As soon as Thanksgiving is over it's as if my brain does a little reset and I'm in the holiday spirit. I think Boston has a little of that mentality too because the holiday markets & activities start popping up every single weekend!! A few people have asked for me to share some fun activities to do around the city during this time of year - so I thought I'd list out my favorites along with some new things coming to the city this year!
Ice Skating in the Boston Common || This is the most quintessential thing you can do in Boston during the holidays and all winter long! It can get a little crazy midday, so be prepared to skate in close proximity to others, but it's all about the experience right?!
The Nutcracker || I remember seeing The Nutcracker when I was really young & two years ago Gary surprised me with tickets to the show and seeing it again as an adult, I definitely have a new found appreciation for the show! It runs from the Friday after Thanksgiving to New Years Eve! It's also in one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in Boston!
South Boston Holiday Market (December 3 & 4)|| This year will mark the second South Boston Holiday Market with food, small business owners & artists. This has the same feel as SOWA - the outdoor market in the spring / summer. We went last year & made a full afternoon out it!
Faneuil Hall Christmas Tree|| This past weekend we knocked this "to do" off the list. It's Boston's version of the Rockefeller Center Tree!
Eataly || So...Eataly opened this week in Boston - the third in the country and I am so excited! With cafes, restaurants & stores - I'll be spending a lot of time here this winter. What's better than fresh pasta when it's cold outside?! Not much! If you're wondering whether or not you could spend a snowy day there - it's a 45,000 s.f. Italian food emporium - so the answer is YES!
Boston Winter at City Hall || This is another new to Boston this year experience! Boston City Hall Plaza is going to be transformed all year, starting with Boston Winter! There's going to be a holiday market with local vendors and an ice skating path which will be open until February. There is a space called "Vinopolis" - the city of wine...I mean this is going to be a very popular attraction this winter!
Holiday Pops at the Symphony || I'm not sure how I've lived in Boston for 7 years and haven't made it to the Holiday Pops show! They perform the entire month of December so I'm looking forward to knocking this one off the list!
The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll || You all saw my favorite street in Boston, well it just so happens to be in my favorite area of the city as well and there is an annual holiday stroll complete with carolers and horse buggy rides!
Seems like I have a lot of fun ahead this holiday season! Have I convinced you to come visit Boston yet? What are some of your favorite Holiday activities in your city?
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