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Boston's official holiday tree arrival 2021

The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common. Please note: The tree has been delayed in transit, the arrival is now scheduled for Thursday (originally Wednesday).

This year commemorates the 104th year of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our City provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime explosion in 1917.

Boston’s official 2021 Christmas tree is a 60-year-old, 48-foot white spruce that was donated by land owner L’Arche Cape Breton, a nonprofit organization that creates safe, supportive homes, and meaningful work for people with disabilities.

Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, Santa Claus, and local schoolchildren will greet the tree at its final destination near the Boston Visitors Center at 139 Tremont Street. The tree will be lit at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, as the City of Boston’s Official Tree Lighting is celebrated on Boston Common from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • 11:00am
  • 139 Tremont St
    Boston, MA 02111
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Parks and Recreation Department
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Brighton
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Dorchester
    Downtown
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    Mission Hill
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    South Boston
    South End
    West End
    West Roxbury
  • Posted:
2021-11-18T11:00:00
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