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    Boston's Official Tree Lighting: 70th Annual Holiday Lights on Boston Common

    Presented by City of Boston at Boston Common

    December 1, 2011


    Boston's Official Tree Lighting: 70th Annual Holiday Lights on Boston Common

    The 70th annual lighting of Boston's official Christmas Tree is on December 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, with the title sponsor of the Province of Nova Scotia.

    Performances By:
    The Radio City Rockettes
    Boston Ballet
    American Idol’s Siobhan Magnus
    Grace Kelly, Renowned Saxophonist
    Boston Children’s Chorus
    and special guest: Boston’s own, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block

    As an added element to the City of Boston's annual tree lighting ceremony, The Skating Club of Boston will present a spectacular skating preshow at 5:00 pm at the Frog Pond featuring a dynamic and exciting assortment of local skating stars in all various disciplines of ice-skating.

    Hear from the Poet Laureate of Halifax, Tanya Davis, read her "Boston Christmas Tree Poem" to remember why this special tree is from Nova Scotia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EjTx6TPpLk

    Supporting sponsors include: the Boston Pops, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, and JetBlue, and media sponsors WCVB-TV Channel 5, MAGIC 106.7 FM, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald. Filmed live from 7 to 8:00 p.m. on Chronicle.

    Boston Common

    Tremont and Park Street
    Boston, MA

    Full map and directions

    General Day and Time Info:

    6:00 pm - 8:00pm

    Tree Lighting Pre-Show at Frog Pond Skating Rink 5:00 pm

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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