Second annual Winterfest is bringing back music and lights Saturday

Pelham Together and the Pelham Chamber of Commerce have paired up to host Pelham’s second annual Winterfest on Saturday. 

Last year, because of Covid-19, the event was modified. Each performer had to be outside their house and perform so as to maintain six feet between themselves and the listeners. Many shops around Pelham opened their doors to the public to get takeout to bring and enjoy while watching the performers.

“The event was planned as a Pelham Together mental-health initiative because we were concerned that the separation and disconnection that many children and adults have felt during the last year and a half of the pandemic,” said Pelham Together Executive Director Laura Caruso. “We wanted to offer a way to reconnect to feel that happiness despite the limitations.”

This year, the event still needs to have limitations. The music will again be performed in front of houses, while the Gazebo has been added as additional performance stage. “The musicians will perform in shifts,” Caruso said. “We added the Gazebo as a performance location to create one central downtown spot in order to help small businesses. There will also be hot chocolate for sale at different locations, sponsorships available and a few other elements that address our need to fundraise this year.”

A map detailing the location of musical acts, houses decorated with holiday lights and places to get snacks is available for a $10 donation to Pelham Together.

Winterfest is programmed as an event for all ages to enjoy.