Nova Scotia will never forget the support Boston provided in 1917, and to say thank you, the province will once again give the people of Boston the gift of a beautiful Christmas tree.
For decades, this tradition honours the kindness and support Bostonians offered Nova Scotians in a time of need.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
- Tree cutting
- Tree send-off event
- Tree in Parade of Lights
Leave for Boston from Miller Lake
- Arrive in Amherst, NS
- Leave Amherst
- Arrive in Bangor, Maine
Leave Bangor, Maine
- Arrive Augusta Capital Park, Maine
- Leave Augusta, Maine
- Arrival in Boston
- Delivery to Boston Common
- Boston Tree Lighting with Live Broadcast
Watch the tree lighting live via a webcast on wcvb.com or via cable on WCVB Boston – the ABC affiliate.
The contest is open to all grade 3 to 5 classes in Nova Scotia.
Do you have the next Tree for Boston? Learn more about the selection process.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion we’re sharing 100 stories.