Illuminations Tour

Illuminations Tour

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 15 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Due to a snow emergency, the annual trolley tour of holiday light displays, is postponed to Sunday. The tour times will remain the same. 

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

Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville City Hall where coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies are served. Choral music by The Eight Tracks, courtesy of Assembly Row.   In addition, craft activities for children and changing annual events.

We will continue for the second year offering trolleys on both East and West Somerville tours.  Each have great house displays.

But wait there is more...

Once again this year during the trolley tour, we will host the Somerville Bike Committee's Somerville Illuminations Bicycle Tour, a wintry night-time ride amongst warmly lit homes.   Meet at 5:50 pm in front of the main entrance to Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. (next to City Hall).  The tour will depart promptly at 6 pm and last about an hour.   

Please wear warm clothes and light up your bike -- the more lights, the merrier!   Costumes are encouraged but not required.  Suggested $5 donation.  After the ride, enjoy hot drinks, treats, and good cheer at City Hall.