Published in the December 2, 2016 edition

MELROSE — Following is the schedule of events planned for the 2016 Home for the Holidays celebration.


• Edward Jones, 502 Main St., 4:00pm – 5:45pm

Santa is holding court at Edward Jones! Bring your children in for a photo. Co-sponsored by Marie T. Wood Realty.

• City Hall Lawn, Main Street, 6:15pm – 6:30pm

Start the holiday season with the lighting of the City holiday tree by Mayor Robert Dolan. Dancers from the Melrose Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker will join us and holiday music will be provided by Roman Music Therapy Services. Bring your singing voice!

Main Street, Downtown Melrose, 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Mayor Dolan will turn on the downtown holiday lights and Santa Claus arrives in Melrose! Enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate served by Coffee, Tea and Me at the courtyard of the YMCA on Main Street. After Santa arrives, bring your list to him while he sits at Edward Jones, 502 Main Street. Get in the holiday spirit with music provided by DJ Tommy.

The festivities continue for people of all ages with entertainment, holiday music, and refreshments throughout downtown on Friday and then all over Melrose on Saturday!

A variety of businesses and organizations invite you to visit Friday night and Saturday. The include:

Affairs to Remember, Anytime Fitness, Beacon Hill Wine and Gourmet, Beansprout Gifts, Buckalews, CEO Fitness, FitLife Studio, First Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church of Melrose, Hugo’s Appliances, Lilah Rose, LCM PLUS, Madison Ave of Melrose, Melrose Family YMCA.

Melrose Youth Ballet presents the 22nd Annual Presentation of “The Nutcracker,” Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Performances: Friday, December 2nd at 8pm; Saturday, December 3rd at 1 pm and 7pm; Sunday December 4th at 1pm. Tickets available at Pepperberry Florist and Gifts, 539 Main Street and at the door.

Melrose Cooperative Bank, D’Amici’s Bakery, Pepperberry Florist and Gift Shop, RADA Boutique, RE/MAX Leading Edge, St. Mary’s School, Temple Beth Shalom, TD Bank, Trinity Church.


Bohemian Coffee House, Lucky Cat Yarns, Perella Jewelers, Sweet Spot Bakery, Golden Living Center-Melrose, Melrose Girl Scouts at Cedar Park, Reindeer Rides at Cedar Park, Santa Comes to Town at Cedar Park around 11:40 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose Public Library, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, Affairs to Remember, Anytime Fitness, Beansprout Gifts, Brad Hutchinson Realty, Turner’s Seafood Grill and Market.


The Melrose Chamber of Commerce thanks the following businesses for their generous support of the Home for the Holidays this year.

Trolley Sponsors 2016*

• Century 21 Sexton and Donohue

• Eastern Bank

• Gately Funeral Home

• Gray’s Appliances

• Hallmark Health System – Signature Sponsor

• Honey Dew Donuts


• Marty’s Furniture

• McLaughlin Insurance Agency

• Melrose Cooperative Bank

• Re/Max Leading Edge

• Robinson’s Funeral Home

• TD Bank

*Please note that the trolleys operate on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The last trolley leaves Cedar Park around 2 p.m. so plan accordingly!

Coffee and Hot Chocolate Sponsors 2016

Serving hot beverages to all who join us on Main Street on Friday night to greet Santa Claus.

La Qchara and Coffee, Tea and Me.