The 2013 Christmas on the Hill celebration is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 7, 2013. This years event will include some old favorites like Storytelling with La Befana at Gelato di Riso, Carriage Rides, A Christmas Market and Children’s Christmas Market and Craft Project, Free Salamites and Free Tours of The Hill and Herbaria. The Hill Nativity Walk will kick off this weekend and displays will be up in the windows of participating merchants through the feast of the Epiphany, January 6. Maps of display locations and presepi descriptions are available at Girasole Gifts and Imports.
A new event for 2013—don’t miss Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of St. Ambrose Church at 6 pm with a special visit from Babbo Natale and La Befana who will make a grand entrance. The day will wrap up with our spectacular annual free Christmas Concert in St. Ambrose at 7 pm, featuring Kathryn Favazza who is organizing a very special program for us this year.
Hill residents get geared up early for the annual “Light up the Hill” neighborhood lighting contest. Our Secret Santa’s will be out judging on Sunday, December 1st so be ready. A 22″ TV will be awarded to the most beautifully executed design and all the entries will make the Hill a beautiful place to spend the holidays. The winner will be announced before the Christmas on the Hill Concert, Saturday, December 7th.
Many Hill businesses will have special Christmas on The Hill extended hours and Special Offers so stay for dinner or a nightcap after spending a great day on the Hill making Christmas memories! Check the event sponsors on this website and thank them with your business. Buon natale!