Events & Festivals, Worcester, Masschusetts Festival of Lights December 4, 2016 Claudia Snell The annual Festival of Lights had a huge turnout this year. I had a lot of fun. It looked like everyone else did too. Horse drawn wagon rides around downtown and the Canal District. Fire Performer, Sasha Fire Gypsy. Huge crowd around the ice rink. Everyone was waiting for Santa to light the tree. Lots of people taking selfies around the lighted figures around the tree.