WBZ-TV and Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host the season’s biggest Holiday Tree Lighting this Saturday, November 19th. The event will be televised during a live one-hour long program, “Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular” at 8:00 p.m., on WBZ-TV and simulcast on myTV38 (WSBK-TV).
The “Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade who also hosted the special last year. The program will feature holiday musical performances by Livingston Taylor with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sons of Serendip, Boston Children’s Chorus and performances of The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams Holidaze.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will help “flip the switch” to light the 80-foot+ holiday tree, located at Marketplace Center adjacent to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Entertainment on Saturday begins at 3:00 p.m. with performances throughout the afternoon, leading up to the “Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular” at 8:00 p.m.