December in Boston: Things To Do
December in Boston
Yep, the 12th month of the year is right around the corner. Can you believe it?
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Check out these fabulous events and happenings for December in Boston.
Theater Shows In December in Boston
There are so many shows going on in the month of December it is hard to narrow down the list.
- The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House
- The Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse
- Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity at Paramount Theatre
- Tedeschi Trucks Band & Amy Ray at the Orpheum Theatre – Boston
- Cirque Dreams: Holidaze at the Shubert Theatre
- Cast Of Impractical Jokers & The Tenderloins at Boch Center – Wang Theater
- Pink Martini at Orpheum Theatre
- Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream at Agganis Arena
- Boston Holiday Pops Concerts in Symphony Hall
Christmas Trees and Lights
You can find the two biggest trees in Boston at Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Faneuil Hall is also the place to see Blink! holiday lights and music show. This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston’s skyline – to the music of the Holiday Pops. It is a seven-minute show that runs continuously each evening beginning November 20th.
Shopping is one of the top things to do in Boston in December! The stores and streets are lit up with festive holiday decorations and cheer!
Frog Pond Ice Skating
For many, a spin around Frog Pond at Boston Common is a winter tradition in Boston. Grab family and friends and rent some ice skates and show off your moves.
Skiing Near Boston
Massachusetts ski areas near Boston and beyond provide plenty of downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and cross country trails.
First Night Boston 2017 – First Day Boston
Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Boston at this huge two-day event with lots of activities for the whole family.
First Night festivities include a dramatic fireworks show at midnight over Boston Harbor, a huge Celebrate Boston Parade down Boylston Street, family-friendly activities, live musical performances, and spectacular ice sculptures by renowned artists.
Then, kick off 2017 with a First Day Fun Run/Walk on Boston Common. Look for special museum discounts, more arts performances around the city, and plenty of First Day brunches at Boston restaurants.
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