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Holiday Events and Santa Sightings in Greater Lowell

Updating for 2022!

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher December 6, 2022


Here's our list of local Christmas and Hanukkah holiday events in Lowell, Billerica, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Westford, Littleton and Groton in 2022.  I'm happy to say that many annual events are back in 2022! Have a magical holiday season!

I'll be updating this list frequently so be sure to check back!  If you know of any other local family-friendly holiday events that I missed, please email me or submit the details using our Submit an Event form.

Click on the event name to see all the details.  


Check our other holiday guides for regional activities too:

Take a Holiday Train Ride!  See our Polar Express & Holiday Train Ride Guide for MA, NH & Beyond

Cut down your own Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm.  See our Christmas Tree Farm Guide

Make a Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas craft or recipe.  See our round-up of years of holiday crafts, recipes and tips articles.

Visit a holiday light display or festival of trees.  See our Christmas Attractions and Things to Do in Massachusetts and Beyond Guide

Get a free personalized Letter from Santa


Ongoing Events

Billerica Home for the Holidays Tree Display November 19 to December 11

The Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt November 23 to January 2

6th Annual Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt (All ages)  November 25 to January 2

Tyngsborough Festival of Trees November 25-27 & December 1-3

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights November 25 - December 25 (Wed-Sunday) & December 26 to 30 (daily) 


Saturday November 19

Billerica Home for the Holidays Tree Display (Billerica)

Holiday Fair (Chelmsford)


Wednesday November 23

Day Before Thanksgiving Walk (Chelmsford)

The Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt (Chelmsford) 


Friday November 25

Free Pictures with Santa at Wicked Cheesy (Tewksbury)

Black Friday Craft Fair (Westford)

The Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt (Chelmsford)

6th Annual Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt (All ages)  (Littleton)

Tyngsborough Festival of Trees (Tyngsborough)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights (Methuen)


Saturday November 26

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - tickets in advance (Westford) 

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair at Chelmsford Lodge Elks (Chelmsford)

City Of Lights Winter Themed Drop In Crafts at Boott Mills (Lowell)

City Of Lights Magic by Bonaparte (Lowell)

City Of Lights Holly Jolly Trolley (Lowell)

Photos with Santa at Lowell City of Lights

Annual Lowell City of Lights Celebration

Annual Lowell City of Lights Hot Chocolate Contest (Lowell)

Annual Lowell City of Lights Holiday Cookie Decorating (Lowell)

Festival of Wreaths Display and Raffle (Lowell)

City Of Lights Holiday Movie Screening: "Frozen" (Lowell)

Annual City Of Lights Holiday Parade (Lowell)

Annual City Of Lights - City Hall Lighting (Lowell)


Sunday November 27

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - tickets in advance (Westford) 

Visit with Santa at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford) 

Holiday Shoppe at Roudenbush Community Center (Westford)

33rd Annual Westford Holiday Tree Lighting with Santa (Westford) 

Free Admission to Holiday Classic at Showcase Cinema "A Christmas Story" (Lowell)


Friday December 2

Tewksbury Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration (Tewksbury)

Pictures with Santa (Tewksbury)

Holiday Tales and Tunes with Mister Vic - register in advance (Groton Library)

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

The Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt (Chelmsford)

6th Annual Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt (Littleton)

Tyngsborough Festival of Trees (Tyngsborough)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights (Methuen)


Saturday December 3

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Holiday Winter Party - register in advance (Dracut Library) 

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale (Dracut Library) 

Gingerbread Festival - register in advance (Chelmsford Library)

Westford Academy Annual Holiday Bazaar (Westford)

Annual Holiday Bazaar (Littleton)

Holiday Bazaar Craft Fair (Lowell)

Grotonfest Winter (Groton)

Holly Fair and Visit with Santa (Lowell)

Photos with Santa at WestfordCAT (Westford)

Holiday Open Studios at Western Avenue (Lowell)

Gingerbread Village 2022 (Chelmsford)

Dunstable's Journey & JingleFest (Dunstable) 

Jinglefest Christmas Craft Fair (Dunstable)

Billerica Winter Festival & Tree Lighting (Billerica)

North Chelmsford Tree Lighting (North Chelmsford)

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Concert (Lowell)

Tyngsborough Festival of Trees - Family Fun Day! (Tyngsborough)

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - purchase tickets in advance (Westford)

Christmas Photos with Santa and Hay Ride at Lawndale Farm (Tyngsborough)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights (Methuen) 


Sunday December 4

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Chelmsford Annual Holiday Prelude & Tree Lighting (Chelmsford)

Visit with Santa at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford)

Free Admission to Holiday Classic "Elf" at Showcase Cinema (Lowell)

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - purchase tickets in advance (Westford)

Gingerbread Village (Chelmsford)

Hanukkah Story Lantern Walk - register in advance (Chelmsford)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights (Methuen) 

Chelmsford Community Band Holiday Concert (Chelmsford) 

Silver Carols for the Season Concert (Westford)


Monday December 5 - Thursday December 8

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Billerica Home for the Holidays Tree Display (Billerica)

The Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt (Chelmsford)

6th Annual Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt (Littleton)


Friday December 9

Westford Family FunFest - Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Creations (Westford)

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

2nd Annual Christmas Market at The Barn Door (Pepperell)

Chelmsford Community Jazz Band Holiday Concert (Chelmsford)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights (Methuen)


Saturday December 10

Westford Family FunFest - Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Creations (Westford)

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Local Holiday Author and Pictures with Santa at Valley Wild Books (Littleton)

Free Pictures with Santa (Billerica)

Breakfast with Santa at Apex Entertainment - purchase tickets in advance (Marlborough)

North Pole Express - purchase tickets in advance (Woburn)

Westford Fire Sleigh Santa Tour (Westford)

Holiday Open Studios at Western Avenue (Lowell)

2nd Annual Christmas Market at Barn Door (Pepperell)

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - tickets in advance (Westford)

Dracut Santa Holiday Drive-Thru (Dracut)

Chelmsford Annual Toys for Tots: Fill-A-Cruiser (Chelmsford)

Winter Wonderland Celebration - purchase tickets in advance (Chelmsford)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights - purchase tickets in advance (Methuen)


Sunday December 11

Westford Family FunFest - Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Creations (Westford)

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Santa at the Dracut Fire House (Dracut)

5th Annual Jungle Ball Craft & Vendor Fair (Lowell)

Free Admission to Holiday Classic "The Polar Express" at Showcase Cinema (Lowell)

Visit Santa at Salut Wine Bar (Littleton)

8th Annual Billerica Holiday Fair (Billerica)

2nd Annual Christmas Market at Barn Door (Pepperell)

Chelmsford Community Band Holiday Concert (Chelmsford)

Farm Festival of Lights at Good Pickin' Farm - tickets in advance (Westford)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights - purchase tickets in advance (Methuen)


Wednesday December 14

Visit with Santa at Wamesit Lanes (Tewksbury)


Saturday December 17

Westford Family FunFest - Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Creations (Westford)

Brunch with Santa at Westford Regency (all ages) - schedule reservation in advance (Westford)

Holiday Make-N-Take at Billerica Library (Billerica)

The Westford Family FunFest  Breakfast with Santa - register in advance (Westford)

Free Family Holiday Sing-Along at Groton Hill Music Center - register in advance (Groton)

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus at MOOYAH (Billerica)

The Nutcracker (All ages) [Two shows] - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights - purchase tickets in advance (Methuen)


Sunday December 18

Westford Family FunFest - Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Creations (Westford)

Brunch with Santa at Westford Regency (all ages) - schedule reservation in advance (Westford)

Jump & Take photos with Santa at Altitude Trampoline Park (Billerica)

Free Admission to Holiday Classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" at Showcase Cinema - register in advance (Lowell)

Holiday Light Fest at Good Pickin' Farm - tickets in advance (Westford)

Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights - purchase tickets in advance (Methuen)


Monday December 19

Hanukkah Story Time (Tewksbury Library)


Tuesday December 20

Let It Snow! Presented by BMHS Educator's Rising Club (Billerica Library) 


Monday December 28

Awesome Robb Major Holiday MAGIC Show (Billerica Library)


Do you know of other fun holiday events, whether online or in-person?  Let me know at mackidlexingtonlowell@macaronikid.com!



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