The 78th Annual “HOLIDAY LIGHTS” Tree Lighting Tonight At Boston Common

Tonight will be the official kick off the holiday season with Boston's official Tree Lighting ceremony at Boston Common. T

he 45-foot white spruce tree was gifted from Nova Scotia as a thank you for sending emergency aid to the province after the explosion in Halifax Harbor 102 years ago.

The night will be include performances by:

  • MATT NATHANSON, multi-platinum, singer-songwriter with roots in Lexington, MA
  • Chart-topping, award-winning Nova Scotian alt-pop starsNEON DREAMS
  • Nova Scotian R&B singer-songwriterZAMANI
  • A performance by cast members from Dolly Parton’s new musical“DOLLY PARTON’S Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol”
  • A performance from“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical”
  • Dorchester’sHoly Tabernacle Church Choir
  • SopranoMara Bondeof Concord, MA

And for the grand finale, Boston Common and the Public Garden will light up in sequence when Mayor Martin J. Walsh throws the switch on Boston’s official Christmas tree.

There will even be a special guest appearance by Santa Clause!

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