Festival Of Lights Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration

Date: November 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presented By: City of Worcester

The annual Festival of Lights Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place on Friday, November 30th from 4:30-9 p.m. headlined by breakthrough pop artist Brynn Elliott.

A recent graduate of Harvard University, Brynn Elliott’s debut EP, “Time of Our Lives”, who she created with producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) is about embracing who you are and feeling inspired to act. Elliot has played with artists like Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile and Allen Stone and more recently performed on Live with Kelly and Ryan and the Today Show. Her hit single “Might Not Like Me” is rising the Billboard charts and can be heard on 104.5 XLO and radio stations around the country.

Opening for Elliott is a lineup of choruses from Worcester Public Schools. Other entertainment throughout the night includes street performers, horse drawn sleigh rides, photo opportunities and more! The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. but with thousands expected to attend, it is strongly recommended to arrive early. There is plenty of affordable parking available within walking distance of the Worcester Common Oval, including the Worcester Common Garage at 2 Eaton Place, Mercantile Center Parking Garage, Federal Plaza Parking Garage and the Pearl-Elm Parking Garage.

4:30 p.m.        Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink opens to the public with free admission (Skate rentals cost $5.00 per pair and require a $25 refundable cash or credit card deposit)

5:15-6 p.m.    Performances by Worcester Public Schools

6:15 p.m.        Brynn Elliott

6:45 p.m.        Santa Parade

7:00 p.m.        Tree Lighting, Pictures with Santa and more

The City will once again host the Food Truck Rodeo with 10 food trucks stationed on Front Street, organized by the Oval’s resident food truck, The Dogfather.

The Worcester Common Oval will be open for the season from November 23 through February 24 on Fridays from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. 

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