Menino visits Chinatown for final Christmas tree lighting

By Ling-Mei Wong

The Chinatown tree lighting took place on Dec. 3 at Phillips Square. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 華埠聖誕樹點燈活動於12月3日在菲利普廣場舉辦。(照片由黃靈美提供。)

The Chinatown tree lighting took place on Dec. 8 at Phillips Square. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

 

Mayor Thomas Menino brought some holiday cheer to Chinatown during the Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8 at Phillips Square.

Santa Claus greeted Chinatown children on Dec. 3 during the tree lighting. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 聖誕老人跟小朋友打招呼。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

Santa Claus greeted Chinatown children on Dec. 3 during the tree lighting. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Menino was joined by Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for 16 tree lightings throughout Boston from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8. At each location, children lined up to take pictures with Santa and the brightly lit tree.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino smiles with old friend Frank Chin. (Image courtesy of Winnie He.) 波士頓市長曼寧諾與多年好友陳毓禮合影。(圖片來自Winnie He。)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino smiles with old friend Frank Chin. (Image courtesy of Winnie He.)

Chinatown Main Street and local businesses provided hot tea and light refreshments while Macy’s gave gift bags to children.

The Chinatown Christmas tree at Phillips Square. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 華埠聖誕樹在菲利普廣場。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The Chinatown Christmas tree at Phillips Square. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

This year’s tree lighting is the last for Menino and marks the end of his term as Boston’s mayor. He will step down on Jan. 6, 2014 as mayor-elect Marty Walsh takes office. Menino will begin work at Boston University in February.

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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  1. Incorrect date of December 3 correct date is December 8, 2013

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