CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Thursday, December 8th
Our Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl will be taking over the downtown streets again for a fun night of downtown bar hopping and holiday shenanigans. Ugly sweaters are a MUST. The walking pub crawl will begin at White Lion and continue to Jackalope, Del Rey, Dewey’s, Smith’s, and The Fort.
Festival of Trees
November 25th - December 11th
We invite you to celebrate the holidays at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s Annual Festival of Trees located at the MassMutual Center. Trees donated and decorated by businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, hospitals, families, and individuals are raffled off at the conclusion of the event. Try your luck at winning your favorite!
Free Admission Tickets Available at the Springfield Visitors Center.
Skating on the Plaza
NOVEMBER 25TH - JANUARY 1ST
Join us on 11/25 for the opening of the Ice Rink and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities begin at 5:30 PM with a special holiday performance by members of the Springfield Symphony Chorus and appearances by your favorite New England mascots. A brief welcome program will begin at 6:00 PM followed by the official tree lighting and grand opening of the skating rink.
SIP. SHOP. SUPPORT.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
Join Weekend Beauty, SkinCatering Salon and Spa, Bella Foodie, the Grati Shop, Aquarius IV & Wellness, and more for a moment of self-care and holiday shopping during our December open house! Whether you are looking for local holiday gifts, a moment of escape before the week begins or just want some time with your besties.
Sample coffee, healthy and delicious treats, pick up an outfit for the holiday party, stocking stuffers, refresh your skin care routine or spend a minute at our brow bar.
Events at the Springfield Museums
All Month Long
Experience the holiday season at the Museums! Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the Springfield Museums will offer dozens of programs. From The Lighting of the Quadrangle to meeting the Grinch and much more.
Most events are free with museums admission!
JOY TO THE WORLD
Come celebrate festive holidays with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Guest conducted by William Waldrop and featuring renowned soprano Camille Zamora, this family-friendly program will celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and holidays all over the the world. Expect to hear a wide variety of beloved holiday hits such as “White Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad,” “The First Noel,” “Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle” and many more. This exciting evening of music will also feature local high school choral students from Springfield, Holyoke and Deerfield Academy.
Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, November 26! Guests can partake in breakfast with Santa including pancakes, scrambled eggs and other items, while meeting and greeting with Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.
Attendance to the breakfast also includes free admission to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield’s 22nd Annual Festival of Trees at MassMutual Center, featuring over 130 unique and beautiful trees donated by local businesses, organizations, families and individuals. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.
November 23RD - January 1ST
Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California.
$20 passes now available for purchase at the Springfield Visitors Center.
HOLIDAY MUSIC SERIES
NOV 26TH, DEC 24TH, & DEC 31ST
Union Station’s Holiday Music Series begins on November 26th, with live music provided by Tom Conley, on the antique piano, tucked in beside the Christmas Tree on the historic concourse. Patrons can enjoy the sounds of the season, as well as timeless favorites while they wait for their bus, train or arriving loved ones.
215th Army Band Holiday Concert
The Spirit of Springfield proudly presents a FREE holiday concert by the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard on Sunday, December 11th at 2pm in Symphony Hall. Tickets are available at the William C Sullivan Visitor Center.
December 2ND - DECEMBER 24TH
Celebrate the #Holiday season with The Famous Fort Carolers from December 2nd to December 24th! Give us a call to reserve your table before spots fill up 413-734-7475 🎄
DECORATING COOKIES with Santa
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
brunchmas with Santa
indoor winter market
december 7th & 21st
Holiday Celebrations and Libations
Celebrate the holidays with your family and loved ones at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants. Whether it’s continuing your tradition at the Student Prince and enjoying their holiday carolers, enjoying breakfast with Santa, or trying one of Max’s Tavern’s holiday drink specials.
Come on down here and start making memories.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Try a gift card to one of the amazing restaurants downtown!