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2019 Christmas Parade and Festival

2019 Christmas Parade and Festival

Tree Lighting

Friday, November 29
5:00-7:00 PM
Hancock-Adams Common
1305 Hancock Street

Come enjoy the Hancock-Adams Common, decked with twinkling lights and a host of holiday displays!  Mayor Koch and special guests – maybe one from the North Pole – flip the ceremonial switch to bring the holiday spirit to the Common. Heated tents will be set up for this event.

Ongoing Activities from 5-7 PM

  • Strolling Victorian Carolers
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Street Performers
  • Costumed Characters
  • Letter writing to Santa activity
  • FREE Popcorn and Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday treats from local vendors

Scheduled Activities

5:00 PM - Donna Marie Children’s Puppet Show
5:45 PM - Quincy/North Quincy Combined Choir
6:15 PM - Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Mayor Thomas P. Koch and special guest!

Santa's Arrival *POSTPONED*

Todays scheduled arrival of Santa has been postponed due to high winds.  Rescheduled date is TBD. 

Saturday, November 30
12:00 Noon
Pageant Field (One Merrymount Pkwy)

Santa and his elves arrive in Quincy by parachute, landing at Pageant Field, at this fun family event. While waiting for the touchdown of the Jolly Old Elf and friends, take a hayride around the field or “high-five” one of the visiting costumed characters!

Fair Saturday

Saturday, November 30
11:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Various locations around downtown Quincy

Fair Saturday is a global cultural movement of which Quincy is proud to be part. A festival of local arts & culture each of which makes a contribution to their chosen social cause. Quincy joins Fair Saturday this year as the first official U.S. city.
For more details on the schedule of events visit
To learn more about Fair Saturday visit

The 67th Annual Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 1
12:30-3:30 PM
Hancock Street

The 67th Annual Christmas Parade has been a tradition for Quincy families for many years. Floats, marching bands, and costumed characters fill Quincy streets, spreading holiday joy to all. The parade route begins at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, continuing up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School. 

Santa's Mailbox

Letters to Santa can be placed in “Santa’s Mail Box” at the events all weekend and then at Hancock-Adams Common through the holiday season.