We all could use a little sparkle this year. While the holidays will certainly feel different this year, some traditions will stay. We have you and the family covered with the best places to see Christmas lights in Boston.

Somerville’s Illumination Tour

The neighborhood of Somerville is bringing the holiday spirit! Each year, Illuminations Tour provides a glimpse into the lit-up neighborhood during the holiday season, however this year, the organization is providing an interactive map of the best homes to stroll by and take in the lights. The map will be available on December 12th.


The Boston Public Garden

This year’s tree lighting ceremony may be virtual, but that shouldn’t stop you from a walk in the Public Garden to view the Christmas tree (a gift to Boston each year from Nova Scotia) and the light display around the park. It’s always a great place to see Christmas lights in Boston!


Magic of Lights at Gillette Stadium

Take in the dazzling light display at the home of the Patriots, all within the comfort of your car! The Magic of Lights display features holiday scenes and animations, accompanied by music. General admission for a car is between $35 – $50. 

Stroll Through Beacon Hill

The already-enchanting neighborhood of Beacon Hill becomes even more picturesque around the holiday season. You can’t go wrong with walking down any of the side streets at night to see wreaths, decor, and of course, Christmas lights.


The Comm Ave Mall

Every year, the Comm Ave Mall is illuminated with sparkling white lights until spring. It’s even more beautiful in the snow, trust me! Make sure to take an evening stroll to see the lights in all their glory. Pro-tip: stop at L.A. Burdick for hot chocolate before your embark on your walk.


Stone Zoo’s “Zoo Lights”

This stroll through Stone Zoo is lit with trees and lights, a fun way to view all the animals on display! For non-members, tickets are $13.95 per person, or a four-pack for $50. Any guest under the age of two is free.


What are your favorite places to see Christmas lights in Boston? Let us know by leaving a comment below.