Fort Edward Chamber of Commerce
Fort Edward, New York

Christmas Lights & Cookie Delights

Every year the Fort Edward Chamber of Commerce hosts an event at the Fort Edward Yacht Basin to start off the Christmas season. It begins with a Christmas Show with the tree lighting. This year there were about 30 trees all beautifully decorated. You may dedicate a tree in memory of your loved ones. And after that, we all go across the street to the Fire House, for hot chocolate and cookies and Santa Claus! Have you all been good little boys and girls? Remember, Santa knows for sure. Here are some photos from the 2013 event:

Christmas Lights & Cookie Delights is generally on a Saturday evening at the end of November. If you wish to dedicate a tree, watch this Chamber website for the application form or contact Rene Farnsworth for details.

The show started at 6 PM with a group of school girls, known as Kristine Geer & The Ballard Oaks, singing Christmas Carols. That was fun!

... and then they turned on the Christmas Lights!

There were about 40 trees this year, all very pretty. The trees are individually sponsored by local folks in memory of lost loved ones, so this is known as Memory Lane.

Each tree is different. We provide the tree and the lights, and the sponsor adds their decorations.

Another look at the Memory Lane Christmas lights, this time from across the water on Rogers Island.

After the Christmas Tree Lighting, everybody went across the street to the Fire House which was all decorated in Christmas Lights too. Even the fire engine was all prettied up.

Inside the Fire House was a huge bunch of cookies. Chocolate chips in large quantities! And hot cocoa too, of course. And a very nice Christmas tree with a fire hat on top. That chair in the corner is reserved for someone very special ...

... and there he is, Santa Claus! This year's Santa was Dan Fisher, thanks Dan! All the good little boys & girls got to sit on his lap

Let's go back and have a closer look at the trees with this series of closeups by Deborah Austin. Here's a beautiful little star decoration.

And a heart! Are those real diamonds? Photo by Deborah Austin.

And a ball with something extra. This photo by Deborah Austin.

What the heck is this little critter? Yep, it's an owl! This photo by Deborah Austin.

And ya can't have a Christmas tree without lights. This photo by Deborah Austin.

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