At 6PM there will be a parade leaving from the Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Thoreau St. and Sudbury Rd. opposite the Concord Depot (the commuter rail stop), which will march up Sudbury Road to the little park in downtown Concord Center where the big Christmas tree will be lit (I think by a Santa on a fire truck.) at about 6:15 PM or so. There Concord Chorus will sing a few songs (about 10 minutes worth) and then people will wander down the street to 51 Walden St, (the Concord Players Theatre) hopefully not getting too distracted along the way by the cute local shops handing out holiday goodies to passersby. When the theatre gets full of people (we expect around 6:35 ish) Winter Welcome will begin. I play the fool (as usual, no comments about type-casting allowed) in 'Saint George and the Dragon,' sort of a traditional medieval short super-hero action drama with overtones of pagan traditions (and a great dragon costume, a hairy devil, a dark knight, Father Christmas, St. George dressed all in white, etc,) and I also sing with the madrigal singers. There will also be a great Morris Dance troupe doing the horn dance (an erie and hauntingly beautiful ancient dance with antlers) and some sword dances, but I have nothing to do with them (aside from admiring and watching.) There will be sing alongs of "Deck the Halls" and "Oh Hanukkah", and such, as well as some older Wassail songs, all accompanied by a quartet of horns! The whole thing will take less than an hour, so everyone should be on their way home by 8 PM.
I recommend it highly.
The downtown roads will be closed to auto traffic, so I recommend arriving before 6 to get a parking place, or taking the commuter rail to Concord Center.