The holidays are coming to Somerville in full force with annual favorites and some new activities


It all kicks off Thurs., Dec. 5 with the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the City Hall concourse. Along with musical e…ntertainment, special guest Santa Clause will be stopping by to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Later in the month you can join a trolley tour of spectacularly decorated houses in East or West Somerville during the Illuminations Tours. Tickets for the popular tours go on sale Mon., Dec. 2.

New this year is the Holiday Arts and Eats Festival on Dec. 6, 7, and 8. The festival will feature food trucks, a large holiday market including 60 artists, a 21+ event on Friday night and family-friendly activities and live music all weekend long.

For more information on any of these events:

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