Faneuil Hall Marketplace will launch a new Holiday Blink! show that will light up the Marketplace for five weeks beginning November 29, 2017 and a new series of weekly events called “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for charity. Faneuil Hall Marketplace continues the annual tradition of having the largest tree in the northeast, an 85-foot fir tree adorned with decorations, sparkling lights and synchronized to music to provide entertainment for visitors who want an authentic New England holiday experience.
For a special preview of the all new Holiday Blink!, tune into WBZ-TV on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a live broadcast of the Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular. Hosted by WBZ-TV news anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade, the show will feature holiday entertainment and the New England Patriots Holiday Toy Drive.
This year, there are a few new twists. Blink! has been redesigned to feature more lights throughout the Marketplace that can morph into all colors of the spectrum, more sound with a variety of holiday songs being piped throughout the property and even animation. Every day from November 29 to January 1, 2018, the tree will light up at 4:30 p.m. and every half hour will transform the Marketplace into a glittering spectacle of light and sound until closing at 10 p.m. In addition, the new Holiday Blink! show will feature holiday tunes for sing-a-longs and dancing and outdoor entertainment both night and day. The new “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” events for charity will be held on four Saturdays in December in partnership with CBS Radio in Boston and local charitable organizations.
“Faneuil Hall Marketplace will sparkle brighter than ever before with our new Blink! show,” said Carol Troxell, President of Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association. “It’s become a holiday tradition for local families and visitors for the past five years, and this year’s Blink! will be truly spectacular as the Marketplace will bedazzle the crowds as they twinkle and shine brighter than ever. Don’t miss our special events on Saturdays where we host live entertainment near the tree and feature charities that are in need of donations.”
Schedule of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for Charity Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 2 Mix104.1 FM’s Gregg Daniels and Fast Freddy will be on site to collect toys for ‘Karson & Kennedy’s 10,000 Toys for Girls & Boys!’ to benefit Boston-area Toys for Tots
Entertainment by the Nate Bash Band, Sugarbabies Band and Them Apples Band
Dec. 9 WZLX- FM – Meet DJ Kenny Young 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the WZLX booth
American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00am to 3:00pm
Entertainment by Greater Boston School of Dance
Entertainment by Life Of The Party and other performers
Dec. 16 WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM– “Kidscast” mobile newsroom
Christmas in the City – Bring new unwrapped gifts for homeless children
Entertainment by Nate Bash Band, Sugarbabies Band and Them Apples Band
Dec. 23 103.3 AMP Radio – Join “Ya Girl Corinne” from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the AMP table.
10 percent of all haircuts done aboard the Boston Mobile Cuts Barbershop will go toward Hurricane Relief
Entertainment by Dances with Energy and other performers
There will also be a Candyland Tournament to benefit Pitching in for Kids on December 16 from 10am – Noon at the Upper Rotunda at Quincy Market. In addition, get a “Selfie with Santa” on Saturday afternoons from 12:00pm to 4pm on December 2, 16 and 23, and 10:00am to 2:00pm on December 9. In addition, toy bins will be set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.