Boston welcomes December with the lighting of Boston Common on Dec. 1st of each year. I talked Elise into accompanying me, we bundled up in our bright, color-coordinated winter weather gear, and set off to see the tree. We arrived a little before 7 and joined the crowd gathering on the Common. There was a stage set up and we enjoyed entertainment from musical groups, the Rockettes, and members of the Boston Ballet. The show was super cheesy and included a giant Frosty the Snowman and dancing Reindeer and lots of Christmas music. The tree is a large spruce tree donated by Nova Scotia. Evidently in 1917 a huge explosion rocked Halifax and Boston rushed to their aid. In return Nova Scotia has been sending Boston a tree each year for about forty years. As the tree was lit, the city sets off fireworks and immediately after everyone joined in Christmas carols. This is definitely a cheesy, super fun way to welcome December and we have already made plans to attend again next year!
|The lit Christmas tree on Boston Common|
|me as a gingerbread girl|