Boston is the perfect place to spend your winter vacation. With an abundance of snow to blanket the town, plenty of family-friendly activities, and events especially set for Christmas and New Years, you’ll have a myriad of options when it comes to planning and getting a full city experience.
When people think of city culture, they might think of the trifecta of theatre, ballet, and symphony. During the holidays you’ll get to experience all three! Reminisce with a childhood favorite in the Boston Children’s Theater rendition of The Velveteen Rabbit. Then have the option of experiencing The Nutcracker in two different ways. You can dive into the original version of the ballet at the Boston Opera House, or opt for a contemporary take with the Urban Nutcracker which fuses the classical score with jazz and showcases a variety of dance styles. One of our favorite musical events during this time is the Holiday Pops concert conducted at Symphony Hall since there are plenty of chances to sing along and photo opportunities with Mr. Claus!
Exploring the streets of Boston during the holidays brings immediate warm fuzzies. The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and joyful buzz of people weaving in and out of downtown makes you feel like you’re walking through a movie scene. Pass by Frog Pond in Boston Common and partake in some ice skating to your favorite holiday tunes, or discover different light shows around the city, like Blink! In Faneuil Marketplace. When New Year’s hits, experience First Night, a city-wide arts festival held yearly, that includes ice sculptures, fireworks, live music, and local art.
Your Boston Holiday
If you’re looking to stay right in the center of Boston, take a front row seat in Boston’s Back Bay at the Copley Square Hotel. Currently, they are running a Winter Warm Up Savings promotion where you can get 25% off rates and valet parking. With a chic interior surrounded by quintessential brick architecture, you’ll be able to feel the pulse of the city right outside your door.