LIMERICK – This community is hosting a full slate of events to get residents and neighbors in the mod for the holiday season.

There are events each day starting on Saturday and winding down on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Perhaps the busiest day is Saturday, Dec. 1, which begins with Breakfast with Frosty at the Peppermill Restaurant, and includes an array of events including a Christmas Parade at 1 p.m., hayrides and a lot more.

What began in 2005 as a celebration hosted by the Limerick Newfield Lions Club grew over time to include events hosted by  others as well, said organizer Deedee Tibbetts.

“Over the years many groups and businesses have added to the event,(and) things slightly change from year to year ,” said Tibbetts. “This is the first year that the festival is a week long event with different events and activities for all ages, sponsored by many groups, organizations, and businesses throughout the entire town of Limerick. We are now calling the festival “Christmas in Limerick.”

Here is a list of activities:

• Saturday, Nov, 24: 10 a.m. Cookie decorating at Limerick Public Library; 5 p.m., karaoke for all ages at the Brick Town Hall.

• Sunday, Nov. 25: 1` p.m., Magic of Christmas talent show, Brick Town Hall.

• Monday, Nov. 26: and Wednesday, Nov. 28: 6 p.m., Zen Fitness Zumba, Old Limerick Mill – free with on perishable food donation for pantry; wear Christmas colors!

• Tuesday, Nov. 27: Yoga Flex at Zen Fitness, Old Limerick Mill, free with food pantry donation.

• Wednesday , Nov. 28: 7 p.m., music and poetry at Limerick Public Library

• Thursday, Nov. 29: 4 p.m. Christmas at Vicki’s Olde Schoolhouse Gift Shop; 4 p.m., free aerobilates, free with food pantry donation Zen Fitness, Old Limerick Mill

• Friday, Nov. 30:9 a.m. Gentle yoga, Zen Fitness, Brick Town Hall; 2 p.m., Christmas Cookie Party at Gneiss Brewery, 6 p.m. crafts, story time and more at Limerick Free Baptist Church; 6:30 p.m., Lets Paint Christmas at Brick Town Hall, $30, pre-registration required at 636-6723.

•Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. Breakfast with Frosty at Peppermill Restaurant, 9 a.m, Craft Fair at Brick Town Hall; 10 a.m,., Blizzard Bazaar at Limerick Congregational Church; 10 .m. Build Your own Gingerbread House and crafts, Brick Town Hall; 10 a.m. Christmas at Yellow Farm, Foss Road; noon Ugly Sweater Party at Gneiss Brewery; 1 p.m. Christmas Parade, Main Street. After parade: Cookies with Santa and Letters to Santa more, Limerick Fire Station; Ride the Reindeer Express Hayride, rear of Brick Town Hall; 2 p.m. Dance into Christmas, Limerick Fire Station; 6 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting, caroling with Santa, Rudolph and Frosty at the Maine Street Gazebo; 10 a.m. Open House at Zen Fitness, Old Limerick Mill, – stroll through the Jolly Jungle Animal Menagerie!

• Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon, Christmad Market at Gneiss Brewery includes crafters and vendors.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or [email protected]

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