Boston is one of the best places to visit during the Christmas season because there are loads of fun things to do with your friends and families! Whether you are interested in lights, physical activity or the arts, visitors will not be disappointed with the array of events that this city provides for the yuletide season. Don’t be intimidated by thoughts of exorbitant expenses for high ticket prices or admittance fees, I assure you there is plenty to do without having to break the bank. This is the time of year to enjoy quality time with your loved ones, and you shouldn’t have to spend huge amounts of money to partake in the wonderful Christmas activity that Bean Town provides. Here are some of my favorite things that put me in the holiday spirit while visiting Boston.
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The Nutcracker is a time-honored tradition that Bostonians have enjoyed for decades. The dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, the Land of Sweets and the running of the mice are exciting to watch as ballet dancers float across the stage and captivating music is played composed by the infamous Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Costumes and stage design are also magnificent aspects of this production and are sure to inspire the joy of Christmas to whomever takes a seat in the theater. Tickets are on sale at the Boston Opera House and shows run from December 3rd to December 31st with ticket prices ranging from the low one hundreds to above. Perfect for children, you wont be disappointed in the amazing cast, music and directing of The Boston Nutcracker.
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Frog Pond Skating
Get your coats, scarves and mittens on and high tale it over to the Frog Pond located in the Boston Common of downtown Boston. Skaters come from all over to take their turn gliding across the pristine ice while watching the stunning Boston skyline scrawl across the city. Amenities include the Frog Pond Café where you can grab yourself a snack or a cup of hot chocolate to warm your bones. You can even book the rink for holiday parties or schedule lessons for the kids! The pond is open daily at 10 am only costs $5.00 for those over 58 inches tall and is absolutely FREE for under.
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Faneuil Hall Shopping
If you are a shopper at heart, you won't want to miss the deals going on in the infamous Faneuil Hall Marketplacein Boston. Packed with every boutique imaginable, you’ll be bedazzled by the Christmas decorations hanging from every ceiling as well as the enchanting carols being played both in person and over the loud speakers. Be sure to check out the largest Christmas tree in Boston along with international phenomenon Blink light show. If you would like to attend these events, visit their website for more information.
Suzie & Rick Canale, Westwood, MA 2014
Suzie's husband Rick managed the Exotic Flowers in Faneuil Marketplace from 2001 to 2011.