Whether you love touring old houses all decked out in lights or you head to Faneuil Hall for some holiday festivities, there are tons of epic Christmas light displays all over the Boston area. This is the perfect family activity that will get you singing Christmas carols and celebrating the holiday season. Scroll through for some of our local favorites!

Night Lights: Winter Reimagined

Celebrate the season with enchanting landscapes, fun experiences, and thousands of lights.

Dates: Nov. 29-Dec.-30
More info: redtri.com

ZooLights at Stone Zoo

Stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, where you'll see black bears, a bald eagle, Canada lynx, arctic foxes, and even reindeer. Enjoy more festive fun by warming up by the fire pits and toasting marshmallows for s’mores.

Dates: Nov. 22-Jan.4 
More info: redtri.com


Three beautiful historic homes maintained by The Trustees have their gardens decked out in beautiful lights for Winterlights. Visit Naumkeag in Stockbridge, The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, and the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton to enjoy sparkling lights, scavenger hunts, crafts, refreshments, holiday characters, and more.

Dates: Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 22-Dec. 29 (closed Thanksgiving Day)
More info: redtri.com

Blink! Light and Sound Show

The twinkly-light season officially kicks off with the return of the infectious light and sound installation that blankets Faneuil Hall through the holidays. More than 350,000 LED lights join forces with Holiday Pops tuneage for a seven-minute looped performance that miraculously manages to be addictive, not grating. Complementing the spectacle is the city’s largest Christmas tree—an estimated 20 feet taller than the one in Rockefeller Center.

Dates: Dec. 3-Jan. 1
More info: redtri.com

Copley Square Tree LIghting

Come to the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Dec. 2 from 5-6 p.m. The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family reception immediately following for all in attendance. 

Date: Dec. 2
More info: redtri.com

Annual Lighting of the Columbus Park Trellis

Take in the gorgeous views of the city when this trellis is lit with blue lights for the duration of the holiday season.

Date: Nov. 25
More info: redtri.com

—Kate Loweth


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