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Upcoming Holiday Fun in Boston

The holiday season is around the corner and staying in the Boston area provides an opportunity to enjoy some of the best holiday events, including tree lighting. The city comes alive during the holiday season and many great events will be found throughout the Boston area. Here are some upcoming tree lighting events to kick off the holiday season.

Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza

With over 350,000 LED lights used within this ceremony, it’s a spectacle of lights and sound. This extravagant event will transform the open marketplace into a holiday wonderland.

The Marketplace hosts a wealth of signature events throughout the year, including Boston’s new holiday tradition, Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza featuring the music of the Holiday Pops.

Copley Square Tree Lighting

On Monday, December 2nd, another tree lighting ceremony will be held at Copley Square in Boston. This event will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and will provide appearances from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, TV host Jenny Johnson, Rudolph and Santa Claus. Entertainment will be provided by Nola Hood and Stephen McNulty.

Along with the tree lighting, you can come out early and enjoy a Story Hour and Candy Cane Tea at the Courtyard Restaurant from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Annual Lighting of the Trellis at Christopher Columbus Park

Located between the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Boston Harbor, the uniquely designed 4 1/2 acres serve as a neighborhood park, is a must-see destination for tourists from around the nation and around the world.
Trees aren’t the only things that get to be bedazzled over the holidays. Each year, Friends of the Christopher Columbus Park host a lighting ceremony for the arched trellis. The celebration includes special activities, snacks, and music.

Monday, November 25 at dusk, Christopher Columbus Park near Aquarium Station at Cross and Atlantic avenues, Boston, foccp.org.

Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony

Boston’s Official Holiday Tree Lighting will happen on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm to 8pm. It will be held at Boston Common, which is located at Tremont and Park Street.

The city will be illuminated with incredible holiday cheer. Along with the lighting of the tree, the event will include a skating show by the Skating Club of Boston. The show will happen at Frog Pond before the lighting.

All four tree lighting events are a great way to start the holiday season. Many other events will be held throughout the city in December as we welcome in another great holiday season.