Holiday Activities to Do in Boston

As winter slowly approaches so does the holidays. Nowadays, it seems easy to get caught up in the stress of it all rather than enjoying quality time with friends and family, which is what the holidays are all about. Here in Boston, there are several holiday fun activities to do.

Ice skating at the Frog Pond is definitely something you have to do at least once during the winter season.  The pond opens hours from 10 am – 10 pm most days of the week. It costs $12 for adults and $6 for kids for skate rentals, and the winter admission fee is $6; depending on height. 

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Boston sets up several lighting ceremonies for you to enjoy with your loved ones while sipping on a warm drink. All are hosted in popular public locations such as Boston Common, Faneuil Marketplace, and Copley Square. Another great feature of this event is that every lighting ceremony is completely free!

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No matter what age, you are never too old to go sledding. Flagstaff Hill at the Common is one of the various places to go sledding in Boston.  

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Every year, Faneuil Hall features special discount merchandise from merchants at the Holiday Bazaar. It’s a perfect opportunity to save a bit of money when buying gifts for the holidays and you can even meet Santa Clause to take a picture with him. The Holiday Bazaar is open from Nov 30 – Dec 21, so make sure to stop by before it’s too late!

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Seeing The Nutcracker is considered a yearly tradition for many families during the holiday season, so why not add it to yours? From Nov 29–Dec 29, 2019, The Nutcracker is performed at the Boston Opera House. The tickets range from $37-$204 depending on seating.

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If you still need to find a gift, there’s plenty of places to shop around in Boston. Newbury Street, Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing or the Seaport are popular places where many people do their holiday shopping. There are several stores to choose from and may have the perfect gift waiting for you!