|Weekend Outlook: Rides With Santa, Parties and more|
|By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff |
04:12PM / Thursday, November 24, 2022
Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this cool weekend including small business celebrations, concerts, and Santa encounters.
A Scenic Christmas Train Ride
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, Adams
Santa will be riding the Tinseliner train this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to spread Christmas cheer.
Boarding will be on Friday at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m.; Saturday at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m.
Arrive 30 minutes before departure and check-in with the ticket agent 10 to 20 minutes prior to departure.
Homemade Christmas & Santa
Lanesborough Local Country Store
Lanesborough Local Country Store at 20 Williamstown Road is hosting a day of vendor popups, tastings, and pictures with Santa on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Santa arrives at 10 and will stay for pictures taken by Browtine Photography. There will also be houring drawings for giveaways to recognize Small Business Saturday.
Bousquet is hosting a free preseason terrain park event this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Bring a helmet and a waiver and show off your best tricks in the park built in the tubing area for opening weekend.
The tuning shop will be open to purchase a set of skis or boards for the season with some opportunities to win prizes. The Kitchen will also be open for food and drinks.
All participants must check in at the Guest Service Desk in the lodge to turn in their waiver and get their free ticket.
The Cranberry Jam ticket will only be valid for the tubing hill carpet. If you want to access any other lift, you will need a season pass or paid ticket there will be a 50 percent off discount for four- and eight-hour tickets this weekend.
Santa's Arrival at Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle Village, Deerfield
Although not in Berkshire County, the Yankee Candle is a magical place, especially during the holidays, and just about an hour away.
Santa will be arriving at the village by helicopter, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Santa's elves will kick off the event at 9.
There will be a chance to win a free same day ticket to the Virtual Santa Experience featuring a live video visit at the village with Santa.
There will also be treats from Hillside Pizza, a holiday scavenger hunt, and live carolers
Full Burn Rox The Knox
Knox Trail Inn, East Otis
Knox Trail Inn is holding a free concert Saturday from 8 until 11 p.m. with a performance by rock band Full Burn band.
A Thanksgiving Weekend Dance Party
Methuselah Bar and Lounge, Pittsfield
Methuselah holds a dance party hosted by DJ Pup Daddy on Saturday from 8 until 11 p.m.
Stop In Saturdays
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield
Berkshire Athenaeum is hosting a day of crafts and other rotating activities for kids 12 and younger on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
The festivities are part of the library's monthly Stop in the Children's Library drop-in program. More information here
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Open House
55 North St., Pittsfield
Berkshire Yoga hosts an open house Saturday to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
From 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., the community is invited to check out the studio and participate in free sample classes and mini reiki sessions.
There will also be opportunities to win prizes in addition to learning about the center's current promotions, holiday gift specials and membership offers.
Full day schedule and promotion details here
Black Friday Party
Flat Burger Society, Pittsfield
The Flat Burger Society is having a Black Friday Party this Friday at 9 p.m.
Tickets are limited and cost $15 at the door. Must be 21 or older with ID.
Show Reception: Color, Texture and Form
Art on Main Gallery, West Stockbridge
Guild of Berkshire Artists holds an opening reception for the current exhibit "Color, Texture & Form" in the Art on Main gallery, located at 38 Main St., this Saturday.
Come and chat with the artists Sally Lebwohl, Margie Skaggs, and Sarah Morrison. The gallery opens at 11 a.m. and the reception is from 2 until 4 p.m.
Check out our last article on the exhibit here
. More information here
Misty Blues Performance
Berkshire Palate, Pittsfield
Misty Blues is performing at Berkshire Palate, located at 297 North St., this Saturday from 7 until 10 p.m.
Call 413-464-0695 for reservations. More information here
Santa in the Berkshires
Currency Coffee Co., Pittsfield
Santa will be visiting Currency Coffee at 5 Cheshire Road, Suite 140, this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
There will not be a photographer on site but visitors are encouraged to take pictures with their phone. Kids will receive free hot chocolate.
Unwrapped toy donations to Toys For Tots are encouraged.