Development & Culture

Festival of Lights

This annual event features live music, food trucks, face painting, horse-drawn sleigh rides, free ice skating, street performers, crafters, tree lighting and so much more!

Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating

Following another successful Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmers' Market, the Worcester Common Oval will welcome the return of public skating on the Common.


Fall Leaf Collection

The Fall Leaf Collection Program for 2019 will begin on November 4th and typically takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete, depending on weather. Please visit the Fall Leaf Collection page for current routes and a collection map.

Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites Open

The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents, open April through November.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

As cold weather sets in, learn how to help prevent frozen pipes in your home.

Ski Program 2020

This 8-week Ski and Snowboard Program is available to students (8 years and older), siblings, and parents/guardians, as well as friends and other family members. Children must be enrolled in Grade 3 or higher to purchase the 8 week lift badge and participate in the lesson program.

Snowplow Applications Now Accepted

We are now hiring snow plowing equipment for the upcoming winter season. Please fill out and return an application if you are interested.

Winter Parking Ban

The Winter Parking Ban is designed to keep streets open, safe and essential traffic moving during snow storms. The PERMANENT BAN will remain in effect from December 1st through April 30th.

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