The annual Holiday tree lighting trolley tour of Dorchester villages organized by the Mayor’s Office will be held on Sat., Nov. 24 beginning at 3:10 p.m. in Lower Mills at Meetinghouse Bank. The tour will make nine additional stops at the following locations: Port Norfolk at Redfield Street (3:30 p.m.); Harbor Point (4 p.m.); Meetinghouse Hill at Rev. Allen Park (4:30 p.m.); Uphams Corner at Strand Theatre (5 p.m.); Blessed Mother Theresa Church (5:30 p.m.); Savin Hill at Ryan Playground (6 p.m.); Fields Corner at Park St. Clock (6:30 p.m.); King Street Playground at Adams Street/King Street (7 p.m.); Peabody Square at Ashmont Station North Plaza (7:30 p.m.).
Guests — including Santa— will ride on a trolley donated by City View Trolley. For more information, contact Chris English in the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 617-635-4819.
There will be four additional tree lighting events in the days that follow: A tree at Neponset Circle will be lit on Sat., Dec 1 at 4:30 p.m. The Macy’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will make stops on Friday, Dec. 7 in Mattapan Square (6:45 p.m.), Codman Sq. (7:15 p.m.) and Adams Corner at 7:45 p.m.
The city of Boston’s official Tree Lighting on Boston Common will be held on Thurs., Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A 45-foot white spruce donated by Paul and Jan Hicks of Jordan Bay, Nova Scotia will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m.