The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the 17th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday night.

The annual kick-off to the holiday season brought entertainment by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), singer Sharon Zeffiro, singer-songwriter A. P. Black, crooner Gian Faraone, and special guests Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty. In addition, the Acting Postmaster of Boston, Leroy Middleton, Jr., unveiled the new US Postal Service holiday stamp.  

Joining in the celebration were FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards and City Councilor at Large Annissa Essabi George. Refreshments, holiday treats, and giveaways were be provided by the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Joe’s American Bar & Grill Waterfront, HP Hood LLC, Verizon Fios and Magic 106.7.

Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park gets transformed every year into a beautiful holiday display when the park’s 260 feet of the trellis are illuminated with 50,000 blue lights along with 14 decorated trees near Tia’s, the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and throughout the park. Enjoy the display throughout the winter season until Patriot’s Day in April 2020.


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