Winterlights returns for holiday season

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine
Winterlights at Naumkeag.

Winterlights, an immersive holiday light display, returns for its second year at various Trustees locations from the Berkshires to MetroWest. 

Gardens at three iconic historic homes will be illuminated with tens of thousands of shimmering holiday lights and designed light installations for the multi-week experience. 

To the west, Naumkeag, a historic landmark in Stockbridge, will host a self-guided walking tour through the many garden rooms of the 44-acre estate, including the iconic Blue Steps and the decorated greenhouse and first floor of the home. Guests can also wander through the estate's Chinese Temple Garden. 

The experience at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, an early 20th century ‘country place’ style estate in North Andover, will add a grove of lighted trees to this year’s tour path, as well offer a children’s area, inspired by classic children’s book "The Mitten." This interactive woodland creature feature will allow the young and young at heart to become a part of the story.

The Winterlightsexperienceat the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton will be the first to include an illuminated woodland trail as part of the tour path, as well as light displays and installations through the formal Italianate lattice-walled garden, kitchen garden and decorated first floor of the turn-of-the century home.

Each site will offer seasonal entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments for purchase.

Winterlights runs select days from Nov. 21 through Dec. 29. Tickets and more information is available at