Get into the spirit of the season with one of these Boston tree lightings

Give yourself over to the holidays.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Boston
The tree is lit for the first time during the Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1, 2011. –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Click here for a list of 2018 tree lightings in Boston.

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Temperatures have dipped, pumpkin spice products have been swapped for their chocolate-peppermint counterparts, and debates over the appropriate time to start listening to Christmas music have resurfaced. To officially enter full holiday mode, head to one of these seven tree lightings.

Holiday Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park
A trellis isn’t technically a tree, but a 260-foot-long one on the waterfront wrapped in 50,000 blue lights should still invoke feelings of comfort and joy. Stick around for musical guests, appearances by Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty, and refreshments. (Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.; 110 Atlantic Ave., Boston)

Copley Square Tree Lighting
Start off the post-Thanksgiving week in Copley Square with holiday cheer and music, including a performance by the Boston Pops Brass Quintet. The event will also feature appearances by NESN’s Jenny Johnson, Santa Claus, and Rudolph before the Old South Church Bell will signal time to light the tree. A subsequent public reception will be complete with refreshments, cookie decorating, and photos with Santa Claus at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. (Monday, Nov. 27 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Copley Square, Boston)


Blink! Light & Sound Show
Even the Grinch in your life will appreciate Faneuil Hall’s 85-foot fir tree, the tallest in the Northeast. Blink! will once again set Faneuil Hall aglow in a holiday light and sound presentation. This season, the marketplace promises an all-new show with “more lights, more music, more color, more sound and more fun.” (Wednesday, Nov. 29-Monday, Jan. 1; 4 S. Market St., Boston)

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular & Tree Lighting
Kick the night off with a figure skating show featuring national and international competitive skaters and hosted by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton. Then watch as Mayor Marty Walsh and the premier of Nova Scotia light the tree the Canadian province gifted to the city. The evening will end with a fireworks display. (Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.; 38 Beacon St., Boston)

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting
Watch this 32-acre stretch of trees wrapped in lights illuminate from where it meets the Common, then take an evening stroll with hot cocoa and sweets provided by the Taj Hotel along the walkway filled with grassy areas, benches, and statues of historic figures such as Alexander Hamilton and Abigail Adams. (Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.; 1 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)

Light Up Seaport
Welcome December at this waterfront holiday celebration in the Seaport Common, which will benefit the Gavin Foundation and Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. The event includes the lighting up of the park’s Christmas tree, live music, and treats and giveaways courtesy of Seaport businesses. (Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 p.m..-8 p.m.; 85 Northern Ave., Boston)


Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour
From Brighton to the South End and East Boston to West Roxbury, Mayor Walsh will light neighborhood Christmas trees and spread holiday cheer during the first weekend in December. (Dec.1-3; various locations)