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Boston still shines bright this Holiday season


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Parks and Recreation

Holiday landmarks throughout the City will still shine bright this holiday season. 

This 2020 holiday season may not look like what you thought. But just because we aren’t out celebrating in big groups this year, doesn’t mean you can’t get in the holiday spirit! 

We are still lighting our iconic holiday landmarks as we always do. From Downtown to Dorchester, East Boston to Roxbury, every neighborhood in Boston will still shine bright this year, with the hope that these familiar sights will bring a smile to your face. We hope that you are able to enjoy these sites in a safe manner. 

Festive holiday landmarks can be found at the following sites: 

  • Boston Common
    • Tree for Boston
    • Lights throughout the park 
    • Parkman Bandstand 
    • Boston Common Menorah (nightly lightings throughout Hanukkah)
  • Public Garden
  • Commonwealth Ave. Mall 
  • Christopher Columbus Park Trellis 
  • Copley Square 
    • Holiday Tree
    • Copley Square Menorah (nightly lightings throughout Hanukkah)
  • Neighborhood trees throughout the City:
    • Mattapan Square, Mattapan
    • Wolcott Square, Readville
    • Hastings Street Lot, Centre Street, West Roxbury
    • Codman Square, Dorchester
    • Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
    • J.P. Monument, Jamaica Plain
    • Brigham Circle, Mission Hill
    • Bolling Building, Roxbury
    • Blackstone Square, South End
    • Oak Square, Brighton
    • M Street Park, South Boston
    • Essex Street/ Harrison Avenue, Chinatown
    • Paul Revere Mall, North End
    • Thompson Square, Charlestown
    • Maverick Square, East Boston
    • Adams Village, Dorchester

Questions about how to celebrate safely this holiday season? Visit, Mayor Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission's guidance for the holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Boston's holiday lights are up!