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It's that time of year again, that time when it's way too early to be getting ready for Christmas (seeing as how we haven't even hit Thanksgiving yet), but we do it anyway.  Coming up this weekend is the Annual Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting ceremony.

The lights get turned on around 5pm'ish, but there will be events going on all day:

What is being determined as the first holiday tree lighting in Boston, the 27th annual Faneuil Hall Marketplace ceremony is slated for Sat., Nov. 19 from 11AM-6:30PM.

The 85 ft. Norwegian spruce {hailed the tallest tree in New England & provided by the upper state N.Y. Egan Acres Tree Farms} weighs in at 9,000 tons, boasts 3,500 ornaments, and will illuminate the entire Marketplace with 300,000 'B' lights.

Highlighted by thousands of pieces of confetti, the internationally known street performers, dance troupes, music ensembles, Santa Claus, guest appearances by Boston Ballet "Nutcracker" characters & more, the actual switching on of the tree lights {by Mayor Menino-if his schedule allows and a major sports celebrity-TBA} is slated for approx. 5:00PM-5:15PM.

Entertainment is scheduled all day from 11AM-6:30PM.

The ceremony is open to everyone free of charge and all Marketplace shops, restaurants, venues, pushcarts, food courts and boutiques are open all day.

Click (here) for more info.

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2 Response to "27th Annual Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting - 11/19"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    This is a very special event for my wife and I. It was under the faneuil hall chrhristmas tree where I asked for her hand 3 years ago.

    Posted on 11/15/11, 8:04 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,


    Posted on 11/19/11, 10:20 AM


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