Shining a light on Hingham news

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Shining a light on Hingham news

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Shining a light on Hingham news

The Harborlight

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Top 5 South Shore Streets Decorated for the Holidays
The Anchor/ Downtown Hingham
  1. Main Street-

When asked about her favorite holiday street in Hingham, Madison Phillips, a sophomore at Hingham High School, thinks, “Main Street is definitely the most classic, and it always gets me into the Holiday Spirt.” Hingham Main Street has been a highly popular Holiday-decorated destination for a long time. Eleanor Roosevelt even described it as ”the most beautiful street in America.” A town rule allowing only white lights on houses creates a uniform and beautiful appearance, especially when dusted with snow. Even in the daytime, driving down Main Street reveals a stunning lane of unique decorations on each house. Yet, the real magic unfolds at night as the white lights come alive with a soft glow on each house. Many families also light up their trees and bushes, making the street a beautiful landscape. If you are driving down a route and can turn onto Main Street, it is highly recommended to experience the gorgeous winter atmosphere.














  1. Tick Tock lane- 

Weymouth’s Tick Tock Lane, a short dead-end road off Church Street, goes through a festive transformation every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In a friendly competition between residents, the race to be the first to decorate their homes for Christmas has become a cherished neighborhood tradition. The lane becomes a popular destination for those seeking holiday cheer, attracting a steady line of cars parading through the neighborhood from 4 or 4:30 PM until 9:30 or 10 PM. The vibrant displays include life-size Nutcrackers, a model fire truck with a festive tree in the back, Christmas caroler figurines in shed windows, Santa’s mailbox, and a “believe meter” measuring holiday cheer.

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  1. Downtown/ Christmas in the Square

After Thanksgiving, downtown comes alive with holiday cheer. All the light poles and storefronts are covered in wreaths, bows, and lights, making the whole place feel magical. The historical charm of downtown adds to the old-timey atmosphere of the street.  There are also plenty of fun activities for kids, including amusing cutouts of Winter symbols for funny photos and a special North Pole Express mailbox outside La Petite Maison where kids can drop off their letters to Santa. During Christmas in the Square, Santa also rides on a fire truck with a police car escort. Mischa Hase, another Sophomore thinks, “Christmas In The Square has been so much fun for me, when I was little and even now, it is a great way to get out and spend time with friends.” Christmas in the Square features holiday music, dancing, an ice sculpture show, and many other fun activities, all contributing to the festive atmosphere and holiday spirit.

The Anchor/ Downtown Hingham















  1. Middle street

This year, Hingham residents took holiday decorations to a whole new level, decorating Middle Street with an impressive lineup of 15 inflatable Santas. While this isn’t a usual tradition for them, it has become a delightful surprise for high schoolers going on that route to school and anyone traveling along that street. The Santas have added a playful and creative spirit into the holiday season, bringing smiles and laughter to all who pass by. It’s truly heartwarming to witness this unique tradition adding joy to the neighborhood, and one can only hope that Middle Street residents will continue to keep this festive tradition alive in the years to come!

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Arianna Sood/ Hingham Middle Street












  1. Marshfield Christmas Lights Display

Although not a particular street, the Marshfield Christmas Light display is too good of a holiday opportunity to pass up. There’s this incredible light show going on at the Fairgrounds. They’ve turned more than a mile of regular road into this amazing display with over 1 million LED lights. There’s a 300-foot tunnel and animated scenes that light up the whole place. All you have to do is hop in your car, grab some snacks, and tune in to the radio for this cool synced light show as you cruise through the Holiday Light Show. And as you drive along, you’ll see tons of big displays sparkling and twinkling to the beat. The Magical drive-through seamlessly brings the holiday spirit to you!

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