Blink! 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s annual Holiday Blink! show is captivating visitors from near and far. The new and improved Holiday Blink! lights up the Marketplace for five weeks from November 29 to January 1, 2018 and hosts a new series of weekly events called “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for charity.  Faneuil Hall Marketplace continues the annual tradition of having the largest tree in the northeast, an 85-foot tree adorned with decorations, sparkling lights and synchronized to music to provide entertainment for visitors who want an authentic New England holiday experience.

Holiday Blink! was launched during a live television special on WBZ-TV, Ch. 4 on November 28th at 7:30 p.m. hosted by WBZ-TV news anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade with special appearances from Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Children’s Chorus, Blue Man Group and Santa.

On Saturdays, the new Holiday Blink! show features live music and dance parties for “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree for Charity”  where a different charity is the beneficiary of the day’s event.

This year, there are a few new twists to Blink! that has been redesigned to feature more lights that can morph into all colors of the spectrum, more sound with a variety of holiday songs being piped throughout the Marketplace.  Every day through January 1, 2018, the tree lights up at 4:30 p.m. with a light and sound show every half hour until 10 p.m.

On December 16th, the Upper Rotunda at Quincy Market will be transformed into a giant Candyland Playathon to benefit the nonprofit organization, Pitching In For Kids that supports children’s charities in New England. For $10 admission, you can play the popular children’s game board with hundreds of others and enjoy live entertainment, food from Faneuil Hall Merchants and every child will leave with a Hasbro toy!

On Saturdays, the new Holiday Blink! show features live music and dance parties for “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree for Charity”  where a different charity is the beneficiary of the day’s event.

On December 16th, the Upper Rotunda at Quincy Market will be transformed into a giant Candyland Playathon to benefit the nonprofit organization, Pitching In For Kids that supports children’s charities in New England. For $10 admission, you can play the popular children’s game board with hundreds of others and enjoy live entertainment, food from Faneuil Hall Merchants and every child will leave with a Hasbro toy!

Also appearing on December 16th and December 23rd, in addition to the live entertainment, there’s “Selfies with Santa” as Santa Claus greets visitors throughout the Marketplace taking photos from noon to 4 p.m.

If you are looking to do something on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, then Faneuil Hall Marketplace is just the spot for you.

Ring in the New Year on December 31st for an afternoon Dance Party with Karson from Mix 104.1 FM from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  But that’s not all!  The Marketplace is one of a dozen-plus sites around the Boston Waterfront to host ice sculptures for the Interactive Ice Sculpture Stroll in partnership with Boston Harbor Now, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council.  Hop on the Blink! Bench which is perfect for family photos and selfies. You will be in for a treat with post-holiday sales at Faneuil Hall Marketplace shops, and lots of places to grab a bite to eat to usher in the New Year.  Be sure to catch the final shows of Blink! at the 85-ft holiday tree that run every half-hour from 4:30 – 10 p.m. through January 1, 2018.

Huzzah! The Midnight Harbor Fireworks return!  Start 2018 off with a spectacular fireworks show on New Year’s Eve at midnight with great viewing from the waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park, just a short walk from Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  For a complete schedule of all events at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Blink! visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.