For Student Events

Brighton Center Tree Lighting

Mon. Dec 03, 2018

Brighton Center Traffic Island (across from Rockland Trust)

5:00 pm

Join Brighton friends & neighbors as we kick off the holiday season. Local elected officials will light the tree with help from the smallest children in the crowd. Santa arrives on a fire truck with candy canes and hears holiday wishes. A troop of Girl Scouts will lead the crowd in singing traditional carols. Free hot cocoa from the Brighton Lodge of Elks rounds out the celebration.

Sponsored in part by: Brighton Lodge of Elks, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Office of Special Events, and Department of Public Works.

Encourage a Teen at the Holidays

Tue. Dec 18, 2018

Brighton High School

At the holidays, it's easy to find toy drives for young children. But did you know that Brighton High School is home to many teenagers who are struggling during the holiday season because they are homeless, living in shelters, living in foster care, are unaccompanied minors, or are teenage parents? These students are working hard each day to try to meet the demands of their lives and of their academics and we would love to provide some support and encouragement at the holidays.

The Brighton High community will be collecting donations of gifts for students this holiday season from any community member who is interested in "encouraging a teen"! Last year teachers and staff were truly overwhelmed by the generosity of the Allston-Brighton Community and beyond! They were able to collect gifts for every student in need at Brighton High School AND we had enough gifts to share with our neighboring high schools in Brighton--Boston Green Academy and Mary Lyons High School--to support their students in need as well!

We hope you will consider supporting our teenagers again this year and we thank you for your kindness to some amazing and deserving young adults!


  1. Write a supportive, encouraging note. The notes mean so much!
  2. Purchase ONE $20-$25 gift card (Old Navy, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Dunkin' Donuts, TJMaxx, Marshalls)
  3. Select a few small stocking stuffers (3-4 items: candy, socks, toiletries, tees, headphones, stuffed animals, water bottles, lip glosses/nail polish, hats, gloves)
  4. Place all items in a gift bag by Monday, December 18th to allow for distribution at our holiday luncheon
  5. Drop off at Flatbread Company Brighton (76 Guest Street) between the hours of 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Thank you to Flatbread Company for being such an amazing partner again this year! 
Organized and conceived by the Brighton High Community, with promotional support from Brighton Main Streets

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