Monday, December 18, 2017
Boxford residents gather each year at the town’s Holiday Tree to commence a procession called the “Grand Illumination” throughout the historic East Village where houses built in the 1700’s and after still stand. The event features a festive crowd of people who carol from door to door asking residents of the community to “light up their lights”.
The event started at the town library’s field with a holiday bonfire and the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Community Center lawn. Carolers were led by the Boxford Historical Society, folks moved through the neighborhood from home to home singing carols and asking each homeowner to light their home’s Christmas lights.