Boston Common Tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 2

Mayor Michelle Wu, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and title sponsor Province of Nova Scotia will host the 80th Annual Boston Common Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 2, with a holiday celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Grammy Award winner Darlene Love headlines the event.

This is the 50th year that Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor.

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