Courthouse Light Show

The courthouse comes alive nightly with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. This magnificent 1881 building jumps into the 21st Century as it is bathed in colored lights, 36 animated light displays, and 15,000 lights outlining the building. The display is computer controlled with 364 electrical circuits meticulously synchronized to a holiday soundtrack, with a total of 30,000 lights.

Four different light shows, each 8 to 12 minutes in length, are performed throughout each evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the last show playing at 9 p.m. The 2018 show features a children’s set with holiday favorites like Frosty the Snowman including one song sung by Cambridge area 5th graders; contemporary recordings featuring local saxophonist Gordon Hough; and a popular Christmas music selection. For details and this year's light show schedule please visit our SEASONAL EVENTS page.

Also, check out this wonderful short feature film for a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of the display, filmed and produced by local videographer Ryan Pavlov: AVC Making the Courthouse Holiday Light Show.