First Lights in Whittemore Park

First Lights in Whittemore Park takes place on first Thursday of December starting at 6:00 pm in front of the Jefferson Cutter House at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Route 60.  The event includes the lighting of the park's trees, musical entertainment, activities at the museum, a live ice sculpture demonstration and community sing-a-long!

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities associated with the event.  For sponsorship details, click here.

The following is a sampling of our 2016 event.  View a video from 2016!  The 2017 schedule and activities may vary.

6:00 pm 

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum & Cutter Gallery Open
  • Live Ice Sculpting Demonstration
  • Cookies and Hot Chocolate
  • Glowing Giveaway
  • Family Photos
  • Cutter Gallery Show and Artisan Sale
6:30 pm  
  • Lighting of the Park
  • Musical Performance and Sing-a-Long
8:00 pm 
  • Museum & Gallery Close
Lighting of both Whittemore Park and the Jefferson Cutter House presented by the Town of Arlington and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.