The Best Holiday Events in Greater Boston

by c21commonweath_ldowling 16. December 2019 08:00

Since the 17th century, Boston has been home to people and celebrations of every description. If you love the holidays, Boston is arguably the best place to experience the season.

Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll

In a historic city like Boston, there is always a lot to see. Sometimes, you just have to slow down. Beacon Hill invites people of all ages to experience the holidays in Boston the way it was 200 years ago. Charles Street will be temporarily closed to cars and open for a brass quintet, horse and buggy rides, and Victorian carolers.

Boston Blink! Light and Sound Show

Imagine the greatest holiday-themed light show you’ve ever seen and you’ll get an idea of what Blink! is all about. This show runs every half hour from 4:30 – 10:00 pm, every day, from December 3rd through January 1st. The show features over 350,000 LED lights synchronized with traditional holiday music. This event is especially great for kids or anyone still young at heart.

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Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment

On December 16th, history buffs can relive a pivotal moment in America’s formation. First, you'll gather at the Old South Meeting House. Next, a fife and drum corps will lead a march to Griffin's Wharf. The event is free and open to the public, but ticket holders have access to a few extra perks. You can get all the information here.

First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration

After all the festivities of the Christmas season, Boston still has one more treat in store. Join over 1 million partygoers in Copley Square to ring in the new year in style. Events include a parade, plenty of live music, ice sculptures by local artists, and two fabulous firework shows. If you’re anywhere near Boston for New Year’s Eve, this is a can’t-miss event.

Frog Pond Ice Skating

Nothing says “winter wonderland” like an afternoon of ice skating. The Boston Common Frog Pond is in a prime location, making it easy to add ice skating to a day of shopping, a trip to the movie theater, or even a romantic night out. Visit the Frog Pond website to get more information.

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Holiday Pops

The Boston Pops Orchestra is famous around the world. Every year, they run a special holiday show. There are four shows every weekend, along with several Holiday Pops matinees perfect for the kids, who can have their picture taken with Santa after the show. The Holiday Pops show is an experience you'll remember forever, and it’s the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life. There is no better place than Boston to enjoy the holidays. Whether you are looking for the oldest traditions or the most modern experience, you'll find them here.