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Illuminations Tour

Springfield Street circa 1997

Illuminations Tour 2018


Sat., December 15, 4:30pm to 9:15pm


81 Highland Ave. , Somerville


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2018 Tour will be on December 15th.

Come celebrate the folk artistry of residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, and shrines of devotion and fantasy.

45 minute Trolley Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville High School Field House (81 Highland Ave.)  where coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies are served.  In addition, craft activities for children and changing annual events.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Blue Cloud Gallery in Ball Square (713 Broadway).  

To understand more about the tour, download the 2017 map and guide here.  Each year the tour changes, so do not expect the 2017 tour to be the 2018 tour.   

Trolley tour times are the following:  
4:30, 5:00, 5:45, 6:15, 7:00, 7:30, 8:15, 8:45. 9:15

We have 4 and 5 trolleys running concurrently for EACH tour time.   Each trolley ticket is sold as "4:30 A"  "4:30 B"  etc.    If you plan to buy tickets for a specific trolley be sure to note which specific trolley, i.e. A, B, C, etc.   

This is a fundraiser for the Arts Council and tickets are sold for:

Adults:  $15
Children 12 and under/Seniors 65 and older: $8
Cash or Check only 

Tickets are only sold at Blue Cloud Gallery in Ball Square (713 Broadway), who volunteers this service.  Cash or Check only 

If a City snow "emergency" has been called the event will take place on Sunday, December 16th.  Only if an official "emergency."