Community Events.

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General Information

  • This is a free community event for all ages.

  • Event will take place rain, snow or shine!

  • This is a primarily outdoor walking event throughout the property and the first floor of the Mansion.

  • There will be restrooms available to the public.

  • The Cheermeister will be chosen at the stage at 6:30 PM immediately before the tree lighting. 

  • Hot Cocoa and Cookies will be available one per person while supplies last. 

  • Strollers welcome outdoors, but must be parked in Stroller Parking before entering the Mansion.



  • Parking will be in the East Garage at 321 Arsenal Street (corners of Kingsbury Ave and Wooley Ave inside the Arsenal on the Charles complex.)

  • There will be optional round trip Hayride shuttles from the garage to the entrance and back. 

  • Walking from the garage to the event entrance is approximately 2 blocks. 


Photos with Santa

  • Photos will be first come first served. 

  • You will have the option to have professional photographer Natalie Nigito take your photo to be posted in a public gallery, or you may take your own with your own camera or phone.

  • Santa will be given a break from 6:15- 6:45 where not photos will be taken. 

  • Photos will be taken outdoors. 

Holiday Bazaar

Below please find a list of the local artisans showcasing at this years Holiday Bazaar in the tent. 

  • AntiDesigns LLC by Jay LaCouture | Website 

  • ​Aristrokraft Crotchet by Mary Dillon

  • Artsy Way of Life by Swati Biswas | Facebook

  • Balzer Designs by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer | Website |  Facebook

  • Christine Tapley

  • Dorothy Oja | Instagram

  • Greenway Bath Boutique by Jessica Ritter | Website | Facebook 

  • Jaclyn Kain | Website

  • Julie & Susan Barnette

  • Marilyn Salvas Photography by Marilyn Salvas | Website

  • Missy Shay

  • Pamela Vershbow | Website

  • Portals by Patricia Geller | Facebook

  • Smileybaby Hats by Erica Smiley | Etsy | Instagram

  • Three Rings Creations LLC by Peter Cannizzaro | Instagram

  • Zeina S.K. Art Studios by Zeina Skaff Kahhale | Website | Instagram

Toy Donations

  • Watertown Veterans Services and the Whooley Foundation will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots at the entrance to Whoville. 

  • For each toy you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered to into a drawing to become the Whoville Jubilee 2022 Cheermeister. 

Food Trucks


Thanks to our event partners

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Ann Forbush & Kathy Lobo

Arlene Smith

Arsenal Yards 

Bright Horizons on the Charles

Cool City Entertainment

Dawn Evans Scarletto

Grace Chapel

James W. Flett Co. Inc

Legacy Studios

Majestic 7 Theater

Natalie Nigito Photography

Riverside Management Group

Roche Bros - Watertown

Shutt Detachment

Taffers Tavern

Taylor Rental of Haverhill

VFW 1105

Watertown City Council & City Manager’s Office

Watertown Department of Community Development and Planning

Watertown Department of Public Buildings

Watertown Department of Public Works

Watertown Fire Department

Watertown Free Public Library

Watertown Middle & High School Orchestra

Watertown Middle School Chorus

Watertown Police Department

Watertown Recreation Department

Watertown Savings Bank

Watertown Veterans Services

Whooley Foundation

Your Love in Lights

Zachariah Hickman

Special thanks to our grant donors Mass Cultural Council and Watertown Community Foundation

If you would like to volunteer or sponsor this event please see below.