Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023
November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The 2023 Tree Lighting will happen on November 30 at 6pm.
For more than 50 years, Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor. Within 24 hours of the disaster a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston to Nova Scotia.
The official holiday season kick-off in Boston includes the lighting of the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree and trees throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden.