OUTSIDE THE CITY
Boston's Official Tree Lighting: 70th Annual Holiday Lights on Boston Common
Presented by City of Boston at Boston Common
December 1, 2011
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.
The Radio City Rockettes
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.