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7 Things to Do Near Boston Over Thanksgiving Break

A lot of students are heading home this week for Thanksgiving break, but there are still many who are staying on campus or in Boston. If you’ll be around Boston this Thanksgiving, here are 7 fun things that you can do!

  1. Get outside of the city and go skiing. Killington, Stowe Mountain Resort, Loon Mountain, Bretton Woods, Sunday River and Sugarbush are just a few of the ski resorts that are open this weekend.
  2. Catch the opening weekend of the 2nd Annual Holiday CR[EAT]OR Market hosted by the Boston Public Market. Get a jump on holiday gifts and shop food, crafts, and jewelry from 30 artisans. Find more info on the vendors each day here!
  3. Check out the festive Christmas tree and lights at Faneuil Hall. Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but open all other days of the break for shopping and looking at the lights.
  4. Go Black Friday shopping. Catch deals at Assembly Row, the Prudential Center, Newbury Street, Copley Place and South Bay Center.
  5. Visit one of Boston’s many museums. Most museums will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science, and many other major museums will be open the rest of the break.
  6. Participate in the 15th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run. If you want to get in some exercise before the big meal on Thursday, join in on this road race in Salem. Proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Register here!
  7. Visit Plymouth Plantation. If you’re a history buff, take a trip to Plymouth Plantation this Thanksgiving for a day full of history and good food. More info here!

Happy Thanksgiving!










Hi, I'm Hannah! I'm currently a sophomore at Tufts University, but since I'm part of the 5-year Combined Degree Program with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts my graduation year is 2023. I'm originally from Boxborough, Massachusetts.
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