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Winter Wonder in Boston

 

Discover Winter wonder in Boston with inviting igloos and outdoor skating rinks, a calendar full of wine festivals, sporting events, performing arts, culinary activations and more. We invite you to see the Hub as never before – as an experiential winter wonderland!

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Where to Stay

Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes.

 

Winter Highlights

 

 

Performing Arts Events in Boston

Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock concerts, Mozart concertos, musicals, classic plays and much, much more.

Live Theater

Emerson Stage: "Next to Normal"

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright,...

Mr. Parent

A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, is...

The Bluest Eye

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic...

Ship Happens

Cowabunga! It’s 1986, and four unlikely misfits have received mysterious invitations to join...

Blue is Back in Boston! Blue Man Group Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

MobFellas

Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in...

Trolls Live

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on...

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to...

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

Following a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes...

Blue Man Group: Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

ChoreograpHER

Five ChoreograpHers, five voices, five world premieres. Experience this female-led program...

Live Concerts

Live Music at The Beehive

Live music is back! Our talented artists are back on stage! We are be phasing in performances aiming...

Postponed: Harriet Tubman: The Band

The music of Harriet Tubman is both familiar and fresh, while allowing the listener to experience...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

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

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov, one of the world’s most in-demand recitalists-called “without question the most...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Celebrity Series fresh off the heels of...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns, fresh off the heels of becoming a 2020 MacArthur...

Lil Tecca - Tecca Loves You Tour

Raised by Jamaican parents in Queens and recently Long Island, you can hear the dancehall influence...

Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Pulling Out All the Stops

BMOP returns to the concert stage in style, with a special concert event to kick off celebrations of...

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning artist, has planned a big world tour to support her new album...

Eric Nam: There & Back Again World Tour

K-pop star Eric Nam is coming to Boston for his brand new There & Back Again World Tour! See him...

Yamato: The drummers of Japan

Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu ( Passion ), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the...

THE LOUIS HAYES QUINTET

After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of...

David Archuleta

Archuleta's self titled album in 2008 reached #2 on Billboard 200, sold over 750,000 copies in the...

Gilbert O' Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan is truly a songwriter’s songwriter - a craftsman in the finest sense of the word,...

Il Volo

High-opera grandeur meets boy-band exuberance in the music of Il Volo, whose deep devotion to...

Javon Jackson

Giovannis historic collaboration with saxophonist-composer and former Jazz Messenger Javon Jackson...

Family Fun

Family fun in Boston is around every corner. From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions. 

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Open Daily! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers...

Built to Win

Calling all shipbuilders! Can your family meet the challenge of designing and building a winning...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel Ticket Prices Tickets – $3/ride, 10 Ride Card for $25...

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

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

GoPixelYourself Selfie Museum at CambridgeSide

If you've got it - flaunt it! Bring your friends and family to visit GoPixelYourself, an...

Greenway Carousel

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove!...

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

The Lexington Visitors Center is now open for the 2021 season! Let our costumed guides transport you...

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

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

Selfiewrld Boston - Now Open!

Arguably one of the most instagrammable places in the East Coast, here you can immerse yourself into...

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...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

Winter at the Cog

The weather at the summit may be frightful, but up at Waumbek Station, the coffee and cocoa are hot,...

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

Winter Skate

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

Winter Visits at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on...

Betty the Yeti Sightings

Betty the Yeti is fresh off the plane from the Himalayas for her Snowport vacation. Betty likes long...

Trolls Live

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on...

Chinese New Year Cultural Village

Happy New Year! The Chinese New Year Cultural Village features Chinese calligraphy, Handmade dough...

Chinese New Year Parade

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year Parade! The...

 

Food, Wine & Craft Beer Events

The world-renowned Boston Wine and Food Festival celebrates its 33rd year and like wine - it’s getting better with age. The biannual Dine Out Boston returns in March when over 100 area restaurants offer special prix fixe menus - for dine in and take out.  

Boston Wine and Food Festival

With over three decades of tradition, the Boston Wine & Food Festival is returning to Rowes...

Dine Out Boston: Get Out, Dine Out

Dine Out Boston is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, providing...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

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

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

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

Cooking Classes at SelfUp Boston

Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite...

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...

Rochambeau Monthly Pop-Up Bakery Series

Beginning Friday, November 5, 2021 and continuing through April 2022, the Café at Rochambeau, will...

Chill Over the Charles igloo experience

With city skyline and river views under a glowing dome, the new Chill Over the Charles igloo...

Unique Dining Experiences

Say hello to socially distanced, safe dining with Boston's unique "outdoor" restaurant experiences!

Craft Beer & Breweries

Beer gardens, taproom and brewery openings, beer festivals and more

 

Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community and culture. Go see where real Bostonians live, work and play.

 

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas.

MyLocalMA

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

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.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Sports & Recreation

This season promises to be one of the best ever for sports fans - see the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics heat up the TD Garden.

On January 29 & 30, be sure to check out The Run Show USA, which will bring together inspirational speakers, the latest gear, cutting-edge technology, expert coaches, the best races and a host of tasty nutrition products all under one roof.

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Curling at Seaport

Curling is back by popular demand, on Seaport Common next to The Current. Give it a curl, with...

Curling at the Liberty

Winter has arrived in Boston, but that doesn't mean the end of outdoor events at The Liberty Hotel!...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

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

Spin - Now Open

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

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

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

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

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

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

Winter Skate

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

Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken, Feburary 1, 7:00PM.

Beanpot Semifinals

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

Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Feburary 8, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Feburary 10, 7:00PM.

Love Pong

To celebrate Valentine’s Day with style, SPIN is throwing an epic event, for singles, couples and...

New England Boat Show

We’re back! The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® returns to the Boston Convention and...

Outdoor Activities

Greater Boston offers a wide array of recreational activities for everyone.  Enjoy ice skating or exploring one of Boston's self-guided trails!

Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art ready to be explored and discovered. Roxbury Location: Roxbury Roxbury is a lab for artistic innovation, a...

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Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths and networks of urban green space invite you to have fun outdoors. From whale watching to kayaking, walking...

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Ice Skating

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

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions. 

Historical architecture & cutting edge digital technology unite this Winter in the SoWa Art + Design district with Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition. And Frida: Immersive Dream, featuring large-scale projections from Mexican-born artist Frida Kahlo, opens at the Lighthouse Artspace at the Castle in early February.

Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit

Two families of harbor seals live in the Aquarium’s exhibit. Each seal looks different and has a...

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Concord Museum - Now Open

Welcome to the Concord Museum! The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our highest...

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum - Now Open

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum aims to provide a platform for multiple perspectives relating to...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy completed installing the first phase of the 2021 park-wide public art...

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Each/Other features 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by...

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: Now Open

After one and half years of closure due to the pandemic, we are very pleased to announce that the...

Helina Metaferia: Generations

The family and community that precede us shape how we see the world today. From pride in identity to...

Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition

In this exhibition, visitors of all ages discover a new way of reconnecting with the work of this...

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit at New England Aquarium

This exhibit showcases the vibrancy and richness of coral reef habitats and helps visitors...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

The vibrant sculptures of New York–based artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) transform...

Jazz Scene In Boston: Telling The Local Story

The Museum of African American History celebrates Boston's rich jazz history in this exhibit! Jazz,...

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Portrait

Explore the matters and questions of today’s democracy through a commissioned artwork by...

Muchos Méxicos: Crossroads of the Americas Exhibition

Muchos Méxicos explores Mexico’s rich history as a site of human innovation, creativity and cultural...

Museum of African American History - Winter Hours

Museum of African American History is committed to providing a safe environment and asks for your...

Newport Mansions featuring The Breakers and The Elms

The Breakers and The Elms are open again. The Breakers is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6...

Old South Meeting House & Old State House - Now Open

Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was a Congregational church and the largest gathering...

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

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

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...

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize

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

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Now Open

The JFK Library and Museum is in Phase One of reopening as of July 3, 2021. Visiting hours will be...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Winter Hours

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is open! We have taken all precautions to ensure your safety, as well...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

Throw Tea into the Boston Harbor!

Experience life at sea aboard an 18th-century sailing vessel as you join a Son of Liberty and take...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

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

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World Exhibition

Much like today, ancient “consumers” were connected to distant markets. Both basic and precious...

SoWa Sundays

Every Sunday is now a SoWa Sunday SoWa Second Sundays have been so successful, we’re now open every...

Read & Work at the Athenaeum

Purchase a Day Pass to this National Landmark library and cultural center with stunning reading...

Gallery Night Tuesdays

Join us for a night of art featuring weekly artists. Tuesdays at 6-8:30PM, admission is...

ICA Free Thursday Night

The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights...

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Book Club for the Curious

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Book Club for the...

FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising...

Banksy

Internationally known British street artist Banksy is coming to Boston as part of his tour, The Art...

Napoleon Jones-Henderson: I Am As I Am - A Man

For more than 50 years, Napoleon Jones-Henderson (b. 1943, Chicago) has created works that strive to...

Winter Holidays

This January and beyond, find out why Boston is a special place to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Throughout February, you can uncover, discover and celebrate all that Boston has to offer during Black History Month. Take in numerous virtual lectures, performances, readings, gospel concerts, exhibitions and children’s activities or follow the Black Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour that explores the role of African Americans in American historyFirecrackers, lion dances, music and Asian delicacies define Boston's annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Valentine’s Day brings romantic take-out-for-two dinners. February School Vacation begins with Presidents Day and continues for a week with special activities and exhibits across the city. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day  - walk the Irish Heritage Trail or enjoy streaming Celtic performances.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Great Deals

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

10% Off Any Tour

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

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%...

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

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Let us Guide You

Boston Common Visitor Center

The Boston Common Visitor Center is open daily in Winter from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Visitors Guide

View the Official Visitors Guide on your computer or mobile device...

All Inclusive Guide

Read our Multicultural Guide for all visitors.

Accessibility

Transportation & experiences that are accessible to as many people as possible, welcoming visitors...

Information Kit

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Winter Weather

Month Avg  High Avg  Low Avg  Precipitation
 December    42°  28°  3.9"
 January  37°  22°  3"
 February  39°  24°  3.4"

Temperatures are Fahrenheit

What to Wear:

Bostonians dress simply. It's cold and often snows. Full winter gear is a must.

If you're touring, you'll want comfy sneakers or waterproof boots. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.