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Wonderland on Wickenden

Wickenden Wonderland, 2017. Krystal Carrier Photography

In late December, dozens of neighbors came out for the second-annual Wickenden Wonderland, an evening of holiday caroling and good cheer. The festivities began at The Point Tavern with appetizers from Great Northern Barbeque, special holiday cocktails, craft activities for children, and socializing among friends. Neighbors then put on their winter gear and sang-strolled up Wickenden Street, singing "Feliz Navidad" to the guitar accompaniment of the local band The Mighty Good Boys. The destination was George M. Cohan Square, located across the street from the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, where neighbor-carolers surrounded the Hope Tree, a Christmas tree emblazoned with a large sign, “This Tree is for Everyone.”

The large crowd celebrated with gusto. “Our second annual Wickenden Wonderland was a great success,” said FPNA Board member and event organizer, Bruce Millard. “Yuletide caroling brings people together in a way few other things can. To gather your neighbors close together around an illuminated tree and sing with revelry on the night of the winter solstice is a remarkable sight.” The festivities also supported a good cause. Voluntary donations went to Amos House to help those in need. Millard continued, “It makes you proud to be a part of this truly unique Fox Point community."

Image: Krystal Carrier Photography

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