Marketplace Events

Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular on WBZ

Saturday, November 19, 2016



Join thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city's first holiday tree of the season! Enjoy a full day of entertainment by some of Boston's top performers! We kick off the day at 3 pm with The Revels SingersScullers Jazz Club, and Them Apples Band leading up to the live broadcast on WBZ-TV Channel 4 and myTV38 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Hold tight after the confetti clears from flipping the switch to the tree, The Sugarbabies Band will be performing a concert from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm! 

The “Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. The program will feature 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. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will help “flip the switch” to light the 80-foot+ holiday tree, located at Marketplace Center adjacent to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The 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.


3 pm - The Revels Singers

4-6 pm - Dress Rehearsal

6 pm - Scullers Jazz Club presents Wannetta Jackson

7 pm - Them Apples Band

8-9 pm - WBZ Holiday Spectacular Live Broadcast

9-10 pm - The Sugarbabies Band

**PLEASE NOTE: No backpacks or coolers allowed.**

Discount Parking For The 32nd Annual Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular

Saturday, November 19th Only

Discount parking is available all day Saturday at the Government Center Garage for $15 with access code TreeLighting. The garage entrance is located at GPS address 1 Congress Street. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY. The 75 State Street Garage will not be open that day.

Click here to purchase.

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