Winter must-dos in Boston metro Reply

By Cassidy Murray – Sports Editor


Boston offers a variety of sights and events around the holiday season, including ice skating, holiday tree lighting ceremonies, and performances such as Elf the Musical at the Wang Theatre. Photo by Michael Bueno

Looking for something to do on your day off this winter? Check out these fun activities to do in the Boston area!

Ice Skating in the City 

This is a low-cost activity that could be a ton of fun for a group of friends or a date. Visit Frog Pond in Boston Common or visit the new and popular winter wonderland at City Hall Plaza. Both locations offer options for food and beverages and are conveniently located in bustling areas in the city.


The Boston Tea Party Reenactment 

On December 16, witness and celebrate the night that changed America’s history. The annual reenactment begins at the Old South Meeting house where all reenactors will join together and march to Griffin’s Wharf and dump tea overboard. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

horses winter

Photo by Cassidy Murray

The Old Town Trolley Tour  

The trolley tour is a great way to see more than 100 of the most well-known sights in Boston without having to drive around and look for parking. There is a conductor that talks about each of the sights along the way and you are free to get off and on as you please.


Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies 

There are multiple tree lighting ceremonies throughout the city of Boston. In late November, there is the Boston Common tree lighting ceremony where they light the special tree that was a gift from Nova Scotia. The Faneuil Hall tree lighting ceremony also takes place in late November, along with the Copley Square tree lighting and the Massachusetts State House tree lighting. These trees stay lit for most of December and are the perfect setting for photos.

Quincy market winter

Photo by Cassidy Murray

Sporting Events 

On the more expensive side, there are a number of sporting events going on in the Boston area, whether it’s at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, or right in the city at TD Garden. The Bruins, Celtics, and the New England Patriots all have games in late November and December.


Theater Events  

Boston has an incredible theatre district where you can see shows like Elf The Musical,  Blue Man Group, and many musical artists like Pentatonix and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Most of the Boston Theatre District’s performances can be seen just a short walk from the Boylston Street stop on the MBTA Green Line.

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