First Light Drawing of Brookline Streets

First Light Holiday Celebration

In 2020, First Light is going virtual! Enjoy festivities from your favorite Brookline Businesses from the comfort of your own home!

Thursday, December 3

Available for one week,

Through December 10!

First Light Trailer by: Corbin Riedel, Brookline Interactive Group





Taken at First Light 2020 at the Brookline Booksmith

Photo Credits to Leise Jones Photography



Participate in this neighborhood-wide celebration, fun for all ages!

Typically, First Light is a chance for Brookline businesses to open their doors to the community. This year, we'll be doing things a little bit differently. Instead of a door, businesses will be opening a window - an internet browser window. Join retail shops, restaurants, performance spaces, and studios around Town for free virtual fun. Use our interactive map to browse the offerings -- from free workshops, tutorials, and performances over Zoom, to live talks and tours, we've got something for everyone. And never fear -- if you miss the festivities on December 3, the site will be available for browsing at your leisure for a week. 



A few weeks before

The First Light site goes live for the community! Check out the map and decide which spots you want to "visit!"

5:30 PM

December 3

First Light kicks off! Click on different businesses on the map to join interactive virtual workshops, livestreamed performances, and other events!

5:30 PM

And beyond

Some events will be live, and some will be recorded and be available here after the fact. So don't worry -- you can do it all (or at least try!)


December 10

This website will be up until the 10th! Make sure you "stop by" all your favorite businesses by then.

First Light Map

Starting on December third, you can select pinned locations to view offerings from Brookline and nearby communities. Each location will be offering events starting on December 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM.  Some of those events are "live," while others are pre-recorded, so keep an eye out. This site will remain available until December 10, so feel free to return to check out what you missed!

Full Maps

unveiled on 12/3!


Participating Businesses

Leise Jones Photography

Liz Linder Photography

Making Dances

Olive Connection

Party Favors

Peanut Butter & Jelly Dance Company

Providence House

Public Library of Brookline

Rifrullo Cafe

Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

Serenade Chocolatier

VIP Tires & Service

Wild Goose Chase

Women Thriving Inc.

Audy's Cypress Automart

Brookline Arts Center

Brookline Bank

Brookline Booksmith

Brookline Community Foundation

Brookline Music School

Card My Yard Boston

Chobee Hoy Group, Compass

Eureka Puzzles

Feet of Clay

Fire Opal

Gateway Arts

Goldfish Swim School - Brookline

Hilton Garden Inn - Boston/Brookline

Stay tuned for

Full programming


Visit on

on 12/3!



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Chobee Hoy Group,


The Chobee Hoy Group was formed with the intention of bringing together like-minded Realtors, possessing a variety of skill sets, with the common goal of providing top quality, detail-oriented service to their clients. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community, living locally while thinking globally.

Brookline Bank

Since 1871, Brookline Bank has been serving the Brookline community with outstanding banking services and strong customer relationships. Today, we deliver an expanding array of valuable financial services geared to helping individuals and businesses manage their finances.


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Wicked Local Brookline TAB

We seek to build trusted local communities where people thrive. As the new Gannett, we exist to make communities stronger. As an award-winning news organization, we inform and empower our communities. As a modern media company, we foster deep and vital connections among our communities and the world around them.  

Want to Sponsor First Light?

Choose a sponsorship tier that works for you, and support the Brookline Chamber as we advocate for local businesses! Sponsorship includes exposure on this website, on marketing materials, social media posts, and on physical signage in Brookline.


Want to get involved with the Chamber?



Debbie Miller, Executive Director

Klara Kaufman, Communications and Operations Manager


The Brookline Chamber of Commerce

251 A Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446


© 2020 Brookline Chamber of Commerce.

Website Design by Klara Kaufman

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