If you’re spending Christmas in Boston, you’re in for a treat. There are tons of fun, festive Christmas events in Boston happening throughout the holiday season. From Christmas markets, the Christmas tree and festive shows, you won’t struggle to find holiday events to fill your itinerary. Here are the best Boston Christmas events for 2019…
  • Boston Pops Christmas
  • Christmas Shows Boston
  • Boston Christmas Festival
  • Holiday in the Park
  • Boston Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Holiday Bricktacular 

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Boston Pops Christmas

December 4-24, 2019 at Symphony Hall A festive event that should definitely be on your itinerary is a Boston Pops Christmas show. See the orchestra led by conductor Keith Lockhart play your favorite holiday tunes, complete with sing-a-longs! There are also Kids Matinees on select dates, plus visits from Santa throughout the season. This would be a great event to attend with the whole family, so gather your group and practice your singing. Be quick, as tickets sell out quickly – tickets range from $35-$162.

Boston Christmas Festival

November 8-10, 2019 at Seaport World Trade Center Christmas has come early in the form of the Boston Christmas Festival If you’re in the city early November, check out Boston’s 33rd Annual Christmas Festival. There will be more than 350 pop up shops selling gifts, jewelry, art, food, decor, and more – perfect for Christmas shopping! You’ll find unique and artisanal gifts for everyone you need to buy for.  Advance tickets $14, and then they’ll go up to $16. 
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Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

Weekends throughout December Head to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston this season and celebrate with their Holiday Bricktacular. During their themed weekends, LEGOLAND will host festive activities like Holiday Build Challenges and a Scavenger Hunt. Plus, the park will be decorated for the holidays! This is a great attraction to incorporate into your vacation – and the kids will love it! Getting in: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston tickets are included in the Go Boston pass.

Boston Christmas Tree Lighting

Faneuil Hall, tree lighting date TBD.  Though the date hasn’t been set yet, the Boston Christmas Tree Lighting typically happens just after Thanksgiving. If you can make it to the lighting event, you’ll get to experience Boston’s full festivity and mark the start of the Christmas season in style. If not, you should still check out the tree – be sure to snap the ultimate holiday selfie!
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Christmas Shows Boston

November - December, various locations. There are lots of Christmas shows in Boston this holiday season. You could see classic productions like the Boston Ballet Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. Or take the kids to see the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer show or A Magical Cirque Christmas. Adults will love A Drag Queen Christmas! No matter what you’re into, there's sure to be a show on to suit you. Check out the Boston Theater website for more information and tickets.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags New England

Select dates November 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020 As if Six Flags wasn’t fun already, they’ll host Holiday in the Park events throughout the season. There will be festive shows, seasonal food, and exclusive holiday merch. Plus all the classic rides and rollercoasters of course! This would be a great family day out – there are rides and shows for everyone. Getting in: Six Flags New England tickets are included in the Go Boston pass.

In summary

There's lots to do in Boston for Christmas 2019. From classic holiday activities like a Christmas market to festive spins on your favorite attractions, your itinerary will be jam-packed!

Save on admission

Admission to top Boston attractions is included in the Go Boston pass. You could save up to 55% on admission vs gate price.

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