On 6 December 1917, 2 ships collided in Halifax Harbour, causing a devastating explosion. It killed nearly 2,000 people and left hundreds severely injured and homeless.
Nova Scotia will never forget the support, kindness, and quick response the people of Boston provided after the explosion. To say thank you, the province will once again give Boston the gift of a beautiful Christmas tree.
2020 virtual celebrations
Follow the Tree for Boston on social media for up-to-date information and stories about the tree and this year’s virtual celebrations:
Boston tree lighting virtual broadcast
8 p.m. (AST) or 7:00 p.m. (EST) Thursday, 3 December 2020 on WCVB-TV
Thank you to Tony and Heather Sampson from Richmond County for donating the 2020 Tree for Boston and helping us keep this special tradition alive. Watch the video
Do you have the next Tree for Boston? Learn more about how we choose a tree.