Looks like any polar-type temps will hold off for 'Christmas on the Common' event

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The highlight of the night will be a showing of "polar Express" on a giant inflatable screen. (Courtesy image)

ROCHESTER - Rochester Community Engagement Officer Kyle Danie is hoping for good weather for this weekend's inaugural Christmas on the Common, and it looks like the weather gods may be delivering an early Christmas present with mild temps forecast for Saturday.

The family friendly holiday event will run from 4-9 p.m. with plenty of hot chocolate, a Ginger Bread House and the Christmas movie classic, "The Polar Express," which will be shown on a giant, inflatable screen.

Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa, and are also encouraged to bring their Christmas lists to deliver them personally to old St. Nick.

The event will also include Christmas carols performed by the Granite State Choral Society and a bonfire immediately after the movie.

"We're looking forward to welcoming residents of all ages for an evening of fun," Recreation Supervisor Art Jacobs added. "I hope the whole community will join us."

Since the event is outdoors, residents are urged to dress warmly and bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie.

Forecasters as of today were calling for temps Saturday night in the mid-20s with a 3 percent chance of any precipitation.

Of course a light dusting of snow might be appropriate considering the time of year and the film to be shown!

For more information on parking and weather, as well as to RSVP, visit the event's Facebook page.

Any weather-related cancellation will be posted to Facebook by noon on Saturday.

Dunkin' Donuts and Market Basket are among donors for the event.

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