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Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th, 2021

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The Melrose Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome back 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!

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: Led by Melrose High School Drummers, Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Melrose atop a Fire Engine!

Saturday Fun:

All day on Saturday, the city will be full of fairs, performances, sales, specials, The Nutcracker, and all sorts of fun that will 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 2021 Complete List* of Home for the Holidays Activities can be viewed, saved and printed here.

The 2021 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!  MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
  • The last trolleys out of Cedar Park will be at 1:40PM as the trolleys stop running all together at 2:00pm sharp so please plan your travels accordingly.
  • For the safety of all passengers we ask that you leave strollers at home or at Cedar Park.

*Activities may be subject to change

2021 Trolley Sponsors

Bell & Izzi

Century 21 Sexton & Donohue

Certified Automotive Solutions

Eastern Bank

Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates

Gately Funeral Home

Giacomo's Ristorante

Gray's Appliance

Hinge Fitness

Home Instead Senior Care


Melrose Glass Company


MelroseWakefield Healthcare

North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning

PEGASUS Design-To-Build

The Residence at Melrose Station

Turner's Seafood Grill & Market

Robinson Funeral Home

Waggery on Main

Wakefield Co-operative Bank

Check back here for more information.  To sponsor this event, please contact our Executive Director, Jennifer Manning: or call (781) 665-3033

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