Here's where to see Christmas trees, menorahs, and other holiday decorations. Boston is dressed in its wintery best
It's the time of year when every walk around the house feels like a stroll through a storybook, and we aim to connect readers to all of Boston's most festive holiday displays, starting with a few Christmas trees and menorah lightings citygoers can still catch.
Watch the Boston Common light up at the lighted pond on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., as the 'Boston'stands 48 feet tall and is decorated with 7,000 rainbow lights. A free ice-skating show will also be available before the lighting event.
While you are there, check out the Boston Common menorah, which stands 22 feet tall and is one of New England's largest menorahs. Lightings will continue every night, culminating on Monday, Dec. 6, the last day of Hanukkah.
The entire walking corridor will be lit up as a winter spectacle for everyone to enjoy throughout the season, shortly following Common tree lighting on Dec. 2.
On Friday, December 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., gather on the Seaport Common to watch the holiday tree light up at the annual. This is a fantastic time to visit the neighborhood's third annual, which includes festive foods, outdoor games, and a new European-style open air holiday market.
And, on Sunday, Dec. 5, the Seaport kicks off its annual Hanukkah celebration with a menorah lighting ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m., which includes live music, outdoor activities, and, of course, the lighting of the 9 foot tall menorah.
The Copley Square tree is already illuminated, standing tall with sparkling golden lights. The menorah is also up, and a visit to this famous area of the city is always worth the visit this time of year.
The Christopher Columbus Park transforms into a magical light garden for everyone to enjoy, with over 50,000 glowing blue and white bulbs. Visit it on 144 Atlantic Ave. for a taste.
Mayor Michelle Wu hosts an enchanted trolley tour on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 5th, where the mayor lights Christmas trees in different Boston neighborhoods. The tour will run through five venues: Mattapan, Readville, and West Roxbury; on Saturday, it will run through Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roxbury, the South End, and Brighton; and on Sunday, stops include South Boston, Chinatown, the North End, Charlestown, East Boston, and Dorchester. Visit the.
This holiday season will see prancing reindeer, sparkling candy canes, and some of your favorite holiday characters all from the comfort (and warmth) of your own vehicle. The event begins at 10 p.m. on December 24, and costs $40 to $55.
The Enchanted Village goes all out, with an indoor skating rink, a 4-D Polar Express theater show, and a laser show. The adventure runs through Jan. 2, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jordans Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.
Stay tuned! This article will be updated with additional cant-miss holiday displays.
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