This year’s spooky season might have ended on an unseasonably warm day but it looks as though November has quickly ushered in the cold weather. With potential snow this Friday and the increase of puffy jackets being donned, it is clear that Boston’s festive season is fast-approaching.
To reign in the holiday spirit, Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s Holiday Tree arrived Monday afternoon in preparation of Boston’s largest tree lighting. The 65-foot Norway Spruce traveled from Wallkill, New York to its new home where it will be the centerpiece for the Blink! Holiday Light and Sound Show.
The annual tree lighting will be featured on the 7th Annual WBZ-TV Holiday Spectacular, scheduled for December 3rd at 7:30pm. Holiday entertainment will be provided by America’s Got Talent runner-up from Lynn, Amanda Mena, the Wellesley Community Choir, the New England Patriot’s Holiday Toy Drive, and Santa.
With thousands of blinking lights synchronized to holiday favorites like Kelly Clarkson’s “Underneath the Tree” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”, the light show will begin December 4th with shows every half-hour from 4:30pm – 10pm.
If you plan to visit the tree once it is standing tall with its twinkling lights, be sure to wear your warmest coat and put on your best winter hat for that perfect holiday selfie. Between November 25-December 30, 2019, post that selfie from in front of the tree using the hashtag #blinkboston to win prizes with the Blink! Boston Selfie Contest.
For a full list of holiday happenings near the North End, keep an eye on our calendar to keep your season merry and bright!