-4:00pm Visit some of the area’s Historic Properties, Inns and Private Homes. This self-guided tour is one of our most popular events. This years tour features Blantyre, Eastover, Naumkeag, Historic Merrell Inn, Charles Owen House and The Old Rectory. Tickets are $20.00 per person (Tickets are limited. They may be purchased in advance through the chamber office or on the day of at the Red Lion Inn, while the last. They are not sold at the house tour properties). Come home for the holidays with us Click here to view.

Children’s Holiday Story Time ~ 11:00-11:30am Come listen to tales of the season at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Free admission.

Caroling Luminaria Walk ~ 6:00-7:00pm Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn, Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

Holiday Concert ~ 7:30pm Celebrate the magic of the season with a joyful holiday musical program by the Berkshire Lyric and the Blafield Children’s Chorus held at the First Congregational Church. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation ~ 12 Noon- 2:00 pm

Main Street becomes a magical New England village with over 50 antique cars parked along the street (weather permitting) and a full range of festive activities to delight the child in everyone. Enjoy Roger the Jester and lunch at the Christmas Food Booth. Take photo ops. with Norman Rockwell in a “Triple self portrait” selfie or show your face in a Norman Rockwell painting. Hear holiday Music by Monument Mountain Regional High School. Children may create holiday fun at Santa’s workshop sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum and have their face painted. Complete the day with a visit from Santa. Commemorative Buttons offering admittance to Sunday’s Main St. activities are $5.00 per person. Children under 12 free. Horse drawn wagon rides by Clay Hill Farm will also be available for an additional fee
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Stockbridge, MA–Holiday Marketplace at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling market, sure to delight the senses and inspire the holiday spirit.

Saturday December 2, 11 am-5 pm & Sunday December 3, 10 am-5 pm

The Garden’s renowned Holiday Marketplace is the place for one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations and gifts made by a select group of local craftspeople. New this year is an expanded Gallery of Wreaths located in both the Garden’s Education Center and the newly renovated Center House, where we’ll be celebrating the official re-opening of this wonderful building, serving refreshments and selling gifts and goodies from our Garden Shop. Our wreaths are unique works of art created by talented volunteer designers. All proceeds from this event benefit the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s year-round education and horticulture programs.

BBG Members join us for exclusive early buying from 10-11am on Saturday December 2. In appreciation to our loyal members, enjoy first dibs on the best selection of hand-made wreaths, decorations and festive plants, and enjoy a complimentary Mimosa or juice while you shop. (Don’t forget your BBG Membership Card!)

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Pittsfield, MA–Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker @ the Colonial Theatre
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm

Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Tickets:
Orchestra: Adults $43.50, Children $28.50
Balcony: Adults $41.50, Children $26.50
Gallery: Adults $ 29.50, Children $20.00

The Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) is bringing it’s Annual Tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Choreographed by ABB Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, with lavish sets and scenery designed by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue, will feature young local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This year’s company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as International.

An annual favorite, the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. The adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince come to life, as they conquer the Mouse King in a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets, all to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.

Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Concert Choir at the Festival of Trees @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

ADULT PROGRAMMING FAMILY PROGRAMMING FESTIVAL OF TREES
Join the women of Pittsfield’s own Berkshire Concert Choir as they perform a program of Christmas music from early Renaissance to contemporary compositions. They will sing from repertoire created by des Pez and Hassler, Rutter and Willcocks, Randall Thompson, and more.

Free and open to the community.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – A Celtic Family Christmas @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Theater
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented session musicians – and their entire family – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration.

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Dec
9
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
10
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
13
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
14
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
15
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
16
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Lenox, MA–Book Reading at The Mount @ The Mount
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COST: $10 general; free for Mount members
CONTACT:  413-551-5100

Sibyl McCormac Groff discusses her new book, A New York Christmas: Ho Ho Ho at Gothamtide, and shares stories of how diverse people observe their holidays, incorporating components that are universal and secular. Groff will also share insights into how Edith Wharton and her friends celebrated the holidays.

Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
17
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
21
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
22
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
28
Thu
West Stockbridge, MA–West Stockbridge Chamber Players Winter Concert @ Congregational Church
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
29
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Cresendo Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concert @ St. James Place
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
30
Sat
Lakeville, CT–Cresendo Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concert @ Trinity Church of Lime Rock
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm
Dec
31
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire’s Celebratory Best for New Year’s Eve–Berkshire Bach! @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

Handel’s Messiah Sing-in

Tickets: (413) 528-0100 or www.mahaiwe.org

Jan
13
Sat
Lenox, MA–The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change: sponsored by the Berkshire Botanical Garden @ Lenox Memorial High School
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

Phone: 413.298.3926   or email—info@berkshirebotanical.org,

Called “the guru of natural gardening” by The New York Times, Ken Druse is widely known for his twenty garden books published over the past 25 years, including The Natural Shade Garden, Planthropology, and Making More Plants. This lively, illustrated lecture will tackle the challenges that have arisen due to our changing climate, and provide new ways of looking at all aspects
of the gardening process.

New this year! We are delighted to present our Winter Lecture at Lenox Memorial High School, a venue convenient to Interstate 90 and to our friends and neighbors throughout the Berkshires. Advanced registration is highly recommended!
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