Boston Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are happening all month long, from Faneuil Hall’s recent switch to the upcoming Boston Common tree lighting. We have a roundup of all the best corners of the city serving some seriously bedazzling winter lights, but if Christmas trees are your thing, below you’ll find a list of all the tallest, sparkliest trees adorning the city!
The Boston Common’s Christmas tree is the official tree of the city of Boston, and it’s the tallest one in the city. For 51 years Nova Scotia gifted the city with a beautiful tree as a thank-you for the aid provided by Boston after a 1917 explosion wrecked Halifax. The tree is officially in the common as of this week but is in the process of getting decorated for the lighting ceremony next week!
Official lighting: December 1, 2022 at 6 PM
The glowing holiday tree at the heart of the city will be celebrated with live broadcasting, and musical performances courtesy of the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble! After the lighting, guests are welcomed to enjoy free cookies and desserts from Drake’s Cakes and take pictures with Santa inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
Official lighting: November 28 at 5 PM
The Seaport’s official tree at heart of the whimsicle winter village, Snowport will soon make its debut. The official tree lighting is on December 2 and here you’ll also find one of the city’s grandest trees.
Official tree lighting: December 2 at 7:30 PM
4. Downtown Crossing
The Macy’s tree is back at Downtown Crossing. It glows a jolly red color, unlike other trees, but strongly representing the classic holiday colors and of course, the Macy’s signature color.
Official lighting: November 12 at 4 PM
Official lighting: November 22 at 8 PM