Rogue elf, Victorian Holiday & Santa parade: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Elf on the loose

“Rock Father” Roger Bourbonniere is ready for the holidays and will an elf off his shelf this week as he visits area businesses bearing Christmas stockings and bags for random gifting. Be on the lookout for Bourbonniere at local diners, grocery stores, bazaars and more with presents for good little girls and boys.

Bourbonniere, who is known locally for organizing the Burrillville Rocks group, said some of the holiday treats will be left with area merchants.

Giving Thanks

Thursday, Nov. 23 is Thanksgiving Day and Town Hall will be closed both Thursday and Friday in celebration of the holiday. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Thursday and pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Victorian Holiday & Parade

The Downtown Pascoag & Neighborhood Association’s annual Victorian Holiday will take place on Saturday, Nov. 25 starting at 4 p.m. by the Bridgeway in Pascoag. Shop with local vendors and meet with Santa as you enjoy holiday music and performances by the school chorus. Take a trolly ride, visit food trucks, and share in the joy of the holiday season with a special surprise from the Burrillville Redevelopment Agency.

The highlight of the event is the fire truck and jeep light parade, as decorated vehicles escort Santa and Mrs. Clause to the village. The parade will begin at Burriville Middle School at 2220 Broncos Highway, and is expected to roll into downtown Pascoag around 5 p.m.

Liberty Farms

Liberty Farm at 60 Ironmine Road in Harrisville will begin its Open Farm Holiday this weekend, with a chance to enjoy an enchanting horse-drawn wagon ride, visit and take photos with Santa, interact with farm animals and shop with local vendors showcasing a wide range of products, including unique crafts and artisanal creations.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tickets are required for specific activities. Learn more and make your reservation at

Town meetings

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21 starting 6:30 p.m. at the Binns Building at 111 Chapel St. The agenda is here.

We at NRI NOW wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Know that we are thankful for you, our readers, and we wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season.

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