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5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – December 15

By Tom Marino | December 15, 2022
Last Updated: December 15, 2022

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition – Thursday, December 15 – ice skating at the Worcester Common Oval is open this weekend, tickets are on sale for Tower Hill’s annual Night Lights display, MassHire hosts a virtual job fair today, Deck the Halls is now on display at the Worcester Art Museum and Stearns Tavern is hosting an appearance for kids by Santa Clause this month.

Tickets On-Sale for Night Lights at New England Botanic Garden

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, at 11 French Dr. in Boylston, is hosting its annual Night Lights display now through Dec. 31.

The display, named a top-five show in Greater Boston Enchanting Landscapes last year, features a display of thousands of lights and family friendly experiences including s’mores, seasonal drinks, a model train, shopping for holiday gifts, and fun photo opportunities.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Many dates are already sold out.

For more information and tickets, visit the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill website.

MassHire Virtual Job Fair

MassHire is holding a virtual job fair on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Businesses from multiple industries across Central Massachusetts are taking part in the online event, which is free for job seekers.

Find mor e information and how to participate here.

Ice Skating at the Oval is Open this Weekend

The Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating Rink, directly behind City Hall at 455 Main St.,  is open this weekend from Friday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 18. Skating is $5 and skate rentals are available for an additional $5.

Hours of operation are:

  • Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday: 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM

Deck the Halls at the Worcester Art Museum

From now through Jan. 8, 2023, the Worcester Art Museum at 5 Salisbury St. is hosting “Deck the Halls,” a display of artfully decorated trees inspired by “Jewels of the Nile” and “The Floating World.”

See the museum’s event schedule for other holiday events.

Visit Santa at Stearns Tavern

Santa Claus will appear at Stearns Tavern, at 140 mill Street in Worcester, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Cookies, candy canes and hot chocolate will be served.

Santa is available to children only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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