Holiday House Tour 2022

The town of Needham no longer permits car parades but experience the tour by downloading the routes and enjoy the ride!

25th Annual Holiday House Tour

(3rd Annual Outdoor Drive-By Tour and Trolley Rides!)

NEW THIS YEAR! Celebrity Judges!  

Joseph Brienze-School Resource Officer and his dog, Rocket

Matt Borrelli– Selectman, President Elect for the Needham Exchange Club

Seana Gaherin– Owner of Dunn Gaherin’s Food & Spirits, Past President of the Charles River Regional Chamber

Denise Garlick– Massachusetts State Representative

Maureen Kelly-Fromm-Realtor REMAX Preferred Properties, News Anchor Needham Channel News

Sandy Robinson– Executive Director Needham Community Council

Awards Categories Include

  • Best Overall Decorated House
  • Best Light Display
  • Best Garland and Greenery
  • Best Holiday Spirit
  • Best Children’s Wonderland
  • Best Decorated Neighborhood

December 6–17, 2022

Tour Voting Begins: Tuesday, December 6th

Tour Voting Ends: Saturday, December 17th

Opening Night and Trolley Tour:  Saturday, December 10th

  • Arrive by 5:00 PM for Opening Night Festivities
  • Trolley rides leave promptly at: 5:30 PM

The Trolley Rides are sold out but that does not mean you cannot download the Tour Route and enjoy the Holiday decorations from the comfort of your own car on your own time! 

Opening Night December 10th, Arrive at Memorial Field at 5pm to visit with Olaf and friends from Frozen. At 5:10 there will be a holiday dance performance by Total Eclipse Dance Studio followed by a performance by the Needham High School Musicians. Trollies leave promptly at 5:30 to tour the town. (Please note: The Trolley Tour is 2 hours long. If you would like to depart the Tour at the halfway point, you may do so at the Needham History Center. Please make arrangements for transportation back to your vehicle.) 

Awards Banquet- Needham History Center and Museum
Sunday, Dec. 18 – 2-4pm  Featuring the Needham High Jazz Quintet :    Riley Zakarian, Liam King, Daniel King, Zachary Brown, Sebi Gallo

Homeowners, Judges, Sponsors and NWC members invited!

Enjoy the Whistle Stops on the Trolley Tour!

  • Memorial Field starting at 5:00 PM: Visit with Olaf and Friends, Holiday Dance Performance by Ted’s -Total Eclipse Dance Studio and Needham High Musician singing holiday carols.
  • History Center Whistle Stop for Trolley Riders ONLY. Stop at History Center for Holiday cookies, a visit with Santa and entertainment by Singers from St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley. Also a stuffed animal gift for the first 100 children! 

From December 6th – December 17th, download one of our House Tour maps below (available in early December) and take in the festive lights and decorations of the homes and neighborhoods from the safety and comfort of your car. Do the whole Tour in one night or download the different maps and split up the Holiday experience.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take the Tour. VOTE for your favorite homes and neighborhood by clicking the button below (available on December 10th). Voting closes on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at midnight. The winners for Best Overall Decorated House, Best Lights, Best Garland and Greenery, Best Holiday Spirit, Best Children’s Wonderland, and Best Decorated Neighborhood will be based on number of community votes and Celebrity Judging. Winners will be announced at our Awards Banquet Saturday, December 18, 2022!

Safety Note:  Please be very cautious about the traffic around you when slowing down to look at the decorations. Use your signal lights and flashers if you pull over to the side of the road. Be sure to check carefully before pulling back out into traffic. Better yet, get your steps in and enjoy the decorations on a walking tour!

The Holiday House Tour is the single largest fundraiser the club does all year. Proceeds from the tour help fund the financial donations the NWC provides to Needham community programs and organizations.

Questions? Please email Carol Stento at carolstento@verizon.net 

Voting

  • Cast your vote here for your favorite Holiday House Tour Homes and your favorite Neighborhood.
  • Your donation will benefit the Needham Women’s Club and the local non-profit organizations we support throughout the year.
  • Organizations like, Circle of Hope, Family Promise MetroWest, Needham Community Council, Second Step, the Walker School and more.
Votes are $20 each

You can purchase additional votes by increasing the quantity after you add your purchase to the shopping cart.

2022 Individual Houses

1-Adler

House #1

85 Mayflower Road

The Adler Family

Decoration Notes
Festive and fun holiday display for the whole family.
2-Frangie

House #2

155 Manning Street

Frangie
Decoration Notes
Home Sweet Home for the Holidays! New residents getting into the Needham Spirit to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
3-Bassett

House #3

50 May Street

Mike Bassett
Decoration Notes
Classic white candles in every window with Moravian Star from Bethlehem, PA. Homer Simpson Santa inflatable and huge Rudolph inflatable.
4-McCorry-final

House #4

61 Bradford Street

The McCorry Family

Decoration Notes

A festival of white lights – with a colorful candy cane sign post.

5-Falahee

House #5

69 Windsor Road

The Falahee Family & Friends

Decoration Notes
This family tradition Christmas light display is done entirely by the Falahee Family and friends to create some holiday cheer. Don’t miss the candy cane trees in the back!
6-Meetinghouse-Circle

House #6

6 Meetinghouse Circle

 
Decoration Notes

The Great Christmas Town Illumination. Make sure to put your windows down to hear the music synced to the dancing lights.

7-Harkins

House #7

24 May Street

Tom & Barbara Harkins

Decoration Notes
Some inflatables, lights in windows, lights on bushes, Santa mannequin, etc.
8-Central-Avenue

House #8

674 Central Avenue

 
Decoration Notes
A fun and festive display of lights and figures that we hope will bring joy to all!
9-Randall

House #9

51 Wilshire Park

Randall/Collins
Decoration Notes
Piggy and friends are celebrating Christmas!
10-Harrington

House #10

91 Winding River Road

The Harrington Family

Decoration Notes
Welcome to Winding River Road where you’ll find Mr. & Mrs. Claus Gnomes tucked in alongside greens, lights, reindeer and sleigh.
11-Dinneen

House #11

1625 Great Plain Avenue

The Dinneen Family

Decoration Notes

Our home is surrounded by greenery and I am an avid gardener. I like to change my decorating theme every year. This year it’s all about natural elements like fruit, fresh greens from the yard and white lights for a more traditional colonial look.  As an added bonus, the squirrels, racoons and birds will enjoy the fruit and shelter of the greenery in the compost pile this winter!

12-Goodband

House #12

50 Prince Street

The Goodband Family

Decoration Notes
Goodband Gingerbread House.
13-Jordan

House #13

851 Charles River Street

Jordans

Decoration Notes
Santa is coming to town.
14-Koch-final

House #14

127 Arch Street

Koch House

Decoration Notes
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
15-Luce

House #15

251 Hunting Road

Kelly & Bill Luce
Decoration Notes

Come visit Olaf & friends! Our collection of inflatables will make you smile! *Displays will be down on windy days.

45-walnut

House #16

45 Walnut Street

Madsen Home

Decoration Notes

Enjoy viewing this 100 year old Dutch Colonial all dressed up for Christmas with pretty pine and cedar garland, planter boxes filled with birch logs and seasonal greens and lit up with beautiful white lights!

161-Harris

House #17

161 Harris Avenue
Ted & Mary Ann Pierce
Decoration Notes
Xmas Holiday Memories lighting up the neighborhood.
18-Zeoli-House

House #18

382 South Street
Bill & Kim Zeoli
Decoration Notes

Happy Holidays! We have outlined our home in lights with red, white and gold trim. Come visit South Street!

19-Johnson

House #19

341 Nehoiden Street

Johnson

Decoration Notes
Holiday highlights featuring some special characters from one of our favorite classic Christmas tales, “The Nutcracker.”
20-Freedberg

House #20

112 Jarvis Circle

Cathy & Richard Freedberg
Decoration Notes
The Nutcracker will be watching over our many lights this Holiday Season.
21-Schauer

House #21

20 Pheasant Road
Ronnie & Steve Schauer
Decoration Notes
For a whimsical and fun evening please drive by our home located at 20 Pheasant Road. You will be treated to an enchanting scene of sparkling Christmas decor. We blend traditional lighting, classic Christmas character, and unique ornamental bulbs to create a festive and merry sight.
22-White

House #22

150 Manning Street

Chad & Matt White

Decoration Notes

Come enjoy traditional festive holiday decor with a candy cane arch framing the walkway leading to Santa waving from the front door.

23-Vallace

House #23

335 Harris Avenue
The Vallace Family
Decoration Notes
Traditionally decorated mid-century home. Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night!
24-Orozco-Fresina

House #24

7 Alfreton Road

Sara Orozco and Lori Fresina
Decoration Notes
Come celebrate Noche Buena with us, tropical style. There will be lighted pigs, roosters, chickens, pink flamingos, camels and more!
25-Laporte

House #25

19 Walnut Street

Megan Laporte

Decoration Notes

Merry and Bright!

26-Gough-Draper

House #26

58 Pinewood Road

Gough/Draper Family

Decoration Notes

Especially for little ones – a Sesame Street Holiday! Don’t be an (Oscar the) Grouch, pack a Cookie (Monster), and take a Big (Bird) stroll to our Street. Don’t stop, you’re (Elmo)st there!

27-Droney

House #27

10 Great Plain Terrace

Christine Droney

Decoration Notes

With a different light theme every night, you may want to drive by more than once during the holiday season!

28-Steinkraus

House #28

232 Warren Street

Decoration Notes
Extravagance of lights featuring several lawn decorations and a reindeer family.
29-Pirro

House #29

25 Greendale Avenue

 
Decoration Notes

Christmas holly with red bows and lights across front of the house with blow up caricatures and window display.

30-North-Hill-Farm

House #30

945 Central Avenue

North Hill Farm

Decoration Notes
Be sure to yield for Santa so he can make his delivery.
31-Kramer

House #31

52 Walnut Street

The Kramer Family

Decoration Notes
We hope to spread joy and laughter with a mix of trucks and trains, fun movie characters (misfit toys!) and lights.
32-Tranfaglia

House #32

32 Rosemary Street

 
Decoration Notes

2022 Neighborhoods

Fox-Hill-Neighborhood-Collage

Fox Hill Road

Neighborhood Labeled “A”

Harris-Neighborhood-Collage

Harris Avenue

Neighborhood Labeled “B”

Walnut-Neighborhood-Collage

Walnut Street

Neighborhood Labeled “C”

2022 Presenting Sponsors

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 2022 Patron Sponsors

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2022 Neighbor Sponsors

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2022 Friend Sponsors

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Paul J. O'Rourke

2022 Awards Sponsors

 

AAA   * Avante Hair Salon  *  Barre3 Needham   *   Bertucci’s

Big Picture Custom Framing   *   Blue on Highland

BrickFire Pizza Co.   *   Brothers Pizza   *   Burn Boot Camp

Captain Marden’s Seafoods  *  The Cookie Monstah

 Crosby Jewelers  *  Echo Bridge Restaurant

French Press Bakery & Cafe

The Hairdressers at Village Square

Hearth Pizzeria  *  Heartstone Home   *   Kosta’s

Landry’s Bicycles  *  Laser Skin Care Solutions

Latina Kitchen and Bar  *  Learning Express

Little Spoon  *  Michaelson’s Shoes  * Mighty Subs

Needham Bowlaway  *  Needham Garden Center

Needham Music  *  Nicholas’ Pizzeria  *  Pancho’s Taqueria

Papa Razzi  *  Popular Nails  *  Pura Vida

ScrubaDub  *  Supercuts  *  Sweet Basil

  Sweet Tomatoes  *  Town House of Pizza

Treat Cupcake Bar  *  Three Crown Jewelry  *  W.O.W.

2022 Whistle Stop Sponsors

Kelly and Bill Luce

Needham High Musicians

Needham History Center & Museum

Needham High School Musicians

Paul K O’Rourke Company

Total Eclipse Dance Studio