Event Notices

Boston Common Tree Lighting

The Boston Common Tree Lighting is on Thursday, December 3, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and will be televised on Channel 5.

The city’s Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Come to Life, WCVB-TV Channel 5, and Magic 106.7 FM, hosts the 68th Annual Tree Lighting on Boston Common.

Need a refresher on the Halifax Explosion of 1917?
“Help and volunteers arrived as quickly as possible to Nova Scotia. The most notable and substantial help came from Boston, Massachusetts. A train loaded with supplies and all available doctors, nurses and relief staff was sent to Halifax from Boston by early evening. As a token of gratitude for the great assistance the city of Boston offered every year a Christmas tree is sent from Nova Scotia in time for Boston’s tree lighting ceremony.”