The Faneuil Hall Christmas Tree Lights Up Holiday Nights Starting Saturday

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The Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular will take place Saturday. Kayana Szymczak/The Boston Globe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The carols are getting louder and the temperature is dipping lower.

And starting on Saturday, the Faneuil Hall tree will be lit up for all to see.

The Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular, which takes place at Marketplace Center between 8 and 9 p.m., culminates with Mayor Martin J. Walsh flipping a switch to light the almost 90-foot holiday tree, the tallest in the Northeast. There will be plenty of live music and the mayor will also read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.’’

The tree-lighting fun begins at 10 a.m. with a round of the beloved children’s game Candy Land. Kids and families are invited to play for prizes on the second floor of Quincy Market. The entry fee is $20 per family, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Pitching In For Kids.


At 2 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive, and the Christmas Revels will sing carols. Other musical guests throughout the day include The Love Dogs, Ryan Brooks Kelly, and Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies Band.

As the sun goes down, don’t miss Blink!, a Faneuil Hall Marketplace holiday tradition in which more than 350,000 LED lights dance to the sound of the Holiday Pops. Blink! happens every half hour between 4 and 10 p.m. until January 4.

The tree-lighting ceremony will be televised live from 8 to 9 p.m. on WBZ, and anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade will co-host.


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