City of Methuen Hosting Historical Holiday Lights Tour


Interactive Map Highlights Festive Locations and City History

METHUEN — Mayor Neil Perry is pleased to announce that Methuen’s Historical Holiday Light Tour is underway and will run through the rest of the month.

The City has created an interactive map that pinpoints the historic city buildings that have been lit up for the holidays, along with historical information for each. The map also includes the locations of wreaths and dozens of trees sponsored by local businesses and individuals through the Rotary Club, as well as information about Methuen’s Festival of Trees events.

Landmarks like the Nevins Memorial Library, the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, the Searles Building and the Central School Building have all been decked out in lights to celebrate the holiday season. Several city departments have been decorated and are included in the tour as well, such the Methuen Police Department, Water Department, Methuen Public Schools Central Administrative Building, and Senior Center.

“This event offers our residents the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit safely during the pandemic, and to also learn about and celebrate the rich history of Methuen,” Mayor Perry said. “Thank you to everyone who helped to organize this for our community. We hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.”

The Methuen Rotary Club and its members have donated 52 wreaths and 39 trees for the event, which have been hung and decorated throughout the City, and will be up until Dec. 31.

The 27th Annual Methuen Festival of Trees is virtual this year as well and festival events continue through Dec. 19. The virtual event features raffles, auctions and the opportunity to meet Santa. For more information, please visit the event website here.

To view Methuen’s Historic Holiday Light Tour map, click here. Residents who want to visit all of the spots on the interactive map are encouraged to click each pin and then click the corresponding address, which will automatically redirect to Google Maps directions for each location. The interactive map is designed to be used easily on a smart device. Please enjoy this event safely, do not operate the interactive map while driving.

Stay safe Methuen and Happy Holidays!