Image of a tree lighting ceremony

The Pierson Library will participate in the Shelburne Town Wide Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 6th after the tree lighting.  

5:45 Gather on Town Green with the rest of Shelburne to celebrate this annual tradition.

6pm Tree Lighting

After the tree lighting, venture to Town Hall to meet Santa and decorate an ornament in the Library's Merrill Community Living Room.  Below is a poem written in 2016 by our Poet Laureate, Rick Bessette, to honor this occasion.

We welcome you with peace and joy
As we come and gather round.
Celebrating with community
A season of sights and sounds.
Growing alongside this highway
Watching families come and go;
Giving beauty to our town green,
Your one mission just to grow.
Snows of winter soon to arrive
Will dress these bows of evergreen,
Sharing the night with moon and stars
To present a magical scene.
Each year we await the moment
For the twinkling of these lights
Warming the hearts of travelers
On cold, dark, wintery nights.