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 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.

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 in Boston!

The Boston Commons Costume Dash 5k
Oct 29
Join thousands of costumed runners at the second annual Boston Costume Dash 5k on...
Mayor's Holiday
Nov 10, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
*2016 DATES TBD* ArtsBoston, in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of...
Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker
Nov 25 - Dec 31
Let Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a...
2016 Holiday Pops
Dec 1 - 31
A holiday season celebration with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops transforms...
Boston Tea Party 242nd Annual Reenactment
Dec 16
It's December 16 and trouble is brewing in Boston! Travel back in time and relive...