Stroll through the Faneuil Hall Marketplace this Saturday night, Nov. 17 for the annual tree lighting and hear and see the premiere of Boston's free holiday concert and light show,Blink.
The "light and sound extravaganza" featuring the Boston Pops is being billed by organizers as Boston's newest holiday tradition. Attendees can stroll along the Faneuil Hall open marketplace under an 85-foot Christmas tree and 350,000 LED lights choreographed along with a live concert from the Holiday Pops. The show is in partnership with Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Arts Boston and the Greater Boston Visitors and Convention Bureau.
“The launch of this new tradition is a true celebration of the best the city has to offer,” said Mayor Thomas Menino. “From world-class athletes to artistic visionaries, Blink! combines all the unique elements and characteristics that bring Boston to life during the holiday season.”
The show will run every half an hour, from 4:30-9:30 p.m., Saturdays for the next six weeks, until Dec. 31.
For a quick sneak preview, check out the video in the image gallery above.
On opening day this Saturday, Nov. 17, there's a whole day of entertainment planned, starting at 9:15 a.m. with a pilates bootcamp, a story hour with the Grinch, live music, a live broadcast on MIX 104.1 and more, all lined up between the Quincy Market buildlng and the South Market building.Click here for the full schedule of events.
To get there from the South End, take the orange line to North Station, then the Green Line to Government Center.