2015 Boston Tree Lighting
For decades, Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of the City of Boston in gratitude for their assistance and support following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.
This tradition of giving is a way for Nova Scotia to express sincere thanks for the help they provided during a difficult time. This year’s tree was donated by a Nova Scotian who ran the 100th Boston Marathon.
Bill and Andrea MacEachern of Lorne, Pictou Co., are the donors of a large evergreen.
Mr. MacEachern competed in the Boston Marathon in 1996 on its 100th anniversary and placed in the top five per cent. The MacEachern's are donating their 15 metre (49 feet) white spruce that is about 72 years old. Read why the great people of Nova Scotia gives Boston a tree each year for Christmas on Boston.com