- Associated Press - Sunday, November 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Christmas season is kicking off in Boston.

An evergreen tree from Nova Scotia will be delivered to the city’s famous common next Friday. Then on Saturday, a holiday tree at historic Faneuil Hall will be lit.

The Boston Common Christmas Tree has been donated annually by Halifax has a way to thank the city for providing emergency assistance when Nova Scotia’s capital city was devastated by a wartime explosion in 1917.

This year’s tree is a 50-foot spruce donated by Andrea and William MacEachern of Lorne, Nova Scotia. It will be lit Thursday, Dec. 3.

The “Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular,” meanwhile, will be broadcast Saturday at 7 p.m. That tree is an 85-foot spruce adorned with 30,000 lights and donated by the Faneuil Hall Merchants Association.

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