Wellesley MA winter holiday happenings 2016 round-up

Here’s a rundown of assorted end-of-year holiday activities taking place in Wellesley

*Visit our Where to Worship page for links to houses of worship, so you can get details on services of interest.

festivaloftreesmg_2160-225x300Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 8th annual Festival of Trees
will take place through Sunday, December 11, at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley.







Tree Lighting & Caroling 5:30 to 7pm on Dec. 8 in the Linden Square Courtyard

Shopping Stroll– Enjoy special discounts and promotions from 5 to 8pm at these participating stores.

View and print the Shopping Stroll Store List Here


Winter Concert, Wellesley

Shopping Stroll in Linden Square– Enjoy special discounts and promotions from 5 to 8pm on Dec. 9 at these participating stores

View and print the Shopping Stroll Store List here


Dec. 11 in Linden Square: Breakfast with Santa at The Cottage – 8am and 9:45 AM seatings, reservations required, click HERE to reserve your seat  100 % of Raffle and Children’s breakfast proceeds benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Lunch with Santa & Ham Sampling  at The Linden Store from 11-2pm- visit with Santa while you grab some lunch and sample their delicious ham

Make your own Pizza with Santa’s Head Elf at California Pizza Kitchen from 11-2pm- Email Nicole Martino at nmartino@cpk.co to sign up in order to secure your spot. Mention Lovin’ Spoonfuls when you eat lunch and 20% of your bill is donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Scavenger Hunt– 10-2pm Enjoy fun activities, freebies, face painting and more in our participating stores

View and print the clue sheet and store list HERE

The Holiday Happenings weekend is sponsored by Wellesley Bank and a portion of the weekends proceeds will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls


Your French Gift, WellesleyBonjour and Joyeux Noel, it’s the French Christmas Market in Wellesley, December 10 

 Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Wellesley Community Center at 219 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills is sponsoring a Christmas holiday trunk show, hosted by Your French Gift10am –  4:30pm.

Items for men, women, children, beauty, art, and decoration. In addition, Café Madeleine will sell coffee, tea, other beverages, specialty food, and food gifts.

You may recall that Your French Gift had a bricks-and-mortar store for years in Wellesley Hills. 


Luminary Night — Sunday, Dec. 11

Luminary NightThe 10th Annual Luminary Night will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2016.  On Luminary Night, families and businesses throughout Wellesley light luminary candles along their streets, sidewalks and doorsteps, creating a beautiful town-wide glow welcoming the holiday season.

Luminary kits can be purchased online . Luminary kits are $20 each and include materials to create ten luminaries.  Kits ordered on-line will be delivered to your home between December 6th and 10th.   BUY KITS HERE!

Are you hosting a Luminary Night block party for your neighborhood?  Let us help you get the word out – and the coffee is on us!  Please register your party and we will help promote your party and provide warm beverages and snacks for your guests!  REGISTER YOUR BLOCK PARTY HERE!


An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 11, 5pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd.


Create a Gingerbread House
Wednesday, December 14th
Please register for only one sesssion: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Main Library, Craft Room
Using graham crackers and royal icing, you will make an individual gingerbread house, then decorate it to your heart’s content. This program is best for children ages 4-14 years old. Space is limited. Please note that gingerbread materials are not guaranteed to be allergy safe. Please contact us if you need accommodation. Registration required.


Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops! — Sunday, December 18, 3:00pm

Nancy Hoffmann Gerber, soprano with Douglas Gerber, guest conductor

Vocal selections from “Suddenly Christmas Eve” by Stephen Gerber
Our traditional “Two Front Teeth” Contest Winner, the audience holiday singalong, a visit from Santa and much, much more. Fun for the whole family.

Held at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley

More info on tickets: http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/


Concert: Blue Christmas with Paul Speidel and Friends
Sunday, December 18th
3:00 PM
Main Library, Wakelin Room
Join Paul Speidel, guitar; vocalist Toni Lynn Washington and Sven Larson on acoustic bass for holiday selections with a jazz and blues flavor.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.