It’s coming. The season of Santa. The season of shopping, wrapping, and decking the halls. The season of festivities and of lights. And whether you’re someone who thinks Christmas comes too early every year or one of the staunch supporters of decorating as soon as the first shipment of candy canes hits store shelves, soon enough holiday decor will be everywhere you look. For residents of Everett, MA, the Christmas season officially kicks off this year on Friday, November 30, at the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration and Holiday Downtown Open House.
Light Up the Town
Everett knows how to do a tree lighting ceremony right. Thanks to efforts by the Everett Chamber of Commerce, this exciting event offers a number of family-friendly activities that make the tree lighting one of the most highly anticipated community gatherings each year.
Here’s just some of what you can expect to enjoy at this year’s tree lighting:
- A giant, winter-themed inflatable slide
- Holiday Performances
- A live band
- Instant photos inside a giant snow globe
- A ride on the “Norwood Express” train down Norwood Street
- Balloon twisters
- Face painting
Kids of all ages will love the Santa’s Village area, where they can make their own Christmas decorations and, perhaps most exciting of all, take a sleigh ride in a real horse-drawn carriage through the square. Santa will set up shop inside the Parlin Library, where you can meet with the man himself and get a 4×6 photo.
Says Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria of this popular event: “Christmas is the most precious time of the year for many families. I want them to be able to capture those moments that will last for generations.”
The Christmas tree lighting activities kick off at 5 p.m. and the event lasts until 8 p.m. Activities take place in and around Everett Square. Make plans to attend the 2018 Everett Christmas Tree Lighting today!
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