Saturday November 19 thousands of people showed up at Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Spectacular broadcasted on WBZ TV. Spectators enjoyed a full day of entertainment by The Revels Singers, Scullers Jazz Club, Them Apples Band, & The Sugar Babies Band.

The WBZ TV broadcasted Holiday Spectacular portion was co-hosted by WBZ news anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. That program featured holiday musical performances by Livingston Taylor, Sons of Serendip, Boston Children’s Chorus and performances of The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Massachusetts Govenor Charlie Baker helped flip the switch to light the approximately 80 foot Christmas Tree.

The tree lighting marks the start of Blink!, a six week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza featuring more than 350,000 LED lights with daily performances between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The event also kicks off the New England Patriots Annual Holiday Toy Drive for which Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.

Below are my pictures of the event. Be sure to visit 617 Images as well!

Event info via: Faneuil Hall Marketplace