Candlelight Night is scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Candlelight Night is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at various locations in the village of Pittsford.
Three event highlights
1. Holiday fun
Live music, carolers, and sleigh bells — as well as shopping, dining, giveaways, treats, and more — await visitors to the village of Pittsford for Candlelight Night.
Also planned are not one, not two, but three tree lightings, which will be hosted by Supervisor Bill Carpenter, Mayor Robert Corby, and WARM 101.3 radio personality Tony Infantino: The first is at 5:30 p.m. at Schoen Place; also, lightings are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. at the Four Corners and 7 p.m. at Northfield Common.
And Santa will be out and about from 6 to 8 p.m., at Nothnagle Realtors on South Main Street, Harmony Wood in Northfield Common, and the Coal Tower Restaurant in Schoen Place.
Mrs. Claus will be sharing stories at Pittsford's historic Little House.
2. Enjoy holiday treats
Stop in to the Pittsford Community Library’s Fisher meeting room from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and make an old-fashioned English treat — a holiday cracker.
This crafty bit of holiday fun is for all ages. Town Hall also will have cookies and refreshments.
Businesses also will be providing goodies as a way of saying "thank-you" for the support of residents throughout the year, said Shirley Joseph, president of the Pittsford Chamber of Commerce and owner of SJ's on South Main Street.
3. Clothing for Kids Campaign
Pittsford merchants are looking for donations of new or gently used children’s winter clothing, such as coats, mittens, scarves, and hats.
Bring donations to one of the three tree lightings or to a participating merchant, which include the Pedestal, Bella Amore, Pittsford Lumber, Docle Cupcakery, the Map Shop, Top Notch Monogramming, Harmony in Wood, Beads-N-Things, Recovery Caboose, Classic Additions, and the Topiary.
Donations will benefit children in the Rochester City School District.
Why you should attend
Pittsford Mayor Robert Corby remembers the event started when he was a kid.
Today, looking on the charm and character of the village, with its walkable streets, lively businesses, and historic buildings, is a reminder of how far Pittsford and Candlelight Night have come.
“It’s nice because it brings everybody together. You always see someone you know.”
Shirley Joseph said this is a night for families an children to enjoy a holiday stroll through the village.
"This is a celebration to usher in the holiday season. The holiday season is what makes us go, and it's the best part of life now. Christmas is about families and children, and we never want to lose sight of that."
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The 39th annual event is sponsored by the Pittsford Village Merchants Association, Pittsford Chamber of Commerce, the village and town of Pittsford, the Del Monte Lodge Hotel and Spa, ESL Federal Credit Union, Rotary Club of Pittsford, WARM 101.3, and Fickle 93.3.
For information, visit www.villageofpittsford.org, www.townofpittsford.org, or the pittsfordchamber.org.