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Boston Holiday Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2019

Boston Holiday Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2019

The holiday spirit is upon us, and there's nothing like celebrating in New England. There's no shortage of holiday fun, and here's your guide to a few can't-miss events this year for you and the whole family.

Boston Theater



Top December Theater Shows in Boston

Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker - The granddaddy of all Christmas shows. The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave soldiers and dancing snowflakes.

Holiday Pops at Boston Symphony Hall - A performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa himself!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The world's most famous reindeer helps Santa save Christmas in this utterly charming production.

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment - Your favorite Disney stories are brought to life with the artistry of ice skating in this holiday presentation.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The timeless movie "White Christmas" is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list."

Boston Ballet's Cinderella - Step into a magical world and timeless balet where pumpkins become carriages and fairy godmothers grant wishes.

Holiday Cruises


Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise - Join in singing your favorite holiday songs led by the Blue Motion Jazz Quarter on this 90 minute Harbor Cruise on the North Lights.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise - Bring in the New Year on this 3-hour fireworks cruise with live music, dancing, appetizers and more!

New Year's Eve Day Brunch Cruise - Welcome the new year with a 3-course brunch on this 2.5 hour sightseeing tour.

Holiday Sunset Cruise - Catch the changing sunset colors along Boston's city skyline on this relaxing 90 minute cruise around the Boston Harbor.

Parades & Runs


• North End Christmas Parade - A North End tradition for half a decade! Look out for Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and lots of elves at the North End's annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 15th from 1-2pm.

Santa Speedo Run - Bundle up and watch the Santa Speedo Run, where some brave souls dressed in Speedos and Santa hats job through the Back Bay for charity. Those committed to raising $400 in donations can participate.

For the Kids


• Santa Photos at the Prudential Center - Find Santa in his Winter Wonderland in the Belvedere Arcade. Mondays through Fridays from 11am - 6pm. Saturdays from 10am - 7pm. Sundays from 11am - 6pm.

Hannukah Celebration at MFA - Come together for an evening of art, music and activities in celebration of the festival of lights. Wednesday, December 18th from 4:30pm - 10:00pm.

Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLand - Build holiday memories throughout December, with a new popular holiday activity each weekend!

Old Town Trolley Holiday Lights Tour - Experience the dazzling lights and splendor of the season with this charming trolley ride through town.

Ice Skating at Frog Pond - Voted the Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rink in the US by USA Today - Frog Pond is open for the season!

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