Home for the Holidays
*** The information below is from 2019. ***
Due to COVID-19, the traditional Home for the Holidays weekend will not take place in 2020. This includes the annual City Hall tree lighting with the arrival of Santa on a Fire Truck and Trolley Rides throughout Melrose.
Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Every year, the Melrose Chamber of Commerce hosts Home for the Holidays, a city-wide holiday open house that ushers in the holiday season in our community over two days.
Friday Evening Festivities:
5:45pm: Join us on the lawn of City Hall for holiday singing with local group, Main Street News!
6:00pm – 6:15pm: Cheer and Sing as we light the City Hall Christmas Tree! Then stroll down towards the YMCA to await Santa’s arrival.
Around 6:30pm: Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Melrose!
All day on Saturday the city will be full of fairs, performances, sales, specials, The Nutcracker, and tastings that last throughout the weekend.
Special holiday trolleys will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm, carrying shoppers throughout the shopping districts, for free. The trolleys are made possible by our generous business sponsors below.
The 2019 Complete List of Home for the Holidays Activities can be viewed, saved and printed here.
The 2019 Trolley Map can be viewed here.
- Free trolleys will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm and originate at Cedar Park with stops throughout Melrose. Hop on and off!
- The last trolleys out of Cedar Park will be at 1:40PM as the trolleys stop running all together at 2:00pm sharp so plan your travels accordingly.
- For the safety of all passengers we ask that you leave strollers at home or at Cedar Park.
2019 Presenting Sponsors
2019 Trolley Sponsors
Bell & Izzi
Century 21 Sexton & Donohue
Certified Automotive Solutions
Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates
Gately Funeral Home
McLaughlin Insurance & Risk Management
Melrose Dental Group, P.C.
Melrose Glass Company
Next Step Healthcare
North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning
The Residence at Melrose Station
Robinson Funeral Home
Wyoming Lodge, Freemasons