Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies around Boston
Boston lights it up with dazzling Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in and around town. By late November, trees (and a trellis!) are lit in Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, and Christopher Columbus Park. The free festivities continue through early December, with decorative Christmas trees set aglow in neighborhoods throughout the city during the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour. Don't forget the festive tree lighting events in the Massachusetts suburbs, from a lobster trap tree lighting in Gloucester to candlelit tree ceremonies in Sturbridge.
It's not only about flipping the switch, of course. Tree lighting ceremonies are treasured annual community celebrations with live performances, activities for kids, holiday giving, and appearances by Santa (and sometimes local celebrities). See our posts on Santa breakfasts and Polar Express train rides for more ideas for setting kids hearts aglow this holiday season.