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Illuminations Tour

Springfield Street circa 1997

Illuminations Tour 2019

Sat., December 14, 4:30pm to 9:15pm


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2019 Tour will be on December 14th.

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

The tours are approximately 45 minutes.   Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be served.  In addition, craft activities for children and the Somerville Community Chorus will perform.

Tickets go on sale after the Thanksgiving holiday.  

Each year the tour changes, so do not expect the 2018 tour to be the 2019 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 62 and older: $8

If a City "snow emergency" has been called, the event will take place on Sunday, December 15th.  Only if an official "emergency." 

Please download fequently asked questions about the tour, tickets, and maps here

If you wish to purchase a map of tour they will be available for $3 the evening of the tour, or Monday, the 16th at Porter Square Books.    We also have greeting cards and Illumination books.