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Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular

Official Website:Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular
Venue:Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Location:Quincy Market Colonnade, Boston, MA
Phone:617/523-1300
Dates:Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Saturday, November 19, 2016
Hours:Hours Vary see below
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun


Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting SpectacularJoin thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city's first holiday tree of the season!

Enjoy a full day of entertainment by some of Boston's top performers! We kick off the day at 3 pm with The Revels Singers, Scullers Jazz Club, and Them Apples Band leading up to the live broadcast on WBZ-TV Channel 4 and myTV38 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Hold tight after the confetti clears from flipping the switch to the tree, The Sugarbabies Band will be performing a concert from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm!

The “Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. The program will feature holiday musical performances by Livingston Taylor, Sons of Serendip, Boston Children’s Chorus and performances of The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will help “flip the switch” to light the 80-foot+ holiday tree, located at Marketplace Center adjacent to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The lighting marks the start of Blink!, a six week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza featuring more than 350,000 LED lights with daily performances between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The event also kicks off the New England Patriots Annual Holiday Toy Drive for which Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.

Entertainment Schedule:

3 pm - The Revels Singers
4-6 pm - Dress Rehearsal
6 pm - Scullers Jazz Club presents Wannetta Jackson
7 pm - Them Apples Band
8-9 pm - WBZ Holiday Spectacular Live Broadcast
9-10 pm - The Sugarbabies Band

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE TREE
- The Faneuil Hall holiday tree is 80 feet tall without the star – 83 feet tall with the star.
- It is the largest holiday tree in New England, and is likely to be taller than Rockefeller Center’s tree (which is normally about 75 feet tall).
- The 85-year-old, 12-ton Norwegian Spruce comes from Long Island, New York.
- It is scheduled to arrive on November 7th and begins installation on November 8th.
- It takes 10 people to raise the tree, followed by 12 days to set up and decorate with 30,000 lights and 1,000 strobes.

FUN FACTS ABOUT BLINK!
Blink! is a state-of-the-art light and sound show set to the music of the Holiday Pops. The lights dance seamlessly to the music through every inch of Faneuil Hall to create a spectacle not to be missed. The entire six week show will use the same amount of electricity as an average American household uses in a month. It runs every night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through January 5.

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Festivities: 3pm – 10pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 7:00-8:00pm, Live on WBZ-TV and myTV38


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Quincy Market Colonnade, Boston, MA map

From The South - Drivers coming into Boston
Take I-93 North to Exit 23 (Government Center)
Stay in the left lane and turn left onto North Street at the end of the ramp.
Turn left at the dock square garage and follow signs toward aquarium to the Southbound Surface Artery.
Turn right at State Street.
Continue three blocks and turn left onto Broad Street.
The garage entrance for 75 State Street is on the right.
From The West - Drivers coming into Boston on the Masspike (I-90) Eastbound
Mass Pike to I-93
North (Exit 24B on left).
Merge onto I-93 Northbound to enter the Central Artery Tunnel and proceed North about 1/2 mile underground to Exit 23.
Stay in the left lane and turn left onto North Street at the end of the ramp.
Turn left at the dock square garage and follow signs toward aquarium to the Southbound Surface Artery.
Turn right at State Street.
Continue three blocks and turn left onto Broad Street.
The garage entrance for 75 State Street is on the right.
From the North - Drivers coming into Boston on 93 South
I - 93 South to Exit 24A (Government Center).
Follow signs for the Aquarium to Southbound Surface Artery.
Turn right at State Street.
Continue three blocks and turn left onto Broad Street.
The garage entrance for 75 State Street is on the right.
Ride the T
Blue line to Aquarium/Faneuil Hall, Green Line to Government Center, or Orange line to State Street http://www.mbta.com

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