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Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Cambridge & Boston

Winter is a perfect time to bundle up, get outdoors and enjoy the spirit of the season. If you are looking for beautiful yet unique holiday light displays, why not come and see our winter gardens decked out in new sparkling lights. Stroll through historic neighborhoods and see an array of lights and figurines. From the Illuminated CAMBRIDGE letters at Cambridge City Hall to the Boston Blink! Light show at Faneuil Hall, there's no shortage of iconic winter and holiday light displays in the Boston and Cambridge area. See for yourself and browse our list of favorite places and events coming up.

Best Places to See the Lights in Cambridge/ Boston

Massachusetts State House Tree Lighting

Enjoy watching the giant Christmas tree light display at State House. Walk across Beacon Street to Boston Common, rent skates, and take a twirl around the Frog Pond ice rink.

When: Tuesday, November 23, 5pm

Copley Square Tree Lights

Come and enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights display at Copley Square, decorated with wreaths and red bows. The Old South Church bell tolls when the lights on the Copley Square tree turn on.

When: Monday, November 29, 5pm - 6pm

Boston's Public Garden

Experience walking through the garden area in the evening when the lights transform it into an enchanting wonderland. Snap photos and create magical memories.

When: Thursday, December 2, 7:56pm

Somerville Illuminations Tour

Tour local light displays in Somerville with the family! Come and see the lights and embark on a self-guided drive via a digital map featuring businesses and residences with fabulous displays. Marvel at light displays linking multiple houses, homemade wooden characters, and life-sized nativity scenes.

Old Post Office Projection

The Old Post Office Light Show uses visual effects, called projection mapping, to transform the street side of the Old Post Office into a spectacular colorful, and festive display. Watch the 20-minute show from your vehicle or while standing outside sipping some hot cocoa.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lights

This holiday season, enjoy the gorgeous decorations of classic winter lights on the trees at Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Walk along the mall lane with illuminated trees and soak in the holiday atmosphere after a day of shopping for the perfect gift.

Planning for your winter vacation? Get ready to experience the festive beauty of Cambridge for yourself. Freepoint Hotel Cambridge is located nearby these light displays and other iconic holiday sights. Explore our hotel deals and offers and book your stay with us to enjoy all the comforts of home during your stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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