It’s time to say goodbye to 2021 (finally!) and HELLO to 2022. Although there’s still a lot to be done in the new year, it sure feels like it’s a fresh start. From world-class exhibits and wonderful concerts to the newest restaurants hitting The Hub this upcoming year, here are some of the best happenings every Bostonian should add to their bucket list. Here’s to things looking up in 2022!
1. See massive, moving dinosaurs up-close at Dino Safari
Dino Safariis the perfect treat for any dino enthusiasts in your life, whether they’re young or older. In this immersive exhibition, you’ll be able to meet life-sized, moving dinosaurs up-close and learn everything about how they lived while on earth. With a huge gift shop filled with dino merch and a VR game close by, it’s an action-packed adventure you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
2-6. Get swept away by classical music at one of these stunning candlelit concerts.
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts in some of Boston’s most magical locations. Simply known as “Candlelight,” this concert series invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Taylor Swift, in an intimate atmosphere.
- From Bach to The Beatles
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- A Tribute to Queen and More
- Rock Classics on Strings
- Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
7. Experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at full scale in Boston
You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to experience the beauty and marvel of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. This immersive exhibit will be true-to-size while still allowing you to get up-close views of the incredible details of these masterpieces. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Join the waitlist and get exclusive access before tickets are released to the public!
8. Travel down the rabbit hole at the Mad Hatter’s delightfully mad (Gin &) Tea Party in Boston
We can’t wait to experience this new hit when it comes to Boston this year! Your hosts for the evening, The Mad Hatter and his even madder guests, invite you to delight and bewitch the senses as you enjoy a 90-minute psychedelic cocktail menu. Get your tickets here.
9-10.Go on a mystery picnic through the city
These self-guided picnics are perfect for a day full of adventure and amazing food. Start off by getting your basket and make your way through Downtown Boston, Back Bay, Concord or Portland Maine (you can select the area of your choice after purchase) as you solve clues and riddles to pick up your picnic food bit by bit. Each clue will get you closer to the final stunning secret destination where you’ll get to enjoy all the picnic bites and gourmet goodies you picked up along the way. The tours usually take 3-4 hours and are the perfect COVID-friendly experience to get lost in!
11. Snag some giant cookies at Levain Bakery’s new Boston location
New York’s famous Levain Bakery is planning opening a location in Boston in early winter 2022. Best known for their giant cookies, Levain’s first New England location will be headquartered at 180 Newbury Street, right by Copley Square. With a crispy outside and a soft inside, these cookies weigh in at 6 ounces. You’ll soon be able to judge if they live up to the hype!
12. Go under the sea for the The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience
Get ready to go under the sea and step into a world of mermaids, sailors, and sea creatures. During this 90-minute cocktail experience, you’ll be submerged in a breathtaking atmosphere unlike anything you’ve seen on land! With stunning decor, delicious drinks, and talented actors guiding you through this mysterious and mesmerizing world, it’s a cocktail experience you’ll have to see to believe. You can reserve your spot on the waitlist now!
13. Complete your bucket list of quintessential Boston activities
There’s at least 50 total must-do things that you should try at least once in your life while living in Boston, so why not get around to those you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to this New Year?
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