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Dates:Thursday, December 8, 2022
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun

the anchor annual holiday tree lighting photoThe Anchor is so excited to announce that its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is back and better than ever!

Enjoy 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 8. 2022. Enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday festivities beginning at 4pm including:

Be sure to check out our grove of 50 trees of various sizes, shapes and decoration in the fountain area too.

Enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday festivities including:

- Live ice sculpture carving starting at 4pm
- Live aerialist performances
- Live holiday performances throughout the night
- Holiday tree lighting at 6pm featuring Danny Ryan, David Halbert and special guests

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 or one of our cozy heated igloos!

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.

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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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