Winter presents a wonderful opportunity to explore Boston. Bed and Breakfasts and Vacation Rentals are priced at affordable winter rates and you can stay within steps to the Freedom Trail and Copley Place. There are many Boston Events and winter activities happening for the holiday season and New Year.

We have private apartments in the North End, South End and Historic Charlestown with special deals for nightly and/or weekly stays in December where you can enjoy easy access to many of these wonderful winter attractions. If you prefer a Bed and Breakfast, Abigayle’s in Kenmore Square will welcome you after a chilly day exploring to their warm and comfortable accommodations, all within a short walk or metro stop to a variety of winter events.

BLINK –Light and Sound Show – Faneuil Hall Marketplace – November 29-January 1 – reoccurs daily

BOSTON WINTER – Boston City Hall Plaza – November 27 – March 31 -An winter mix of outdoor activities, includes a unique reconfigured outdoor ice skating path custom designed to weave around the marquee “Boston” sign. Skate rentals are available and path is open through February. Outdoor Holiday Market has boutique style chalets with a wide variety of local and international gifts, goods and food. There will be local artists’ performances, an enchanted Christmas tree maze, a Santa House, a Bavarian Village, and Vinopolis an interactive wine and beer experience.

HISTORIC HOLIDAY STROLLS – Freedom Trail – November 30 – January 28 – Led by 19th-century Dickensian costumed guides departing from the Arts Boston Booth at Faneuil Hall, the Strolls are a tour of holiday lights and Christmas trees along the Freedom Trail and an exclusive visit to the Omni Parker House for signature refreshments and world-famous Boston Cream Pie. These merry 90-minute tours are a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Strolls offered Thursdays through Sundays at 3:30pm from November through January and may be booked as a private family or group tour.

THE BOSTON BALLET’S: The Nutcracker – Boston Opera House – November 27 – December 31
Enter the magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes and follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting classical ballet – set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky- continues to enthrall audiences of all ages.

2017 HOLIDAY POPS – Boston Symphony Orchestra – December 5-31
Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at the historic Symphony Hall in a performance of holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus. Decorated to evoke the magic and charm of the season-where Pops patrons sit at cabaret-style tables and order food and drink with family and friends, all while taking in the music and entertainment.

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS:– Harvard University Sanders Theatre, Cambridge – December 8- 27
A holiday tradition since 1971, The Christmas Revels is a theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, folktales and rituals. This year we explore the magical city of Venice, featuring luscious music, tricky sets, gorgeous costumes, superb musical guests, a tuneful dancing chorus and street kids who sing like angels.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION – Copley Square – December 31, 2017
Free and open to all. Entertainment and attractions are in Copley Square and the Back Bay. Traditions include the People’s Procession at 6:00pm, fantastic ice sculptures, light displays and 7:00 PM Family Fireworks in Boston Common, signature Copley Countdown pyrotechnics and light show is in Copley Square at midnight.

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