With a dusting of snow, Boston looks like a Charles Dickens’ novel come to life. Just walking through the city during the holidays can be a delight, but the city offers lots of fantastic attractions this season and throughout the year that you might want to put on your must-do list.
Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Every year on December 16th, history buffs head to Boston to relive one of America’s most famous public protests, the Boston Tea Party that took place on December 16, 1773. Reenactors come from across the region to the Old South Meeting House, telling the story of the over 92,000 pounds + of tea that was dumped into Boston Harbor. Visitors are encouraged to join in on the debate, and tickets include escorted access in the parade to Boston Harbor with special reserved viewing on the ship.
Boston Holiday Pops
Over the holidays, the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra becomes the Holiday Pops. The concerts take place in Symphony Hall, providing the opportunity to enjoy standard Christmas classics, singing along with old favorites and have your picture taken with Santa Claus.
Holiday Lights at Marketplace Center
If you can make it in time for the Blink! Tree Lighting, in 2018 it will take place on November 27 and will include holiday singers, The City of Boston Community Choir, appearances by Santa and the official “flipping of the switch” that illuminates thousands of dazzling lights synchronized to music. Even if you miss that, the event will continue for six weeks with daily performances from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holiday Lights Trolley
If Blink! Isn’t enough, hop on the Holiday Lights Trolley for a ride to check out Boston’s most impressive light displays.
More holiday lights can be enjoyed at Stone Zoo from November 23 through New Year’s Eve. Thousands of LED lights illuminate all sorts of displays like the Caribbean Coast and Yukon Creek pavilion where you can see arctic foxes, bald eagles, Canada lynx, and even reindeer. In fact, zoo experts will be on hand to share fun facts while visitors get up close to the have their photo taken and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies.
First Night Boston
Boston is a great place to be for New Year’s Eve, with First Night festivities featuring fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m. to make it easier on families with young children, as well as midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, launched from the North End Waterfront and Seafront. You can also expect live music, ice sculptures and elaborate light displays.
A Historic Holiday Stroll on the Freedom Trail
Tours departing from Faneuil Hall Marketplace offer the chance to walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail while discovering how the city’s holiday traditions evolved. Along the
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…