Tree for Boston

2016 Boston Tree Lighting

December 1, 2016
Boston Common

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 or via cable on WCVB Boston – the ABC affiliate.

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