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 stroll outside with your hot chocolate in hand. Check out the list below of places to see holiday lights in Boston and around Massachusetts.
Blink! Holiday Light Show
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
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.
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.
Night Lights – Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Celebrate the season with thousands of lights, new experiences, and enchanting landscapes. Explore patterns in nature with mesmerizing displays. Enjoy s’mores, seasonal drinks, and fun photo opportunities while creating memories for the whole family.
Stockbridge and North Andover
The Trustees Winterlights
Beginning in November and running through the end of December, the gardens at Naumkeag and The Stevens Coolidge Place will be illuminated with thousands of shimmering holiday lights and designed light installations. Both properties will offer accompanying events with special guests, live music and more, enabling visitors to return throughout the season and enjoy a variety of new experiences in the illuminated gardens each weekend.
Festival of Lights at Edaville USA
7 Eda Ave.
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!
Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort
1225 Lyannough Road
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.
Bright Nights at Forest Park
300 Summer Ave
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.
ZooLights at Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
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 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
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.
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.
Take a stroll down Emerson Street to see one family’s holiday lights tradition that has been going on for four decades.
Lynn Fells Parkway near Forest Street
Listen to holiday music as you drive by light displays and holiday decor!
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!