Join the Downtown Boston BID as We Kick Off the Holiday Season in Downtown Boston! 

You're invited to start your holiday season in Downtown Crossing with Macy's Tree Lighting Festivities at 5 pm on Friday, November 28th. There will be a new pop-up holiday market, strolling carolers, and much, much more!


Macy's 2014 Downtown Crossing Tree Lighting Festivities 
Join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh,
Boston Celtic Brandon Bass, and
Santa Claus, as they flip the switch to light up the Macy's Christmas Tree to begin the holiday season in Downtown Crossing on Friday, Nov. 28th at 5 pm

Musical performances will begin on Summer Street at 5 pm with Macy's iHeart Radio contest winner Before You Exit,  Sons of SerendipThe Boston Children's Chorus, and country singer Jessie James Decker

Remember it's Black Friday, too, so get out there and start your holiday shopping! Click here for holiday hours for major retailers in Downtown Boston.
Enjoy The Boston Ballet's 'Nutcracker' at the Boston Opera House
The Boston Ballet's "Nutcracker" is a dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes. See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Click here for tickets. 
Downtown Boston will shine even brighter this holiday season as the BID has partnered with property owners to illuminate more than 150 trees. Colorful, festive snowflakes will be projected onto building exteriors and sidewalks to stay lit and bring joy into the New Year.   

Enjoy Strolling
Twilight Carolers through the Downtown area

December 1st through December 23rd 

Noon to 2 pm 

The Strolling Downtown Boston Holiday Brass Band

November 28th
December 23rd

Noon to 2 pm

Check out the Downtown Boston dining options with special holiday menus and good cheer! 

Click here for holiday shopping hours!
The Downtown Holiday Market Opens November 29th

7th annual Downtown Holiday Market will be in a new pop-up location this year at 449
Washington St. in the former Tello's space. 

It opens on Saturday, Nov. 29th and is free and handicapped accessible. Building on the success of the popular outdoor market, local arts and craft vendors will sell their wares. Santa Claus will also be there! The market is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday

Also, please remember that Downtown Boston street vendors will be selling food, clothing, memorabilia, and more all season long!  
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