Best local places to see holiday light displays this weekend

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • Posted by Michelle McCarty in Uncategorized

So much is great about Christmas in New England, especially in the Greater Boston area, but one thing that stands out to me is that we have some of the best holiday light displays in the country.  If you are looking for something festive to do this last weekend before the holiday, check out my top picks to view light displays:

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Stone Zoo

149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA

Zoolights, the popular winter wonderland attraction at the Stone Zoo, is open now through January 1, 2015. Thousands of visitors each year  visit the Stone Zoo after dark to see the thousands of twinkling lights, as well as Yukon Creek which includes lights and is home to bald eagles, porcupines, lynx, a gray fox and reindeer. Santa is available for photos through December 23.
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Boston Common

148 Tremont St. Boston, MA

 

Visit Boston’s official holiday tree, located in the Boston Common. Each year, the city and people of Boston receive a tree from Nova Scotia as a special thank you for their relief efforts following the 1917 explosion of a ship in Halifax Harbor. The common looks absolutely beautiful.
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Enchanted Village at Jordan’s Furniture

100 Stockwell Drive Avon, MA

 

Take a stroll through the Enchanted Village, a true New England tradition. Plus, take a picture with Santa and top it all off with a Jordan’s Furniture blueberry muffin.  Throughout the 1960’s and into the 1970’s, Jordan Marsh displayed the Enchanted Village in its Downtown Crossing store. The heart-warming display quickly became an integral part of New England’s seasonal celebrations. Until 1972, when Jordan Marsh closed the display, a trip to The Village was a traditional event.  Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction in May of 2009 and restored the vintage collection to its former glory. The Village is on permanent display here in Avon, and is open for all to enjoy during the holiday season. Whether you’re reliving your youth or starting a new family tradition, Jordan’s hopes your holidays are as enchanting as the Enchanted Village.

 

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