Christmas in Boston
Boston at Christmas 2014
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Boston at Christmas

Christmas is a spectacular time in Boston – the locals really make sure it’s an unforgettable season – and perhaps even more so since Christmas was actually outlawed in Boston by the Puritans in the 17th Century! They’re making up for lost time!

If you’re travelling to Boston as a tourist, please remember that it’s going to be cold, very cold. OK – not as cold as January and February, but there temperature is likely to be in the 40s (just above freezing) and there’s a possibility of snow. So make sure you take a very warm coat and a hat so you can spend your time enjoying the city, not shivering!

One of our favorite things to do in Boston at Christmas is to visit the Zoo Lights. Every year the Lincoln Zoo Park puts on a remarkable and beautiful display of lights and ice carvings, plus an opportunity to visit Santa, enjoy festive food and drink and of course visit the wonderful animals. It’s a real family treat.

Boston Christmas 2014

hotel at christmas When you’re ready to do some Christmas shopping, Fanhueil Hall Marketplace should be one of your first stops. It really grabs hold of the holiday season, with the biggest focus being a giant Christmas tree (sometimes as tall as 80 feet). The lighting ceremony usually takes place on a Saturday in the middle of November, and is a day long celebration featuring dancers, musicians, and other entertainers.

Just a short trip North East will take you to Cambridge MA, the home of the Harvard Square Holiday Fair. Held every weekend in December this annual tradition is held at the First Parish Church, hosting craft makers from across Massachusetts and the whole of New England. But its not just great gift buying, the entire vibe of the market is really positive and uplifting.

Christmas Shopping In Boston

Boston giftsWhen you’re ready to do some Christmas shopping, Fanhueil Hall Marketplace should be one of your first stops. It really grabs hold of the holiday season, with the biggest focus being a giant Christmas tree (sometimes as tall as 80 feet).

The lighting ceremony usually takes place on a Saturday in the middle of November, and is a day long celebration featuring dancers, musicians, and other entertainers.

A huge highlight of the Christmas season in Boston Massachusetts is the annual Christmas Festival in the Seaport World Trade Center on the first weekend of November 2014. With over 300 craft artist shops you can be sure of finding some unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends.

Meeting Santa in 2014

meet santa in BostonChildren love to meet Father Christmas (or Santa) and tell him that they have been well behaved throughout the year.

You can meet Santa at many of the places listed above, but if you can’t make any of those, we also suggest the Natick Collection on Worcester Street or either the Prudential Center or Atrium Mall on Boylston.