Holidays in JP: Mayor’s tree lighting tomorrow

The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain tomorrow, Dec. 5, according to a press release.

“We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite behind common ideals—love of family, friends and community,” said Mayor Martin Walsh, according to the press release. “The trolley tour and tree lightings are great ways to continue to foster the spirit of community and bring a little extra joy to people around the holiday season. We look forward to visiting different neighborhoods throughout the city for a weekend full of fun and celebration.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.

The trolley will stop at several locations citywide from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6. On Dec. 5, the trolley will stop at Monument Square at 2 p.m. before traveling up Centre Street to Hyde Square at 2:45 p.m.

Some City officials and flyers have been announcing the times 30 minutes earlier. Mayor’s Office spokesperson Samantha Ormsby said in an email, “Our neighborhood coordinators have been working to ensure that people will be in place in time for the mayor’s arrival so they don’t miss the opportunity to see him, so they have been promoting times a little earlier to ensure that people will get there in time.”

The Trolley Tours was a favorite event for late Mayor Thomas Menino, who held his final holiday go-round in 2013 before leaving office.

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