Festival of Lights

Date: December 3, 2021 at 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • Worcester Common
  • 455 Main Street
  • Worcester, MA

Get ready for an evening of winter fun! The City of Worcester’s annual Festival of Lights celebration will be returning to the Worcester Common on Friday, December 3rd from 4:30-9 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will welcome winter with all kinds of seasonal festivities, including:

  • Lighting features from a grand tree lighting, a lit menorah, and colorful large-scale light sculptures courtesy of Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Ice skating on the Worcester Common Oval
  • Carriage Rides around the Common
  • Live performances throughout the night from Worcester Public schools choral groups, Los Cantores De La Montaña, and dance performances with fire and LED lights curated by Cirque de Light
  • Food trucks and vendors plus a beer tent serving up locally brewed favorites
  • A visit from Santa, face painting, balloon animals, and more!

The Festival of Lights will also focus on public health and safety, with COVID-19 vaccinations available for those ages 5 and up.

Parking is available within a 5-minute walk of the Worcester Common Oval, including the Worcester Common Garage at 2 Eaton Place, the Mercantile Center Parking Garage at 100 Front St., the Federal Plaza Garage at 570 Main St., and the Pearl-Elm Parking Garage at 24 Pearl St.

The City of Worcester would like to recognize the generous sponsors and community partners that make this event possible: ASM Global, the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, 104.5-FM WXLO, the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the Dogfather, and Discover Central Massachusetts.

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