February is finally here!
We’re halfway through winter, and while spring is far ahead on the horizon, there’s so much to enjoy during this snowy month! From wintertime classics like sledding and ice skating to Valentine’s specials like romantic concerts and dinners, we have plenty of activities and ideas for you to enjoy this February in Boston.
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in a historical Boston venue. Throughout this winter, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of themed repertoires, from Beethoven to Taylor Swift. There’s even a special Valentine’s concert for you and your sweetheart to enjoy! Hosted at the Temple Ohabei Shalom, the venue will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- From Bach to The Beatles
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- A Tribute to Elton John
- Beethoven’s Best Works
- Valentine’s Day Special, feat. “Romeo and Juliet” and more
The Strand Theatre is currently hosting a totally unique entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes will swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale. You can even attend a live concert inside the exhibit on Valentine’s Day—talk about dreamy!
We can’t wait to experience this new hit when it comes to Boston this February! 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.
Dino Safari is an absolute delight for dino enthusiasts, both young or older. In this immersive exhibition located in Faneuil Hall, 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 a fun family adventure that over 33k have experienced and loved so far in Boston. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
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. Reserve your spot on the waitlist now!
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!
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone and take an Italian cooking class with your friends, family, or loved ones. Not only will you have fun and eat fantastic food, you’ll also be able to recreate the dishes afterwards as many times as you want.
Food tours are the perfect way to explore the best offerings of Boston’s food scene. Instead of stressing about what to eat for dinner, go on a guided (or self-guided!) tour around the city to have a totally unique culinary experience. Our favorites in Boston right now include:
You won’t want to miss this immersive VR experience based on the Netflix original film Army of the Dead. This limited-run VR experience lets you fight your way through hordes of zombies in mixed reality with the latest technology that feels shockingly real. Ready to destroy some zombies? Reserve your spot on the waitlist here.
Ghost tours are a signature Boston event for a reason! if you’ve never been on one before, then be sure to check out the Boston Ghost Tour, running every night throughout the winter. While walking the city streets after dark, you’ll learn the stories of haunted locations and ghosts that provide a different viewpoint on some of the real history hidden behind the city’s past. Alternatively, if you fancy a drink along the way of Boston’s famous haunts, check out the combination Haunted Boston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour!
At Legoland Boston, you can immerse yourself in the world of a Lego playground! Discover how Legos are made, take a ride on two indoor attractions, and learn how to make the best Lego castles and forts from expert builders. It’s a totally awesome experience for Lego lovers of all ages.
The Lunar New Year arrives on February 1st, but Boston will be celebrating throughout the month. Our city has the third largest Chinese community in the country, so the celebrations here are some of the biggest in the Northeast! To get in the festive spirit, check out these three local events happening in Boston this February that are all about ringing in the new year.
This February, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is bringing back the “Lights in the Necklace” experience to brighten the bridges and parks of this iconic string of parks in Boston. Running from February 1st until March 20th, the lights will provide the perfect dreamy lighting for your walks and photo ops this winter.
A little over an hour and a half away from Boston lies Kennebunkport, a tiny little port town in Maine, where every February is a celebration of all things red and romantic. From February 1st to the 28th, Kennebunkport will “Paint the Town Red” and host a variety of deals, events, and celebrations that earns this town the tile of “Most Romantic Town” in New England.
Ever dreamed of stepping into Elsa’s ice castle from Frozen? That dream can now be a reality at the new Ice Castles experience in North Woodstock, New Hampshire— just 2 hours north of Boston. You can walk through your very own icy fairytale!
23. Go sledding!
We’re bound to get some more snow this February, and what better way to enjoy some inclement weather than to sled down some freshly snowed-upon hills? Boston’s multitude of public parks means that there are plenty of options for picking the best hill for sledding – check out our favorites here.
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