The City of Boston becomes a very festive place during the Christmas season. The lights and decorations are enough to get anybody out enjoying the holiday season. Of course, there will be several shows and concerts, too.

If you’re planning to enjoy the city throughout the holiday season, you need to know where to go. Here are some of the top ways to enjoy Christmas in Boston this year.

Lighted Christmas Trees

The city is filled with lighted Christmas trees. Go on a hunt to enjoy as many as possible and make sure you check out the trees at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Common. Those are two of the best spots for trees, but you’ll find plenty more throughout the city.

Concerts, Performances & Shows

An endless schedule of events will provide plenty of musical concerts, performances, and shows throughout the holiday season. The Boston Holiday Pops Concerts are some of the best found at Symphony Hall and you can also enjoy The Nutcracker put on by the Boston Ballet.

Of course, the Black Nativity is a popular choice and Handel’s Messiah also provides a great choice. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is always a popular choice and there will be several other performances of The Nutcracker throughout the city, as well.

Shop Until You Drop

The holiday season is the time to shop, as well. Boston offers plenty of shopping and many of the stores will be decorated for the holiday season. You can enjoy shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, along with the Blink! Holiday Light Show. This marketplace offers plenty of boutiques and larger chain stores and the lights are spectacular.

You can also enjoy shopping in many other areas, such as the discount outlets, Assembly Row and Wrentham Village.

Enjoy a Holiday Cruise

Northern Lights, an elegant yacht will be providing special cruises throughout the holiday season. these cruises offer a great way to enjoy the Christmas season in Boston. Enjoy cruising around Boston Harbor and choose from one of these options:

  • Holiday Sunset Cruise
  • Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise
  • Holiday Jazz Cruise
  • An Irish Christmas Carol Cruise
  • Holiday Brunch Cruise

Make sure to book your reservation in advance as these cruises are very popular during the holiday season.

Visit Santa

Santa in Boston

Santa will be found all throughout Boston during the Christmas season. If you have little ones that want to sit on his lap and you want to get a picture, there are a few great places to visit Santa in Boston including:

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Winter Holiday Market at City Hall Plaza
  • Shops at Prudential Center

You will also find Santa at just about every shopping mall in Boston.

Along with these great ways to celebrate Christmas in Boston, you can choose from the following:

  • Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Services
  • Carolers at Downtown Crossing
  • Carolers in Beacon Hill
  • Downtown Holiday Arts Market
  • Old South Ringers Christmas Concert
  • Old North Church Annual Christmas Concert

Plenty of great holiday events will be happening all throughout the season in Boston. If you love Christmas, choose the events you want to attend the most and the places you want to see this year. Then, plan out your perfect Christmas season and enjoy!

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