Worcester Christmas trees galore! Celebrate!


Friday, December 1

4:30 pm – 9 pm

Woo Common: Crappy tree, happy people come together to kick off the season of love! pics: R.T.

City of Worcester Festival of Lights

City Hall Common, 455 Main St.

info from the city website:

Festival of Lights is an annual tradition which brings thousands of people to the Worcester Common for a night of affordable family fun.

In addition to the official tree lighting, …


… several trees throughout the Common and along the streets of downtown are lit up, and many downtown businesses decorate their storefronts.

It is truly an evening of community and civic pride celebrating the beginning of the holiday season in Worcester.

Each year, Festival of Lights welcomes choirs from the Worcester Public Schools, as well as a headlining artist. The City of Worcester is pleased to announce our headliner this year is Jessica Cabral, a Worcester native who was a contestant on Season 15 of American Idol!

Additional performances this year by Sasha the Fire Gypsy, Snow Queen Stilt Walker and LED Light Performers from Cirque DeLight.

Activities include:

Free ice skating on the 12,000 sq. foot public ice skating rink

Christmas carols sung by choirs from the Worcester Public Schools

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Free hot chocolate and face-painting

Get into the spirit of the season with the City of Worcester at the annual Festival of Lights!


Next week!

Join the Mayor of Green Island, Lorraine Laurie, and Santa’s helper Patty, as they LIGHT UP THE KELLEY SQUARE CHRISTMAS TREE!

Patty and Lorraine with new baubles for the Green Island tree!πŸŽ΅πŸŽΌπŸ’œβ„

Saturday, December 9
5 p.m.
The Gulf gas station at Kelley Square

Free Refreshments!
Caroling in the ‘hood!