Home for the Holidays

Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st, 2018

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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 (tree lights and labor donated by LCM PLUS!). Then stroll down towards the YMCA to await Santa’s arrival.

Around 6:30pm: Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Melrose!


Saturday Fun:

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 2018 Complete List of Home for the Holidays Activities can be found here (updated 11/28/18).

The 2018 Trolley Map is final and can be found here.


Free trolleys will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm and originate at Cedar Park.  The last trolleys out of Cedar Park will be at around 1:40PM as the trolleys stop running all together at 2:00pm sharp so plan your travels accordingly.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments


Presenting Sponsor: The Kim Perrotti Team – Leading Edge


Trolley Sponsors:

Bell & Izzi

Century 21 Sexton & Donohue

Certified Automotive Solutions

Churchill Corporation

East Boston Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

Gately Funeral Home

Giacomo’s Ristorante

Gray’s Appliance

Home Instead Senior Care

McLaughlin Insurance & Risk Management

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Next Step Healthcare

Northern Bank & Trust Company

North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning

Pegasus Design-to-Build

Robinson Funeral Home

Sullivan Tire Company

Wyoming Lodge, Freemasons