Although we want to give Thanksgiving its due respect before rushing into the Christmas season, we can't help but get excited to celebrate here in Boston. Over the next few weeks, several special tree-lighting events will take place across the city. Here are some of the best ones to attend.
Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting - November 23
Starting at 2 PM, families can head to the Macy's children's department to pose for pictures with Santa. Then, everyone can check out the other kid-friendly activities until the holiday window displays are revealed and the tree is lit at 5 PM.
Copley Square Tree Lighting - November 26
With live music and entertainment, Copley Square is the place to be the Monday after Thanksgiving. Enjoy some free refreshments, then watch as Santa Claus and Rudolph help with the lighting.
Faneuil Hall Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular - November 27
If you want to see a big tree, and by big we mean 60 feet tall, then head over to Faneuil Hall for a live-broadcasted Christmas tree lighting at 7:30 PM. There will be a light show choreographed to all your favorite Christmas tunes, and the repeated show will continue every day until January 1.
Frog Pond Skating Spectacular/Boston Common Tree Lighting - November 29
Not only can you watch the giant tree light up for the 77th year in a row, but you can also enjoy a free skating show at 5 PM. National and international skaters will put on a display of talent, then Mayor Walsh will help with the traditional tree lighting.
Light Up Seaport - November 30
At 6 PM on the waterfront, the Seaport Common will host live music, food from local restaurants, fun giveaways and a special Christmas tree lighting. This is the third year in a row Seaport has put on the event, and guests keep coming back from the family fun.
Are you attending any of these tree-lighting events? Let us know which ones in the comments below!