Medford Jingle Bell Festival aims for Guinness record

The 15th annual Jingle Bell Festival, to be held on two consecutive weekends, will include a fund-raising walk and a run for the Guinness Book of World Records. On Nov. 30, a 5K Walk/Run will be held at 2:30 p.m., from the Senior Center at 101 Riverside Ave. Proceeds will benefit athletic teams at Medford High and Medford Vocational. For more information, visit After the run, Medford will try to set a Guinness world record for the most people singing Christmas carols while wearing a Santa hat. The crowd will sing “Jingle Bells,” which was written in the city. The event, scheduled for 5 p.m. at City Hall, will be followed by a holiday tree lighting ceremony. Preregistration, a requirement to compete for a Guinness record, can be done at Lonergan Insurance and Real Estate at 74 High St. On Dec. 7 and 8, the festival’s annual house tour will be held. For ticket information, call 781-475-2162. The annual holiday tree raffle will be held at City Hall Dec. 5 through 8. For information on all festival events, go to