10 things to do Thanksgiving weekend in Boston

Planning to be in Boston for Thanksgiving? There’s no better place to kick off the holiday season! Here are ten ideas for a fun, memorable Thanksgiving weekend in Boston…

  1. Start your weekend off on the right foot … Join 1,200 other runners on Thanksgiving morning for the 13th annual Boston Volvo 5K Turkey Trot in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The race starts and ends at Boston Volvo on Beacon Street in Brighton.
  2. Thanksgiving in New England wouldn’t be complete without a visit to historic Plimoth Plantation. Watch the annual Pilgrim Procession (10 a.m. on North Street) and enjoy a truly authentic Thanksgiving experience!
  3. Of course, the best thing about being away from home for Thanksgiving is that you don’t have to cook! Thanksgiving dinner at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge is holiday tradition not to be missed. Join locals and visitors alike for a fabulous meal at this perennial favorite in historic Harvard Square.
  4. On Friday, burn off that extra piece of pumpkin pie with a stroll through beautiful Beacon Hill. Admire the holiday decorations on historic Louisburg Square and Acorn Street and then head over to the Boston Common to ice skate at Frog Pond.
  5. Boston is a “walking city,” even in late November! The Freedom Trail is a walking trail that takes visitors past many well-known sites in the city. The trail ends in the Charlestown Navy Yard, home to the U.S.S. Constitution, which will be open from 9:30 to 3:50 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
  6. Get started on your holiday shopping at Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Find that perfect gift in one of the many specialty boutiques, enjoy a wide variety of dining options and take in some of the many holiday-themed events:
  7. The 25th Annual Boston Tuba Christmas Concert on Saturday, November 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the West End Promenade. More than 140 local tuba players performing favorite holiday tunes Thanksgiving weekend in Boston!
  8. Bring the kids for FREE photos with the Globe Santa, Saturday, November 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (outdoors in the West End Promenade between the Quincy Market Building and Historic Faneuil Hall). Established in 1956, The Boston Globe’s ‘Globe Santa’ program will provide more that 55,000 underprivileged children with gifts this holiday season.
  9. Jukebox Dancers ~ Rockin’ Holiday Party! Join Alexis & the Jukebox Dancers this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a Rockin’ Holiday Dance Party, Sunday, November 28th at 3:00 p.m. All performances will take place in the West End Promenade between Historic Faneuil Hall and the Quincy Market Building.
  10. Finally, don’t miss the Boston Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker,” at the Boston Opera House on Washington Street. The ballet opens on Friday, November 26th and runs through New Year’s Eve, with no shows on Sundays and Christmas Day.

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend in Boston!

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  4. Amy says:

    I will be out on the Frog Pond skating this weekend! Or at least attempting to skate! Great way to burn off some of that turkey and mashed potatoes!

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