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BOSTON – WBZ-TV and Faneuil Hall Marketplace will present the season’s first Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 19th. The festivities 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).

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The “Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. 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.

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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. The lighting marks the start of Blink!, a six week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza featuring more than 350,000 LED lights with daily performances between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The event also kicks off the New England Patriots Annual Holiday Toy Drive for which Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.

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.

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30,000 lights lit up the night sky at the "Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular" Saturday in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

30,000 lights lit up the night sky at the “Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular” Saturday in Boston. (WBZ-TV)


Blue Man Group performs at the 2015 Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular (Image: J.Eich/WBZ)

Blue Man Group performs at the 2015 Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular (Image: J.Eich/WBZ)


Governor Charlie Baker and Maestro Keith Lockhart join in the 2015 Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular . (Image: J.Eich/WBZ)

Governor Charlie Baker and Maestro Keith Lockhart join in the 2015 Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular . (Image: J.Eich/WBZ)