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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Illuminations Tour to be Held Saturday, December 18th

The annual Illuminations Trolley Tour of East and Central Somerville is scheduled for Saturday, December 18th, 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 Wednesday, 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.

The Somerville Bicycle Committee will also be running an Illuminations Bicycle Tour the same night, following the same route as the trolleys.

Meet at the entrance to Somerville High School at 6:50 pm, departing promptly at 7:15. All riders should have helmets, headlights, and taillights. Holiday lights, costumes, and festive cheer are encouraged. Dress warmly!

Strong rain, snow, ice, or wind will cancel the bicycle tour.

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