10 Holly Jolly Things To Do In Boston This Holiday Season

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10 Holly Jolly Things To Do In Boston This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season…

To be jolly in Beantown! And what better way to do that than exploring the many fun and festive things going on in the city this year? From fun winter cocktails to igloo dining and dazzling displays, here are 10 holly jolly things to do in Boston this holiday season!

1. Get into the holiday spirits

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit(s) Bostonians. The pandemic may have canceled a lot of our favorite activities but at least we still got holiday pop-ups like Maccabee Bar. Variety Bar’s star bartender and local celeb, Naomy Levy, is bringing back her popular Hanukkah-inspired pop-up for its third run.  Like the previous years, you can expect to enjoy a plethora of Hanukkah-inspired cocktails carefully crafted by Levy.


2-4. Cozy up in an igloo

Photo: Instagram / @envoyboston

We’re not in the Nort Pole but it kinda still feels like it, especially during January and February, so might as well enjoy some of the perks the North has to offer by dining in a cozy igloo at one of these awesome Boston restaurants!

6. Check out Downtown Crossing’s Windows all decked out for the season


Downtown Crossing is donning its holiday best to celebrate the city’s many arts organizations, which have been severely affected by the pandemic. Featuring several new “Stage Windows” — a series of window displays specially designed by some of Boston’s most prominent performing arts organizations — the project seeks to round up Downtown Crossing’s dazzling holiday decorations while paying homage to the city’s art scene.

7. Find the perfect gift

This year our local businesses need our help more than ever, so why not help them out by shopping for our holiday gifts? Whether you choose to check out one of Boston’s many holiday markets or some of its awesome local vendors, you’re sure to find some unique presents for everyone on your list!

8. Head on out to the Snowport for some holiday fun

Snowport opens at Seaport


This winter, Snowport features a wonderland of safe socially-distant activities including Winter Wonder Walks through the neighborhood all decked out for the holidays along with Betty the Yeti, the village’s mascot, vintage gondola cabins serving up major gram goals, a tree market selling everything you can dream of for the perfect Christmas tree and an outdoor game arena.

9. Take a trip up to Maine to discover one of the most beautiful holidays light shows in the world


Luckily for us, the New England town of Boothbay, ME, has one of the most spectacular light shows in the whole world, according to Condé Nast Traveler. So even though we might not get the chance to stroll down London’s Regent Street all decked out for the holidays or wander through Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens (both also on Condè Nast’s list) at least we know we can drive up to Maine for some extra dazzling lights this season!

10. Re-watch your favorite classics

After hundreds of thousands of online signatures in protest from upset viewers, Apple and PBS decided to listen.  Apple recently announced a deal with the network to bring the specials back to TV for ad-free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas.


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