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Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Events in the City Announced

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone today announced the City’s annual holiday celebrations schedule, beginning with the annual tree lighting celebration on Thursday, December 3rd on the City Hall concourse. Following the tree lighting, Santa Claus will be available for photos and gift distribution to children in the Aldermanic Chambers. In addition, the Arts Council’s Illuminations Tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 19th. Both events will include musical entertainment and light refreshments.

The tree lighting ceremony will feature musical entertainment by the Somerville High School band and the Somerville Community Chorus, and refreshments will be served. Special guest, Santa Claus, will be escorted by the Somerville Fire Department for the ceremony, and will be available for photos following the tree lighting. All children attending the ceremony will also receive a gift from Santa.

The annual Illuminations Trolley Tour of East and Central Somerville is scheduled for Saturday, December 19th, with 27 tours departing from the City Hall Concourse beginning at 4:30pm. The 45-minute tours visit Somerville neighborhoods with holiday lights displays. Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville City Hall where coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies are served. Entertainment at City Hall includes choral music, courtesy of the Somerville Community Chorus and craft activities for children.

Trolley Tour tickets will be available at the Blue Cloud Gallery, 713 Broadway, beginning Tuesday, December 1st. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and seniors. For more information visit

For more information on other holiday events, please contact Nancy Aylward at 617-625-6600 ext 2100.

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