Holidays in Roslindale

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30th, from 3 - 5 pm

Join us for the 35th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Adams Park! This festive event always draws a crowd, featuring live musical performances, ornament-making, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrive on the Ladder 16 truck. We will officially light Roslindale's holiday tree, and visitors are welcome to make an ornament to decorate it! The event kicks off with a "Reindog" pet costume contest, judged by The Pet Cabaret. This year, The Pet Cabaret's Annual Photos with Santa Fundraiser will also be starting November 30th from 12:00-4:00pm, so you can bring your dressed-up pups to get their pictures taken just up the street before or after the contest! This fundraiser benefits Panda's Prayer Fund. Schedule a time for those photos on November 30th & find other date options here. After the costume contest, enjoy musical and dance performances by local groups and indulge in some hot cocoa and treats!

Small Business Saturday

November 30th is also Small Business Saturday. Falling between the infamous “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” Small Business Saturday is a national campaign by American Express and the National Main Street Center to help spur business for neighborhood merchants. Show your loyalty and support at the many local Roslindale shops, salons, and restaurants on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Special events and offers are available at participating shops.

Holiday Market

Thursday, December 5th, from 4:oo to 8:00 pm

RVMS will be holding our 2nd annual Holiday Market on Birch Street on Thursday, December 5th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The Holiday Market offers residents the opportunity to celebrate and shop for the season in their neighborhood, and will feature live music, local vendors and delicious treats. For more and up-to-date information about the Holiday Market vendors and activities, visit the Holiday Market page.

Holiday Happenings at Local Shops and Restaurants

Coming soon...

Stay tuned for holiday happenings at Roslindale's local businesses. We will update the map below with special menus, sales, and other events at local businesses during the holidays!