City of Quincy's Christmas Festival
Before you’ve even finished your leftover turkey, Santa will be coming to town!
The weekend-long Quincy Christmas Festival begins on Black Friday offering free family fun!
Friday – November 29
Head to Quincy to celebrate the holiday season beginning with the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 29th from 5-7pm.
The fun takes place on the newly created Hancock Adams Common.
The world-class open space will be lit up with decorations and excited children’s faces when Mayor Thomas P.
Koch and a special North Pole visitor flip the switch at 6:15pm.
Kids will enjoy a puppet show at 5:00pm, write letters to Santa and visit with costumed characters.
Kids of all ages will be treated to the Children’s Christmas Chorus Concert at 5:45pm as well as free popcorn & hot chocolate and sing-a-long with strolling Victorian Carolers.
(Heated tents will be available.)
Saturday - November 30
Don’t miss a unique Quincy tradition with Santa’s arrival on Saturday, November 30th at Noon.
Santa and his elves will PARACHUTE into Pageant Field where children can greet the big man himself – as long as they’ve been NICE!
Hayrides will also be available.
This year, the City of Quincy is the first in the Nation to join in on the international phenomenon that is Fair Saturday!
Every year on the day after Black Friday, more than 100 cities around the world bring artists of ALL kinds together to perform at events.
Each artist raises money for a charity: 600+ events/14,000+ artists participating world-wide.
(Kind of an antithesis to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.) Performances in Quincy will include Tony Award-winning Broadway star Lillias White and Emmy-nominated Broadway music director Seth Rudetsky, and many more!
From 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM on the Hancock Adams Common, Fair Saturday guests will be treated to live music from highly sought-after talent.
Flamenco performances from LS Flamenco, old-school country and rock ‘n’ roll from Ward Hayden and the Outliers, acoustic covers from Mark Carey, nostalgic folk from The PBJs Band, and Hispanic-influenced guitar from Luis Carlos Maldonado Contreras will provide the soundtrack to Fair Saturday, further connecting guests and participants to their global counterparts.
*The 8:00pm Broadway in Quincy finale concert is a paid, ticketed event (to cover production costs) – tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4424251.
Donations will be collected for the designated charity.
Those attending Saturday’s events are encouraged to patronize Quincy’s wonderful restaurants and other shops and small businesses in honor of Small Business Saturday!
Sunday – December 1
Then grab your favorite holiday sweater and stake out your spot for the 67th Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1st from 12:30-3:30pm.
The parade route begins at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J.
Hannon Parkway, continuing along Hancock Street to North Quincy High School.
As one of the largest and longest-running holiday parades in the northeast, generations of Quincy families look forward to watching hundreds of Christmas-themed floats, marching bands, and costumed characters fill the streets each year.
All of these events are free and open to families and children of all ages.
Letters to Santa can be placed in “Santa’s Mail Box” at the events all weekend and at the Hancock Adams Common throughout the holiday season.
FREE [Broadway in Quincy concert is a ticketed, paid event.)
Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169 map
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