Public Invited To USS Constitution’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Spectators are welcome to take part in this year’s annual tree lighting ceremony on the USS Constitution.

The free event is scheduled for Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. on the ship. It will feature a visit and photo opportunities with Santa Claus, free hot chocolate and cookies, holiday music and remarks from the ship’s commanding officer.

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Guests are also welcome to watch the ship fire guns in observance of evening colors, a ceremony for lowering the American Flag on the ship at sunset. This will be held at 4:12 p.m. People are allowed to stay on the ship until 6:00 p.m. for free ship tours.

The current visiting hours for the USS Constitution are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The USS Constitution Museum is currently open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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