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.
Downtown Crossing is nothing like I remember it but it has a Christmas Tree and some lights.
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.
There is one tree as you enter the North End.
There is another tree in the Prado in front of The Paul Revere Statue.
Then there are displays that defy description like this one on Battery Street
Then there is Santa in a helicopter arriving for a parade.
Santa is a busy guy but he always makes a couple of trips to the North End to see the kids.
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
This is just a tiny bit of what I walk by everyday going to and from work. I really love this time of year.