Peterborough’s annual holiday celebration to usher in the season is an attraction that brings people from all over the region on the first Saturday in December.
Last year, there was a lantern parade down Grove Street, followed by the annual tree lighting in Putnam Park, while cookies and cocoa were served up at the Monadnock Center for History & Culture.
But in the time of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, hosting an event like what was done in 2019 is not possible. Yet there had to be a way to bring people together while staying apart, local organizers thought, and the resulting Hometown Holiday weekend planned for this weekend, Dec. 4-6 should have more than enough to get people in a festive mood.
“It’s a bigger event, but spread out over multiple days,” said Michelle Stahl, executive director of the Monadnock Center for History & Culture.
In lieu of the…