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Fun Things to Do in Boston During the Holiday Season

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on November 29, 2019 2:01:40 PM EST

It's holiday time! The kids are home from school, you're on vacation from work, and extended family is visiting. What a great time to really experience the city of Boston. Our beautiful Bean Town is spectacular during the winter holidays with its gleaming lights, charming decorations, and seasonal festivities. Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around Boston this holiday season.


Get in the spirit of the season with a seat at the Holiday Pops concert. Enjoy a joyous performance filled with favorite holiday music. It's a fun-filled, spirited 2-hour show that runs through December. Got kids? There's also a shorter 75-minute kids' matinee with a post-show Santa photo opportunity.

See Dazzling Holiday Lights and Ice Skate in Boston Common

Be mesmerized by the twinkling 46-foot white spruce tree and other festive decorations in Boston Common. While you're there, lace up some rented ice skates and glide around the Frog Pond.


Excite the Kids with a Disney Show

Take your kids to experience the wonder of Disney On Ice as it celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Performances run December 20th through December 29th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.

Be Captivated by Boston Ballet's Nutcracker

Encounter the mystery and magic of this holiday classic performance. Boston Ballet's Nutcracker takes place at the Boston Opera House and runs until December 29th.


Enjoy a Historic Holiday Stroll

Get the inside scoop on Boston's history with a 1-mile guided walk along the Freedom Trail. During the 90-minute stroll, you can discover how Boston's holiday traditions began and evolved. The tour runs on select Thursdays and Sundays through January, 2019.

Santa's Workshop Afternoon Tea

This holiday season bring your family to the Lobby Lounge to experience our Santa’s Workshop Afternoon Tea. Children will enjoy crafts and weekend singalongs while parents savour champagne, aromatic teas, savoury bites and sweet treats. Santa will make appearances for family photo opportunities on Saturdays and a children’s tea menu will be available. The hotel also encourages attendees to bring a toy or game to donate to its charity partner, Franciscan Children’s. Guests who bring a donation will enjoy a decadent chocolate fountain bar in addition to their Afternoon Tea.

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Visit the MFA with the Whole Family

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is the city's oldest and largest art institution, and highly respected throughout the world. Now is a great opportunity to enjoy the museum and participate in the art activities they're hosting just for children. The program will during December Vacation Week and the activities are free with museum admission.

Start Your New Year's Eve Celebration with Venezia

Kick off New Year's Eve with an exquisite and delicious meal at Venezia. Our amazing Chef, Gianni Caruso, created a special menu that we're sure you'll love. Crowd pleaser KG Express Band will be in our lounge all night. Last but not least, enjoy a complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight, plus the most spectacular view of Boston from across the water! Make a reservation online or call us at 617-436-3120.

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Whether it's sparkling lights or sparkling champagne, Boston offers so many wonderful things during the holiday season. Have fun, enjoy this special time of year, and be sure to visit us!

Happy holidays from the entire staff at Venezia!


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