What to Do in Boston During Thanksgiving Weekend
After Thanksgiving dinner is over, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit! There are plenty of things to do throughout the city of Boston during Thanksgiving weekend that offer a nice kickoff to the holiday season. Here are some great ideas for activities you can enjoy over the course of the weekend:
For those who love to shop, it’s hard to resist all those deals available on Black Friday – as long as you don’t mind braving the crowds! Some top places to shop include the shops at Quincy Market, the Shops at the Prudential Center, Newbury Street in the Back Bay, and Assembly Row in Somerville. You might want to check with each of the stores you’re interested in visiting individually to find out what their Black Friday deals are.
Attend a Pub Crawl
Are you looking for an alternative to shopping on Thanksgiving weekend? Boston Crawling
is running three Pub Crawls over the course of the weekend. There’s one on Black Friday, November 25 and two on Saturday, November 26. The “Freedom Trail Pub Crawls” take you on a journey through the historic Freedom Trail in Boston by visiting some of the most historic pubs in the city.
Watch Handel and Haydn Society’s Messiah
If you’re craving a little culture during Thanksgiving weekend, consider heading to Symphony Hall to watch Handel and Haydn Society perform Messiah
! The society is only holding three performances during the holiday season and all are taking place during Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out!
View the Lights at Faneuil Hall
Even if you don’t go shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, you might want to head to Faneuil Hall
anyway to view the holiday lights! The official tree lighting ceremony took place on November 19th
, and the daily “Blink” show will be happening daily starting on November 22nd
and ending on January 3rd
starting at 4:30 PM every evening and ending at 9:30 PM. Viewing this light show is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!
Attend the Nutcracker
Each year, the Boston Ballet
hosts multiple performances of the Nutcracker Suite
. Whether this is your first time attending the Nutcracker
or you’ve made it a holiday tradition, you should reserve your tickets soon if you want to attend one of the shows over Thanksgiving weekend since it’s one of their most popular weekends. The show runs from Friday November 25, 2016 to January 3, 2017.
Eat a Great Meal
Are you looking for a great place near Boston to eat a nice meal? Whether you’re looking for a nice restaurant to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner
or you simply want to dine by a cozy fireplace
there are plenty of places to satisfy your cravings! Restaurants such as The Fireplace in Brookline, Post 390, Bistro du Midi, Yvonne’s, and Bastille Kitchen all have fireplaces. Consider making a reservation beforehand since Thanksgiving weekend tends to be busy.
These activities will certainly keep you busy during Thanksgiving weekend!