Christmas at Whip Hill
The beautiful Whip Hill mansion is decorated and opens for crafts and pictures with Santa, followed by free hot cocoa and Christmas cookies.
2019: December 14 and 15, 2-5 pm each day. Whip Hill Park Road (Entrance off of Perkins St).
Boo at the Zoo
Trick-or-treat among the animals and watch animals receive pumpkins as enrichment. Costumes encouraged. Also includes crafts, games, costume contest and haunted maze. Included with zoo admission - rain or shine.
2019: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, 11-3, Stone Zoo, Pond Street.
Stoneham Thanksgiving Market
The Thanksgiving Farmers Market still has plenty of fresh food and features crafts and gifts as well.
2019: Saturday, November 23, 10-2 in the Town Hall Auditorium (35 Central St.).
Beautiful zoo-themed lights, pictures with Santa, actual reindeer and more at the Stone Zoo. Tickets $7.95-14.95.
2019: Evenings 5-9 pm Nov. 22-Jan. 4, except Nov. 28 and Dec. 25. Pictures with Santa until Dec. 24.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Free event with train rides, holiday crafts, hot cocoa and food, carols and Santa. Festivities culminate with traditional lighting of the big tree on the Common. Sponsored by the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Trolley rides are also available at 5pm to ZooLights. $6 adults, $3 children. Proceeds to the Stoneham Business and Community Educational Foundation (SBCEF)
2019: Sunday, Dec. 1, 3-5 pm, Town Common
Halloween Stroll & Pumpkin Lighting - sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce
Trick or Treat at downtown businesses, with pumpkin decorating and games on the Common. Don’t forget to stop in at Stoneham TV and stop or drive by the common later in the evening to see the lit pumpkins.
2019: Saturday, October 26, 2-4 pm.
Easter Festivities and Egg Hunts
Local events include an egg hunt on the Common from the Stoneham Recreation Dept., annual easter egg hunts from the Boys & Girls Club (for the under six crowd) and the Bunny Banazoo at the Stone Zoo.
2019: Recreation Egg Hunt: Friday, April 19, 4:30 - 6 pm, B&G Club, Saturday, April 20, 9 am- noon, Bunny Bananzoo, April 20, 10 am - 3 pm. See events calendar for details.
Festival of Trees
Annual festival of beautifully decorated trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield.
2019: Dec. 8, noon to 4 pm, Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Ct. www.festivaloftreesstonehamwakefield.com
Miracle on 34th Street
Holiday Themed Show
2019: Nov. 29- Dec. 22 - Greater Boston Stage Co (Stoneham Theatre), 395 Main St. Tickets $47-$57.
Annual Thanksgiving High School Football
Stoneham takes on archrival Reading each year.
2019: Thursday Nov. 28, 10 am at Reading Memorial High School.
Veterans Day Ceremony & Race
Annual Town Veterans Day Ceremony followed by a fundraiser race to benefit local veterans groups.
2019: November 11, Ceremony 10:30 am the Town Hall Auditorium (35 Central St.) Race to follow.
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Annual Parade to commemorate Memorial Day and Stoneham veterans, past and present. Held annually on Memorial Day itself, rain or shine. Parade starts at 10 am from Washington and Elm Streets, proceeds to Main Street, down Montvale Ave. to Lindenwood Cemetery, back up Montvale to Main, down to Central Sq, turns up Central St and ends at Town Hall, where is there is an additional ceremony.
2019: Monday, May 27.