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.


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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