Saturday, November 4, 2017

2017 New England Holiday Lights and Event Guide


Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Nov 17 - Dec 23
Blink!, Boston, MA - Nov 29 to Jan 1
Boston Winter @ City Hall Plaza, Boston MA, opening Nov 24 at 11am
Bright Nights at Forest Park, Springfield, MA - Nov 22 to Jan 1
Christmas by Candlelight, Old Sturbridge Village, MA, weekends starting Dec 2
City of Lights Parade and Holiday Celebration, Lowell, MA, Nov 25
Enchanted Village at Cape Codder, Hyannis, MA - Dec 1 to Dec 23
Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture, Avon MA - Nov 18 to Jan 1
Fatima Shrine Christmas Lights, 101 Summer Street, Holliston, MA - typically from Thanksgiving to early January
* Festival of Lights 2017, Worcester Common Oval, Dec 1, 4:30-8pm
Festival of Lights at Edaville USA, Carver, MA - Nov 18 to Jan 1 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
Festival of Trees, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, Nov 17 - Dec 31
Festival of Trees, Methuen, MA - Nov 18 - Dec 2
* Festival of Trees and Snow Village, Elms Bank Gardens, Wellesley, Nov 24- Dec 10
First Night Boston, Boston, MA - Dec 31
* First Night Trail Walk, Holliston MA Rail Trail, Dec 31 - check FB for updates
Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA, Nov 24 - Dec 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun), 4:30-8:30pm
Holiday Giving Tree Lighting and Events @ Patriot Place, Nov 22, 4-9pm
Lights of Boston, Boston, MA - no info available for 2017
Lighting of the Green, Taunton MA, Dec 2, 3-8pm
Marblehead Christmas Walk, Marblehead, MA - Nov 30 - Dec 3
* Middleborough Drive-Through Festival of Lights, Dec 9, 10, 16, 17, 4-9pm
Nantucket Christmas Stroll, Nantucket, MA, Dec 1-3
National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro, MA - Nov 23 to Jan 1, 5-9pm daily. Free event, donations appreciated.
* Polar Express Holiday Celebration, Wachusett Mountain, Dec 16, 11am-2pm
* Rockport's Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival by Boat, Rockport, MA - Dec 2, 1-5pm
Stoughton's Parade of Lights and Winter Warm Up, Dec 9, 5-8pm
Winter Reimagined, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA - Nov 24 to Jan 7
ZooLights at Stone Zoo, Stoneham, MA - Nov 24 to Dec 31, 5-9pm (closed Dec 25)

Franklin, MA
* Christmas Handbell Concert at Franklin Federated Church, Nov 25, 7:30pm
* Santa on the Town Common - Sun, Nov 26 at 4pm (to be confirmed)
Ceramic Christmas Tree Class, Dec 1, 1-3pm (7-10 years old) - Franklin Recreation Dept. (registration required)
* Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Elks Lodge, Dec 2, 8-11am, $7/pp, children under 3 and Scouts in uniform eat free.
* Christmas Fair (including pictures with Santa) at St. John's Episcopal Church, Dec 2, 9am-2pm
* Holiday Open House with Santa Visit at Hillside Nurseries, Dec 2, 11am-3pm
* The Nutcracker - Dec 2 at 7:30pm, Dec 3 at 2pm - at FHS
* Holiday Craft Fair at Franklin Senior Center, Dec 5 and 7, 10am-1pm
* Annual Holiday Shop at Parmenter Elementary School, Dec 6, 5:30-7:30pm
* Holiday Stroll - Downtown Franklin, Dec 7, 4-7pm
* Holiday Stroll with Mrs. Clause, Franklin Historical Museum, Dec 7, 4:45-7pm
* Santa's Foundation Annual Breakfast with Santa at British Beer Company, Dec 9, 9am (call 508-440-5190 to reserve your spot)
* Breakfast with Santa at Franklin YMCA (registration required), Dec 9, 8am-11am
* Cookies with Santa! at Daddario Hardware, Dec 9, 2-4pm
Winterbloom at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse at FUSF, Dec 9 at 8pm
* Visit Sensory Friendly Santa Clause, Cole's Tavern, Dec 10, 12-4 (registration required!)
* 'Tis the Season at FHS, Dec 9 at 7:30pm, Dec 10 at 2pm
* Lessons and Carols at St. Mary's Church, Dec 10 at 3pm, free event
* New England Irish Harp Orchestra at St. John's Episcopal Church, Dec 10 at 7pm (tickets $10 at the door)
* Stories with Santa! at Learning Express, Dec 11 (6:30-8pm), Dec 13 (10:30am-12pm)
* Chanukah Celebration and Lighting of Freedom Menorah, Dec 12, Franklin Town Common, 4pm
Christmas Cookies and Cocoa with Santa, Dec 13, 3:30-5pm, Franklin Recreation Dept. - registration required
* Visit with Santa! at Franklin Police Department, Dec 16, 10am-1pm
* Crafts with Santa's Elves!, Dec 16, 11am-1pm, My Little Sunshine Children's Consignment Boutique
* Om for the Holidays with Tranquil Souls Yoga, Dec 16, 4-6pm
* 2017 Santa Skate at Pirelli Veterans Arena, Dec 17, 6-7:30pm (all ages, admission: donation for Franklin Food Pantry, helmets are required)
Annual Holiday Panto at the Black Box, Dec 22 at 7:30pm, Dec 23 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
* Christmas Lights Show - 39 Hayden Ln, typically Black Friday to New Year's Eve (weather permitting)

Near Franklin, MA
* Pursuit of Presents: Pictures with Santa, Medway - Nov 15, 5-8pm
* Tree Lighting at Patriot Place, Foxboro, Nov 21, 5-7pm
Medway Christmas Parade (followed by fireworks) at Choate Park, Nov 25 at 5:30pm
Sachs Family Lights Extravaganza, 21 Mann St., Bellingham, typically from Thanksgiving to New Years, check FB for Open House/Santa's visit
Santa Parade and Tree Lighting, Mendon - Dec 1 at 6:30pm
* Brunch with Santa at Lake Pearl, Dec 3, 9am-1pm, Wrentham
* Autism Eats: Meet Santa, Restaurant 45 in Medway,  Dec 3, 12-2pm. Registration required!
Lions Club Santa Parade, Norfolk - Dec 3, 3:30-6pm
* Milford Santa Parade and 2 Mile Run, Dec 3, 4-7pm, Milford MA
* Milford Menorah Lighting and Dinner, Milford, Dec 15, 3:15pm
* Free Christmas Concert and Dinner at Medway Community Church, Dec 17, 4:45pm
* Cookies and Milk with Santa and Mrs. Clause, Foxboro, Dec 19, 12:30-2pm, Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport, RI - Nov 18 to Jan 1
Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket, RI - Dec 2,3,9,10 - 4 to 8pm
Winterfest at Diamond Hill Park, Cumberland, RI
Christmas in RI

Holiday Guide to NH

Holiday Lights Displays in CT

Christmas Activities in Vermont 

December Festivals

Last updated on 12/13/2017

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