City of Boston’s official Christmas tree arrives

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The City of Boston’s official Christmas tree arrives at Boston Common on November 15 as students from the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester look on. Mayor Thomas M. Menino will host the City of Boston’s Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Boston’s 2013 Christmas tree, a 47-foot white spruce donated by Mary Lou Milligan of Millcove, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia, arrived accompanied by a Boston Police Department escort and Nova Scotia Town Criers Peter and Valerie Davies.
Photo: Lauren Patrick

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Sporting flags and hats provided by the Province of Nova Scotia, students from the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester welcome Boston’s official 2013 Christmas tree, a 47-foot white spruce donated by Mary Lou Milligan of Millcove, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia, to Boston Common on November 15. The tree was escorted by the Boston Police Department from Billerica to Boston and will be lit on December 5 at the 72nd annual Tree Lighting with Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Photo: Lauren Patrick

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Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak welcomes official Nova Scotia Town Criers Peter and Valerie Davies to Boston Common on November 15 along with Boston’s official 2013 Christmas tree, a 47-foot white spruce donated by Mary Lou Milligan of Millcove, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia. In addition, Nova Scotia donated smaller trees to two Boston charities, the Pine Street Inn and Rosie’s Place, for the enjoyment of their guests during this holiday season. The tree will be lit at the City of Boston’s Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo: Lauren Patrick

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Boston’s official Christmas tree arrives from Nova Scotia by police escort at Boston Common on the morning of Friday, November 15, accompanied by Nova Scotia Town Crier Peter Davies. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of this traditional gift giving thanking the people of Boston for providing emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city, was devastated by an explosion in 1917. Mayor Thomas M. Menino will host the City of Boston’s Official Boston Common Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Photo: Lauren Patrick

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