Tonight I visited Faneuil Hall for the annual tree lighting ceremony. This was my first time so I’m excited to check it off my bucket list!
What goes on during the ceremony ? WBZ-TV News aired the half-hour event live; I hope I was on TV! This year the show featured holiday entertainment – a choir singing, blue man group performing, and Mayor Marty Walsh flipping the switch to light up the 83-ft tree. To be honest, it was difficult to hear the live performances in the crowd and I couldn’t hear the news anchors at all (I assume the sound quality was better on TV). A crowd had formed around the tree by 6 pm but I didn’t join until closer to 7 and I think I had a good view – check out some pictures below! Overall it was nice to be a part of something special in the city and soak up the holiday spirit!
Click here for more information about what’s happening this holiday season around Faneuil Hall. One of the things I hope to check out is Blink!, a high-tech light and sound display featuring thousands of LED lights at night. Interested in visiting Boston this winter but don’t want to just get caught in the cold? I’d love to help you plan a fun trip, let’s chat!
Before the tree was lit…
This 12-ton Norwegian Spruce tree is 85 years old and came all the way from Long Island, New York. But don’t worry, this tree is a Red Sox fan!!!
The crowd around the tree at the ceremony – listening to the choir sing.
….and the tree all lit up!
This tree is the largest holiday tree in New England! It’s also bigger than the one in NYC’s Rockefeller Center which is normally only 75 ft! How ya like them apples?