It’s the holiday season and that means lots of events across the state. Whether you want holiday strolls, open house tours, winter carnivals or first night celebrations it’s all here in Massachusetts.

GREATER BOSTON  |  NORTH OF BOSTON | SOUTH OF BOSTON  |  CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS | CENTRAL MASS | WESTERN MASS

STATEWIDE

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

Polar Express Trains

First Night Celebrations

GREATER BOSTON

Mayor’s Holiday Special

Hub for the Holidays

Hopkinton Center for the Arts – Holiday Events

Blink – Faneuil Hall – CANCELLED

Back Bay Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert –  CANCELLED

Quincy Christmas Parade – Hancock Street, Quincy – CANCELLED

Harvard Square Holiday Fairs – Virtual

Urban Nutcracker – Streaming – November 30-December 6. December 13 and 24

Lighting of the Boston Common Menorah

Craftboston Holiday Show – Through December 31 – On line

Magic of Lights – Gillette Stadium – November 13-January 2

Annual Lighting of the Columbus Park Trellis – November 23 – Virtual

Massachusetts State House Tree Lighting – November 24

La Salette Shrine – Attleboro – November 26-January 3

Macy’s Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Windows Unveiled – November 27

Zoolights – Franklin Park Zoo – November 27-January 3

Mass Horticultural Society: Festival of Trees – November 27 –  December 20

Copley Square Tree Lighting – November 30

Commonwealth Ave. Mall Lighting – December 3 – Virtual

Boston Common Tree Lighting – December 3

Light Up The Seaport – December 4

North End Tree Celebration – December 4

Medfield Holiday Stroll – December 4

USS Constitution Tree Lighting – December 5

The Nutcracker – Airing December 5

A Sinatra Christmas with Rich Dimare – December 5-6 – Chevalier Theatre, Medford

Boston Dance Theatre: Hanukkah celebration – MFA – December 9

Holiday Pops – Boston Pops – December 10-January 9 – Broadcast only

KISS 108 Jingle Ball – Broadcast only – December 10

Boston Early Music Festival – Tallis Scholars – December 11-25

Black Nativity – December 12

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society: “A Brandenburg Christmas” – December 15 – Faneuil Hall

A Virtual Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan – December 15-19 & 20

The Gift – December 17-27 – Boston Ballet

The Christmas Revels – Sanders Theatre, Cambridge – December 18-31 – Virtual

Messiah – Boston Baroque – December 18-19

Blue Heron – Holiday concert – December 19

Virtual Teas with Santa – Gore Place, Waltham – December 19-20

Handel’s Messiah – Handel & Haydn Society – December 20

Boston Camerata: An American Christmas- December 20 & 22

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NORTH OF BOSTON

Christmas in Salem

Hammond Castle Holiday events

Methuen Annual Festival of Trees – VIRTUAL

Holidays in Rockport – November 27 – January 2

Zoo Lights – November 27-January 3 – Stone Zoo, Stoneham

Winter Lights – November 27-January 1 – Cape Ann

Newburyport Rolling Santa Parade – November 29

Marblehead Christmas Walk –  December 4-6

Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour – Virtual

A Christmas Carol – North Shore Music Theatre – CANCELLED

Essex Holiday Parade  – December 20

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Edaville Railroad: Christmas Festival of Lights

Enchanted Village – Jordan’s Furniture, Avon – Closed this year

Holiday lights – Marshfield fairgrounds – November 19-December 30

Festival of Lights at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette – Attleboro – November 26-January 3

Annual Holiday House Tour – December 5-6 – Pilgrim Hall Museum

Middleborough Festival of Lights – December 12, 13, 19, 20

Annual Historic Holiday Tour – December 12-13 – New Bedford

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CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Christmas on Cape CodVisit ChristmasonCapeCod.com for a list of festive Christmas strolls, concerts, fairs, harbor lightings and parades across Cape Cod, as well as accommodations package, holiday shop-opportunities and the chance to win hundreds of dollars in Santa’s Helpers gift cards!

Christmas in Harwich – TBD

Mashpee Season of Illumination

Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument – Provincetown – November 11

Glassblowers ChristmasSandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich -November 14-December 30

Nantucket Noel – November 27-December 31

Festival of Trees – Nantucket – November 27-December 31

Gardens Aglow – Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich – November 27-December 27

Holidays by the Sea Weekend – December 4-6 – Falmouth – All events live streamed.

Annual Festival of Trees – December 10-12 – Osterville

Brewster for the Holidays – November 23-December 24

Nantucket Christmas Stroll – Postponed to 2021

Christmas In Edgartown Festival – Edgartown – December 10-13

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CENTRAL MASS

Christmas Memories at the Salem Cross Inn

Sutton Chain of Lights – CANCELLED

Night Lights – Tower Hill Botanic Garden – CANCELLED

Mendon Christmas Drive – Mendon Twin Drive In

Winter Wonderland – Southwick’s Zoo – November 27-December 30 – Drive through only

A Christmas Carol from Rochester Castle with Gerald Charles Dickens – Vaillancourt Folk Art, Sutton – November 26-December 31 – STREAMING

Christmas By Candlelight – Old Sturbridge Village – Weekends December 4-30

A Christmas Carol Reimagined – The Hanover Theatre – December 11-31

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn – The Hanover Theatre – December 16

Jim Brickman: Comfort and Joy at Home – Hanover Theater – December 18

The Hip Hop Nutcracker – December 19 – Hanover Theatre

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WESTERN MASS

Holidays in the Berkshires

Holidays at the MGM Springfield

Grinchmas at the Springfield Museums – Check website for a list of dates and events

Decembers in Deerfield – Traditional, festive events all season long

Hancock Holidays – Hancock Shaker Village – Various Dates

Bright Nights at Forest Park – November 25-January 6

Annual Gingerbread Competition & Exhibit – November 27-January 3 – Springfield Museums

Holiday Shows– Berkshire Theatre Group

Festival of Trees – Mass Mutual Center, Springfield – November 27-December 13

Holiday in the Park Lights – Six Flags New England – November 27 – December 31

Merry Maple Lighting – Amherst Common – December 4

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas –  December 4-6

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