In 1992 Gary Vaillancourt worked with the Worcester Country Convention & Visions Bureau (WCCVB) to create the “Chain of Lights” which was a multi-town program where local businesses would coordinate efforts to promote their services. Each event would feature a special lighting ceremony which would link all of Central Massachusetts as a “Chain of Lights”. During its 1992 kick off, it stretched as far north as Westminster Village Inn and extended through Worcester and Sturbridge Counties. The town of Sutton’s original participation was called “Christmas Tasting in Sutton” where business leaders from Vaillancourt Folk Art, Pleasant Valley Country Club, Eaton’s Candy, and Keown Orchards would pool their resources to rent a trolley that would travel between each business. The day would conclude with a town-wide celebration at the Common as the Christmas Lights were turned on. Since then many towns throughout Worcester County have ceased their coordinated celebrations when the original program was discontinued by the WCCVB. Sutton, however, continues to celebrate this event as their own having formed a local committee made up of volunteers, business owners, and organizations giving up countless hours in order to support this town-wide event for the next generation. Since the first year in 1992 with only one trolley and four stops, this year there are 10 trollies or buses traveling on multiple routes connecting seventeen town businesses and organizations forming a “Chain of Lights” in Sutton. This event has grown significantly over the years with many friends and families still celebrating this tradition.