After a two-year hiatus, a beloved Fairhaven tradition makes a joyous comeback to the center of town this December.

The Fairhaven Visitors Center announced Thursday that the Fairhaven Old-Time Holiday will take over the center once again for a day of shopping, music and more.

“I’m very excited for its return,” Fairhaven tourism director Chris Richard said.

Richard has been the director of tourism for the past 26 years and has played a huge role in keeping this annual event alive. He initiated the event back in 1998 by suggesting different groups in town come together and host their holiday gatherings at the same time to make it one big event.

“It’s a daylong event and it’s a fun celebration for the town,” said Richard. “People come from all over the region (to enjoy it).”

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With the exception of the last two years due to the pandemic, the Fairhaven Old-Time Holiday has gone on annually since Richard’s idea in ’98.

“It brought together a lot of holiday events that were already happening and put them all on the same day,” he said. “People go from place to place throughout the center of town to shop, listen to music, and food may be served.”

Confirmed venues for the event include Town Hall, First Congregational Church, Unitarian Memorial Church and Millicent Library, with potentially more to come.

While details continued to be ironed out, you can expect to enjoy Fairhaven Old-Time Holiday on Dec. 10.

Visit The Fairhaven Office of Tourism to stay up to date, and stay tuned for more details on this fun family-friendly affair.

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