Millbury's Chain Of Lights Returns Sunday

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Nationally acclaimed Millbury artist Michael Graves will have his studio open during the Chain of Lights. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri
The "throwback" trolleys will again be in service on Sunday, and rides are free. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri
In 2011, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, a Massachusetts re-enactment group lighted the Christmas tree in the rotunda at the Asa Waters Mansion. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri

MILLBURY, Mass. ‒ Millbury residents are urged to come out and enjoy Worcester County's Chain of Lights celebration Sunday, Dec. 2. The traditional holiday event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Millbury

The town has long been known as the Gateway to the Blackstone Valley because of its location along the Blackstone River. And once again it is going all out to be the place to be during the beginning of the Christmas season.

The 14th annual Chain of Lights will feature mouth-watering goodies, luncheons and even a Victorian tea.

There will also be church fairs, face painting for the kids, getting a picture taken with Santa, the tree lighting at the Waters Mansion and free trolley rides at 22 stops around town. Trolley stops include:

Pearson’s Elmhurst Farm, Hawk Hill Orchards, First Congregational Church, Earth Song, Asa Waters Mansion, Millbury Savings Bank, Millbury Towne Florist, Millbury Public Library, Millbury Fire Station No. 2, Reliant Medical Group, Elm Draught House Cinema, Michael Graves Studio, The Floral Boutique, Millbury Baptist Church, Millbury Federated Church, Millbury Credit Union, The Candy Shoppe, St. Brigid’s Church, Country Candle, Felters Mill, Scales Restaurant and the Millbury Senior Center.

Check back with The Daily Voice for daily updates on the attractions at each stop on Millbury’s Chain of Lights.

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