Yuletide in St. George began 12 years ago as a single, multi-vendor fair at the Ocean View Grange. It has become a two-day, community-wide celebration for locals and visitors alike. This dozen-years’ event takes place, as always, the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and 28. Most venues are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and some have extended hours.

Multiple shops and galleries will open for the event, bedecked for the holiday season. They offer an array of fine handcrafts, art, antiques and vintage wares, fresh greens and delicious comestibles. Added this year is a room-size Christmas village, complete with model railroad, at 32 Fogarty Corner Road. The grange continues its holiday fair and is joined by another at the Masonic Hall (the fairs are held Saturday only, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The historic Marshall Point Lighthouse with its scenic vistas, shop and museum joins in the fun.

Yuletide in St. George represents the antithesis to box stores, Black Friday lines and fast food. Instead, it offers an old-fashioned start to the holidays where the air is fresh, the spirits jolly, the food homemade with love and kindness and good cheer abound. For participant map and specific information, visit stgeorgebusinessalliance.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.