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BOSTON: YOUR HUB FOR THE HOLIDAYS

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Boston! From tree lightings and holiday markets to outdoor ice-skating rinks and annual performances, there’s no place like the Hub for the holidays. Whether you’re a train, plane, or just a quick car ride away, Boston’s magical merriment is worth the trip this holiday season!

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Boston this Holiday Season!

Top Things to Do in Boston This Holiday Season

Ice skating rinks, holiday trees, performances and markets do not exist in isolation here- they pop up across the city! Discover festive events, including the Annual Trellis Lighting, the SoWa Winter Festival, and First Night Boston this holiday season.

Seasonal Events & Festivals

SNOWPORT in Seaport

Hold on to your handwarmers -- we shook Seaport up in a giant snow globe and transformed the...

Sparkling Lights at The Breaker

The third season of Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland is bigger and...

The Holiday Market at Snowport

They may be small, but local businesses bring our community to life in a big way. In its second...

The Tree Market at Snowport

That fresh evergreen scent, no saw required. The Tree Market at Seaport has your holiday decor...

ZOOLIGHTS

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights spanning Stone...

Annual South End Holiday Stroll

South End Business Alliance ( SEBA) is sponsoring the annual South End Holiday Stroll on Saturday...

SoWa Winter Festival 2022

The SoWa Winter Festival has assembled over 110 of the region’s best makers, artists, designers, and...

The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle

The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle is the ultimate holiday experience for the entire family!...

Ceramics Program Winter Show and Sale

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard will present its annual Winter Show and Sale,...

ICE SCULPTURE STROLL

Nine ice sculptures of various shapes + sizes will be placed around The Row. Guests will use a...

Carolers & Cocoa at Prudential Center

What are two must-have ingredients to create holiday cheer? You’re right — caroling and cocoa. Find...

Deck The Halls Holiday Celebration at Hammond Castle Museum

Christmas is coming! And we here at Hammond Castle Museum cordially invite YOU to join us for our...

Historic Holiday Stroll

The Freedom Trail® Foundation invites revelers to celebrate this holiday season on our annual...

HOLIDAY CREATOR MARKET 2022

This winter, the Boston Public Market will host its sixth annual Holiday CrEATor Market, inviting...

Santa in the City

Capture the magic of the holiday season by bringing the kids to visit Santa in his new home! We are...

2nd Annual Night of Churros & Chocolate in Egleston Square

Featuring: Tree lighting with Mayor Michelle Wu | Iluminación del árbol con la alcaldesa Michelle Wu...

Prudential Center Holiday Stroll

A festive afternoon filled with shopping, music and holiday delights awaits you at Prudential Center...

Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour

Explore the Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour with the Nichols House Museum. You'll have the rare...

Hanukkah at the MFA

On Thursday, December 15, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), invites visitors to enjoy an...

Breakfast with Santa

Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own holiday gingerbread man, write a letter to...

Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is in full swing with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and so much more.

Seasonal Performances

Black Nativity

Black Nativity retells the Nativity story set to jubilant gospel music, dramatic dance, black...

Cirque du Soleil: 'Twas the Night Before...

‘Twas the Night Before...is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, and marks Cirque du...

2022 Holiday Pops

Photo courtesy of Photographer: Michael Blanchard for Boston Symphony Orchestra Tradition returns to...

The Nutcracker

Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker...

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball: Jack Harlow, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato & The Kid Laroi

Get ready to celebrate the holidays in the best way, because the iHeartRadio Kiss 108 Jingle Ball...

Commonwealth Ballet's The Nutcracker

Discover the magic of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Performances are Thanksgiving weekend,...

The Midwinter Revels: A Solstice Celebration

Join us for the 52nd annual holiday tradition in Celebration of the Winter Solstice. This year's...

Urban Nutcracker

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic will return to the...

DISNEY ON ICE: FIND YOUR HERO

Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero, an adventure filled with tales of heroism from your favorite...

Concerts

HEARBY.COM | DAILY LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

If you're a passionate live music fan, Hearby.com ensures you don't miss a beat on new scenes and...

Swing!

Featuring classic and contemporary arrangements of some of the most well-known songs from the jazz...

Martin Helmchen

German pianist Martin Helmchen’s “creamy tone” and “crystalline beauty” ( Boston Globe ) have made...

Martin Helmchen, piano

German pianist Martin Helmchen’s “creamy tone” and “crystalline...

Rupi Kaur: World Tour

Through the power of her voice, RUPI KAUR brings a captivating performance to the world stage in an...

Blackberry Smoke: The Whippoorwill 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Pigeonholing Blackberry Smoke has never been easy. Since emerging from Atlanta in the early ‘00s,...

Song of Hope

Boston Conservatory chorus and orchestra welcome guest soloist Karen Slack(Opens in a new window)...

Soweto Gospel Choir: Hope: It’s Been a Long Time Coming

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir returns with an inspiring, feel-good program entitled Hope:...

Andrea Bocelli

Globally-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has announced new US tour dates for December 2022....

Andrea Bocelli Live In Concert

Globally-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has announced new US tour dates for December 2022....

Junction Trio

Three game-changing musicians combine their talents into one sensational and eclectic group....

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is a rising star on the world stage...

Handel + Hayden Society: A Baroque Christmas

Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season:...

deadmau5 presents We Are Friends Tour

Since 2012, We Are Friends (WAF) has been a music compilation series with the clear idea of giving...

Theater

SIX

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred...

Life of Pi

Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the...

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the...

Torch Song

Hilarious and heart wrenching, Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff on his odyssey to find happiness in...

Chicken & Biscuits

Front Porch Arts Collective, the Black theater company that built its award-winning reputation and...

Handel + Hayden Society: A Baroque Christmas

Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season:...

Boston Tea Party 249th Anniversary

Revolutionary Spaces will celebrate the 249th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with the...

A Christmas Carol

Nationally celebrated voiceover artist Dick Terhune returns to the Mosesian Main Stage with his solo...

Shen Yun

A global sensation returns this holiday season! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch...

TOURS & TRAILS

For visitors and residents alike, it’s time to explore Boston’s beautiful array of festively festooned landmarks and neighborhoods. And in Boston, these exquisite evening illuminations are not just scattered about, for they provide wayfinding that will bring you to some of the city’s most iconic areas for basking in holiday lights.  Plan to follow Boston's Holiday Lights Trail or take a Historic Holiday Stroll along the Freedom Trail this year!

Historic Holiday Stroll

The Freedom Trail® Foundation invites revelers to celebrate this holiday season on our annual...

 

Sports & Recreation

This time of year is a like a sports fans' dream; The New England Patriots are firing up crowds at Gillette Stadium while the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics heat up the TD Garden.

At Harvard Stadium, "The Game" returns to Boston for the First time since 2018 as Harvard and Yale compete for the 138th time on November 19th. And on December 17th, The Fenway Bowl marks the first college football bowl game to be played at the historic home of the Boston Red Sox, and the first Division 1 bowl game to be held in New England.

Fenway Bowl

December 17, 2022 Mark your calendars for the return of football to Fenway Park! Featuring teams...

2023 NHL Winter Classic

The 2023 NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park, in Boston,...

Holiday Season Dining

Holiday Dining & Catering

Creative & gourmet offerings for the holiday season.

 

Celebrate the New Year

Usher in 2023 with First Night Boston, New Year's Eve dining, themed events and dance parties. No matter how you decide to celebrate - you can welcome in 2023 with a hearty brunch or lunch on January 1st!

First Night Boston 2023

Celebrate as Boston welcomes 2023 with events and performances throughout the city!

HOTELS IN BOSTON

Hotel Packages & Deals

Get more value from your stay in the Greater Boston area with these hotel packages and great deals.

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Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes, from luxury downtown properties to romantic boutique hotels to family and budget-friendly. Bed and Breakfasts, tucked into Boston's...

EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Discover a new neighborhood and come see what a vibrant place Boston is.

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MyLocalMA

Our Main Streets need our love, more than ever. Now is the time to find your local.

Shop Small® in Boston

Now is the time to support the places you love. Find places on the Shop Small Map.

GREAT DEALS

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

Our Free Things To Do page includes free live music and theater, outdoor festivals, tours, family activities and more.

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking...

Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston

Book in Advance and Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston. Book your travel early to get our...

10% Off SelfieWrld Admission

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do, you have come to the right place. Come visit...

Fast Track Lunch | $15 Lunch Special

It's easy to treat yourself with our Fast Track Lunch! Choose a soup or salad, sandwich with fries,...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

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Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

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This is the ultimate “must-do” package for a trip to Boston and New England. Buy the Boston Bundle...

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Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

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Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET GIFTS

Boston Public Market Holiday Gift Bag $50 The BPM Holiday Gift Bag celebrates the bounty of New...

Holiday Gift Guide

Zoo New England offers a unique gift for everyone on your holiday list, and with each purchase...

Angel Tree

Be an angel to a child in need this holiday season. Pick an ornament from The Salvation Army Angel...

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