Padanaram Village in Dartmouth is hosting their annual Christmas Festival on Friday, December 7, from 5 to 8 pm. Santa and elves will arrive at 6 pm!

Stop by Anne Whiting Real Estate at 6 pm for a performance from the Grinch who will be handing out candy canes and cookies. Elves are working hard with Santa at Flora, Etc. Stonegate Mortgage will have face painting for the kids, and ice sculptures. There will be refreshments up and down Elm Street and around the corner of Bridge Street, too.

Salt the Spa on Elm will be collecting diapers, blankets, and baby clothing for a local non-profit organization. So you can still give to others while you're getting all these tasty treats.

Don't miss your chance to walk around the village as it transforms into Christmas Town for a few hours. Each shop offers something for the occasion. Dancer's Edge will lead the parade.

Giveaways from Santa are proudly sponsored by Bay Coast Bank.

All this, and so much more for your family to get in the Christmas spirit! Parking will be available at New Bedford Yacht Club and St. Mary's Church, with shuttle service from St. Mary's Church as well.