Boston Common Tree Lighting
Courtesy of Boston Parks Department

Massachusetts lights up during Christmas and Holiday season in December, with hundreds of family-fun activities, ranging free tree lightings and parades to cultural and historical events, concerts and performing arts, and culinary offerings.

Find a selection on the Holiday Page, or visit any of our 16 regional tourism councils for local activities.

See below a schedule of Christmas Tree Lightings coming up throughout the weekend around the Commonwealth.

DEC 1-4, 2022

City or Town Date Event
Boston December 1 Boston Common Tree Lighting.
Boston December 2 Light up Seaport Tree Lighting
Canton December 2 Irish Cultural Centre Tree Lighting + Caroling
Lenox December 2 Winterland Tree Lighting
Newburyport December 2 Maritime Tree Lighting
Pittsfield December 2 Park Square Tree Lighting
Plymouth December 2 Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lighting
Billerica December 3 Winter Festival + Annual Tree Lighting
Boston December 3 Roxbury Tree Lighting
Middleboro December 3 Christmas Market Fest + Tree Lighting
Milton December 3 East Milton Holiday Stroll + Tree Lighting
New Bedford December 3 Holiday Stroll + Tree Lighting
Revere December 3 Tree Lighting + Winter Festival
Taunton December 3 Lights on Festival
Weymouth December 3 Town Hall Tree Lighting
Wilmington December 3 Town Common Tree Lighting
Concord December 4 Tree Lighting + Holiday Parade
Quincy December 4 Generals Bridge + Park Tree Lighting
Rockport December 4 Tree Lighting + Caroling

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