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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

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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! 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 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

Edward Jones Investments


The Kim Perrotti Team – Leading Edge


2019 Trolley Sponsors

Bell & Izzi

Century 21 Sexton & Donohue

Certified Automotive Solutions

Churchill Corporation

Eastern Bank

Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates

Gately Funeral Home

Giacomo's Ristorante

Gray's Appliance

McLaughlin Insurance & Risk Management

Melrose Bank

Melrose Dental Group, P.C.

Melrose Glass Company

Next Step Healthcare

North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning

PEGASUS Design-To-Build

The Residence at Melrose Station

Robinson Funeral Home

Wyoming Lodge, Freemasons

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