Holiday Lights in Massachusetts


Each year when winter rolls around, businesses and residents spice up their space with twinkling lights and lighted displays. Some holiday lights in Massachusetts can be viewed by the inside of your heated car, while some you can strolll outside with your hot chocolate in hand. Check out the list below of places to see holiday lights in Boston and around Massachusetts.

 

 

Boston

Blink! Holiday Light Show

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

boston-discovery-guide.com/quincy-market.html

Stroll through the marketplace as you take in 350,000 flashing LED lights as holiday music fills the air. Faneuil Hall is also the home to New England’s largest Christmas tree.

 

Winter Lights

Rose Kennedy Greenway

Check out the series of lighting displays and art that will instantly give you holiday cheer.  It adds warmth and happiness to a cold and dark part of the year. The trees are lit from the North End to Chinatown.

 

Boylston

Holly Days - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive

508-869-6111

towerhillbg.org/hdparty.html

Listen to holiday music from all around the world as you enjoy multicultural lights, hand crafted ornaments and more.  After walking through the garden, check out the shops and delicious cafes.

 

Carver

Festival of Lights at Edaville USA

7 Eda Ave.

877-332-8455

edaville.com

The holiday lights are set up in the cranberry bogs. Take the train through the five and a half mile long ride to see the light display. They also have amusement rides, a playground and more!

 

Hyannis

Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort

1225 Iyannough Road

508-771-3000

capecodderresort.com

Walk through the old fashioned Enchanted Village through the courtyard of the Cape Codder. Throughout your walk you will see thousands of lights, a Giving Tree, festive Animations, light sculptures, and more!  After your enchanted walk, enjoy roasting marshmallows with the kids as you listen to the carolers.

 

Marblehead

Marblehead Christmas Walk

 781-631-2868

marbleheadchamber.org

During the first week of December, celebrate the holiday season with light displays, a tree lighting, cookie decorating and more. Be on the lookout for Santa – he arrives by lobster boat!

 

Springfield

Bright Nights at Forest Park

300 Summer Ave

413-733-3800

brightnights.org

Enjoy three miles of lighting displays with this premier holiday lighting experience. They open up around the end of November and stay open until the beginning of January.

 

Stoneham

ZooLights at Stone Zoo

149 Pond Street

 781-438-5100

zoonewengland.org

Come during the day to walk throughout the zoo to see the animals. Once it gets dark, you will be surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights lighting up the pathways.

 

Worcester

Worcester Festival of Lights

Enjoy the annual tree lighting and a night full of holiday cheer. Enjoy the many lights while you show off your ice skating skills at the official opening of the rink on the Worcester Common Oval.

 

Holiday Lights in Neighborhoods

 

Braintree

Messina Woods Drive

Take a drive down Messina Woods Drive and check out the display of synchronized holiday lights. This street features more than 25,000 holiday lights across multiple houses and more than 160 channels of computer controlled animation. You will not leave this street without being lit up with holiday spirit.

 

Dorchester

Adams Street, just north of Victory Road

This street has been known for its LED “fireworks.”  Take a drive down Adams Street and see the animated snow, hovering angels, the decorated trees and more.

 

Newton

Emerson Street

Take a stroll down Emerson Street to see one family’s holiday lights tradition that has been going on for four decades.

 

Saugus

Lynn Fells Parkway near Forest Street

Listen to holiday music as you drive by light displays and holiday decor!

 

Tewksbury

Rockvale Road off Shawsheen Street

Most of the houses on this street are beautifully lit up with elaborate light displays, including giant glittery penguins, towering figures of Disney characters and even illuminated reindeer!

 
 

For information on Polar Express Train Rides in Massachusetts, click here.

 

For information on The Nutcracker Performances in Massachusetts, click here.

 

 

 

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04 Dec 2014


By Boston Parents Paper
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