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Boston: Your Hub for the Holidays

Boston’s Holiday Season offers a wonderful selection of activities, events and festive culinary choices. Boston’s luxury hotels and intimate boutique properties delight you with their holiday packages trimmed with seasonal specialties and exceptional service.

Hotel Packages & Deals

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

Holiday Dining & Take Away

Creative & gourmet offerings for the holiday season.

Holiday Highlights

 

Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with live performances and cherished holiday traditions!  You can also take in contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the...

The Nutcracker

Take time for joy with your family and friends at New England's most beloved holiday tradition. With...

2021 Holiday Pops

Tradition returns to Symphony Hall! Rejoice as conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops return...

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

The one and only Cirque Dreams Holidaze has been hailed by the New York Daily News as “A delicious...

KISS 108's Jingle Ball 2021

It’s officially #Kiss108JingleBall season! This year, fans in Boston will be spreading holiday cheer...

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Since 2003, GBH has presented A Christmas Celtic Sojourn as a gathering to celebrate on stage during...

Kenny G The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2021

With global sales totaling more than 75 million, Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G is...

Urban Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Hip-hop and ballet. Urban Nutcracker is a classic holiday treat with...

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh...

Angel Street: a play by Patrick Hamilton

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title "Gaslight," this mystery thriller...

Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay is an American country pop music duo composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and...

DJs at The Grand

The Grand transcends traditional live music and nightlife on every level. From its opulent entrance...

DJs at Mémoire Nightclub

In terms of what's available for nightclubs in New England this is THE spot. The lighting, speakers,...

Andrea Bocelli

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs at TD Garden on December 11, 2021. PLEASE NOTE:...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music presents cantatas and motets of Bach and others in a...

Genesis: The Last Domino?

Genesis announced their highly anticipated return to North America for the first time in 14 years...

Jordan Davis

Country pop singer and songwriter Jordan Davis is coming to Boston for his brand new Buy Dirt Tour!...

Fidler on the Roof

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A...

Disney On Ice Mickey's Search Party

Whether you're an ice skating aficionado trying to introduce the sport to Disney-loving children or...

10 Performances to See this Holiday Season in Boston

Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Satisfy your love of 'the arts' and...

Special Events & Festivals

These family events spread cheer throughout the season!

Brighter Revealed: A Traveling Public Art Installation

Brighter Revealed is an illuminated mobile art display by artists Tova Speter and Emily Bhargava...

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Join us for the 26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature with 32 fanciful...

Magic of Lights at Gillette Stadium

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday...

Zoolights

A beloved holiday family tradition returns to Stone Zoo when ZooLights opens on Thanksgiving. This...

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

Dino Safari is a walk-thru dinosaur exhibition with over 30 realistic and scientifically-accurate...

Zoom Call with Santa

While we can't be in-person this year, we are excited to keep your holiday tradition going strong by...

Singing Tree Concerts

Have you ever heard a tree sing? Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, The Seaport Singing Trees will sing...

Holiday Markets

From artisan markets to farmers markets, food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is ample opportunity to experience locally sourced, and locally organized, events that showcase the best of Boston’s creative economy.

Downtown Boston Holiday Market

A wide array of artisan vendors are setting up inside to offer products just in time for the holiday...

Holiday Shopping at Faneuil Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston shopping at its best with more than 100 of the finest shops and...

SoWa Winter Festival 2021

'Tis the season for the 6th annual SoWa Winter Festival. Join us December 3 - 12 for everyone’s...

The Holiday Market at Snowport

The Holiday Market at Snowport is a European-style market held from November 19, 2021 through...

Black Owned Bos.: Holiday Bos. Shop

For the 2021 Holiday season Black Owned Bos. will be launching the Holiday Bos. Shop which will be a...

Holiday CR[EAT]OR Market

This winter, the Boston Public Market will host its fifth annual Holiday CR[EAT]OR Market, inviting...

Black Legacy Holiday Marketplace

Black Market's 5th annual Holiday Marketplace is here and we are celebrating BLACK LEGACY! Black...

HOLLY-GAY MARKET

We thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Holly-Gay Market! A holiday gift market dedicated to LGBTQ...

SoWa Vintage Market

The SoWa Vintage Market has reopened with new protocols! Please check their website for more...

Boston Women's Holiday Market

Check that list twice and make a date to visit the Boston Women’s Holiday Market at the new Charles...

Holiday Shopping in Boston and Beyond

Curate your holiday shopping checklist by visiting these Pop Ups shops, Malls, Outlets and strolling...

FOODIE FUN

Get festive this holiday season by gathering with family and friends for holiday dining at one of Greater Boston's diverse restaurants. Make it memorable with unique dining experiences such as a rooftop Igloo at the Envoy or in a bubble at 75 on Liberty Wharf. Or tantalize your taste buds at one of Boston's food halls such as the iconic Quincy Market or Time Out Market in the Fenway.

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf is bringing back its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Maccabee Bar: A Hanukkah Pop-Up

Bow Market will be hosting the 4th annual Maccabee Bar and this year the whole market is in on the...

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

Enjoy the stunning views of the skyline and harbor all year long from the comfort of Boston's...

Gingerbread House Party Brunch

Come and spend the afternoon with us! You can decorate your gingerbread house and get ready for the...

Christmas Tea at the Inn at Hastings Park

Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Tea at Inn at Hastings Park! Bring the whole family to...

Back Bay Ball NYE

Ring in the New Year with one of Boston's most anticipated events. Invite your friends to share this...

TOURS & TRAILS

Follow Boston's Holiday Lights Trail or take a Historic Holiday Stroll complete with a tour of holiday lights and Christmas trees along the Freedom Trail, and more.

Historic Holiday Stroll

Walk the Freedom Trail and discover how Boston’s holiday traditions evolved. Led by 19th-century...

Holiday House Tour: Inside Out

The Concord Museum is excited to bring you the 11th Annual Holiday House Tour, with an exciting...

Santa Claus Lunch Cruise

Yes, there is a Santa Claus— and he’s planning to be onboard Boston Harbor City Cruises’ Spirit...

Beacon Hill Holiday Wreath Tour

Join the Nichols House Museum for its most festive fundraiser of the year, the Beacon Hill Holiday...

New Year's Day Brunch Cruise

Start the new year off right with a New Year's Day Brunch Cruises Aboard Northern Lights. While on...

Boston's Holiday Lights Trail

Explore Boston’s beautiful array of festively festooned landmarks!

Ice Skating

Boston and the area offer a range of outdoor skating arenas.

Museums & Exhibitions

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions.

All Aboard! Trains at Science Park

The Museum’s seasonal tradition continues with All Aboard! Trains at Science Park , our...

Fabric of a Nation

Upending expectations about quilt displays—traditionally organized by region, form, or motif—“Fabric...

The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience

Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young...

Titian: Women, Myth & Power

Between 1551 and 1562, Titian created a series of monumental paintings for King Philip II of Spain....

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition features Marlon Forrester (b. 1976, Georgetown,...

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico) is a New York–based interdisciplinary artist,...

GoPixelYourself Selfie Museum at CambridgeSide

If you've got it - haunt it! Bring your family to visit GoPixelYourself, an 'Instagrammable museum'...

Simons Theatre at New England Aquarium

The Simons Theatre is open seven days a week. Hours are the same as Aquarium hours, with the last...

Virgil Abloh: “Church & State”

In conjunction with the exhibition Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" the ICA will host "Church &...

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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Shop Small® in Boston

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

MyLocalMA

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

 

Sports & Recreation

This season promises to be one of the best ever for sports fans; New England Patriots are firing up crowds at Gillette Stadium while the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics heat up the TD Garden.

Also at the TD Garden, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will dazzle audiences on December 28.  And on December 29, 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.

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Online Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes Yoga at CRI w/ Anna Juraschek Yoga with Anna is for those rowers with a regular yoga...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

Plainridge Park Casino has reopened! We're open 24/7. SOCIAL DISTANCING Casino Hours: 24/7 We will...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

Winter Skate

One of New England’s time-honored winter traditions is bundling up the family to go skating on a...

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Boston Bruins vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, December 14, 7:00PM.

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

The New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in week 16 action at Gillette Stadium.

Harlem Globetrotters

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to over...

Fenway Bowl

The inaugural Fenway Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN. Tickets...

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The New England Patriots take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 17 action at Gillette Stadium.

The Run Show USA, Boston 2022 - the show for all runners

We bring together inspirational speakers, the latest kit, cutting-edge technology, expert coaches,...

Beanpot Semifinals

Game 1: Boston University vs. Harvard: 5:00PM Game 2: Boston College vs. Northeastern: 8:00PM

GREAT DEALS

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

All Access, Free Ticket to the Run Show

Don’t miss the biggest run community event of the year! This is your one-stop shop for all your...

B-local App

The B-Local app rewards residents and visitors for shopping at Boston's local businesses. Rewards...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

Lola 42's Sushi Sundays

If your ideal comfort food is endless amounts of top grade sushi, Lola 42 is about to be your go-to...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

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

Save 20% off Ghost City Tours

For a limited time, save 20% off of your entire booking! Offer good online or by phone. Use the...

Appy Hour

We’re hosting a weekly Appy Hour at the taproom! Get $2 off of our Tater Tots and Nachos from 4-6pm...

First Night First Day

Celebrate as Boston welcomes 2022 with events and performances throughout the city!

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