Tree for Boston

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The 2013 tree en route to Boston

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Halifax send-off the event was great success! The Tree has now begun its 12-hour, 1,060-kilometer commute to Boston and is scheduled to arrive at the Boston Common on Friday, November 15th at 11:00 am via police escort.

Runners accompany the 2013 tree to parade square in HalifaxThe official tree lighting will take place in Boston on Thursday, December 5th with a live broadcast on ABC Boston. The lighting is expected to have a crowd of about 30,000 and a TV audience of 300,000.

Tune in with the whole family and kick off your holiday season with our friends south of the border!

Mary Lou Milligan of Mill Cove, Lunenburg County, is this year’s donor of Nova Scotia’s Christmas tree for Boston. The large evergreen is an annual thank-you gift for help provided after the 1917 Halifax explosion.

The 15 metre (47 feet) white spruce is about 40 years old and will be the 42nd tree sent to Boston since the tradition began in 1971.

Gift tag for the Nova Scotia tree for Boston