This holiday season Roslindale Village invites you to experience a Rozzie Christmas like no other. The Village will transform into a winter wonderland worthy of Whoville. The 29th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony marks the official kick off of the holidays in the Village, starting at 3:00 PM in Adams Park on Saturday, November 30th.
This much-loved event always draws a crowd to enjoy the performances, crafts, ornament art projects for the kids this year featuring Art Van Go, a mobile art van based in Roslindale, and Santa's arrival in the Ladder 16 fire truck. There will be free hot chocolate, treats from local bakeries, carolers from the Sacred Heart Chorus, the Christopher Mish Brass Quartet, and of course, visits with Santa and Mayor Menino.
November 30th is also Small Business Saturday, a national campaign by American Express to help spur business for neighborhood merchants. Roslindale Village has been chosen as one of three locations across the country to be showcased. Special deals will be available for American Express cardholders as well as chances to win $25 American Express gift cards, so be on the lookout for raffle boxes at your favorite businesses.