BOSTON - Tomorrow, December 4, in New York City, the most famous Christmas tree lighting in the world will take place. For the eighty-seventh consecutive year, Rockefeller Center will light up their massive Christmas tree outside of the NBC offices, the iconic ice skating rink, and Radio City Music Hall. It has become emblematic of why so many people want to spend Christmas in New York.

But if you live in Boston and Manhattan is just too far away at the moment, don’t fear. There are plenty of Christmas tree lightings to attend right in our own city!

If you missed the November 29 lighting at Macy’s or the Copley Square lighting just last night, then there are still four more major Christmas tree lightings to attend! They’re not done yet, but they are each transpiring in the next week so if you want to see them, you have to prepare correctly.

Thanks to a list put together by, navigating the four remaining Christmas tree lightings throughout the city will be a breeze. Tonight, at 7:30, the Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular will transpire. Hosted by the local CBS Boston news team, the lighting will be marked by musical performances, as well as a cameo from Santa Claus. The New England Patriots are also involved in the event as the lighting kicks off the annual toy drive that is sponsored by the franchise. Throughout the season, the tree will be available for viewing, alongside an impressive light show.

If you can’t make it to that lighting, though, there is another lighting at the Boston Common on December 5. The celebration begins with a skating show at five o’clock and the lighting will be attended by Boston mayor Marty Walsh.

Also at five o’clock, on December 6, the Seaport Common will offer a slew of holiday-themed treats and interactions to lead up to the Christmas tree lighting. In addition, from December 6 through December 8, a number of neighborhoods throughout the city will have their own specialized tree lightings.

Nothing makes me happier than the holiday aesthetic so don’t be surprised to see me in attendance at a few of these events!

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