#LightsOnBOS Instagram Contest

For 71 years, Boston has celebrated the lighting of its official holiday tree on Boston Common. Throughout our neighborhoods, we turn lights on trees, decorate our houses, and even deck the windows of our storefronts. We’re asking you to show us your favorite scenes with our Instagram contest.

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How to Enter

  • Head to an event from our holiday calendar, or find inspiration of your own, and snap a photo of someone or something that makes Boston and its neighborhoods brighter this season. We’re looking for people and places in your neighborhoods that embody this year’s Lights On Boston theme – who and what make Boston shine this holiday season?

  • November 29 – December 12, upload your Instagram photo tagged with #LightsOnBOS – make sure to share on Twitter!

  • NEW EXTENDED VOTING PERIOD: Ten finalists are now posted via @Notifyboston’s Instagram account – the three photos that receive the most Instagram "likes" from you by midnight, December 18, will receive tickets to arts events courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events.


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