Historic opera house decks the halls for the season

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:30pm
THE MERRY BARN by Kevin Kiley. Just one example of the architectural wonders to be viewed at the Gingerbread Spectacular. Courtesy of the Opera House
Thousands of lights, dozens of trees, wreaths and greenery galore and music and merriment fill the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor throughout the month of December. With each passing week additional decorations are added — and most events are free. Give yourself a gift this season and come to the Opera House at least once.

Community Band joins Boothbay Region High School Band & Chorus

In celebration of the season, on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., the Boothbay Region High School Band and the Community Band, both under the direction of Meredith Duke will perform a free holiday concert at the Opera House. The BRHS band’s holiday concert has quickly become a tradition at the Opera House, but this marks the first year that the Community Band will be joining in the music making at the Opera House.
This will be Duke’s final holiday concert at the Opera House since she is moving to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a musical career at the end of the school year. The evening will also include a performance by the high school chorus under the direction of Mary Miller.

The Garden Club’s Festival of Trees

The Boothbay Region Garden Club’s Festival of Trees opens on Friday, Dec. 6 and continues through the Harbor Lights weekend, December 7 and 8. This event is free, with holiday goods available for sale and trees auctioned off to raise money for the Garden Club.