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Holiday Happenings in Burlington

There are many ways to celebrate the holidays in Burlington this year and we have a rundown of all the events we could find. 

Daily Menorah Lighting
Join Temple Shalom Emeth each evening of Hanukkah at 7 p.m. for a Menorah lighting. You can come to the temple or join them online on their Facebook page by clicking here. 

Tree Lighting on the Common
Burlington Parks and Recreation will hold the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the Town Common at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. The event will feature entertainment, fireworks and a visit from none other than Santa Claus himself. If the weather turns bad the Tree Lighting will be moved to Tuesday, December 7. BCAT will be there covering the festivities so stop by and say hello if you see us. 

Click Here to see all of Parks & Recreation’s holiday activities.

Winter Wonderland
Another event at Wayside Common. The Winter Wonderland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12 from noon to 2 p.m. each day. 

On Saturday they will have holiday music on the greenway with DJ Jasper and an opportunity to take pictures and visit with Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph and his elves. 

On Sunday there will be a live broadcast with North Shore 104.9’s Hank Morse on the greenway who will be playing holiday music and handing out give-a-ways. There will also be an a cappella holiday group to entertain shoppers. Finally, they will have an ice sculpture demo on the greenway. 

Santa at the Mall
Santa has returned to the Burlington Mall to take photos with area children and pets. You can find all the details here

Holiday Music at the Burlington Sculpture Park
There will be holiday music performed by local singers including a sing-along at the Burlington Sculpture Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18. The event will be roughly an hour long and there is a chance of a special guest.

Christmas Candlelight Service
The Burlington Church of Christ is hosting our annual Christmas Candlelight Service on December 19th at 6:00 p.m. The Candlelight Service is the story of Jesus’ birth told through poetry, story, and song, followed by the taking of communion together in honor of Jesus. At the end of the evening we gather in a circle and sing Silent Night with lit candles signifying the hope we share in Christ and divine spark that is set ablaze in every human heart. The Burlington Church of Christ at 344 Cambridge Street would like to share that all are welcome.

Did We Miss Any?
Do you know or are you hosting a public holiday event this year that we didn’t include in our list? If so, email the details to and we will add it!