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Taunton, Massachusetts Town Green Christmas Scene Amongst the Best in Southern New England

Taunton, Massachusetts town green Christmas displays
Christmas lights, displays on the Taunton Green. Photo credit; MOTT.

by Eric Hurwitz. Updated 12/02/16.

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If you missed the Annual Lighting of the Green and Lights On Festival held the Friday following the Friday after Thanksgiving at the Taunton Green Historic District in Taunton, Mass., don't worry: you can still see the spectacular Christmas scene throughout the holiday season.

Yes, your visit will be without the Festival's opening night live entertainment, kid's activities, fireworks, and kickoff of the lights and displays, but the magical Christmas scene, through the delightful saturation of lights and displays resonates brilliantly during December throughout this beautiful New England town green in the heart of the city.

Since 1914, the Christmas-on-the-green celebration and displays -- initially started to bring shoppers to downtown Taunton -- has brought in more than 2,000,000 people to take in the amazing light displays and other Christmas decorations. The Taunton Green Christmas scene is, arguably, the best small city Christmas lights and display presentation per square foot in all of southern New England. No wonder Taunton has been known for more than 100 years as "The Christmas City!"


Want to learn more about the beautiful Taunton Green, or other significantly historic town commons in Massachusetts? Read about them in the Massachusetts Town Greens book!

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