Tree Lighting on the Stoneham Common
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 3PM-5PM
Activities will include, visits with Santa, a train ride for kids on the Common, craft making and activities, hot chocolate, popcorn and cookies, Harrow's Pot Pie sampling, the MelroseWakefield Healthcare Memory Tree, holiday DJ music and caroling with the Stoneham Girl Scouts. The event will culminate with the official tree lighting by Dr. Mickey's Pediatric & Orthodontic Specialists at 4:45 PM.
The Stoneham Business & Community Educational Foundation (SBCEF) will have their Trolley Ride with Frosty from the Town Hall to the Stone Zoo for those families who wish to attend opening night of ZooLights at the Stone Zoo. Tickets for the trolley can be purchased at the Tree Lighting and are $6 for an adult and $3 for a child. All proceeds will go to the SBCEF to support the wonderful community initiatives they lead throughout the year.
Also returning is the Stoneham Firefighters' Toy Collection. Unwrapped, new toys will be collected on the Common during the Tree Lighting and gifted to area families in need. Residents are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts on Sunday and will be automatically entered to win tickets to ZooLights at the Stone Zoo. For further information, please call the Fire Department at (781) 438-5296.
New this year will be train rides around the Common provided by Stoneham Recreation.
The Tree Lighting Festival is offered at no cost and made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:
Title sponsor: Dr. Mickey's Pediatric & Orthodontic Specialists
Silver sponsors: MelroseWakefield Healthcare, Salem Five Bank, Eastern Bank, Stoneham Ford, ZooLights at the Stone Zoo, Harrow's, Doucet Remodeling & Design.
Friends of the Tree Lighting: Jennifer Gray. Ameriprise Financial, Representative Michael Day, Selectman Anthony Wilson, Dolly Wilson and The Arbors of Stoneham.
About the Annual Tree Lighting
The Tree Lighting on the Stoneham Common takes place each year on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. A true collaboration of Chamber businesses and the Town of Stoneham, the Common is resplendent with festive holiday lights and decorations and is enjoyed by the community for weeks to come.
The Tree Lighting is a FREE afternoon event open to all. Beginning at 3:00pm, attendees can enjoy fun activities, sample delicious food and beverages and be entertained with holiday music and performances.
Santa makes his grand entrance by fire truck shortly after the festivities begin, and elves help him all afternoon as he listens carefully to requests from children. Fun activities include games, balloon creations, holiday craft making and Santa’s Mailbox.
Attendees can warm up with delicious hot food sampling, and hot cocoa and popcorn provided by local Chamber restaurants. Traditional holiday music and current favorites play throughout the Common, and the Girl Scouts of Stoneham lead everyone in singing popular carols in front of the Big Tree. Added in 2012, a Memory Tree provides a beautiful way to remember loved ones during the holiday season.
The festivities culminate with the traditional lighting of the big tree in the center of the Common.
Information about volunteering, donations and sponsorships is generally available on this website in late October or early November or by emailing email@example.com.