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17th Annual Trellis Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season

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, Read More…

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Christopher Columbus Park Holiday Trellis Lighting Nov. 25

The 17th annual holiday trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Park will take place on Monday, November 25 starting a 5 p.m. Join Mayor Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for this festive celebration! Entertainment will be provided by students and instructors from the North End Music and Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Blue Lights Aglow at Columbus Park Trellis

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 Read More…

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Park Trellis Lighting Kicks off the Holiday Season [Video]

In its highlight event of the year, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park joined with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on Monday night to host the 16th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis. Boston’s historic waterfront was transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis were set aglow with 50,000 Read More…

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Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands to Columbus Park on Boston’s Waterfront [Photos]

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 Read More…

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“Changing Course” Art Project in Christopher Columbus Park

The next time you walk under the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park, look up. A sculpture called “Changing Course” is being installed on the underside of trellis along the waterfront.    It consists of hundreds of plastic water bottles collected in just two months from residents and businesses in the North End and Waterfront, painted and Read More…

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Lighting of Iconic Blue Trellis Kicks Off Holiday Season With Friends of Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) kicked off the holiday season with their traditional annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21st. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and 14 trees annually. Mayor Martin J. Read More…

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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Kick Off the Holiday Season with 14th Annual Trellis Lighting Ceremony on November 21st

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and 14 Read More…

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Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park Set For Monday, November 21st

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland Read More…

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Trellis Lights Update at Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park have provided an update on the status of the trellis lights: We have run into problems with the new LED lights. Unfortunately, the blue lights will not be lit this season. However, there are white lights on the “ribs” of the trellis, which illuminate the trellis and the path. We Read More…