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Things to do in Boston this Holiday Season

Posted On: 12/11/2017

The holiday season in Boston is one of the finest in the country, with its Christmas lights and old-timey feel. Here are a few great things to do around the holidays in Boston.

The Nutcracker

This holiday season spend a night watching the lovely and mesmerizing Boston Ballets perform The Nutcracker. Watch the dancers glide across the stage in an elegant holiday performance and Boston tradition. The ballet runs from now until December 31.

The Boston Pops

The Boston Pops are another great holiday attraction; they put on a symphony filled with classic Holiday songs. It’s a great performance for people of all ages, everyone can enjoy the orchestra. It’s held in Boston’s Symphony Hall, which is a landmark in itself. You can watch the Boston Pops up until Dec 24.

The Holiday Lights

The Holiday Lights around Boston are can’t miss attractions as well. Everywhere you look the city is lit up! From Cambridge to South Boston you can find almost every street corner strung with holiday lights. Faneuil Hall also holds “Blink!” a light show, which takes place every evening from 4:30-10:00PM and features 350,000 lights. The light show runs from now until January 5.

Boston Common’s Christmas Tree

Every year the city of Boston gets a gift from Nova Scotia… the city’s Christmas tree. Although the ceremonial tree lighting at Boston Common takes place at the beginning of December it’s a piece of Boston history and a beautiful sight to behold. Boston Commons also has an ice skating rink on Frog Pond.

Boston’s First Night and First Day

If you’re looking for a party, Boston’s First Night and First Day is held in Copley Square, Copley Place and the Prudential Center. There are ice sculptures and performances everywhere you look. There are also food trucks and fireworks. Plus it’s in the middle of lots of bars if you’re feeling thirsty.

Brewery Tours

For adults, there are plenty of Breweries to tour this holiday season. The famous Sam Adams brewery is located right here in Boston with our own special Boston Lager. There are also plenty of other breweries to explore like the Harpoon Brewery and the Haffenreffer Brewery. It may be cold, but you can keep yourself warm on the inside with one of these brews.

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