Since the lighting event on November 19th, residents and visitors continue to gather nightly in Columbus Park to soak in the seasonal glow of the 50,000 blue lights on the 260 foot signature trellis. Here are some photo galleries with more scenes from the trellis lighting.
Photographer Jon Seamans of Boston Parks captures these people shots from the festive crowd.
Now in its 16th year, the annual display is put on by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) along with Boston Parks and Recreation. Sixteen trees are also lit with white lights at the park. Before the lighting, there are several music performances along with treats from area businesses. Check out these scenes in the gallery below. (Photos by Matt Conti.)
On hand to flip the switch were State Senator Joe Boncore, City Councilors Lydia Edwards, and Ed Flynn, Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook along with FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines. Entertainment was highlighted by students from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center, Berklee College of Music vocalist Natalie Daniela Castro, singer Sharon Zeffiro performing a selection of holiday classics, and special guests Santa Claus and Rudolph. The Postmaster of Boston Nicolas Francescucci unveiled the new US Postal Service holiday stamp. Refreshments, holiday treats, and giveaways provided by the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, HP Hood LLC, Joe’s American Bar & Grill Waterfront and Magic 106.7.
Lisa Armstrong brings an artistic angle to the trellis lights in the image below.