Wicked Holiday Guide

Boston, MA - November 18: The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia arrived at Boston Common where it was set in place near Tremont Street on November 18, 2021. A worker is enveloped in the tree as he secures lifting straps around the trunk. The white spruce tree is 48 feet tall and 60-years old. It arrived by sea and then was trucked in because of COVID regulations at the border with Canada. This is the 80th year that a Christmas tree will be lit on Boston Common and the 50th year it is donated as a thank you to Boston from Nova Scotia for the medical help provided after the 1917 munitions ship explosion in the capital of Halifax. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

It’s that time of year again. Time for Boston’s Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Every year, there are several Christmas trees that get decorated and lit and there are parties and celebrations to go along with them. For some reason, it seems as if the general public is much more in the holiday spirit (and early) than in years past. Today is November 2nd and I already know people who’ve put their Christmas trees up. So, if you’re one of those people who wants to start watching Christmas movies, start listening to Christmas music and wants to watch every tree lighting ceremony in the area, this post is for YOU. The good thing is, ALL of these events are FREE admission.

Boston Tree

Boston, MA – November 18: The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia arrived at Boston Common where it was set in place near Tremont Street on November 18, 2021. A worker is enveloped in the tree as he secures lifting straps around the trunk. The white spruce tree is 48 feet tall and 60-years old. It arrived by sea and then was trucked in because of COVID regulations at the border with Canada. This is the 80th year that a Christmas tree will be lit on Boston Common and the 50th year it is donated as a thank you to Boston from Nova Scotia for the medical help provided after the 1917 munitions ship explosion in the capital of Halifax. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

  • Columbus Park Trellis 2022

    Tuesday, November 22, 5 pm in Columbus Park (110 Atlantic Ave).

    2022 Annual Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park [11/21/22]

    The blue lights on the trellis will be turned on the Monday before Thanksgiving as they have been since 2003! Bundle up and join your neighbors and watch the trellis come ablaze in blue lights to kick off the Holiday Season. Entertainment includes holiday sing-alongs and a visit from Santa Claus!

  • Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting & Frog Pond Skating Spectacular

    Thursday, 12/1

    Boston Common Tree Lighting 2022

    The heart of the city will be illuminated with seasonal cheer at Boston's Official Holiday Tree Lighting. Holiday lights throughout the Public Garden and Common will light up just before 8 p.m., and a fireworks display will close the festivities.

  • Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Windows Unveiled

    Wednesday, November 23 (to be confirmed) – Macy’s (450 Washington Street)

    Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Events Schedule 2022 - Boston Discovery Guide

    Want to know where to see the most spectacular Christmas lights in Boston? Our festive Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are the place to start. Boston's holiday lighting ceremonies begin in late November and continue into early December. By the time the last lights go on, the city sparkles with glowing lights.

  • Massachusetts State House Tree Lighting

     5pm on Tuesday, November 22, followed by an open house and visit from Santa in Doric Hall.

    Christmas Tree Lighting 2022-2023 in Boston - Dates

    The much-awaited Boston Christmas tree lighting ceremonies usually begin right after Thanksgiving in late November. By December, the city is all dressed up and shining. The switch-on ceremonies attract large crowds with free live entertainment and appearances by Santa, loved by everyone.

     

  • Copley Square Tree Lighting

    Monday, November 28, 5pm-6pm

    Copley Square Tree Lighting - Boston MA, 02201

    The City of Boston, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting starting at 5 p.m. This free event will feature appearances by Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer along with musical performances.

  • Boston's Public Garden

    Thursday, December 1, about 8 pm

    Christmas Lights 2022-2023 in Boston - Dates

    Christmas lights are one of the essential holiday experiences in Boston. The beautiful illumination in the city's parks and gardens as well as LED-decorated trees at the Boston Common and Faneuil Hall (Boston Quincy Market) attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and create a festive mood for the

  • Light Up Seaport

    Friday, December 2, 5pm – 9pm – Gather on Seaport Common (85 Northern Ave)

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  • Tree Celebration in the North End

    Friday, December 2, 6pm – 9pm

    Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Events Schedule 2022 - Boston Discovery Guide

    Want to know where to see the most spectacular Christmas lights in Boston? Our festive Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are the place to start. Boston's holiday lighting ceremonies begin in late November and continue into early December. By the time the last lights go on, the city sparkles with glowing lights.

  • Annual Tree Lighting at the USS Constitution

    Saturday, December 3, 4:30pm-5:30pm

    Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Events Schedule 2022 - Boston Discovery Guide

    Want to know where to see the most spectacular Christmas lights in Boston? Our festive Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are the place to start. Boston's holiday lighting ceremonies begin in late November and continue into early December. By the time the last lights go on, the city sparkles with glowing lights.