The best ways to celebrate the holiday season in Boston:
As we enter the holiday season in Boston, lights are being strung up, shops are being decorated, and all of Boston’s most festive locations are re-opening for business! Community events and winter festivities are taking place all over the city. If you’re looking for a fun family activity, a warm drink, or a stunning display of lights, the city has just the event for you! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the winter season around Boston this December!
A visit to the Holiday Market at Snowport
The Holiday Market at Snowport is the perfect place for a festive date or even a fun family outing. With a wide variety of food and beverage trucks and 120+ local vendors selling artisan goods, Snowport is the perfect place to stock up on holiday gifts while enjoying some casual yet delicious food and drink! Along with Snowport’s Holiday Market, the celebration at Seaport includes a Christmas Tree market, a friendly pink yeti named Betty, curling lanes, and heated rooftop igloos!
Ice skating in the Boston Common
Located in the heart of Downtown Boston, the Frog Pond in Boston Common is a great place to experience holiday cheer. Lit up with twinkling lights, the common itself provides a festive atmosphere that becomes enhanced by the fun of this classic winter activity. Enjoy the winter weather, community, and excitement of skating with friends, family, and loved ones.
See The Nutcracker at the Boston Ballet
This holiday season celebrate with friends and family by taking a trip to see the Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Citizens Bank Opera House! The Citizens Bank Opera House, a Boston landmark, opened in 1928 and has been continuously restored since then to maintain the history and beauty of the building’s original architecture. Featuring critically acclaimed, classically trained dancers and orchestra, the ballet is a stunning performance that will both amaze you and put you in the holiday spirit!
Stop for hot apple cider at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe
The Beacon Hill Bookshop opened only last winter and has already become a hot spot for children and adults alike! The bookshop has four levels, including a children’s section that hosts storybook readings, making it an ideal spot to bring and entertain kids while taking advantage of the delicious cafe menu and wonderful atmosphere. The cafe is a great place to warm up this winter, especially if you’re interested in some warm apple cider or hot chocolate as you shop the store’s large selection of books and tchotchkes.
Stock up on holiday gifts at Quincy Market
Stop by Quincy Market to peruse an assortment of gifts and treats offered by Faneuil Hall’s 40+ local vendors and 25 different eateries! With street performers and a gorgeous display of lights, a trip to Quincy Market can be fun for the whole family! Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace website to learn more about the exciting holiday events taking place at the market this holiday season!