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 22nd.

Kick off the holidays at the Tree Lighting Spectacular on November 21st with our live broadcast on WBZ-TV, Channel 4 and simulcast on myTV38 (WSBK-TV). Join Governor Charlie Baker in flipping the switch to the tree and the first Blink! light and sound show of the season!

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.
  • 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 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.

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 and myTV38 (WSBK-TV). from 7-8pm.


Entertainment Schedule:
2 pm The Revels Singers
3 pm Women of the World presented by Scullers Jazz Club
4- 6 pm Dress Rehearsal for the Tree Lighting Spectacular
6 pm Amy and the Engine presented by Hard Rock Café
7 pm Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular Live Show
8 pm The Sugarbabies Band
Tree Lighting Spectacular Partners

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 BostonSuperTours.com.

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.

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