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Video: Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park Launches Holiday Season With Music & Fun

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 9th annual lighting of the trellis this week, featuring music by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir, Jeremy Sarzana on guitar and Ray Cavicchio on the accordion. The 260 feet of trellis are bathed in blue with 50,000 lights. In addition, the Kennedy Rose Garden is decorated with lights and bows, as are several trees in the park.

Speaking at the lighting were Boston’s First Lady, Angela Menino, Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak, FOCCP President, Joanne Hayes-Rines and NEMPAC’s Executive Director Rebecca Griffin. NEMPAC’s Children’s Choir sang several holiday songs along with bell ringing and a sing-a-long. Starbucks personnel from 2 Atlantic Ave. served coffee and hot chocolate at the event.

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park ( is an all-volunteer group that supports the lighting through their annual fundraising gala and donations.

Short cut: The trellis lighting itself is at 15:00 in the video.

2 Replies to “Video: Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park Launches Holiday Season With Music & Fun

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh …….. Matt,
    This is so fantastic. I am traveling and was not able to attend this years Trellis Lighting. Thank you for producing such a professional video. I feel like I'm there. You just keep getting better 'n' better my friend. Kudo's to you. The Park looks beautiful. Kudo's to The Friends. I can't imagine anyone or any business in the area, NOT wanting to donate to FOCCP after seeing this.
    Thank you.

  2. Wonderful!! I had to move from Boston this past year and missed the trellis lighting. I was so happy to see it . I feel as if I never left. Keep up the good works FOCCP. I still consider myself a part of this great organization. Merry Christmas!!

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