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Celebrate the Holidays in Boston!

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 First Day, a citywide celebration of the arts, complete with a New Year's Eve laser countdown to midnight and a spectacular fireworks display.

Not to be missed is the annual Mayor's Holiday Special which offers half price tickets to more than 100 of the region's most beloved holiday performances, free festivities, dining deals, and more.

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

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

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. Be sure to follow us on the Holiday Lights Trail!   

Plan your time carefully, there are so many holiday events, performances and activities that you don't want to miss. 

Holiday Performances

Holiday and Winter Activities

It's the perfect time of year to bundle up the kids and come out and enjoy one of the outdoor skating rinks in the greater Boston region.  

Where to Ice Skate

Frog Pond Skating with Sunset
Boston Common Ice Skating on the Frog Pond at Boston Common
Boston Winter Skating Rink
City Hall Plaza Enjoy skating at Boston Winter on City Hall Plaza
Kendall square skating rink
Kendall Square, Cambridge Cambridge offers skating in Kendall Square
Winter Skate Patriot Place
Patriot Place, Foxboro Winter Skate, a professionally-maintained and easily-accessible ice skating surface...
Brookline Ice Skating rink
Brookline, Lars Anderson Park Open air ice skating rink with two surfaces. A large ice area for public skating or...
Copley Square Hotel Bedroom
Where to Stay

Plan your holiday getaway with one of these hotels.

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Where to Eat

Make sure to dine out with friends and family during the holiday season.

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More Events

Looking for other events....check out the full calendar of events!