2017 Boston holiday activities: Some resources

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … which is probably good, since it’s already 12/15. What events are there across the next 10 days — and that week towards NYE — in the Boston area, especially family-friendly holiday activities? Here are some ideas.

One comprehensive guide

… is this one from Boston Discovery, which even lists some half-price/holiday discounted tickets (some of these have expired by the time you read this):

– A Charlie Brown Christmas – Boston Center for the Arts – Goldstar $15; full price $30
– Official SantaCon Crawl Boston 2017 – Hard Rock Cafe – Goldstar Comp-$5; Full price $10
– Holiday Pops – Boston Symphony Hall – Goldstar $23-$103; Full price $33-$147
– Tipsy Chocolate Tours – Boozy walking tour in Boston’s Back Bay – Goldstar $48; Full price $68
– Urban Nutcracker – John Hancock Hall – Goldstar $20-$40; Full price $45-$65
– Boston Holiday Duck Tours – Prudential Center – Goldstar $29; full price $43
 The Velveteen Rabbit – Boston Center for the Arts – Goldstar $15; full price $30
– Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl – Mija Cantina and Tequila Bar – Goldstar Comp-$5; Full price $12
– Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity – Paramount Theatre – Goldstar $25-$40; full price $35-$48
– Boston Chocolate Workshop: Make Your Own Truffles – Goldstar $49; Full price $85
– The Nutcracker – Emerson Culter Majestic Theatre – Goldstar $20-$38; Full price $52-$75
– Hot Chocolat Tasting Tour @ starts at Cuppacoffee – Full price $55; Goldstar $28


This is running through 1/1 in Faneuil Hall.

Black Nativity

Langston Hughes’ play is at Paramount Theater. The action is actually set in modern times.

The Boston Holiday Lights Trail

Plenty of winter wonderlands around here.

Teddy Bear Tea, Edaville Express, and Enchanted Villages

Kid-friendly activities galore right here.

What about the burbs?

You can sort by suburbs of Boston on this link, including Wellesley and more.

Disney on Ice, The Nutcracker, and more burbs events

… can be found here.


This has a detailed listing of events around Boston, although some are non-kid-friendly NYE parties, so use some caution.

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