In its largest event ever, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park joined with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to host thousands at the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 20.

Boston’s historic waterfront was transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis were set aglow with 50,000 blue lights along with 14 decorated trees throughout the park.

Entertainment was highlighted by students and instructors from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center, Berklee College’s own Sam Robbins, singer Sharon Zeffiro performing a selection of holiday classics, and special guests Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty.  Refreshments, holiday treats, and giveaways provided by the Marriot Long Wharf Hotel, HP Hood LLC, Joe’s American Bar & Grill Waterfront, New England Dairy & Food Council, and Magic 106.7.

Photos by Matt Conti

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  1. Dear Matt,
    As magical as our evening was, your amazing photos make it even more magical! Thank you to all our sponsors — of which is one of the most ardent — and members without whom the trellises would be dark.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!
    Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

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