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Holiday Happenings Roundup: Dec. 2-4

A sampling of holiday sales, events and charity opportunities this weekend in Milton

The holiday season is upon us, here in Milton. Plenty of annual events, sales and traditions as well as new favorites are popping up on the calendar.

To keep it all straight, Milton Patch will provide you with a breakdown of holiday happenings each weekend.

Milton Garden Club Green Sale

The will start things off from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at . There will be items for sale like fresh evergreen wreaths, rose hip wreaths, holiday arrangements, tabletop trees and other gifts.

Proceeds from the Green Sale will benefit beautification projects in Milton.

First Parish Holiday Fair

will host its annual on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will feature fair-trade items from Africa, Asia and Latin America, including purses, cards, pottery, toys, home décor and more.

This year’s event will also feature a book sale. Evergreens from the First Parish Christmas Tree Sale can also be picked up during this event.

Caroling on the Commons

The holiday spirit will be celebrated in song and charity on Saturday afternoon at . The Fifth Annual will feature musical selections from Milton High School Holiday Choir and the Boston Conservatory Cabaret inside the sanctuary.

Outside, there will be hot apple cider and bon fires for roasting marshmallows.

Attendees to this free event can also get in the giving mood by making donations to several organizations. There will be a winter coat drive as well as a food bank collection. Bedding, blankets, and toiletries will also be accepted. Finally, there will be a tree that attendees can decorate with mittens and hats. The tree items will then be given to the Salvation Army.

DCR Holiday Toy Drive

Give a gift and enjoy the Blue Hills on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at . The DCR Park Rangers, Blue Hills Trailwatch and NEMBA will in the Houghton’s Pond parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, and then lead a mountain bike ride at 10 a.m. and a hike at 1 p.m.

Unwrapped, new toys will be accepted at the event. Toy donations will be given to Interfaith Social Services, which help deserving families during the holidays. Gifts for children between 11 and 16 are most needed.

"Thanks for Giving" Celebration

With all the gift buying and giving this time of year, it’s important to  reflect. The Milton Interfaith Clergy Association will offer that opportunity with the Celebration on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at .

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the "Thanks for Giving Volunteer of the Year” award.

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