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Holiday Fun in Boston

The holiday season is around the corner and staying in the Boston area provides an opportunity to enjoy some of the best holiday events, including tree lighting. The city comes alive during the holiday season and many great events will be found throughout the Boston area. Here are three upcoming tree lighting events to kick off the holiday season.

Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza

Boston holiday fun eventsBlink!, a state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza, is back to transform America’s first open marketplace for a second year! With over 350,000 LED lights used within this ceremony, it’s a spectacle of lights and sound. This extravagant event will transform the open marketplace into a holiday wonderland. The lighting ceremony begins on Saturday, November 23rd and features Mayor Thomas M. Menino. It will continue through January 5th.

With more than 100 of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts, Faneuil Hall Marketplace also provides Boston shopping at its best. Locally-owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers, and more! Don’t miss he world’s first “fleet” of wholly unique pushcarts featuring New England artisans and their fabulous wares.

Copley Square Tree Lighting

On Monday, December 2nd, another tree lighting ceremony will be held at Copley Square in Boston. This event will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and will provide appearances from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, TV host Jenny Johnson, Rudolph and Santa Claus. Entertainment will be provided by Nola Hood and Stephen McNulty.

Along with the tree lighting, you can come out early and enjoy a Story Hour and Candy Cane Tea at the Courtyard Restaurant from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony

Boston’s Official Holiday Tree Lighting will happen on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm to 8pm. It will be held at Boston Common, which is located at Tremont and Park Street.

The city will be illuminated with incredible holiday cheer. Along with the lighting of the tree, the event will include a skating show by the Skating Club of Boston. The show will happen at Frog Pond before the lighting.

All three of these tree lighting events are a great way to start the holiday season, and all within walking distance from Hotel 140! Many other events will be held throughout the city in December as we welcome in another great holiday season.


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