Best Festive Displays Around The Abby

December 05, 2023
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As the holidays near, Boston’s streets and nearby areas light up with a magical display of twinkling lights, bringing the winter enchantment to life. Here are some of our favorite festive decorations around The Abby!

Holiday Lights on Boston Common

Home to Boston’s “official” Christmas tree, the Boston Common is the definitive headquarters of holiday cheer!

Christopher Columbus Park

Every year, thousands of lights transform Christopher Columbus Park into a winter wonderland. The park’s crown jewel is its 260-foot trellis, adorned with wreaths and blue-and-white lights.

Somerville Illuminations Tour

Get in the festive spirit with Somerville’s Illuminations extravaganza, where residents and businesses showcase dazzling light displays and decorations. Join the fun with self-guided tours or a bike tour led by the Somerville Bike Advisory Committee, fostering inclusivity by making the event free and encouraging everyone to participate as a decorator or tour-goer.

Bright Nights at Forest Park

Once listed as one of the top ten holiday happenings in America by, Bright Nights at Forest Park is a must-visit!  Let Christmas classics and nostalgia fill the car as you make the three-mile drive through an illuminated winter wonderland!

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