The only thing missing from the holiday display at Boston Common is a fresh layer of snowy ground covering.
I’m still getting the hang of my long time nemesis: night time photography. So, some photos are a bit grainy or blurry.
The Menorah was lit today (Sunday) as Hanukkah began today. It was not lit during my visit Friday night.
Boston Common has become a family friendly spot for people of all ages to enjoy. The Tadpole Playground is a fairly new addition to the Common.
The Frog Pond is iced over during the winter for skaters young and old, and of various skating ability.
the zamboni’s coming right at us!
More pretty decorations and lights
There’s not a shortage of things to get even the Scroogiest folks in the holiday spirit.
The Prudential Tower is visible from the Boston Common. Each day in December they are lighting the top of the tower in the colors associated with a different charitable cause, as part of their 31 nights of lights. The night I went they were recognizing the Catching Joy organization. Lucky for us, the charity’s logo has a variety of colors in their name. My photo is a little blurry but I am posting a video of the tower’s lights changing colors below.
The State House, located just behind the Boston Common, is also decorated for the holiday.
Lilly and Cameron (left to right) were both in the holiday spirit
To get a better sense of the fun that can be had at Boston Common, especially this time of the year, click on the videos below. Someone interrupted my video recording to ask for directions in the first video ( :