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It’s nearly that time and usually, the Christmas trees are lit up by the end of November. Many of the best trees will be lit over Thanksgiving weekend. While all the trees on this list are worth visiting during the holiday season, some provide a special festival event for the actual lighting. Here are some of the best Christmas tree lighting celebrations to enjoy in Boston.

Copley Square Tree Lighting – November 26th

From 5pm to 6pm, this Christmas tree lighting will provide plenty of fun. The Old South Church bell will toll when the lights come alive. Enjoy appearances from Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and more. Music will also be a part of this event.

Massachusetts State House Tree Lighting – November 27th

The massive tree in the Rotunda will be lit up for the annual tree lighting on November 27th. This tree lighting ceremony will start at 5pm and will be followed by an open house with Santa visiting in Doric Hall.

Faneuil Marketplace – November 27th

The big tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be lit during this ceremony. IT’s one of the biggest in the area and the celebration will even be broadcast on TV. This tree lighting will include the music light show Blink!

Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting – November 29th

Christmas Tree in Boston

From 6pm to 8pm, you can come out and enjoy all the festivities. This tree lighting is one of the best and includes refreshments, music, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and plenty more. A free ice-skating show will be put on from 5pm to 6pm, as well.

North End Tree Lighting – November 30th

From 6pm to 8pm, the North End Tree Lighting will happen at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. This is the place to hear great carolers and enjoy plenty of refreshments. There will also be a bake sale going on for St. John’s School and the North End Holiday Stroll will happen the same night.

If you enjoy the festivities of tree lighting events, these are all good choices. Each one marks the start of the true Christmas season in Boston for the area.

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