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New England By the Numbers: Holiday Facts

Lone Christmas Tree in Woods

Find out how many lights there are in Forest Park and other holiday facts


holiday lights in the “Bright Nights at Forest Park” display, Springfield, MA


Pilgrims signing the Mayflower Compact while docked in Provincetown Harbor (Nov. 11, 1620)


native wild turkeys in MA in 1852


number of years celebrating Christmas was a crime in Puritan Boston


estimated length in miles of all cranberries grown in the U.S. last year if stretched end to end


years turkeys (Meleagris) have existed


year cranberries were first cultivated in Massachusetts


pounds of turkey enjoyed each Thanksgiving in the United States


fine in shillings charged against anyone caught observing “any such day as Christmas” in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Friday, October 24th, 2008

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