Luminary Night in Needham
The Luminary Stroll has moved into December as a two-day event to be part of the NBA's Blue Tree Lighting and the Merchant's Holiday Stroll. Saturday, come to Needham Center for entertainment, activities, shopping and refreshments. Sunday evening light your luminaries in your neighborhoods. Even if you've purchased before, please buy luminaries as a fundraisor for our community programs.
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Saturday, Dec 6

12:00-8:00PM Town Common

Shop Needham First

Participating merchants and restaurants will be offering specials, promotions and offering special fixed price holiday menus! Stop by and check it out 12-8 pm.
2:00-5:00PM Powers Hall

Lantern Making, Crafts

Come join the fun! You and your kids can make a Lantern for Needham’s first Lantern Parade. Enjoy music, magic, crafts, games, face painting and so much more! Don’t miss the Needham High School A Capella singers at 3:00 PM
2:15PM Powers Hall

Irish Step Dance

The Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dancing began 69 years ago in Glasgow, Scotland. Since moving to American, it has attained many awards in regional, national, and world competitions including two first place titles in the All-World Championships.
3:00-3:30PM Powers Hall

Rythmic Dreams

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a lyrical combination of ballet, acrobatics, and apparatus handling. These unique performances must be seen!
3:30PM Powers Hall

Magic Show

Boston Magician David Hall's award winning performances are high-energy, full of witty comedy, stunning slight-of-hand and mind-blowing miracles. He has performed for Mic Jagger, the Boston Red Sox and many Fortune 500 companies.
4:00-4:15PM Powers Hall

A Cappella Singers

Needham's own Fermata Nowhere singers will perform a popular variety of all-voice numbers before leading the lantern walk.
4:30PM Town Hall

Lantern Parade

All residents are welcome to join in this celebration of community as we stroll together with light and friendship around town in this first ever Needham Lantern Parade. The parade will begin at Powers Hall and finish at the Blue Tree on the Common. Lanterns and candles/glow-sticks available at Powers Hall before the event.
5:00PM Town Common

Blue Tree Lighting

A Needham Tradition for 60 years. Come be part of the last lighting of this grand old tree. The tree will be coming down soon.
5:45PM Town Hall

Fire Show

A Different Spin returns with more performers and a bigger show. They will impress you with their fire-throwing acrobatics.

Sunday, Dec 7th

5:00PM All Of Needham

Light Your Neighborhood

On Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 5pm, join neighbors and friends and light your luminaries on your front walks or driveway in unison with hundreds of families in Needham to show our passion for our community and to help support new recreational programming and community facilities in Needham.

Host a gathering…Spend a quiet night with your family….Stroll through the streets… Enjoy the magic of this special evening!

Light the Night! Order your kits online and get the full weekend schedule at

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Buy Your Luminaries
  1. Order your luminaries
  2. Visit Needham Center Saturday, December 6th for entertainment, Blue Tree Lighting, open shops and restaurants
  3. Light your luminaries after dusk on December 7th
  4. Enjoy a stroll through hundreds of glimmering neighborhoods
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