There is nothing like piling the family into the car and heading out to look at beautiful, twinkling holiday lights! If you’re looking for a festive treat, plan a trip to see some of these amazing holiday lights displays in the Boston area!
Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine Street, Carver
November 9-December 31
Ride behind a steam-powered locomotive, have fun on amusement rides, and enjoy food and drink throughout the beloved park. Enjoy some of the old favorites as well as new shops, including a European-style Christmas market.
Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham
November 17–January 7
$14.95 per ticket, $49.70 for a four-pack (zoo members receive discounted admission)
Guests will enjoy a one-way stroll through the zoo, passing through tree-lined paths lit by twinkling lights. Catch a glimpse of the beautifully lit Yukon Creek, and perhaps you will even encounter some reindeer!
2 Southwick Street, Mendon
November 18–December 31
$16-25 per person
This beloved festive tradition, perfect for family and friends, is set to shine brighter than ever before, featuring over 4 million illuminated lights and dazzling displays that will transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. From enchanting reindeer and polar bears to delightful penguins and mischievous elves, the experience is a must-see for everyone!
Forest Park, 300 Sumner Avenue, Springfield
November 22–January 1
$23 per car, discounted admission of $10 per car on Tuesdays
It may be a bit of a ride to get there, but the six million people who have visited Bright Nights since it began in 1995 will assure you that it is worth the trip. If you aren’t able to get there yourself, you can always enjoy the beauty of the lights on this virtual tour!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH
November 23–January 1
$35 per car
Revel in the beauty of 3.5 million twinkling lights in this 2.5-mile drive-through holiday lights show north of Boston! Guests also have the opportunity to roast marshmallows and toast s’mores over open fire pits at this beautiful display!
The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park Street, Attleboro
November 23–January 1
As Christmas nears, Isaiah’s words, “Comfort, comfort my people” (Isaiah 40:1), resonate. These words, once aimed at those seeking solace after Jerusalem’s fall and exile in Babylonia, hold contemporary relevance. In today’s uncertain, divided world, there’s a clear need for comforting words of hope and healing. In this advent and Christmas season, La Salette’s Christmas Lights ignite hope and comfort.
New England Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston
November 24–December 31
Celebrate the season at New England Botanic Garden with a winter light display like no other in the region! This year, the unique and artfully crafted features of “Night Lights: Starry Skies” will take you on a journey through the cosmos and back. On your visit, enjoy s’mores, seasonal drinks, a model train, shopping for holiday gifts, and fun photo opportunities that will create memories for the whole family. Enchanting landscapes, immersive experiences, and thousands of lights await at the most spectacular light show in Massachusetts!
101 Summer St., Holliston
Join Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston for the traditional Christmas lights as they prepare this advent for the Christmas season. Hot chocolate, donuts, and more will be available. The lights are on from 5-9 p.m. every night, and the event is wheelchair accessible.
Various locations in Somerville (a map will be provided)
Saturday, December 18
The annual Illuminations Trolley Tour of East and Central Somerville is scheduled for Saturday, December 18th, with 27 tours departing from the City Hall Concourse beginning at 4:30pm. The 45-minute tours visit Somerville neighborhoods with holiday lights displays. Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville City Hall where coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies are served. Entertainment at City Hall includes choral music, courtesy of the Somerville Community Chorus and craft activities for children.