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Home for the Holidays

Friday 12/2 - Sunday 12/4

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The Melrose Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome back Home for the Holidays, a citywide 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!

***After the trees along Main Street are lit, we hope you will join SANTA at the Knights of Columbus for pictures, hot cocoa, holiday music, and more!***

Also happening Friday evening – Temple Beth Shalom is offering latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (donuts) and beverages outside of the Temple 6-8pm.

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.

*Be sure to visit Cedar Park for 'reindeer' rides, cookie decorating, a hot cocoa bar, and a visit from Santa between 11am - 12 pm!*

  • 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 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.

Any questions, please email our Executive Director, Stephanie Nelson: or call (781) 665-3033.

Sunday fun:

The Mt. Hood Park Association of Melrose is sponsoring their free annual “Children’s Holiday Party” on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Mount Hood Golf Clubhouse (100 Slayton Road, Melrose, MA).

Join us for an afternoon of fun and music in one of the most beautiful venues in Melrose at the historic and beautiful clubhouse at Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course.

Come and meet Santa Claus and receive free candy canes, enjoy live musical entertainment, and receive free balloons twisted into various shapes by the Balloon Magic of Yarrow! Desserts and refreshments will be served.


128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
Bell & Izzi
Cambridge Savings Bank
Century 21 Tradition
Certified Automotive
Churchill Corporation
Erin Nobles Law/Residential Realty Group/The Worklery
Evolved Mechanical
Gately Funeral Home
Gray's Appliance
Home Instead
Janet Aguilar
Linda O' & Alison Group at Leading Edge
Melrose Family Optometry
North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning
Northeast Illuminators
Northern Bank
Rising Eagle/Turner's Seafood
Robinson Funeral Home
The Kim Perrotti Team

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