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Posted on: November 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Annual Tree Lighting and Parade - Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023

Decorated tree - Dec. 3, 2023 Annual Tree Lighting and Parade, 3 pm - 6 pm Concord Center

Annual Tree Lighting and Parade

Celebrate the season in community with your friends and neighbors!   Details including the timeline, road closures, and parking are found below.

When:   Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 3-6 PM
Where: Concord Center
What:   Music, kids activities, outdoor entertainment, food trucks, festive storefronts, parade, tree lighting and more
Who:    Welcome to all!


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Activities and outdoor performances  
4:50 PM
Parade steps off from Hunt Gym  
5:15-5:30 PM (Approx.)
Bringing up the back of the parade, Santa arrives by fire truck 
Immediately following the parade
Tree lighting at Monument Square
Immediately following the tree lightingPictures with Santa

Click on the map and key graphic for more details regarding performance locations, parking, restrooms, and vendors.

2023 Tree Lighting and Parade Combined Key and Map

Traffic Alerts

Be prepared for road closures and traffic pattern changes around Concord Center between 2:30 PM - 6 PM

Road closures:

  • Main St (from Keyes to Monument Sq)
  • Walden St (from Heywood to Main St)
  • Lexington St (From Heywood to Monument Sq)
  • Monument Sq closed
  • Lowell Rd (from Keyes Rd to Monument Sq)
  • Stow St (from Everett St to Hubbard St)
  • Hubbard St (from Stow St to Walden St)
  • Everett St (closed for parade participant parking)


Keyes Rd municipal lot

  • Alcott School
  • Main St and Thoreau St – on street parking
  • Walden St municipal lot (if you park here you will be blocked in until roads open)

Handicap Parking:

  • Lexington Rd at First Parish Church
  • Main St by library
  • Keyes Rd municipal lot


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