Join thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city's first holiday tree of the season! The stage will be filled with entertainment all day starting at 2:00 pm leading up to the live broadcast on WBZ-TV from 7-8pm.

Check back later for the day's full lineup of entertainment.

A New Boston Tradition Is Born...Blink!

Blink! - the state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza that transforms every inch of America's first open marketplace - returns to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Marketplace Center for a fourth year in November 2015. This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline - to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops - in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening.

The lights dance seamlessly to the music through every inch of Faneuil Hall, including the largest Christmas tree in the northeast, to create a spectacle not to be missed.

Performance Times

 Starting November 22nd, Blink! light and sound show runs every half hour beginning at 4:30 pm by "The Big Tree" at Marketplace Center and then runs every half hour beginning at 5:00 pm by "The Three Trees" in the North Market of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Blink! Fun Facts

  • It is the FIRST tree lighting ceremony of the season.
  • Last year's event attracted over 30,000 attendees for the opening night ceremony and over 200,000 additional visitors over the holiday season.
  • The holiday tree is even bigger than the beloved tree in Rockefeller Center.
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace is an official New England Patriots Toy Drive drop off location.
  • Globe Santa will appear in the Rotunda at Faneuil Hall Marketplace every Wednesday through Sunday during the holiday season.

Holiday Lights Tour
Join us for a one hour narrated Seasonal Tour & Sing- A-Long on our Upper Deck Trolley through Boston. Tours will showcase the beauty of Boston in all of it's Holiday splendor and will finish at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in time for a spectacular light and sound show known as Blink! Get your tickets here or purchase ahead of time online at

Holiday Entertainment
To keep the holiday excitement growing, a series of outdoor performances will take place throughout the season featuring touring companies of Broadway shows, pop bands, holiday carolers, dance troupes, bell ringers and local musicians.

Check back later for the 2015 holiday performance schedule.

New Year's Eve - "THE ICE"

The season culminates with "THE ICE" featuring a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances from December 31 - January 3, 2016. Its part of the 2016 First Night Boston festivities.

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