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Monday, November 29, 2021

波士頓市長吳弭12/2 將點亮波士頓廣場聖誕樹

          (Boston Orange) 波士頓市府今 (29) 日宣佈,市長吳弭 ( Michelle Wu )將於12 2 (週四)下午 6 點到8點,在波士頓廣場(Boston Common)點亮來自加拿大Nova Scotia省聖誕樹上燈飾,慶祝聖誕樹點燈80週年,並為一系列聖誕假日慶祝活動揭開序幕。

聖誕樹點燈地點在天滿街(Tremont)139號的波士頓遊客中心前,葛萊美獎得獎人Darlene Love將帶領慶祝活動。

波士頓市長吳弭將和Nova Scotia總理Tim Houston連袂出席,藉以誌記Nova Scotia送聖誕樹給波士頓50週年。

那是1917年的126日,加拿大Halifax海港有一艘彈藥船爆炸,24小時之內,就有載滿補給品及急救人員的一列火車,從波士頓開到了Nova Scotia,參加搶救。

吳弭表示,去年的慶祝在網上舉行,她很高興今年能歡迎所有的居民、遊客回到波士頓廣場,也很感謝Nova Scotia送來美好的大樹。

波士頓地5號電視台WCVBCHRONICLE聯合主播將做現場轉播。現場將有葛萊美獎得獎人,也是搖滾樂名人堂人物的Darlene Love等人表演。

波士頓市的一系列節日慶祝活動,將包括點亮在波士頓廣場,波士頓公園等地的聖誕燈。

波士頓市的官方2021年聖誕樹是一株60歲,48尺高,來自Cape BretonInverness郡自治市Orangedale的白雲杉,是L’Arche Cape Breton社區非牟利組織捐贈的。

MAYOR MICHELLE WU TO JOIN BOSTON COMMON TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION

 

BOSTON - Monday, November 29, 2021- Mayor Michelle Wu has announced final details for the City of Boston’s signature holiday celebration, the Boston Common Tree Lighting, as it returns on Thursday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Michelle Wu, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and title sponsor Province of Nova Scotia will host the 80th Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting adjacent to the Visitor’s Information Center at 139 Tremont Street. Grammy Award winner Darlene Love will headline the holiday celebration.

Mayor Wu will be joined by Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston for the event, marking the 50th year that Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor. Within 24 hours of the disaster a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston to Nova Scotia.

“After last year’s virtual celebration, I’m delighted to welcome residents and visitors of all ages back to Boston Common for this very special tradition,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “As we light the tree to launch our holiday season, I’m thankful for community and the chance to be together. We as a city are grateful to Nova Scotia for this wonderful gift of a tree, enjoyed by Bostonians for half a century.” 

WCVB Channel 5’s CHRONICLE Co-Anchors Anthony Everett and Shayna Seymour will once again host Channel 5’s live broadcast of the event beginning at 7 p.m. featuring headliner Darlene Love, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner. In addition, the cast of “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Heather Rankin with the critically acclaimed folk group Beolach, R&B sensation Keonte Beals, the cast of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” Boston’s own a capella group Ball in the House, Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman will join the 80th annual tree lighting program.

The official holiday season kick-off in Boston includes the lighting of the City of Boston's official Christmas tree and trees throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden. Boston’s official 2021 Christmas tree is a 60-year-old, 48-foot white spruce tree from Orangedale, Municipality of the County of Inverness, Cape Breton. The tree has been donated by the landowner L’Arche Cape Breton Community, a non-profit organization that creates safe, supportive homes and meaningful work for people with disabilities.

The holiday lights throughout both parks will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Wu is joined onstage by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman. The show will close with a pyrotechnic display by Atlas PyroVision.

The event is supported by title sponsor, the Province of Nova Scotia, presenting sponsor Amazon, key sponsors Exelon Generation and Bank of America, and media sponsors WCVB - Channel 5 and The Boston Globe. A sampling village will feature giveaways from Xfinity, Dunkin’ seasonal drinks and a donut decorating kit, cookies from Levain Bakery, eggnog provided by H.P. Hood, LLC, and Drake’s Cakes famous pastries.

Sponsors of the “Make the Common Glow for the Holidays” appeal that makes lighting of the Common and Public Garden possible include The Lynch Family Foundation and The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information please call (617) 635-4505 or visit www.boston.gov/boston-common-tree-lighting. For Boston Common parking information go to www.massconvention.com/bcg.html.

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