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Dates:Thursday, December 9, 2021
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun
the anchor annual holiday tree lighting photoEnjoy a festive display of holiday lights, with outdoor seating and concessions this season. Stroll by, or stop in for a bit.

The official tree lighting will take place on December 9. 2021. Enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday festivities beginning at 4pm including:

- Live ice sculpture carving from Ice Effects
- Christmas Ornaments Paint Party (*RSVP required)
- Matt Browne performing Christmas carols
- Additional live performances throughout the night
- Holiday tree lighting at 6pm featuring special guests State Rep Danny Ryan and family

(*in order to signup for the ornament paint party, each person/group should send an email to the following address, [email protected], and confirm how many they would like to sign up.)
The event is completely free, all materials will be provided to each person.

Worried about keeping warm? We have you covered! Enjoy warm beverages, plenty of heat lamps, hand warmers and Anchor fleece blankets! Not to mention our made-to-order s'mores and hot cocoa.

Make a reservation for a table and stay tuned for more details on how to book your VIP igloo package for the night of the tree lighting!

The Anchor is open 7 days a week until New Year's Eve with lots of fun programs & events! All ages welcome, and always open to the public.

Looking for more holiday lights near Boston? Visit our guide to find some fun new sparkling experiences to enjoy with friends & family this year.

HOURS↑ top

Activities & entertainment begin at 4:00pm
Tree lightings at 6:00pm



1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA map

MBTA Subway and Commuter Rail
Approximately a 15 minute leisurely walk from the Orange, Green and Commuter Rail lines at North Station as well as the orange line's stop at Community College/Bunker Hill.

Water Shuttle
Water shuttle service from Long Wharf directly The Anchor's doorstep in the Navy Yard

Ride Sharing Drop-off
Dedicated ride sharing drop-off location at the foot of dry dock #2, next to the USS Constitution Museum

Easy access from route 93, route 1 and Storrow Drive. GPS to Shipyard Park and 1st Avenue, Boston. Both street parking and multiple pay lots are available.

Cycling and Blue Bikes
The Anchor has its own bike rack for our visitors and a Blue Bike hub is less than a 60 second walk.

Walking and Freedom Trail
The Anchor rests on the scenic Harbor Walk inside of the Navy Yard and is at the foot of the Freedom Trail adjacent to the USS Constitution Museum.


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