Christmas in Boston

  • SWATHI RAMASWAMY
  • UPDATED Sep 21, 2018
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You must have celebrated Christmas in your country and in your city many times but this time choose to visit one of the most beautiful cities for your Christmas celebration. Boston turns into a very different and beautiful city during this festive season. Christmas in Boston makes it a wonderland of lights, special and unique holiday music, shows and performances, spectacular decorations, and lots and lots of good cheer. 

This festive holiday season is a wonderful time to visit the city. Boston starts its preparations around one month before the Christmas. You can find ornamental and beautiful Christmas trees all around, from late November or early December. We've mentioned below some events that you would surely enjoy if you are planning to visit Boston during the Christmas holidays: - 

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1. Enjoy the Boston Christmas Show

A Christmas show is arranged in Boston every year, which is a beloved tradition. This show has everything to make you feel awed. You'll get a mixture of dazzling dancers, splendid music, and exciting performances in this show. Many shows are performed but as usual, "Disney on Ice" and "The Nutcracker" continue to be in the top position of people’s preferences. You can consider Boston Theatre District Hotels for a comfortable stay if you are planning to visit Boston this Christmas. This location is very ideal, as just 5 minutes of walk from here takes you to the light show, which will surely amaze you if you're visiting Boston during the festive season for the first time.

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'll 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 of Boston gives a completely different experience and has everything that you can search for. From holiday gifts for others to treats for yourself, you can find lots of items along with loads of love.

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. This is a unique show 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 catch 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 by the people of Boston throughout the Christmas season 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 these shows if you really want to grab the chance to sing with your old favourites. And even if you're not a photo addict, you're surely gonna love your photo session with the amazing Santa. Many musical performances are also organised in Boston throughout the Christmas season.

6. Visit the Holiday market of Boston in Downtown Crossing

You might get confused regarding the location of the pop-up holiday market of 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.

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 as a masterpiece by H.H. Don't forget to visit these famous churches if you're in Boston for celebrating your Christmas.

These are the events that people of Boston love to attend. Christmas is the best time to explore Boston. There are very unique and wonderful ways adopted by the people of Boston to celebrate this beautiful festival. You can find Santa themed fun fundraisers during this time. December 24 is an amazing fun event to attend. Christmas shopping in Boston is also amazing, and you will find decorated shops everywhere in the market. Also, the hotels of Boston are found decorated throughout the December in a lavish and splendid manner. So, enjoy your holidays by attending these events during the Christmas season.

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