Boston Holidays

Boston's Holiday Season opens in mid-November with a truly wonderful selection of spirited performances and annual events, and concludes nine weeks later with First Night, a citywide Celebration of the Arts, complete with a New Year's Eve laser countdown to midnight and a spectacular fireworks display.

Our hotels are trimmed with seasonal specialties and are perfectly wrapped for your holiday pleasure.

Boston's stores and shops are dressed in their holiday best. Our parks and plazas outshine one another, our streets are garlanded and bowed and each store window is more inviting than the last.

Many restaurants offer signature culinary events at this festive time of year from Breakfast with Santa to Nutcracker Brunches to New Year's Eve.


The Holidays are Here!
A Light & Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall Marketplace...more
Each night of December, the top of Prudential Tower is lit a ...more
ZooLights is set to dazzle visitors of all ages when it opens ...more

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Boston Fallidays

35th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings

Franklin Park Zoo: Zoo Howl presented by the Empire Loan Charitable Foundation

  • October 24, 2015 to October 25, 2015
  • Location: Franklin Park Zoo
  • Address: One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
  • Venue: Franklin Park Zoo
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Howl-O-Ween Comes to Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Oktoberfest at Beat Brasserie

Stone Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

  • October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015
  • Location: Stone Zoo
  • Address: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
  • Venue: Stone Zoo
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On-Going Events

2015 PruBOO trick-or-treating

6th Annual Halloween on the Harbor in Seaport

BAA Half Marathon

Boston Harbor Island Cruise aboard Beacon of Classic Harbor Line

Bridges and Locks of the Charles River of Classic Harbor Line

Fall Harvest Tasting Menu at Bistro 5

  • October 07, 2015 to October 31, 2015
  • Location: Bistro 5
  • Address: 5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155
  • Venue: Bistro 5
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Fashion's Night OUTlet at the Outlets at Assembly Row

Haunted Castle Bash at Stage Night Club

Lombardo's Wedding Showcase

  • October 13, 2015
  • Location: Lombardo's
  • Address: 6 Billings Street, Randolph, MA 02368
  • Venue: Lombardo's
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Pumpkin Fest on Boston Common

  • October 17, 2015
  • Location: Frog Pond
  • Address: 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
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