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Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and special guests for two of Somerville’s annual holiday celebrations.

The festivities will begin with the annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday, December 2, at 5 p.m. on the City Hall concourse. After the tree lighting, Santa Claus will join us for a meet and greet next door at Somerville High School (don’t forget your camera if you’d like a photo). Santa will be escorted by the Somerville Fire and Police departments, with a gift and cookies for each child in tow. Live entertainment will feature the Somerville High School Chorus, Somerville High School Orchestra, El Sistema Somerville, and the Somerville High School Jazz Band.

Later in the week, the ceremonial menorah lighting will take place on Sunday, December 5, at 5 p.m. on the City Hall concourse with Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz from Temple B’nai Brith. Light refreshments will be served. Both events are open to all members of the community. Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required indoors.


Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or

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