Photos: Boston lights up Nova Scotia Christmas Tree in Common

By Domenic Conte, Magazine Editor

Last month, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia sent down its annual “Nova Scotia Tree for Boston” to the city, which receives a tree each year as a thank you for a century-old aid effort from the city to Halifax following a deadly explosion.

Over a hundred spectators gathered around the Christmas

tree, located next to Park Street station, and waited until 8 p.m. for the city to flick the switch and illuminate the 45 foot tall white spruce.

This year, the tree also stands as a symbol of gratitude for frontline workers fighting COVID-19.

According to the Boston Parks Department, the tree will stay lit until January 7 of next year.