Community Event Notices

North End Greenway Tree Lighting at 4:30 p.m. on December 21st

Great Elm Tree in North End Greenway Parks (Feb. 2010, Photo by Matt Conti)
Great Elm Tree in North End Greenway Parks (Feb. 2010, Photo by Matt Conti)

The tree lighting for the Great Elm Tree in the North End Greenway parks will take place on Tuesday, December 21st at 4:30 p.m. as part of “Bright Lights for Winter Nights.” Refreshments will be served. The Great Elm is the largest tree on the entire Greenway and is located in the north corner of the park (across Cross Street from J. Pace and Maria’s).

At 4:15 pm, there will be bell ringing by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC).

In addition, there will be “curling” on the Wharf District Parks from 4-7 pm. More details below.

View photos and videos from last winter’s tree lighting.

Celebrate winter with us! Join the Greenway Conservancy, the City of Boston, and local residents as we present Bright Lights for Winter Nights 2010/2011, an installation of creative LED lighting and public art on the Greenway which runs from December 21, 2010 – March 21, 2011.

See the grand unveiling of Bright Lights for Winter Nights on Tuesday, December 21 from 4-7PM with music and activities for all ages. Each Greenway park will have something special to do or see, so bundle up, bring your loved ones and friends, and explore Boston by starlight!


Dewey Square Plaza: free concert featuring Boston Music Awards’ Best New Artist of the Year, Kingsley Flood AND Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band presented by Hub Media. Ready to jam on the Greenway?

Wharf District Parks: free curling and DJ. Get down to funky beats while curling on the Greenway. DJ by HUB MEDIA. Get your game on!

What: Bright Lights for Winter Nights unveiling

When: Tuesday, December 21, 4-7PM (rain date Wednesday, December 22, 4-7PM)

Where: all Greenway parks (North End, Wharf District, Fort Point Channel, Dewey Square and Chinatown)

See more event listings on the Community Calendar.