Boston, MA 12/01/07  50,000 blue lights adorn the trellises at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End of Boston, MA on Saturday, December 1, 2007.  (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Regional Slug: 09cilights Reporter: Rich Fahey          Library Tag  12092007   City Weekly
Boston, MA 12/01/07 50,000 blue lights adorn the trellises at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End of Boston, MA on Saturday, December 1, 2007. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Regional Slug: 09cilights Reporter: Rich Fahey Library Tag 12092007 City Weekly

The soggy weather did not dampen the festive mood at the seventh annual holiday lighting of Christopher Columbus Park’s signature trellises on Monday night. An enthusiastic and surprisingly large crowd showed up to enjoy the festivities.

The annual holiday lighting display, sponsored by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, bedecked all 260 feet of the trellises at the heart of the park with 50,000 bulbs in a unique and stunning blue and white design that will be displayed through March 2010.

Dan Nuzzo, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Victor Brogna at the Trellis Lighting
Dan Nuzzo, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Victor Brogna at the Trellis Lighting

Additional decorations included lighted pine boughs to highlight the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden, wreaths, and 12 decorated trees.

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Trellis lighting crowd was prepared with umbrellas
Trellis lighting crowd was prepared with umbrellas
State Rep. Michlewitz with trellis lighting reveler
State Rep. Michlewitz with trellis lighting reveler

The free celebration included entertainment and featured a visit from Santa Claus along with seasonal musical favorites from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center and the Ray Cavicchio Band.  Revelers enjoyed shot chocolate and treats.

Find out more about the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at www.foccp.org. Their next meeting is 6:30pm on December 8, 2009 at The Mariner’s House, 11 North Square. New volunteers are welcome!

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Volunteers Served Hot Chocolate and Treats
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Volunteers Served Hot Chocolate and Treats
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  1. Sorry I missed this event. The lights are GORGEOUS. Will have to get over there soon to see them. Glad they will be up through March.

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