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We rounded up 15 Christmas trees installed & illuminated in Boston for the 2020 holiday season so you don't have to. Happy hunting. 🎄✨
(And don't forget to check out our roundup of six places to see holiday lights around Boston.)
1) Boston Common
Info: Every year the people of Nova Scotia gift a tree to Boston as a way to say thank you for the assistance Boston gave after a large explosion wrecked Halifax in 1917. Boston's official tree is now lit for the 2020 holiday season.
2) Boston Seaport
Info: The Seaport tree has been lit for the holiday since November 13th! While you’re there, check out their “SNOWPORT” activation.
3) Copley Square
Info: There wasn't a tree-lighting ceremony, but rest assured, the Copley Square tree is lit for the season in front of Trinity Church.
4) Kenmore Square Fenway
Info: The Fenway neighborhood tree is lit for the season in front of the McDonald's in Kenmore Square. Source.
5) Fields Corner Dorchester
Info: The Street Lighting Division of Boston Public Works has installed a tree for the 2020 holiday season in Fields Corner. Source.
6) City Square Park Charlestown
Info: Every year approximately ten small trees are put up at City Square Park in Charlestown. They are now lit for the 2020 holiday season.
7) Brighton Center
Info: Boston Public Works has installed a tree in Brighton Center for the 2020 holiday season. Source.
8) Macy’s DTX
Info: Macy's annual holiday tree in Downtown Crossing is lit for the season.
9) Paul Revere Mall North End
Info: A Christmas tree has been installed for the holiday season next to the Paul Revere statue in the North End. Source.
10) Beacon Hill
Info: Every year the City of Boston drops a big tree off at the corner of Mt Vernon & Charles Street in Beacon Hill. The tree is now lit for the 2020 holiday season.
11) City Hall Plaza
Info: A small tree outside of City Hall near the Government Center T stop is lit for the season. Source.
12) Boston Waterfront
Info: A beautiful tree has been installed on Boston's Waterfront next to James Hook & Co.
13) Training Field + Thompson Park Charlestown
Info: Boston Public Works has installed a medium-sized tree at Training Field in Charlestown (pictured). Additionally, there is another medium-sized tree installed in Thompson Park not far away. Source.
14) South Boston
Info: Boston Public Works has put up a medium-sized tree next to the West Broadway municipal parking lot (pictured). Additionally, you can find another medium-sized tree at Medal of Honor Park.
15) Chestnut at Spruce St in Beacon Hill
Info: You can find this famous courtyard garden decked out with multiple Christmas trees and tons of lights near the corner of Chestnut and Spruce Street in Beacon Hill. (No trespassing though as it is private.) Buy Bret's prints (they make for the perfect holiday gift). Source.