Christopher Columbus Park

Monday, November 20th 5:00PM


Join Mayor Marty Walsh as he hosts the 15th Annual Holiday Trellis Lighting. Watch as they transform Boston’s historic waterfront into a winter wonderland with 50,000 blue lights along the trellis and trees throughout the park. Enjoy live holiday classic music, refreshments with treats provided by local businesses and appearances by Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty.


Macy’s Great Tree Lighting

Friday, November 24th 5:00PM


Start the night by enjoying spectacular performances by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Music Legend, Darlene Love, Bea Miller, Sam Tsui and Boston Children’s Choir. Then countdown the tree lighting with Santa Claus. 


Roslindale Village Tree Lighting 

Saturday, November 25th 3-5PM


Join in the festivities starting off with a reindog competition and parade followed by Santa’s arrival on the Ladder 16 Fire Truck. Indulge in some free hot chocolate, local bakery treats, and local carolers as they light up the tree.


Harvard Square Tree Lighting at The Charles Hotel

Saturday, November 25th 4:00-6:30PM


Begin your countdown to Christmas by bringing your kids to help decorate the tree and enjoy warm holiday refreshments. The Santa Claus Jazz Band will perform followed by the tree lighting with Santa Claus himself. After you’ll be able to meet and take picture with him too!


Copley Square Tree Lighting

Monday, November 27th 5:00-6:00PM

As the Old South Church bell tolls, the tree will light up Copley Square. There will be appearances by NECN Jenny Johnson, Santa, Rudolph and musical performances. Complimentary beverages will be served by New England Coffee, DAVIDsTEA, Dasani Sparkling, Hood and New England Dairy & Food Council. Don’t forget the family reception at Fairmont Copley Plaza where there will be cookie decorating and photos with Santa.

Faneuil Hall Holiday Spetacular

Tuesday, November 28th 7:30-8:00PM


This is Boston’s biggest tree lighting event, kicking off in the afternoon with The New England Patriot’s Toy Drive. Leading into the televised event featuring both live and pre-recorded holiday performaces by The Boston Children’s Choir, Rachel Platten and the Blue Man Group. This also marks the start of Blink!, a 5 week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza and NEW this year th show will feature holiday music for sing-alongs and dancing. 

Boston Common Tree Lighting & Skating Spectacular

Thursday, November 30th 5:00-8:00PM


Begin your night at the Boston Common with a free figure skating ice show at Frog Pond. Features national & international figure skaters, wee skaters, Team Excel Sychronized Skating and More! Santa Claus will join Mayor Marty Walsh to conduct the Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Get into the Christmas spirit with these and many more events happening around the city! Follow along with our blogs to see other things going on in your community.