Hingham Community Center offers lineup of fun-filled holiday events

November 26, 2019 submitted by HCC Executive Director Mary Ann Blackmur

The Hingham Community Center is looking forward to hosting several holiday events for the community.

Christmas in the Square kicks off Friday night, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.  Starting that evening, HCC and the Hingham Police Department are hosting a clothing and book drive for Cradles to Crayons.The most hoped-for items on the wish list include boys' shirts and pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, and gloves in sizes youth large/adult small and books for boys and girls ages 8 to 12. Stop by and say hello to the HPD that night!  A Cradles to Crayons collection box will be set up in the HCC lobby for donations through Dec. 20.

New this year -- the Winter Market, featuring local vendors, artisans, and non-profits -- including Maddie's Promise. Main Street Art Studio, Art by Beth McDaid, Seabird Crafts, Katie Bennett jewelry and Art, and more! The Winter Market will run from Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Enjoy listening to and and singing along with the fabulous Men of Harmony from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday night. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cookies sponsored by Stan Blackmur, Realtor, and publisher and owner of The South Shore Magazine.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, don't miss out on HCC's much-anticipated Breakfast with Santa family tradition. There will be two seatings --  8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon.  The cost is $20 per person, free for children 2 and under. Enjoy a breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs by Greenside Grille, Atlantic Bagels, yogurt and granola, delicious  Hornstra Farms milk, coffee, and juice. Arts and crafts activities will  include a handprint mitten ornament, reindeer food, and a letter to Santa as well as a digital picture with the jolly fellow. The highlight of the morning will be a holiday sing-a-long led by Santa himself.This event is sponsored by South Shore Bank and Stan Blackmur.

On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. HCC will host  Cupcakes & Coffee with a Cop in collaboration with Launch 2 and the Hingham Police Department. Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of Sadie Mae's cupcakes, coffee, and conversation with Police Chief Glenn Olsson. All ages are welcome!

We look forward to these events and many more to come in the new year!

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