Several weeks ago, the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus was trying to plan a trip to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro to see their famous Christmas displays, but there was little interest from the members.

Instead, they decided to host a Christmas tree lighting and a night of Christmas caroling for the community. At first, the event was going to consist of hot chocolate, cider and Christmas carols sung a cappella around a bonfire.

Treasurer Jim Rottler said after the ball got rolling, the event quickly grew.

"The members got excited about it," he said. "Now, we have a four-piece band to accompany the carolers, we spent the past two days baking 1,200 cookies to give out, we built some small La Salette-type buildings for Christmas lights including some homes, a church, some trees, and we're outlining the woods with some lights."

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Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Mattapoisett
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The Christmas caroling will kickoff Friday night, December 17tat 6:30 p.m. This will be a brand new event for the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus, and they are hoping it will be the first of many. The event is open to anyone and everyone, and it is absolutely free to attend.

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The Mattapoisett Fire Department will be picking up Santa and Mrs. Claus. They'll be making a quick flight down from the North Pole for one last visit to Mattapoisett before next Friday night's Christmas Eve trip. They will be picked up and driven to the Christmas caroling in one of the Mattapoisett Fire Trucks. They are expected to arrive at 7p.m.

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Free S'mores, hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies and popcorn will be provided.

"It doesn't matter how well you sing, the important thing is that you are showing your Christmas spirit," Rottler said.

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