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Boston's Official Tree Arrival 2022


Tuesday, Nov 22

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Boston Common


Celebrate the arrival of Boston's Christmas tree with Santa and school children. This 105 year old tradition will take place at the Boston Common Visitor Center. The actual tree lighting will be on Thursday, December 1st.

Consider ride-sharing or public transportation. If you prefer to drive, parking in the Boston Common Garage ranges from $12-$32 (price may change). You can also try Spot Hero, ParkWhiz or another parking app to find the best price.

Books You May Love...

The following stories are geared towards younger readers and families who love picture books.

No Peeking at Presents: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
Little Santa's Workshop
Christmas in 100 Words (My World in 100 Words)
The Wishing Tree

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About FamilyFun

We're collecting cool experiences in (and around) the city -- and sharing them with you! Think of us as matchmakers between awesome programming and young families looking to create sweet memories! 

If you're ever looking for kid-friendly events — we’ll be here!! You can visit our calendar anytime to find tons of free (and close to free) things to do in Boston.

While we try our best to update content, information changes faster than we can keep up.
For example, events have been cancelled or postponed due to low-to-no attendance, weather and/or other emergencies. We may also unintentionally make a mistake. Please confirm details before heading out with your little one(s). You can do so by clicking on the "source" button below the map above. If you choose to sign up for different events, the organizations will often reach out to you directly.

Event images belong to their respective owners and are used under CC BY-SA 3.0. If you know of an event you think our visitors will love, please let us know here.  And if we listed your event and you would like it removed, please reach out here.

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