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LED-light and sound show to brighten up Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Retailers and city officials recently announced that Blink!, a six-week light-and-sound Christmas show featuring music from the Boston Pops, will be taking place at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts, according to the Boston Globe.

The light and sound holiday celebration will feature 350,000 LED Christmas lights, along with an 85-foot high Christmas tree that will serve as the centerpiece of the entire spectacle. The tree will be draped in luminous Christmas tree lights that will help turn the popular tourist area into a must-visit destination for holiday shoppers, according to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association (FHMA).

Additionally, the association emphasized that the lighting displays will not be a drain on electricity. By using energy-efficient LED holiday lights, the association noted that the entire six-week show will use the same amount of electricity as the average American household.

"The support we have received from Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and partners such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra has been crucial to the success of this program," FHMA President Carol Troxell told the Boston Herald. "The merchants are optimistic about increased sales this holiday season as a result of Blink!"

The show will officially launch on Saturday, November 17 and run through the end of 2012, the news source reports. Each subsequent day will feature nightly shows beginning at 4:30 p.m., with a new show every half hour until 10 p.m. Along with Mayor Menino and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Arts Boston and the Greater Boston Visitors and Convention Bureau were also instrumental in bringing the show to life.