—  From our Annual Hot Chocolate Contest to the Holley Jolly trolley, plenty of festivities await you at this year's City of Lights Parade.


Festival of Wreaths - Contest and Raffle

2 - 6 pm | Edson Hall (Behind St. Anne's Church) Merrimack Street
View beautifully decorated wreaths donated by local organizations and individuals. Buy raffle tickets for your chance to take one of the wreaths home with you! Raffle to be held at 5 p.m.  Admission to this event is FREE. Sponsored by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios


Gentlemen Songsters

1 pm - 3 pm
Come to City of Lights and enjoy the Gentlemen Songsters performing at different locations in downtown Lowell.


Holly Jolly Trolley

12 pm - 4 pm
Jump on the Lowell National Historical Park's "Holly Jolly Trolley", complete with Ranger Elves, music and holiday decorations! The trolley will run continuously from the Boott Cotton Mills to the Visitor Center. Free Event, no reservations required!


Children's Shopping Day at the Pollard Library

10 - 1 pm, Kids only ages 4-14.
1 - 2 pm, Kids 4-14 and member of Friends of the Library only.
2 - 4 pm, general public. Enjoy one-stop shopping! Select from hundreds of donated gently-used items ranging from $1 to $5. All kids also get their gifts wrapped for them! General public welcome.

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Self-Guided Tours + FREE Holiday Choral Concert

2 - 6 pm Tours // 7 – 8.30 pm Concert at St Anne's Church

8 Kirk Street Top off the evening with a variety of holiday songs with the Lowell Gentlemen Songsters and the St. Anne's Choir.


Holiday Movie Screening

2 pm |Lowell National Park Visitor Center
Head over to the Lowell National Park Visitor Center for a free showing of the movie Elf!