Stroll and Tree lighting reflective of holiday

Last week’s Beacon Hill Stroll and official Christmas Tree Lighting cast Charles Street as a winter wonderland.

The lighting and displays in so many of Charles Streets fine shops did much to enhance the general human spirit and the feeling that Christmas is nearly upon us.

The neighborhood at this time of year is as pretty as a picture postcard.

For out of towners gaining a first glimpse, it might appear that Beacon Hill was more Hollywood set than reality.

This is the beauty of Beacon Hill when it dresses itself up for Christmas.

The total effect was made possible by the Beacon Hill Business Association and its able and well known and liked president, Susan Symonds.

With the BHBA’s backing and strong efforts and Symond’s considerable overview, the stroll and tree lighting was a great success.

It attracted a great deal of neighborhood interest, highlighted some of the best things about Beacon Hill, and gave retailers a boost during the busiest part of the season.

We thank the BHBA and Susan Symonds for contributing to the stroll and the tree lighting.

Beacon Hill was made to come alive in a special way because of their efforts.

In addition, the event would not have been possible without the contributions of the following people and businesses: Hotel 15, Upper Crust, Crush Boutique, Sara Campbell, Pauli and Uribe Architects, Holiday Inn, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, Infinity Portrait Design, 75 Chestnut Street, Cheers, The Hampshire House, Figs, Curley Cakes, Mr. John Scharrett, John Delano of Delano Insurance and Will Onouha from Mayor Menino’s office.

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