Holidays in JP: Holiday trees to light up

Holiday trees will begin lighting up around the neighborhood next week in an annual tradition that includes music, Santa Claus visits and more.

Sat., Dec. 1, Egleston Square. The Egleston Holiday Celebration will include a tree-lighting, caroling, music, dance performances and the announcement of Egleston Square Main Street’s window display award-winners. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Egleston Square Peace Garden, 3133 Washington St. At 1-2 p.m. before the event, an ornament-making workshop will be held at the Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St.

Sat., Dec. 8, Monument Square. The Mayor’s Trolley Tour and Tree-Lighting event at 1:30 p.m. pairs up with the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association’s day-long Holiday Stroll. The Enchanted Trolley Tour stop at the intersection of Centre and South streets includes music and a Santa Claus visit. The Holiday Stroll includes craft sales and the unveiling of a “Jesse tree,” a sculpture to which people can add their own ornaments, on the lawn of First Baptist Church.

Sat., Dec. 8, Hyde Square. The Enchanted Trolley Tour will make another stop at Centre and Perkins streets at 2:15 p.m., with a tree-lighting, music and Santa Claus visit.

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From press materials.

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