Christmas in Boston

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Jan 08, 2019
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Boston during Christmas turns into a surreal city during this festive season with a wonderland of lights, special and unique holiday music, shows and performances, spectacular decorations, and lots and lots of good cheer. Christmas in Boston is all about such grand celebrations and starts its preparations around one month before the holiday season. You can find ornamental and beautiful Christmas trees all around, from late November or early December. You can check this list of some of the best Christmas events in Boston to understand where you can celebrate : -

1. Enjoy the Boston Christmas Show

A Christmas show is arranged in Boston every year, which is a beloved tradition. This show has a mixture of dazzling dancers, splendid music, and exciting performances. Many shows are performed but as usual, "Disney on Ice" and "The Nutcracker" continue to be in the top position of people’s preferences. This is an award-winning show with more than 30 years of tradition. 

2. Explore Boston's own Christmas market

If you want to enjoy a perfect view like Disneyland preparing for Christmas, with Santa’s roaming around, markets decorated with Christmas tree, ice skating rinks everywhere, you should just land at the City Hall Plaza in Boston. Here you will get to see European sellers selling unique and high-quality artisan crafts. Different kinds of special food items pop up at the City Hall Plaza during this season. There are a lot of amazing places to enjoy snacks and beverages and trying out other attractions like hot mulled wine. This Christmas market in Boston gives a completely different experience and has everything that you can search for. 

3. Attend the Hanukkah Celebration in Boston

You can find a variety of Hanukkah services during the early days of December. Enjoy Menorah lights which glow on Menorah (that is 32 feet tall) during each night of Hanukkah which begins from December 2. You can even enjoy Hanukkah Cantata which is a light that celebrates the spiritual meaning of Hannukah through songs and stories. At the Museum of Fine Arts, you can enjoy the Hanukkah festival of lights. This can be a perfect way to spend your evening. Just have a tour of musical performances, special exhibitions, MFA's collection of Judaica, and the candle lighting ceremony. The best part is that you can have free entry to all these events after 4 p.m.

4. Attend the Blink! Holiday Light Show

Attending Blink! is a completely amazing experience to have. Nobody in Boston can miss out to attend this light show. It is one of the best Christmas shows in Boston because it combines 350,000 flashing LED lights along with music which is from Hallelujah Chorus which sets the Faneull Hall Marketplace ablaze. No fee is required to attend this event. You can simply get free entry to the show which is replayed over and over for 12 times in the evening between 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

5. Enjoy the Holiday Concerts, shows, and performances

Concerts and shows are constantly enjoyed during Christmas in Boston in the Symphony Hall. You get a perfect chance to hear the special and unique holiday music that is conducted by Keith Lockhart. You just cannot afford to miss out on these shows if you really want to grab the chance to sing with your old favorites. Many musical performances are also organized in Boston during Christmas.

6. Visit the Holiday market of Boston in Downtown Crossing

You might get confused regarding the location of the pop-up holiday Christmas market in Boston because this market appears in a different location every year. But you can easily spot the market because of the festive decoration and the presence of one or two Santa. This market is famous for a wide range of handcrafted gifts. You can also find handcrafted decorative items in the market along with the availability of delicious and organic homemade gourmet treats. Apart from these, people get attracted to the unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry in the holiday market as well. A perfect place for Christmas shopping in Boston, this market is ideal for kids and adults alike. 

7. Attend the Christmas Eve Celebrations in Boston

Boston starts the preparations for Christmas Eve before one month. People eagerly wait for the festive day. Finally, when the wait is over, they visit churches, irrespective of their personal beliefs or specific religion, where they receive a warm welcome. There are many famous churches in Boston that are decorated like a wonderland for this special day. Arlington Street Church is famous for its music and Tiffany windows. Trinity Church is world-famous for its architectural design. This is called a masterpiece by H.H. Don't forget to visit these famous churches if you are in Boston for celebrating your Christmas.

With so many things to do and events to attend, Christmas is the best time to explore Boston! 

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