Holidays in Downtown Somerville — Ugly Sweaters and All

If you’re looking to pack a whole season’s worth of holiday spirit into one day, Downtown Somerville is the place to be. From caroling and carriage rides to an ugly sweater 5K and a handbell concert, there’s something for all ages can enjoy throughout Saturday, December 16.

Even the Grinch would have a hard time keeping up his bah-humbug attitude with so many festive events happening in one spot.

Take a look and plan to make a pit stop in Downtown Somerville, which may just be the closest you’ll get to the magic of the North Pole.

Caroling and carriage rides

If you haven’t had an opportunity to go dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh yet, here’s your chance. In addition to strolling carolers and musicians, who will perform from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., carriage rides from Giardina Walkway, sponsored by the Somerville Business and Professional Association, are available from noon to 3 p.m.

A donation of $5 per person is suggested while children under 10 years of age are free.

Ugly Sweater 5K

While temperatures dropping why not throw on your ugliest holiday sweater and run a few miles in Downtown Somerville’s Ugly Sweater 5K on December 16. The race starts and ends at Bodhi by Anthony Monetti. Check-in begins at 3 p.m., and the race starts at 4 p.m. Don’t feel like running? Stop by and check out the assortment of reindeer and snowball sweaters that are sure to make you laugh.
Raritan Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert
The United Reformed Church presents the Raritan Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. General Admission $10 at the door; Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street.

Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl

Project P.U.B is excited to announce the first ever Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl through Downtown Somerville! Dressing up as your favorite holiday character or sporting your ugliest holiday sweater is mandatory. Tickets are $10 and space is limited; register here.

Ticketholders with proper ID receive a wristband for exclusive drink specials at participating bars and a no-cover entry to Project PUB’s dance party. Stops include Mannion’s Pub & Restaurant, McCormick’s Restaurant, Project PUB, and Verve Restaurant.

Winter Solstice with Candlelight Yoga

Usher in the Winter Solstice with a restorative yoga class.

Yogis or anyone who enjoys a good stretch, is invited to Welcome Winter Solstice with Candlelight Yoga at FreedOM Yoga Studio in a special mixed level yoga class on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.