It’s about time to light the tree and enjoy the spirit of the holidays in the city of Worcester at this year’s annual Festival of Lights on the Worcester Common.

Festival of Lights Comes to Downtown this Weekend

It’s about time to light the tree and enjoy the spirit of the holidays in the city of Worcester at this year’s annual Festival of Lights on the Worcester Common. There’s a full line-up of events spanning two, even three days over the course of this weekend, with ice skating, musical performances, vendor markets, art exhibits, and of course, the illumination of the tree. It’ll be a busy weekend here in Worcester, which is why we broke some of the festive fun down for you.

 

 

 

Friday, December 6 – 4:30pm – 9pm
At the Worcester Common

Ice skating at the Oval.

Enjoy performances by Nicole Michelle (presented by iHeartRadio and hosted by 96.1 SRS) and Worcester Public Schools Choral groups.

Catch a preview of the Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts’ production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Santa Claus comes to visit!

Find your way to the heated beer tent, with food trucks not too far away.

Top it all off with the big tree lighting.

 

At PopUp at JMAC – 10am – 3pm

20 Franklin Street

Shop local artist vendors, story readings, crafts, and ice sculpting that starts at 1pm.


Saturday, December 7 – 1pm-7pm
At the Worcester Common

Ice skating at the Oval, ending at 6pm.

Performance by holiday stilt-walker Cirque de Light, along with face painting, and a light show by luminArtz, starting at 5pm.


Saturday, December 7 – 1pm – 5pm
PopUp at JMAC, 20 Franklin Street and Printer’s Building, 44 Portland Street

Shop local artist vendors at the festival vendor market.


Sunday, December 8 –  9am – 5:00pm
StART at the Station 2019, Union Station

The 14th Annual stART at the Station will be at Union Station from 9am to 5pm. This arts and crafts festival is the perfect holiday shopping destination. For a head start to beat the crowds, you can make a $10 donation to start at 9am, before admission becomes free at 11am.

 

Street closures on Friday and Saturday for the Festival of Lights are as follows: 

Friday, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.: Front St. closed from Main St. to Church St.

                                    Franklin St. closed from Main St. to Church St.

Saturday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Front St. closed from Commercial St. to Church St.