Madrid Christmas events include tree lighting, Santa visit, service

PHOTO: Madrid Historical Society Christmas tree lighting in December 2019. (Submitted photo)

MADRID — Madrid Township will start the holiday season off with a tree lighting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Madrid Historical Society schoolhouse, on the corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse roads.
The outdoor event will include refreshments, decorating and caroling, weather permitting. The rain/snow date is the same time, Sunday, Dec. 5. It is free and open to the public.
Santa will hand out gift bags next to the tree from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The gifting event is open to children 10 and under who live in Madrid. Registration is required.
Madrid’s community Christmas celebration concludes with a Christmas candlelight service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road. The service includes caroling and a reading of the Christmas story. Reeds Mill Church, built in 1892, as the only place of worship ever built in Madrid, is electricity-free and lit by kerosene lamps.
Call 207-639-2713 for more information about any of the events and to register for the children’s gift bags, including providing some information for Santa.