Home for the Holidays

The 2018 Home for the Holidays is Friday November, 30th and Saturday December, 1st!

Every year, the Melrose Chamber of Commerce hosts Home for the Holidays, a city-wide holiday open house that ushers in the holiday season in our community over two days.

Friday Evening Festivities:

5:45pm: Join us on the lawn of City Hall for holiday singing with local group, Main Street News!

6:00pm – 6:15pm: Cheer and Sing as we light the City Hall Christmas Tree (tree lights and labor donated by LCM PLUS!). Then stroll down towards the YMCA to await Santa’s arrival.

Around 6:30pm: Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Melrose!

Saturday Fun:

All day on Saturday the city will be full of fairs, performances, sales, specials, The Nutcracker, and tastings that last throughout the weekend.

Special holiday trolleys will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm, carrying shoppers throughout the shopping districts, for free. The trolleys are made possible by our generous business sponsors below.

View and print the 2017 Complete List of Home for the Holidays Activities.

View and print the 2017 Trolley Map. Free trolleys will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm and originate at Cedar Park.  The last trolleys out of Cedar Park will be at around 1:40PM as the trolleys stop running at 2:00pm sharp so plan your travels accordingly.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

2017 Signature Event Sponsor:

Hallmark Health System

Trolley Sponsors:

The Bill Butler Group at RE/MAX

Cassidy Landscaping

Century 21 Sexton & Donahue

Churchill Corporation

East Boston Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

The Fitch Home

Gately Funeral Home


Gray’s Appliance

Home Instead Senior Care

Honey Dew Donuts

Marty’s Furniture

McLaughlin Insurance and Risk Management

Melrose Bank

Melrose Glass Company

Next Step Healthcare

North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning

RE/MAX Leading Edge

Robinson Funeral Home

Stearns and Hill’s Bistro

TD Bank