Here is the New Bedford Christmas tree lighting schedule for 2013:
City of New Bedford Official Christmas Tree Lighting
Date and Time: Saturday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m.
Location: City Hall Plaza
Join Mayor Mitchell and New Bedford officials for an annual New Bedford tradition! On Saturday, December 7th at 4:00pm, the parade will step off from the bottom of William Street (at North Water Street) and will march up to City Hall Plaza for the lighting of the City’s Official Christmas Tree on the steps of the Main Library. The New Bedford High School Marching Band, the All-City Middle School Marching Band and Color Guard will participate in this festive event for the whole family to celebrate the holiday season.
For many years, beloved musician and vocalist Mitch Miller was featured in a popular series of Christmas festivities in downtown New Bedford and led large crowds in singing Christmas carols. This year, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chorus will revive New Bedford’s sing-a-long tradition as part of the tree lighting festivities!
Festival of Lights Celebration at Clasky Common Park
Date and Time: Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Clasky Common Park at County and Pope Streets
Join the countdown celebration to illuminate festive displays of dazzling lights throughout Clasky Common Park. Members of the Parker Elementary School chorus will perform and Santa Claus is expected to join the celebration.
Far North End Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting
Date and Time: Sunday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fire Station # 5, 3665 Acushnet Avenue
South Central /South First Association Tree Lighting
Date and Time: Monday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Monte Park on the corner of Russell Street and Acushnet Avenue
South End Business Association Tree Lighting
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 12th 4:00 p.m. book reading, 5:00 p.m. tree lighting
Location: Howland Green Library, 3 Rodney French Boulevard
Goulart Square Association Tree Lighting
Date: Sunday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ashley Park on the corner of Rivet Street and Bolton Street
Cove Street Neighborhood Group Tree Lighting
Date and Time: December 6th at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Park on the corner of Ruth Street and Salisbury Street
Rockdale Avenue Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting
Date: Wednesday, December 13th 6:30 p.m.
Location: Harrington Park on the Corner of Court Street and Liberty Street (across from Hathaway School)
Bullard Street Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Riverside Park on the corner of Belleville Avenue and Tallman Street
Mt. Pleasant Street Association Tree Lighting
Date and Time: Sunday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hayden McFadden Elementary School (County Street Side)