Enjoying Thanksgiving in Boston offers plenty of fun things to do throughout the weekend. Between Black Friday shopping the Bruins Hockey game and the many other events going on, you certainly won’t get bored. Here’s a look at the many events happening in Boston over Thanksgiving Weekend 2018.
Bruins Thanksgiving Game
You’ll find plenty of fun at TD Garden where the Bruins play. Get your tickets as soon as possible to ensure you get to go to the game. It’s one of the best venues in the city and if you love hockey, you’ll enjoy a game over the weekend.
The Bruins will be playing on Friday, November 23rd against the Pittsburg Penguins at 7:30pm.
Shop Until You Drop
It’s an early start for many and Black Friday can be a great time to grab bargain deals. However, the entire weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time to shop in Boston
You can hit one of the top spots, which is right in the middle of Boston on Newbury Street. This is the spot for designer boutiques, big-box stores and great consignment options.
Another good option is the Wrentham Outlets, which offers plenty of luxury options. However, the outlets will likely be crowded, so prepare ahead and get there early for parking. A few other places to go shopping over Thanksgiving Weekend include the Prudential Center and Assembly Row.
Visit the Plimoth Plantation
Maybe you want to have an incredible Thanksgiving Day by returning to where the Pilgrims first landed. The Plimoth Plantation is a great way to celebrate the holiday and a visit on Thanksgiving will provide a special tour to enjoy.
If you have a GoBoston Discount Card, you actually get free admission. The Plimoth Plantation is open all the way through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend before closing for the winter. This is the last chance to visit until March 2019.
Go Out for Thanksgiving Dinner
If you don’t like the idea of slaving over a stove all day on a traditional mean, there are several Boston restaurants providing exactly what you’re after. Even those looking for a non-traditional or vegetarian option will find a great place for Thanksgiving Dinner within the city. Enjoy a three or four-course meal or even one of the best buffets of the year at one of the top restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner. Some of the top choices include:
- Bar Boulud in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
- Atlantic Room in the Boston Harbor Hotel
- Rowes Wharf Sea Grille in the Boston Harbor Hotel
- Meritage in the Boston Harbor Hotel
- Precinct Kitchen + Bar in the Loews Boston Hotel
- Taj Boston
- Parker’s Restaurant in the Omni Parker House Hotel
- 75 Chestnut
- Hampshire House
- 75 Liberty Wharf
- And More!
Top Thanksgiving Weekend Concerts and Theater Performances
Boston will also be full of great concerts and theater performances over Thanksgiving Weekend. If you want to take a break from all the work and all the shopping, you can catch one of the many shows in town including:
- Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse
- Thom Yorke at The Boch Center
- John Legend at The Boch Center
- Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andres Nelsons at Boston Symphony Hall
- Allen Stone at Royale Boston
- Mike Epps at Wilbur Theatre
- John Gondelman at Laugh Boston
- San Holo at House of Blues
- The Menzingers at House of Blues
- And More!
Check out some Christmas Lights
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a great place to start the Christmas festivities over Thanksgiving Weekend. They will be starting the beautiful Christmas lights display called Blink!
This display is known as one of the best in the place and while the Faneuil Marketplace will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, it will be open all weekend long. You can score some great Black Friday deals and enjoy some incredible lights all at the same time.
Hit the Ski Resorts
There are plenty of places for outdoor fun near Boston including plenty of ski area. Many will be opening over Thanksgiving weekend for the season including:
- Loon Mountain
- Bretton Woods
- Stowe Mountain Resort
- Sunday River
There are many others that may open, such as Waterville Valle and Jiminy Peake. The conditions will dictate which open and which don’t, but expect to have the opportunity to start the ski season over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Boston is a great place to be for the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you’re staying in town, you can enjoy plenty of events and fun things to do all weekend long.