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Holiday season kicks off with Boston Common Tree Lighting

WFXT Boston 12/1/2022 Natalie Khait

The City of Boston is kicking off the holiday season with the 81st Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting.

The Christmas Tree lighting will take place on the Boston Common from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The tree is coming from Nova Scotia.

This is the 51st year that 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 that caused destruction and loss of life on a massive scale.

“I am delighted to be able to celebrate this holiday tradition with our community, friends, and family at Boston Common,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “The City is grateful to our friends in Nova Scotia, who have gifted us beautiful trees every year, and we’re thankful that so many are able to enjoy holiday joy and cheer from this wonderfully lit tree.”

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