10 Winter Activities in Boston and Cambridge

Winter is coming, but don’t let the wind chills get you down in the dumps! It might be cold outside, but that shouldn’t prevent you from having holiday fun. Here are some winter activities to check out if you are staying in Boston or Cambridge over Winter Break.

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1. Stroll through Beacon Hill

Even if you can’t make it to the North Pole this year, Beacon Hill is just as festive. Not to mention, there are a lot of delicious food places to check out!

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2. Harvard Square Holiday Fair

Harvard Square, Cambridge – Dec. 15,16,17 and 20, 21, 22, 23

In need of gifts for friends and family? Harvard Square Holiday Fair has got you covered with handmade, artisan items from local vendors.

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3. Gather Here Handmade Holiday Market

Inman Square, Cambridge – Dec. 17

Like the Harvard Square Holiday Fair, this holiday market features local artists and small businesses in the New England area.

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4. Boston Public Market (The Tazo Chocolate Bar, Union Square Donuts, + many more)

A marketplace full of delicious treats to warm up with!

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5. Ice Skating at Boston Common Frog Pond

Admissions: $6; Skate Rental: $12 (You can just pay admission cost if you bring your own skates)

Bring your friends and get in the holiday spirit by skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond!

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6. Boston Winter City Hall Plaza (Skating Path/Holiday Market)

Admissions: $15; Skate Rental: $8

There is nothing more festival than holiday music, festive lights, and lots of Christmas trees! This is a perfect date spot or meeting place for friends; everyone is invited!

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7. 10th Annual Santa Bar Crawl 2017! (21+)

Dec. 16 – $20

Invite everyone, even the people you never talk to on Facebook! Save the date, because it’s not only a great excuse to dress up like Santa, but it’s also for a good cause – all proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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8. Boston Grown-Ups Museum (21+)

Admission: $25

Ditch your responsibilities for a night and relive all those childhood memories! There will be an ugly sweater contest and a full-cash bar!

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9. Daybreaker-Winter Wonderland

Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall – Dec. 15

Yoga+Dance: $35; Dance: $25

The temperature might be dropping, but this dance party and yoga session will keep your spirits high.

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10. Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Boston Opera House – Nov. 24-Dec. 31

Prices range from $55-204

This winter classic needs no explanation!