Christmas Tree Lighting



Our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is the 1st Thursday in December.

Come out and enjoy the Murphy 2nd graders sign Christmas carols and count down to the lighting of the tree. Hot cocoa and cookies are generously donated by the Metamora Lions. And then after, head over across the street to the Old Town Hall to see Santa!

Tree Lighting

Wassailing & Horse Parade

Metamora will celebrate the tradition of Wassailing on Sunday, December 3, 2023

For centuries, wassailing was a way to toast someone’s good health. But, in England, wassail also denoted the alcoholic beverage you imbibed during that toast—an elixir of steamy mulled mead or cider. Sometimes, wassail was a whipped dark beer flavored with roasted crab apples. At Christmastide, the poor expected privileges denied them at other times, including the right to enter the homes of the wealthy, who feasted them from the best of their provisions.  At these gatherings, the bands of roving wassailers often performed songs for the master while drinking his beer, toasting him, his family, his livestock, wishing continued health and wealth. By the 19th century, wassailing would mellow. As the custom of caroling became the dominant door-to-door pastime, alcohol-fueled begging dwindled.


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