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. 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 beginning November 20th.

Kick off the holidays at the Tree Lighting Spectacular on November 19th with our live broadcast on WBZ-TV, Channel 4 and simulcast on myTV38 (WSBK-TV) beginning at 8:00pm. Performers include America’s Got Talent finalist Sons of Serendip, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, Blue Man Group, the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker, The Boston Children’s Chorus and more to be announced.

Performance Times

Blink! Light and Sound show lights up the entire Marketplace and begins at 4:30 pm daily. The first show starts on the Main Tree at Marketplace Center and on the trees in South Market at 4:30 pm and runs every hour on the half hour. The North Market show begins at 5:00 pm and runs every hour on the hour.

Blink! Fun Facts

  • It is the FIRST tree lighting ceremony of the season.
  • The holiday tree is the biggest tree in the Northeast, even bigger than the beloved Rockefeller Center tree.
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace is an official New England Patriots Toy Drive drop off location.

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.

Is your group interested in performing here? Contact Jessica Feroli today at jessica.feroli@faneuilhallmarketplace.com

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