WINDHAM — Snow was falling Saturday afternoon and throughout the night, but Windham still lit up the holiday season with its annual tree lighting on the historic Town Common.
Those hoping to see the lights were encouraged to safely distance or stay safe in their cars due to the ongoing pandemic.
Colorful lights peeked out from snow-covered tree branches and also made a festive display throughout the Common spaces.
The historic Town Common has been the site of the annual holiday tree lighting for many years. This year, some safety guidelines had to be put in place to make sure everyone was within safe distances but still able to enjoy the frosty scenery.
In addition to the tree lighting, other holiday efforts are planned for the season, including a home decorating contest with residents offering their landscaping light displays for judging this month.
Girl Scout Troop 10182 will also be collecting new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves as part of the troop’s charitable drive to help others, including the Helping Hands organization, running through Jan. 2021.
Donation boxes will be placed at various locations around town including at the town Recreation Department.