3.9 min readBy Published On: November 15th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Light Up Seaport – Tree Lighting + Holiday Stroll

Light Up Seaport brings Boston together to celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season. Now in its seventh year, the community event will feature a tree lighting, live entertainment, and can’t-miss offers and surprises from Seaport’s incredible mix of retailers and restaurants.

On Friday, December 1st, Boston’s largest holiday tree (50ft.), adorned with 10,000 twinkling lights, will be lit. This year’s tree lighting program will be hosted by Segun Oduolowu and NBC Sports Boston’s Amina Smith, and include performances by Boston Children’s ChorusCoral MoonsMiranda Rae, and The Gracenotes, a featured headlining band of Grace by Nia. It will be broadcast on NBC10 Boston, Peacock, and Roku in a special live edition of The HUB Today. The celebratory evening will also feature Seaport’s annual Holiday Stroll throughout the neighborhood where 50+ Seaport retailers and restaurants will be offering exclusive one-night-only promotions. Participating locations include Stio, injeaniusAēsop, rag & bone, Todd SnyderFjällrävenHelly Hansen, and newly opened shops, RhoneBrave Daughters, as well as the P448 pop-up. Guests can also enjoy complimentary bites and sips from retailers, aerialist performers, and a special appearance by Seaport’s star celebrity, Betty the Yeti, at her new home, Betty’s Blizzard Bluff, located in The Superette Courtyard. RSVP for Light Up Seaport at this link.

Light Up Seaport is a part of Snowport, a fantastical winter wonderland of good times, gifts, games, art, food, and special events, including outdoor iceless curling, The Tree Market (opening November 17), an annual Menorah Lighting (December 10), and the iconic The Holiday Market at Snowport, in Partnership with Constant Contact, and created with The Makers Show.

WHENFriday, December 1st (5:00pm  9:00pm). The schedule is as follows:

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Holiday Stroll
Neighborhood Wide
Sip, stroll, and shop deals throughout the neighborhood

Aerialist Performances
Located at One Seaport Courtyard
60 Seaport Boulevard

CeleBETTY Sighting
Located at Betty’s Blizzard Bluff within The Superette Courtyard
Featuring Betty the Yeti, cotton candy and popcorn by Puffy Clouds, and beats by DJ Suge

Find Betty at her new home where she’ll be snapping photos with fans on her ice throne surrounded by 60+ lit faux evergreen trees and icebergs.

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cheermeisters Segun Oduolowu and NBC Sports Boston’s Amina Smith
will lead you through the night.
Music by
Boston Children’s ChorusCoral MoonsMiranda Rae,
and The Gracenotes, a featured headlining band from Grace by Nia
Located at Seaport Common


Tree Lighting
Located at Seaport Common
For those unable to attend, the tree lighting program will be broadcast
on NBC10 Boston, Peacock, and Roku in a special live edition of
The HUB Today at 7:30pm

Special shopping offers include:

  • Aēsop, 15% off all products in-store; complimentary samples and skincare workshop
  • Brave Daughters, Complimentary $10 gift card with any in-store purchase over $100
  • Fjällräven, 20% off any in-store purchase (excluding Kanken)
  • Helly Hansen, Receive 20% off any in-store purchase
  • Heyday, Receive 20% off any product in-store; complimentary enhancement to any service booked on 12/1
  • injeanius, Receive 20% off any 1 item in-store
  • Outdoor Voices, Receive 20% off any in-store purchase
  • P448, Complimentary gift with your in-store purchase
  • rag & bone, Receive 15% off your in-store purchase
  • Rhone, Complimentary Reign Short Sleeve with your in-store purchase over $250+ (while supplies last)
  • Stio, Receive 20% off your in-store purchase
  • Sh*t That I Knit, Receive 20% off your in-store purchase
  • Todd Snyder, 15% off your in-store purchase for all first time shoppers. Receive 10% off your in-store purchase for existing clients

Festive food & drink offers and specials include:

  • Complimentary churros available for dine-in at Borrachito Taqueria & Spirits
  • Complimentary Indian hot chocolate with any in-store purchase of $10+ at Madras Dosa Co.
  • Whiskey tasting with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies in-store at Mack Weldon (21+ to enjoy)
  • 10% off purchase of a food item with complimentary signature Scorpion Shot glass at Scorpion Bar
  • Complimentary crinkle cut fries with the purchase of a milkshake in-shack at Shake Shack
  • Special holiday drink discount for select menu items and complimentary reusable hot cup with the purchase of any holiday drink in-store at Starbucks (while supplies last)
  • Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entrée, available for dine-in at Tuscan Kitchen
  • Receive 10% off (up to $20) of food purchased at ZaZiBar
  • Drink special Adult S’mores cocktail (21+ to enjoy) and complimentary holiday cookies and treats at YOTEL

Light Up Seaport will take place at Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210;
The Holiday Stroll is neighborhood wide;
Betty the Yeti, Puffy Clouds, and DJ Suge will be located at The Superette, 70 Pier 4 Boulevard;
Aerialist Performers will be located at One Seaport Courtyard, 60 Seaport Boulevard.

MORE INFO: Guests are encouraged to RSVP for Light Up Seaport via Eventbrite here. Visit www.bostonseaport.xyz/snowport and follow @seaportbos to learn more.

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