5 Things to Do in Boston in December
December is a festive month for the city of Boston. Sure, the weather has gotten cold, but that doesn’t stop people from looking for things to do! The fact that the holiday season is in full swing also means that there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the city. Here’s a look at some of the things you can do in Boston during the month of December:
View the Holiday Lights
As the holiday season swings into gear, places all over the city and the surrounding area put their holiday lights up for all to enjoy. In the city, the top places to view the lights include Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Copley Square, the North End, and the Massachusetts State House. Besides that, you can easily drive around in the surrounding area to look at lights put up by smaller towns and those on display at people’s homes. Here’s an article
that highlights the best places near Boston to catch a glimpse of the holiday lights.
Attend a Performance
Boston has a regular schedule of performances set up throughout the year. However, during the month of December, there are some unique ones that are worth checking out. If you love the ballet, consider attending a performance of Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker
. The Boston Pops also performs their annual holiday show
on a regular schedule. Disney on Ice
will also be in Boston from December 22,2017 to January 1, 2018.
Take a Holiday Cruise
Although most people think Boston Harbor Cruises are just for the warmer weather, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re looking for something different to do this December, consider taking one of the special cruises. The Classic Harbor Line
, for example, runs several festive cruises, such as the Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise. They also offer companies the chance to host their holiday party on one of their boats.
Go Ice Skating
It used to be that those who wanted to go ice skating in Boston had to either visit the Frog Pond or one of the indoor rinks, such as the Steriti Rink in the North End. This year, another outdoor option has opened up at City Hall Plaza
called the “Skating Path.” There is also a Boston winter market to enjoy that runs from November 24th
to December 31st
. This holiday market has a wide variety of vendors selling their artisanal goods, as well as a beer and wine pavilion, food, hot chocolate, and skate rentals. This is a truly unique holiday experience and City Hall Plaza is only a 5-minute walk from the Devonshire Apartments.
Attend a New Year’s Celebration
There are plenty of ways that you can spend New Year’s Eve in Boston and there is something for everyone. Consider attending the First Night
celebration that encompasses the whole city on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. You can also spend New Year’s Eve in one of the city’s top nightclubs
If you’re looking for something to do in Boston during the month of December, these activities are the perfect choice.