Don’t let these balmy temps get you off your game, Squantumites…Thanksgiving is this Thursday!! And you know what that means — Quincy and Squantum are kicking off the holidays next weekend. Here’s a roundup of fun for the gang.
Join the festivities as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting following the Quincy Christmas Parade. Head over to the triangle at Gilbert Memorial Park and join your neighbors for hot cocoa and delicious cookies provided by the Seaside Gardeners of Squantum. Join in on the carol singing as we welcome Santa Claus who will do the honors of lighting up the tree! Hope to see you and the whole family there!
Quincy holiday festivities
Quincy tree lighting celebration
Friday, November 27, 5 pm-7 pm
Lawn of Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA
Drop off your letters to Santa and enjoy free popcorn, hot chocolate, and candy canes. Enjoy Donna Marie Children’s Puppet Show, strolling Victorian Christmas Carolers, street performers, and the youthful voices of the Quincy/North Quincy Choir. Performances will be held inside of a heated tent set up on the lawn of the library. At approximately at 6pm, Mayor Thomas P. Koch will turn on the Christmas lights at the library and throughout Quincy Center to mark the beginning of our holiday season.
Santa and his Elves arrival by parachute
Saturday, November 28 ~ 12:30 pm
Pageant Field,One Merrymount Parkway (up the road from Adams Field), Quincy, MA
Meet Santa and his elves along with costumed characters at Quincy’s unique Christmas tradition.
City of Quincy Christmas Parade
Sunday, November 29, 12:30 pm-3 pm
The Annual City of Quincy Christmas Parade route begins at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, continuing up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School. Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas parade featuring high school and adult marching bands from around the state, and Christmas themed floats.
Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.