Christmas on “The Hill”

Nov 26, 2015 990

Hill 2000 Inc. and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Noon – 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Church on The Hill, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Many retail shops will remain open until 7:00 pm, including: Bertarelli's and Girasole.

• Come to The Hill for Christmas and sample fresh salsiccia, (pronounced "säl zeecha"), Italian sausage. (in front of St. Ambrose Church)
• Join a complimentary short tour of The Hill in the afternoon. (starting at The Hill Neighborhood Center)
• Horse-drawn Carriage Rides from 2 to 7 pm (make your reservations across the street from church and depart from in front of Girasole)
• Storytelling and treats with La Befana. Learn the Italian tradition of La Befana, a character in Italian folklore, who delivers presents to children throughout Italy. (Gelato di Riso from 1:00-3:00)

• A Christmas market of handmade items sponsored by the Sacred Heart Villa Early Childhood Center and St. Ambrose Sewing Circle. (The Hill Neighborhood Center)
• Enjoy wine and beer tasting. (The Hill Neighborhood Center)
• A visit with Santa and crafts for children. (The Hill Neighborhood Center)
• Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:00 pm. with Italian Christmas carols sung by the St. Ambrose Choirs (at the Christmas tree in front of St. Ambrose Church)
• Stay and experience the tremendous voice of Kathryn Favazza, The Clarion Brass, and Eileen Gannon on the harp during the Christmas program that will take place in St. Ambrose Church from 7:00 pm.

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