Christmas Tree Disposal & Styrofoam Recycling Event

With the holidays over, it’s time to take down the tree and get rid of the styrofoam packaging. The Watertown Department of Public Works can help you with both of these tasks. Christmas trees will be picked up from the curbside on your regular trash collection day through the month of January. Please no ornaments or plastic bags. The trees will be chipped.

Find Out What’s Open & Closed on Christmas in Watertown

Most government offices, retail stores and restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. A few will remain open, at least part of the day. Government

State and Federal offices: Closed

Town Hall: Closed

Library: Closed

Senior Center: Closed

Post Office: Closed

Mass. RMV: Closed


Most will be closed, but can be open at owner’s discretion. Liquor Stores: Closed

CVS will be open on Christmas: Watertown Square location will be open 24 hours, the Watertown Street and Mt.

Watertown Residents Can Enjoy a Discount on Cookies and Baked Goods

Geoff & Drew’s offers cookies and brownies made from all-natural ingredients. Watertown’s Carol Spickler is president and “chief cookie girl.” A cookie business co-owned by a Watertown resident is offering a special discount to town residents looking for a last minute gift or something tasty for a New Year’s celebration. Watertown’s Carol Spickler is the president and “chief cookie girl” of Geoff & Drew’s, which features cookies, brownies and other baked goods made with all-natural ingredients. 

Watertown residents, friends & family enjoy a 20 percent discount off any non-discount items when ordering from Geoff & Drew’s. Enter Promotion Code: NEW20 at checkout at 

Geoff & Drew’s  Gourmet Cookie & Brownies offers a wide selection of gift boxes and baskets overflowing with their award-winning bakery treats, Spickler said. 

The business began in 2001 as Late Night Cookies — a cookie and milk delivery service in Boston.

Visit Watertown Mall’s Winter Wonderland for Songs, Crafts & More

The Watertown Mall, located at 550 Arsenal Street, together with Watertown Families Together invite you to come on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. for “Winter Wonderland,” an event to celebrate the holidays and wintertime. There will be songs, stories and crafts as well as a raffle! This is a free event & all ages are welcome, although the stories are catered to younger children. This will take place in the back hallway of the mall, across from Carter’s. Come prepare and get in the holiday spirit at the Watertown Mall with your little loved ones!

Santa Visits Watertown Square for Tree Lighting Celebration

Santa Claus poses for photos during the Watertown Tree Lighting celebration. Dozens of children and their parents stood on a snow covered Watertown Square Delta Friday evening awaiting the delivery of a special package: Santa Claus. Frosty the Snowman entertained the crowd as they awaited Santa’s arrival. Saint Nick arrived in a Watertown Fire Department SUV for the ninth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which was hosted by the Rotary Club of Watertown and Watertown Savings Bank. Santa Claus steps out of a Watertown Fire Department SUV for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

See Photos from the Commander’s Mansion Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus was busy Thursday night at the Commander’s Mansion Christmas Celebration. The Commander’s Mansion decked the halls for the annual Christmas Celebration on Thursday night. Lights decorated the Commander’s Mansion inside and out. The line to visit Santa Claus stretched out the door, through the upstairs hallway and into two more rooms. Visitors could also spend time with Mrs. Claus. Dancers from Ballroom in Boston performed for the attendees of the Commander’s Mansion.

Two Watertown Holiday Events to Check Out This Week

Santa Claus waved from the middle of his adoring fans at the Watertown Tree Lighting Celebration. The Holiday Spirit will be in full swing this week in Watertown with a couple of events for people to enjoy. Thursday night, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm. the Commander’s Mansion, located at 440 Talcott Ave. will host a Christmas Celebration.

Watertown Commander’s Mansion Hosting Christmas Celebration

Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion will host a Christmas Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The mansion, located at 440 Talcott Ave. (next to the Arsenal on the Charles) will welcome Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m., and there will be music and entertainment, plus photos with Santa from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Claus will be reading stories, and attendees can grab some hot cocoa and cookies at Rudolph’s Cafe. The event is sponsored by Ballroom in Boston, Kataram Studios, the Watertown Police Department and Watertown Savings Bank.