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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - 11/21

11/16/2009 01:06:00 AM
I'm starting the day with an oxymoron ... Happy Monday, everyone! Heh, it consistently takes all the willpower in my body not to fling my alarm clock out the window on Mondays and then goto work. That being said, I figured I'd give us all a light at the end of the tunnel to focus on this week. Coming up this Saturday is the annual Holiday Tree (are we not allowed to call it a Christmas Tree anymore?) Lighting in Faneuil Hall.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace celebrates the 25th year of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 21st from 11AM-7:30PM.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Mayor of Boston and a surprise movie star or athlete switch on the Christmas tree lights while illuminating the entire Marketplace with some 300,00 ‘Bee-Lights’. The Tree Lighting is historically recognized as the 1st Lighting of the Holiday Season by the City of Boston.

The Holiday Tree is approximately 85’ high and the Douglas Fir boasts over 15,000 bright white lights; some 3,000 Gold, Red & Green ornaments. The event is free and open to all. Also on that day, Faneuil Hall’s activities will include:

11AM-12:45PM: Street Performers; carolers, musical school groups kick off celebration

1PM: Santa arrives on his legendary sleigh!

4:45PM: JADA - all girl band belting out a mix of pop & R & B

5:30PM: ERNIE & THE AUTOMATICS - original rock band with a "bluesy" edge (they will perform when lights are switched on)

So I'm thinking head over to Faneuil Hall a little before 5:30. Hang out, see the lighting of the tree, and then head over to Giacommo's or The Daily Catch in the North End for some dinner. Who's in?

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2 Response to "Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - 11/21"

  1. Getting Healthy Said,

    It is all a big joke that we can not call it Christmas tree. After all it is a Christmas tree and it is for Christmas. Political Correctness just kills me. Look I know that the Christmas tree is a pagan symbol and it was not a part of Christmas for a very long time until Martin Luther brought it back, but that is not why they have changed the name. They just do not want to offend anyone. I can't wait to move away in a few months.

    Posted on 11/16/09, 9:10 AM

  2. Unknown Said,

    I will be taking my 5 and 1 year old to see the christmas treee lighting!! Yes, I said christmas treee and proud of it!! Sounds like a great time and I have never seen ernie and the automatics so this ought to be fun!!

    Posted on 11/21/09, 11:12 AM


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