Archive | November, 2013

Winter is Coming

25 Nov

Although Thanksgiving hasn’t passed yet, people are already preparing for the winter holidays. If the cold winds and early nightfall aren’t getting you in the mood for winter festivities, the city has planned some events to spark cheer and excitement.┬áTree lighting ceremonies are taking place all over Boston in the upcoming weeks to usher in the holiday season.

On Saturday night, Faneuil Hall showcased Blink!, an LED light show featuring music from the Boston Pops. The marketplace was packed with eager spectators wanting to see not only the tree lighting, but musical performances and an appearance by Mayor Menino.

The Street at Chestnut Hill is currently featuring a new light display that has been in the works since last summer.

The trellis at Christopher Columbus Park will be lit this evening at dusk. This ceremony will feature special activities and snacks.

There will be an 8 day long lighting ceremony for the menorah in Boston Common, starting on 11/27, the day before Thanksgiving.

The Prudential Center will celebrate with their traditional 31 Nights of Light, which begins on December 1st. Each pillar of light that is lit will represent a different organization in Boston, such as AIDS Action and Alzheimer’s Association.

The Boston Common tree lighting ceremony will take place on December 5th, featuring Mayor Menino, in his last tree lighting ceremony as mayor. This lighting ceremony will have a a performance by the Skating Club of Boston and musical performances.

The city will list all winter programs on their website.