Oh Christmas Tree

(Photo by  TattoodJay )

(Photo by TattoodJay)

Last night I attended a holiday tree lighting ceremony and the Boston Commons were all aglow.  

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This is the 38th year of the tradition - a symbol of benevolence from the people of Nova Scotia dating back to 1917 when Boston sent aid after an explosion devastated Halifax's harbor.  

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Have you ever been to a tree lighting ceremony?

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.