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Parks & Recreation Connection

Stockings for Seniors

The Alton Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Alton Senior Center, is collecting stocking stuffer items for Alton seniors in time for Christmas. Our goal is to collect 50 items, which will be hand delivered in stockings to the Seniors in town. If you would like to participate please drop off your cheerful items by December 17 to the Alton Parks and Recreation Department at 328 Main Street. Desired items include: Puzzles with large pieces/300 pieces; adult coloring books and colored pencils; hand written notes; hand lotion, soap, body wash; warm socks; soft throw blankets; chocolates/assorted nuts. For more information contact Alton Parks and Recreation at or 603-875-0109.

Free Weight Training and Yoga Zoom Classes

The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is offering free Zoom exercise classes for local residents. Classes are held live through Zoom, computer and internet access is required. Participants must register in advance to receive the class session link. Weight Training- Adults of All Ages- Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. Yoga for Fitness- Adults of All Ages- Fridays from 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. These classes are great for bone building, muscle strength and balance. Contact 603-875-0109 or to sign up.

Cozy Craft

Stay cozy and warm this Winter with your very own homemade blanket. Alton Parks and Recreation is offering a No-Sew Fleece Blanket kit for ages 8-99! The blanket features a fun snowflake print on one side, and “bright icy blue” plain fleece on the other side. Blankets are 48” wide in a cozy throw size. $6 each. To reserve your blanket for pickup at the Parks and Recreation office (328 Main Street), please contact or 603-875-0109.

Light Up Night

The Town of Alton is celebrating “Light up Night” on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in the Alton Village on Main Street. Free events include: 5:00pm- Santa arriving by Fire Truck outside of Town Hall; photo opportunity with Frosty and the Grinch on Main Street sponsored by the Alton Water Department; Holiday Hayride with Santa sponsored by Alton Home and Lumber; Take Home Craft and Positivi-Tree at Monument Square sponsored by Alton Parks and Recreation; Caroling; 5:30pm- Tree Lighting at Town Hall sponsored by the ABA; 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m.-Festival of Trees and Gingerbread House Contest at the Gilman Museum sponsored by the ABA.

Light Up Night Events are free and are open to the public. For more information or to add your community event to the Light Up Night celebration, contact the Alton Parks and Recreation Department at; 603-875-0109,
“Light Up Alton” Event
Holiday House Decorating Contest
& Business Decorating Contest

Let’s make the season bright by bringing holiday spirit to Alton.

For Residents: The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Holiday House Decorating Contest. The contest is open to homes within the Alton and Alton Bay zip codes (03809 & 03810). For an Entry Form and Contest Rules go to or contact Alton Parks and Recreation at 603-875-0109 or

FOR BUSINESSES/Nonprofits: The ABA is sponsoring the Business Decorating Contest. For Business Entries, email your pictures to the ABA or post on the ABA/Alton Parks & Recreation Facebook Event Page, be sure to include your business name!

Please send photos by December 17, 2021. Prizes will be awarded to category winners! Winners will be announced on December 20, 2021. Categories for prizes are: People’s Choice (Facebook Vote); Most Holiday Spirit; Creative Use of Lights; and Best Main Street Location. Happy decorating Alton and THANK YOU for joining us in bringing festive cheer to our community.
THANK YOU for joining us in bringing festive cheer to our community.

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