The Future (of Uptown) is Bright for Foxborough
Posted on 11/21/2022
Light Uptown 2022

The Future (of Uptown) is Bright for Foxborough
What used to be a modest show of holiday lights on Foxborough Common has expanded into a full day  event culminating with dazzling tree lighting by Santa. Thanks to $25,000 and a newly reorganized Human Services and Land Use and Economic Development department, this years’ “Light Uptown” event on Saturday, November 26th, will be the biggest and brightest Foxborough has seen. There are over a dozen activities including a craft fair at the Senior Center, kids crafts, a vendor market on Central Street, a sl-hay-gh ride, Victorian Caroler’s, a holiday story time, a dance performance and more before St. Nick lights up the Tree!

        Light Uptown info 2022

With Recreation now under Human Services banner, along with Veteran’s Services and the Council on Aging, HS Director Marc Craig and Rec Division Director Renee Tocci have combined their efforts to create a fun, family friendly, holiday event. In addition to more lights on the Common Tree, Red Nose Holiday Lighting and Décor has decorated 10 tree trunks with lights, added garland around the Common’s fencing as well as additional lights and decorations. The ability to “Light Uptown” was made possible with the $150,000 contribution from Schneider Electric last year and the Public Works and Facility Maintenance Departments rebuilding the lighting and electrical infrastructure to provide improved electrical capacity on the Town Common.

Land Use & Econ. Dev. Director Paige Duncan’s continuous work with the Foxborough Common Business Collaborative provided the bridge for Marc and Renee to partner once again on Light Uptown with the FCBC. With the successful collaboration of the Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat event, that saw over 250 children along with their families, the FCBC was enthusiastic about involving Uptown business in this event. So much so, that they requested that Central Street be shut down to allow for a Light Uptown holiday vendor market. The partnership between the new Human Services and Land Use Departments from the Town and the FCBC has forged a necessary new bond between local business and Town Government that will only continue to grow in success over time. This new Human Services trio of departments has been in effect for less than six months and already has two majorly successful events (Halloween Parade and Veteran’s Day) to their name and looking for Light Uptown to be its bright and radiant third.

With the continued support and collaboration of the FCBC, community groups and Town Departments lead by Human Services; this can be the premier winter event in the Foxborough area for years to come. With this powerhouse group there is no telling how grand it will be and how bright it will shine!

Please make plans to join us for a wonderful day of events on Saturday, November 26th!  Media inquiries should be sent to Communications and Civic Engagement Specialist Christina Metcalf at [email protected] or at 508-543-1201.