Once of the most anticipated Boston Events is the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at Faneuil Hall because Boston Event is a top indicator that the holidays are officially in swing in Boston.
If you’re going to attend the Holiday Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall, we recommend that you depart your Boston Hotel early and arrive a Faneuil Hall early, before 5 p.m. This will allow you plenty of time to find a great spot to stand in for the Tree Lighting, and to enjoy all of the holiday-centric Boston Activities that will be going on at Faneuil Hall before the main event.
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The Holiday Tree Lighting Activities in Boston begin mid-day, with a full schedule of holiday-themed entertainment, delicious food, and Holiday Shopping in Boston before the actual lighting of the Tree. There is a special appearance by Santa for the kiddies to enjoy, as well as caroling groups, A Capella signers, dance troupes, and other fun presentations on the community stage that visitors love.
The official lighting of the Holiday Tree at Faneuil Hall begins at 5 p.m. when the Mayor counts down and then flips a giant light switch, which illuminates more than 300,000 lights that drape buildings, trees, and practically everything in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. There is so much to enjoy on this special day, as the Tree Lighting is complemented by Boston Restaurant specials serving holiday goodies, bell ringing almost everywhere you turn, and even celebrity appearances.
Some of the beautiful Nutcracker characters from the Boston Ballet are present as well, so make your way to Faneuil Hall for the Lighting of the great Norwegian Spruce and a few hours of merriment. The beautiful tree holds more than 1,500 ornaments and 20,000 white lights, and it takes 7 days to dress it to perfection for Boston residents and visitors to enjoy.
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