Holiday parade and tree lighting
The city’s holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday with festivities on Central Square, downtown. Live music and roasted chestnuts will be part of the event.
The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Federal Street, from Andrews Avenue to Hazel Street. At 6:30 p.m., the city’s massive Christmas tree and holiday lights on Central Square will be lit, followed by photos with Santa Claus in the 20 Federal Place building and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Oh Wow! Science Center on West Federal Street will offer free admission from 4 to 8 p.m.