Boston’s Holiday Season is renowned for its wonderful selection of festive activities and events. Check out a few of our favorites right here!
Faneuil Marketplace: Tree Lighting and Light Show
Holiday enthusiasts will delight in this spectacular event when the Marketplace lights up with its annual tree lighting, and the Blink! music and light show.
Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular
A free ice-skating show and lights on the 80+trees throughout the Common and the Public Garden are all part of the fun at this great holiday event.
The Festival of Light
Each year, the Greater Boston community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Copley Square Tree Lighting
When the lights on the Copley Square tree go on, be sure to look for appearances by Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty, plus live music by local groups.
The Boston Pops return for performances filled with holiday music favorites, the jubilant Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa himself.
Boston Ballet - The Nutcracker
From the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this classical ballet continues to enthrall audiences of all ages.
For nearly 50 years, this holiday story by Langston Hughes has remained a highlight of the Yuletide season.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical
This thrilling spectacle of music and dance carries the whole audience, right to the North Pole.
A celebration of Chanukah in story and song performed by the Zamir Chorale.
Ice Skating on Frog Pond
A hopping spot for ice-skating, the Boston Common Frog Pond offers skates and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
A Lunch with Santa Cruise
Step aboard the Spirit of Boston and enjoy a special lunch and onboard entertainment that brings the magical holiday season to life.
Holiday Tea at the Boston Public Library
Inspired by the literary and architectural history of the Boston Public Library, this special tea experience is a favored tradition for many Boston residents.
Greater Boston Celebration of Lights
This 1-mile roadway has been transformed into a glittering display of over 1 million lights and animatronic scenes for a dazzling holiday experience.
Festival of Trees and Snow Village at Mass Hort
The Festival of Trees showcases over 65 beautifully decorated trees, and features Snow Village a magical exhibit of model trains, and holiday villages.
ZooLights at Stone Zoo
A holiday tradition for 74 years, this free holiday attraction enchants visitors young and old.
SoWa Winter Festival
Tour the SoWa Art & Design District while enjoying holiday workshops, artisan crafts and a wide variety of attractions.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Enjoy holiday shopping at Faneuil Marketplace's appealing mix of shops and restaurants where locals and travelers have come together for almost four centuries.
Snowport: Winter Holiday Market
The Seaport’s popular European-style Winter Holiday Market at Snowport lights up the holiday season with shopping, fun activities, food, and beverages.
Harvard Square Holiday Fairs
Harvard Square's Holiday Fairs are legendary - not surprising for a holiday event that's been going on for more than three decades.
Christmas in Boston Marketplace
No roundup of Boston's winter holiday markets is complete without Christmas in Boston, where you can immerse yourself in all things festive year-round.
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