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Top tree lighting this holiday season in/around Boston:
Info: Every year the people of Nova Scotia give a tree to Boston as a way to say thank you for the assistance Boston gave after a large explosion wrecked Halifax in 1917. The 80th Annual Tree Lighting on Boston Common will be held on Thursday, December 2 from 6-8pm. Before the lighting, be sure not to miss the Frog Pond Ice Skating Spectacular at 5pm.
Info: This is one of, if not *the* biggest annual light installations in Boston. The Comm Ave Mall will be lit for the season starting 12/2 at 8pm.
Info: The Seaport tree will be lit for the holiday season on Friday, 12/3. While you’re there, check out their “SNOWPORT” activation.
Info: On Monday, 11/22 at 5pm, 50,000 blue lights will illuminate 260 feet of trellis, along with 14 decorated trees nearby.
Info: Macy's annual holiday tree in Downtown Crossing will be lit for the holiday season before Thanksgiving.
Info: The Copley Square’s holiday tree will be lit on Monday, 11/29 at 5pm.
✨BONUS LIGHTS ✨
> MARTIN'S PARK SHIP LIGHTING
Info: Join Martin's Park in celebrating the holiday season with their first annual Ship Lighting on Saturday, November 27th, from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
> BEACON HILL HOLIDAY TREE
Info: Every year, the City of Boston drops a big tree off at the corner of Mt Vernon & Charles Street in Beacon Hill. More details TBA.
> PUBLIC GARDEN LIGHTS
Info: As part of Boston Common's holiday lights installation, the Public Garden bridge and adjacent evergreens are also lit up annually. The lights will be activated for the season on Thursday, 12/2.
> FROG POND & STATE HOUSE LIGHTS
Info: Every year, trees near the State House and Frog Pond are illuminated for the holiday season. The installation will go live right after the Boston Common tree lighting on Thursday, 12/2.
> COMMUNITY BOATING ON THE ESPLANADE
Info: Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sailboat tonight? Community Boating sailing center on the Esplanade will soon be lit for the holiday season🦌⛵
> SOMERVILLE ILLUMINATIONS
Info: This year, Illuminations will be a month-long lights extravaganza in which the public is able to take self-guided tours of decked-out houses any time they like. Illuminations kick off with city-wide caroling on Thursday, 12/9.