Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 6:00p -
Monday, Jan 01, 2024 11:00p

Boston Common Frog Pond
Boston Common
Boston, MA

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The City of Boston’s signature holiday celebration returns on Thursday, November 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and title sponsor Province of Nova Scotia host the 81st Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting adjacent to the Visitor’s Information Center at 139 Tremont Street.

More about Nova Scotia's annual Christmas tree for Boston:

On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax harbor causing a devastating explosion which killed nearly 2,000 people and left hundreds more severely injured and homeless. Nova Scotia will never forget the support Boston provided, and to say thank you, the province will once again give the people of Boston the gift of a beautiful Christmas tree. For decades, this tradition has honored the kindness Bostonians offered Nova Scotians in our time of need. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the explosion.


View our roundup of 13 places to see holiday lights around Boston here.

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