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Bristol Public Works employee Roger Belmore uses the good weather to put up Christmas Lights along Hope Street on Wednesday.

‘Tis the season?

‘Tis the season?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bristol … even if it was 70 degrees with bright sunshine most of the afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday. Despite the spring-like weather Tuesday afternoon, Bristol Public Works employees were preparing for the town’s holiday celebration, stringing lights through the trees lining Hope Street. Workers are rewiring

Dottie Cordeiro helped start Bristol's Grand Illumination 25 years ago with Halsey Herreshoff. The two will receive the Spirit of Christmas award on the event's 25th anniversary.

Spirit of Christmas Awards bestowed on event founders

After 25 years, the annual Grand Illumination Christmas celebration in the center of downtown seems to be a natural part of the community’s fabric, second only to the Fourth of July festivities. The Bristol Christmas festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. And that, even to the woman who inspired the idea, is nothing short