Blink!, a light and sound show, will light up Faneuil Hall Marketplace this holiday season

Retailers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace are looking to amp up holiday excitement with Blink!, a six-week light-and-sound show that features the music of the Boston Pops, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association said Friday.

With the help of 350,000 LED lights and an 85-foot high Christmas tree, the plan is to transform the area into “a must-visit destination” for holiday shoppers, the association said.

Blink! is set to launch Saturday Nov. 17, and nightly shows will begin at 4:30 p.m. and take place on the half hour with the last show ending at 10 p.m., the association said. Blink! will run through Dec. 31.

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The merchants want everyone to know that this will be one energy-efficient light-and-sound show.

“The entire six-week show uses the same amount of electricity as the average American household,” the association said in a press release.

The show is in partnership with Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Arts Boston, and the Greater Boston Visitors and Convention Bureau, the association said.

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