Home for the Holidays

The 2017 Home for the Holidays is taking place on December 1st and 2nd!

Each holiday season, Melrose Chamber of Commerce hosts Home for the Holidays when thousands of people come out to greet the holiday season. A Melrose tradition, Home for the Holidays is a city-wide holiday open house that ushers in the holiday season.

On Friday evening starting at around 6:15pm, the holiday lights are turned on at City Hall on Main Street and Santa arrives in Downtown Melrose.

On Saturday, the city is full of fairs, performances, sales, specials and tastings that last throughout the weekend. And, for an added treat, special holiday trolleys run on Saturday, from 10am – 2pm, carrying shoppers throughout the shopping districts, for free.

View the 2016 complete schedule of activities as a PDF and be sure to view the trolley map as PDF. The trolleys run from 10:00am – 2:00pm and originate at Cedar Park. Please note the trolleys stop running at 2:00pm sharp so plan your travels accordingly.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Event Sponsor:

Hallmark Health System

Trolley Sponsors:

Century 21 Sexton & Donahue

Eastern Bank

Gately Funeral Home

Gray’s Appliance

Honey Dew Donuts (Melrose)


Marty’s Furniture

McLaughlin Insurance Agency

Melrose Cooperative Bank

RE/MAX Leading Edge

Robinson Funeral Home

Stearns & Hill’s Bistro

TD Bank


Print a flyer to promote Home for the Holidays here.