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’Tis the Season

As the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, warm your spirit with holiday cheer at these events.

Tree Lighting

christmas tree lighting(Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Thomas Kim, son of President Jim Yong Kim and his wife Dr. Younsook Lim, will light the tree at Dartmouth’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. For the second consecutive year, a 30-foot fir has been donated by Sandy Allen of Hanover. Dartmouth’s Glee Club, conducted by Louis Burkot, will sing carols and choral music following the lighting. Hot chocolate will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 3, at 5:15 p.m. • the Green • 646-3749

Celebration for the Season by the Handel Society

Handel Society(Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

The Handel Society of Dartmouth College will perform Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and other seasonal pieces, including the world premiere of a commissioned work by American composer Daniel Brewbaker. Featuring Erma Mellinger, mezzo soprano, and noted instrumentalists.

Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m. • Hopkins Center, Spaulding Auditorium • $20, Dartmouth students $5 • 646-2422

Lend a Hand with Students Fighting Hunger

With many students away during the interim period, the organization Students Fighting Hunger needs help preparing meals and providing company for its Friday Night Dinners in December. Volunteer and co-chair Gabrielle Emanuel ’10 says that the focus is on providing nutritious and delicious meals. “There are more and more people in need of meals and community support,” she says. “These dinners are also lots of fun—they are always the highlight of my week!”

Fridays—preparation begins at 3:30 p.m., meals are served at 5 p.m. • Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer Street, Hanover • To volunteer, contact the Tucker Foundation at 646-3350 or

Hood Museum of Art Holiday Open House

Enjoy an evening of festivities for the whole family at the Hood’s holiday event, which is free and open to the public. Take part in self-guided art adventures that explore highlights in the galleries and enter for a chance to win a door prize, including tickets to this year’s performance of the Christmas Revels. Light refreshments will be served, and the evening will feature a performance by the Lebanon High School Superlatives at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Hood Museum of Art • 646-2808

The Christmas Revels 2009: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice


Highland dancer Camille Ames (photo by Thomas Ames)

The Christmas Revels celebrates the Scottish Highlands with music, dance, drama, pageantry, tomfoolery, and sing-alongs. The cast of 80 includes adult and child singers from the surrounding community along with special guest performers. Local standouts include Upper Valley-based accordionist Jeremiah McLane; harpist Patricia Stebbins of Vershire, Vt.; highland dancer Camille Ames of Norwich, Vt.; and soprano Lindsey Warren of Brookfield, Vt.

Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 19, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 20, at 1 and 5 p.m. • Hopkins Center, Spaulding Auditorium • $23 adults, $10 ages 18 and younger ($5 on Thursday, Dec. 17), Dartmouth students $5 • 646-2422

Holiday Writing Contest and Victorian Country Gingerbread House

The Hanover Inn’s Victorian Country Gingerbread House is on display for the season. Local children, grades 3 through 6, are invited to see the house and then create a story about it. Students are encouraged to let their imaginations run with the detailed scene created by bakers Leigh Arquiett and Pam Brochu. Stories will be judged for creativity and originality. Submissions are due by December 21 and may be sent to or dropped off at the inn’s front desk. Winners will be announced on December 24.

Through January 1, 2010 • Hanover Inn lobby • 643-4300 •

Last Updated: 1/7/10