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Posted on: November 15, 2021

City of Framingham Hosting 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony


For further information, contact: 

Kelly McFalls
Tel (508) 532-5437 

M (774) 285-1315

City of Framingham Hosting 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and 

Outdoor Holiday Block Party Friday, December 3;

Holiday Block Party from City Hall Plaza Down Union Avenue to Include Free Digital Pictures, Hot Chocolate and Treats, Music, a Story Walk, Free Books, and More


Framingham, MA – The City will host the 30th Annual Tree Lighting at City Hall on Friday, December 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in grand style atop a Framingham Fire Engine before lighting the tree.


To help protect against COVID-19, the City is hosting this year’s event entirely outdoors of City Hall (150 Concord Street). Union Avenue, between Concord Street, and Proctor Street, will be closed to traffic for the block party festivities.


Kids of all ages can tour the Story Walk produced by the Public Library and the Book Mobile. Attendees will also snack on popcorn, cookies, candy canes, and hot chocolate, select a free book, and enjoy holiday tunes provided by the Rousseau Family’s antique oil truck. 


People will be able to pose for pictures in front of a green screen for the second year after choosing from one of the nine fun, festive backgrounds. The pictures will be available for digital download the next day for free. Because Santa and Mrs. Claus want to be extra safe with Framingham’s families, they will not be posing for pictures with families as they have in the past. 


Attendees can park in several public parking lots, including City Hall, Main Library, Danforth Building, and the Pearl Street Garage. Some street parking will be available first-come-first-serve. 


A special thanks to our sponsors: BJ’s Wholesale Club, MetroWest Medical Center, Target, and Whole Foods Market for helping to make the Tree Lighting extra special. A thank you also goes out to the City of Framingham Divisions, including the Framingham Police Department and Auxiliary Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Capital Projects & Facilities Management, Framingham Parks & Recreation, Human Resources Department, Framingham Public Library, and numerous City volunteers.


Everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the festivities.


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