As each winter season comes upon us, New England celebrates with holiday light decorations at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
The promenade is lined on both sides with trees, transformed with thousands of white glowing lights that remind us of all the diverse holiday celebrations and traditions that make this season different from all the rest. The biggest tree is the traditional 87-foot-high Norwegian spruce, decorated with 15,000 white lights, as well as red, green, and gold ornaments.
Faneuil Hall is typically bustling with shoppers, diners, and entertaining street performers. As the sun sets, the holiday lighting really begins to shine. The overall scene that the lighting creates adds another layer of liveliness, stimulating your senses as you wander through the marketplace, admiring the sparkle and cheer of the season.
The holiday lighting creates a setting in which many people stop to admire, take pictures, or just gaze up as they are walking by, but in one way or another it defines that particular moment, that might otherwise be walked past. Lighting is dynamic and complex, yet sometimes the purpose is simply to pause and enjoy the experience.
Photo Credit: Amber Hepner / Lam Partners