While an autumn in New England is hard to beat, Boston around the holidays is magical in its own right. From snow covered brownstones, twinkling lights at every turn, and festive activities daily, those giddy and joyful holiday feels are just around the corner!
Continue on to learn more about our favorite holiday activities for any group. From you and your S.O. to you and your friends, to the whole family, we’ve got you covered with a host of activities and events, minutes from our Seaport hotel.
Holiday Activities in Boston
For You and Your Partner
Part of the romantic draw of our city is its antiquated and historical feel. Being an old city, Boston is brimming with beautiful historic buildings, cobblestone streets, narrow lanes and alleys, and small but wonderful restaurants. Take advantage of our walkable neighborhoods and explore Boston with your significant other!
For the oldest and most charming neighborhood tour, consider strolling through Beacon Hill. From lanes filled with gorgeous Federal-period homes to Christmas wreaths on almost every door to holiday lights sparkling everywhere you look, Christmastime in Beacon Hills looks to be straight out of a movie. While you’re out, pop into your local wine bar or Irish pub for a bubbly beverage or toasty snack or venture into the quaint boutiques and cozy bakeries and cafes along Charles Street.
And for those couples who really want to be dazzled during their Boston getaway, check out the grandest light show in town, Blink!, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This light show consists of 350,000 golden LED bulbs adorning the huge trees throughout the market area and music from the Boston Pops’ Holiday Pops concert.
If you and your S.O. are looking to enjoy some fine wining and dining then we have just the place for you! Consider dining at the Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf, located just minutes away from our Seaport hotel. Enjoy the scenes of Boston Harbor on the Seaport’s Liberty Wharf while enjoying some delicious food and seasonal drink favorites like winter warming Eggnog White Russian or festive Gingerbread Martini.
For You and Your Friends
Skate the Day Away
Grab your friends and venture to this popular spot for ice-skating. Frog Pond on the Boston Common has its own ice-making system for pristine conditions and also offers handy skate rentals and steaming hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage for after your session.
Snowport Holiday Wonderland & Outdoor Game Center
Located in our very own Seaport neighborhood, Snowport Holiday Wonderland & Outdoor Game Center is an interactive dream come true! Snowport returns with fun outdoor play options for all ages: including iceless curling, light-up Bocce, and large-scale versions of classic games such as Battleship, Jenga, KanJam, and more.
Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
Gather your friends and deck out in the ugliest holiday sweater you can get your hands on for Boston’s 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl on Saturday, 12/11. A general admissions wristband gets you door cover charges waived, up to 50% off drinks, up to 25% off select foods, holiday-themed drinks, and more!
Stay the Night at Seaport
Our Hampton Inn Hotel is perfect for an overnight stay, while our Homewood Suites in the same building are perfect for families looking for apartment-style living. When you arrive at our hotel, you’ll be greeted by our new, custom-designed sculpture titled Arrival. This beautiful and unique work of art will welcome you into our space while paying homage to the area’s maritime roots and the flourishing creative community that makes the Seaport District so special. Stay at our Seaport Hotel to enjoy your holiday getaway to the lively and magical city of Boston!
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