While most tree lighting ceremonies have been virtual this year, there are still lots of places you can walk or drive through in and around Boston to see beautiful lights and get some good, old-fashioned New England holiday cheer. Bring some hot chocolate and enjoy the holiday spirit!
If you’re walking…
Boston Common and Public Garden are full of gorgeous, colorful lights adorning the trees.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace has the tallest Christmas tree in the Northeast!
Walk under the enchanting and brightly lit Columbus Park Trellis in the North End.
Macy’s in Downtown Crossing has a big, beautiful tree and holiday windows.
Copley Square comes alive with a big Christmas tree and lights.
On the self-directed Somerville Illuminations Tour you’ll see how Somerville residents and businesses celebrate the holidays with fabulous displays and lights.
Make a reservation to see the fantastic ZooLights At Stone Zoo in Stoneham ($13.95 per ticket)
If you’re driving…
Weekdays are the best time to see the Magic Of Lights at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. ($35-50 per car, depending on the date)
See the Waltham Lions Drive-Through Holiday Light Show at the former Fernald School. ($20/car Monday-Thursday, $23/car Friday-Sunday and holidays)
Enjoy the North Shore Holiday Light Show at Crescent Farms in Haverhill. ($23/car if you order tickets online, $25 at the gate)
The Marshfield Holiday Light Show is a spectacular display of Christmas cheer. ($23 per car if your book online, $25 at the gate)