Christmas in the City

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I remember coming in Town to see all the lights on the Common and the windows at Filenes and Jordan Marsh in Downtown Crossing.  We would also go to the Enchanted Village and Santa Claus.  Well, the Enchanted Village is out in Avon and Filenes and Jordan Marsh are gone.  But there are Christmas Trees, lights and decorations everywhere you look.

On The Common there is The Christmas Tree that is presented to the city every year by the citizens of Nova Scotia.

The Common

The Tree on The Boston Common

Downtown Crossing is nothing like I remember it but it has a Christmas Tree and some lights.

Tree and star

The Tree at Macy’s

Quincy Market is so special they have two Christmas Trees as well as some kind of blue blinky lights that are synced to music in all the other trees.

This is The Smaller Tree at Quincy Market

This is The Smaller Tree at Quincy Market

This is The Big Tree at Quincy Market

This is The Big Tree at Quincy Market

This is Some of The Trees With The Blinky Lights

This is Some of The Trees With The Blinky Lights

Another Shot of The Blinky Light Trees

Another Shot of The Blinky Light Trees

There is one tree as you enter the North End.

North End Christmas Tree

The Corner of Hanover and Cross Streets

There is another tree in the Prado in front of The Paul Revere Statue.

The Christmas Tree in The Prado

The Christmas Tree in The Prado

Then there are displays that defy description like this one on Battery Street

Lights

This is on Battery Street

Then there is Santa in a helicopter arriving for a parade.

Santa Arriving by Chopper

Santa Arriving by Chopper

Santa is a busy guy but he always makes a couple of trips to the North End to see the kids.

Ho Ho Ho!  Hello Everybody

Ho Ho Ho! Hello Everybody

Of course the best Christmas decoration is your very own tree.  This one is ours.  This year putting it up was a little tough.  My oldest is

I Save the Best For Last, This is My Tree

I Save the Best For Last, This is My Tree

This is just a tiny bit of what I walk by everyday going to and from work.  I really love this time of year.

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About downtownbostontoday

I live and work in downtown Boston.
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One Response to Christmas in the City

  1. Marsha (Wiggins) Helmstadter says:

    Beautiful photos of Christmas trees! Thank you for letting me see what you see on your walks. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! …and a very Happy New Year!

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