Yesterday evening, I enjoyed the "tree lighting ceremony" on the Boston Common in 50 degree weather. There were singers, dancers in Santa mini skirts, and fireworks in addition to actually flipping the switch to turn on the lights.
By popular demand (okay, by one person's request), I'm posting a few photos of Boston's holiday decorations.
Here are a few photos of the Christmas tree and the Boston Common:
And for all those who are afraid that "holidays" are too commercialized, cheesy, and/or secular, there is also a Nativity scene on the Common.
With the State House in the background
State House closer up
With Park Street Church in the background
The gazebo in the middle of the Common
Ice skating on Frog Pond (also in the Common)
Charles Street, in between the Common and the Public Garden
Bridge in the Public Garden
And now for some images closer to home. The following 2 pictures are from the main street leading to my apartment in the charming city of Somerville, which I affectionately refer to as Cambridge's ugly sister.
Somerville Car Wash
Somerville Fire Station