What to do in Wellesley for the holidays


Beyond the usual religious activities, here’s what else is going on in Wellesley over the next few weeks to get people into the holiday spirit:

* MassHort’s Festival of Trees continues through Dec. 4 at Elm Bank Reservation. $7 adults, kids under 12 free. 5-9pm, except this Friday, it closes at 7pm.

* St. John’s will be selling Christmas trees for one day only this year, Dec. 5, from 9am-5pm. More info here. If that’s too early for you, Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 will sell trees, wreaths ,etc.  Dec. 11-13 at 888 Worcester Rd (Rte 9) next to St. James the Great church

* Family Winter Fest at Wellesley Free Library 2-4pm on Dec. 6, featuring magic, songs, stories, crafts, refreshments.

* At dusk on Dec. 6, stroll/drive Wellesley neighborhoods, which will be lit up for annual Luminary Night festivities.

* Wellesley Chamber of Commerce had to nix the Holly Trolley shopping transportation service due to the tough economy this year, but is carrying on with its Holiday Stroll, 2-6pm on Dec. 6. Festivities include  a visit by Santa to Faber’s Rug 2-4pm at 9 Central St., carolers in period costumes, Plugged In (teen band program) at London Harness, Sinski Jazz Trio at Wellesley Booksmith and a harpist at Lyn Evans Potpourri. A store decorating contest is also being held. Voting ends Dec. 6: Call 781  235 2446 or visit the Chamber’s website to vote.


* Cookie sale at Christ Church United Methodist at 2 Brook St. in Wellesley  on Dec. 11, 9am until cookies are sold out.

* Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert on Dec. 13 at 3pm, featuring a visit from Santa and a chance for kids to conduct the orchestra. At MassBay Community College. Tickets:  Adult – $20, Senior/Student – $15, Free admission for children under 12 with adult paid admission. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, online or in Wellesley at Eaton Apothecary and Wellesley Booksmith.

* A Christmas Carol, presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Co.’s Sour Grapes Collaborative, will take place Dec. 15-20 at Wellesley College’s Schneider Hall. All performances last 1 hour and start at 7pm Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, plus 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission free, but donations accepted.

Other events to add? Email us here