WORCESTER – All four Boston Red Sox World Series trophies — 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018 — will be on display at the Worcester Common this Friday as part of the City’s annual Festival of Lights Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration.
“Never more than this year are we reminded that Worcester is both the heart of the Commonwealth as well as the heart of Red Sox Nation,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. “We’re excited that everyone will get to celebrate the holiday season like champions with the four World Series trophies.”
Visitors to the common will have an opportunity to take a photo with the four trophies beginning at 3 PM until 5:30 PM. (See the full schedule of events below)
“The Festival of Lights is one of Worcester’s signature events and a terrific kick off to the holiday season,” said Mayor Joseph M. Petty. “Every year this event gets bigger and with the addition of all four Red Sox World Series trophies I know this year will be even better. This is a great way to cap off a great year for the City of Worcester.”
The Common will host 10 food trucks, a beer tent by Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company and Atlas Distributing, a horse drawn carriage, a Frozen Baseball Glove Photo Booth, rides around the common from WooRides, and Sasha the Fire Gypsy.
The Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street, will serve as a warming center with family-friendly activities with the Creative Hub, Main Idea and ArtReach.
Singer-songwriter Brynn Elliot will headline the event.
Schedule of Events:
3-5:30 p.m. World Series trophies photo opportunity
4:30 p.m. Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink opens to the public with free admission (Skate rentals cost $5.00 per pair)
5:15-6 p.m. Performances by Worcester Public Schools (Burncoat Prep School, Rice Square Elementary and Burncoat Quadrivium)
6:15 p.m. Brynn Elliott
6:45 p.m. Santa Parade
7:00 p.m. Tree Lighting, Pictures with Santa and more
Roads around the Worcester Common will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. and include both Front and Franklin Street.