by Carol Meyer
Join in the annual Christmas in the Square celebration early this year by participating in a new fundraiser that will add to the festive atmosphere and create a new tradition -- a "Light up the Square" Luminaria Festival.
Donations of $20 for the purchase of luminaria -- Christmas lanterns with votive candles set inside a small paper bag weighted with sand that will light the way during the Dec. 7 celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. -- may be made on the Hingham Downtown Association website, discoverhingham.com. You can add your family name, greeting, or in-memory-of message to start a special new tradition for your family!
And while you're at it, you can post here your favorite memory of this festive Hingham Downtown Association-hosted celebration -- Santa's arrival by fire truck, live holiday music and caroling, giant peppermint sticks, the holiday ice sculpture, and/or the Festival of Trees, or something else!