71st Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 29, 2012
The Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony is an annual welcome to the holiday season taking place in late November or early December in Boston Common. Located in the middle of downtown, Boston Common dates back to 1634, making it the oldest park in the United States and one of Boston’s premier landmarks.
Started in 1942, the Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony has grown from the lighting of one 45-foot Christmas tree to using over 50,000 lights to decorate the 60+ trees throughout Boston Common. Featuring live music and dance performances, the Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony is a can’t-miss spectacle that consistently draws upwards of 20,000 people each year. Past Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony performers include Joey McIntyre, Radio City Rockettes, and Brian McKnight.
Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony admission is free and open to all with everyone from kids to grandparents enjoying the festivities together every year.