December 2018
The Holiday Season Arrives!
The holiday season began in Natick Center on November 25th with the arrival of Santa for the Holiday Lighting on the Common. A festive time was had by all and the day concluded with the downtown aglow in holiday lights ushering in the 2018 holiday season!

December brings many events such as the Holiday Window Contest, a Victorian Christmas, the "Holiday Hustle" shopping event, and 2-Hour Free Parking in the Center.

On our website there's a full calendar of events all month long at . Our Welcome Center at 20 Main St. is open for information on upcoming events. (Hours : M – F 6:30 am – 7:00 pm, Sat 8 am – 4 pm, Sun – Closed.)
The 2018 Holiday Lights in Natick Center!
Holiday Lighting
It was a time many children had been waiting for, the arrival of Santa on Sunday, November 25th in Natick! Mrs. Claus and Santa, arriving with assistance from the Natick Fire Dept., stopped in town a little early to hear the last minute requests from eager children. Vintage cars led the way as they settled onto the common to have pictures taken with their fans.

There were plenty of things to do after such as many various crafts, accompanied by munchkins and coffee provided by the U.S. Marine Corps., and festive music by  Metrowest Symphony Orchestra .

The  First Congregational Church of Natick, UCC  provided music, a living creche and Victorian carolers.  Bright Horizons had a station to make reindeer food along with the district's booth to make gift's to give to others.

Santa used his holiday 'magic' to turn on the holiday lights in Natick center, what a great way to begin the holiday season!

Happy holidays to all from all of us at the Natick Center Cultural District and thank you for your continued support throughout the year!
Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit Natick Center.
Victorian carolers during the
Holiday Lighting on the Common on Nov. 25th.
Holiday windows at Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts and Metro Pets!
Holiday Window Contest
The 7th annual Holiday Window Contest has begun in Natick Center! This contest offers the businesses and favorite places downtown a chance to win the title of "Best Holiday Window 2018"! The winner will receive a special ceremony, a NCCD 2019 membership, and have their name engraved on the Holiday Window Contest trophy! 

Vote for your favorite window until December 10th at 5:00 pm at

Help your favorite local spot by voting soon and keeping Natick looking merry and bright for the holidays!
"Holiday Hustle" Weekend
If you've got some last minute shoppers in your life be sure to send them downtown on December 22, 23 and 24th for the "Holiday Hustle" Weekend in Natick Center! Shops will be open with amazing gift options, goodies for shoppers and some will even offer free gift wrapping. Spread the word, or leave hints to those that are known procrastinators, that downtown is the place to be for the last minute shoppers!

Support our local businesses and "Shop, Eat and Enjoy" Natick Center during the holidays! #shopnatickcenter
Visit our Facebook page and
 Website for details soon!
Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking
Tis' the season in Natick Center for Free 2-Hour holiday parking now through January 1st! This is for those shopping, eating out, banking, etc. If you have a downtown parking pass of any kind, except COA (Council On Aging) please do not use these Free 2-hour spots or you will be ticketed. (we don't want that during the holidays!)

Holiday Recital
Students from the Allegro Music School will perform at the Morse Institute Library on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 pm in the Lebowitz Hall. Come and see these talented young students in a free holiday recital!

If you're interested in learning more about what Allegro Music School offers please visit them at their website.
Paper Fiesta at 1 Main is now open for your celebration needs!
Dates & Olives on Main St. now open for
lunch and dinner!
Business Update in Natick Center

The month of November was busy with 3 new businesses opening in Natick Center, one on the move and one re-opening!

Bruno's Barbershop moved from Washington St. to a fabulous new place on 17 Pond St., they offer the same great haircuts and friendly atmosphere so make sure to say "hello" to them at their new location.

After water damaged closed Agostino's Restaurant last winter we're happy to announce they are now open for business on 23 Washington St. and ready to serve you!

At 1 Main St. Paper Fiesta opened which offers specialty paper goods, gifts and balloons. Dreams Come True Boutique opened at 30 Washington Ave., with high quality women's fashions and jewelry. The long awaited Dates and Olives opened on Main St. and features delicious Mediterranean food.

Please help us in visiting and supporting our local businesses that make Natick Center so unique!
Victorian Christmas
On December 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Natick Center, step out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and step back to a time when our church building was brand new – 1875. Across the ocean, it was the reign of Queen Victoria, but the influence of that reign leap-frogged to our shores to bring us all the traditional elements of the season – Christmas trees and cards and carols, wreaths and ribbons and candles. Join us in our candlelit sanctuary, side by side with those in period costumes, for 45 minutes of carols and brass, favorite music and readings, and experience again the peace and joy and warmth of Christmas.
Victorian Christmas Dec. 2 & 9 , 4:00 pm
at the First Congregational Church.
Film: Bohemian Rhapsody
This film is sure to cure any pre or post holiday blues you might have! Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Playing at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick)
December 23, 29, 30th at 1:00 & 4:00 pm, December 26, 27, 28th at 7:30 pm.

Visit their website at :
Farmers Market
The Natick Farmers Market is located in Natick Center and held every Saturday from 9:00-1:00 pm indoors at the Common St. Spiritual Center. It features local farms with fresh fruit, vegetables, local vendors with bread, bagels and pastries and unique crafters each week.

Please visit   for more information and a weekly list of vendors.

Natick Center Cultural District
20 Main St., Suite 208
 Natick, MA 01760 - 508-650-8848
Check out our Events Calendar at our website for information on Natick Center activities and information!

Also visit the business directory for downtown information on local merchants,
art classes, organizations and much more!