Faneuil Hall Marketplace has added new twists to the Holiday Blink! show this year, as well as a new series of weekly events called “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for charity. Faneuil Hall Marketplace continues the annual tradition of having the largest tree in the northeast, an 85-foot fir tree adorned with decorations, sparkling lights and synchronized to music to provide entertainment for Marketplace visitors.

Blink! has been redesigned to feature more lights throughout the Marketplace that can morph into all colors of the spectrum, more sound with a variety of holiday songs being piped throughout the property and even animation. Every day from November 29 to January 1, 2018, the tree will light up at 4:30pm and every half hour will transform the Marketplace into a glittering spectacle of light and sound until closing at 10pm. In addition, the new Holiday Blink! show will feature holiday tunes for sing-a-longs, dancing and outdoor entertainment both night and day. The new “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” events for charity will be held on four Saturdays in December in partnership with CBS Radio in Boston and local charitable organizations.

For a special preview of the all new Holiday Blink!, tune into WBZ-TV on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30pm for a live broadcast of the Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular. Hosted by WBZ-TV news anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade, the show will feature holiday entertainment and the New England Patriots Holiday Toy Drive.

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for Charity Schedule

(Saturdays from 12pm – 4:15pm unless otherwise noted)

December 2nd

  • Mix104.1 FM’s Gregg Daniels and Fast Freddy will be on site to collect toys for ‘Karson & Kennedy’s 10,000 Toys for Girls & Boys!’ to benefit Boston-area Toys for Tots.
  • Entertainment by the Nate Bash Band, Sugarbabies Band and Them Apples Band.
  • Toy bins will be set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.
  • Take a selfie with Santa!

December 9th

  • WZLX- FM – Meet DJ Kenny Young 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the WZLX booth.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Entertainment by Greater Boston School of Dance.
  • Entertainment by Life Of The Party and other performers.
  • Toy bins will be set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.
  • Take a selfie with Santa! (This week 10am – 2pm)

December 16

  • Candyland Tournament to benefit Pitching in for Kids at the Upper Rotunda at Quincy Market (10am – 12pm)
  • WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM– “Kidscast” mobile newsroom.
  • Christmas in the City – Bring new unwrapped gifts for homeless children.
  • Entertainment by Nate Bash Band, Sugarbabies Band and Them Apples Band.
  • Toy bins will be set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.
  • Take a selfie with Santa!

December 23

  • 103.3 AMP Radio – Join “Ya Girl Corinne” from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the AMP table.
  • 10% of all haircuts done aboard the Boston Mobile Cuts Barbershop will go toward Hurricane Relief.
  • Entertainment by Dances with Energy and other performers.
  • Toy bins will be set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.
  • Take a selfie with Santa!
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