Tree for Boston
2016 Boston Tree Lighting
December 1, 2016
For decades, Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of the City of Boston in gratitude for their assistance and support following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.
This tradition of giving is a way for Nova Scotia to express sincere thanks for the help they provided during a difficult time.
This year’s tree is a 47 foot white spruce from Ainslie Glen in Cape Breton, not far from the First Nations community of Waycobah.
You can watch the tree lighting broadcast live via a webcast on wcvb.com or via cable on WCVB Boston – the ABC affiliate.
- November 15th, Tree Cutting Ceremony (https://www.facebook.com/events/1784575751786008/)
- November 16th, Tree for Boston sendoff, Grand Parade in Halifax (https://www.facebook.com/events/1222527264476404/)
- November 18th, Tree for Boston arrival in Boston
- December 1st, Tree Lighting in Boston Common (https://www.facebook.com/events/1091058281001168/)