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Top 8 Family Holiday Events in Boston
Posted October 26th, 2012

Boston During the Holidays is absolutely magical. This historic town comes alive with Holiday Lights, Christmas Music, and ice all over the place, and the best Family Holiday Events in Boston allow you to take in 1 or more of these wondrous Boston Holiday Experiences. 

Boston Hotels like the Boston Park Plaza Hotel sit in the middle of Downtown Boston, and are great family-friendly Boston Accommodations for Exploring the city at Christmastime.

When you’re Traveling to Boston with a family, you may be wondering what the most kid-friendly Boston Events are during the holidays. Boston is a city that beautifully lends itself to the magic of the season, and the Top 8 Family Holiday Events in Boston offer young and old an opportunity to enjoy Christmas and the holidays in a way that only Boston can deliver.

Who doesn’t love a Holiday Tree Lighting? In Boston, your family will be able to choose from at least 3 different Boston Christmas Tree Lightings, as well as Boston Holiday Lights Displays, days spent Ice Skating in Boston, and even Boston Holiday Parades. When you stay at Boston Hotels like the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, you’re just minutes away from Boston Events for Families that will make any Trip to Boston during the holidays unforgettable.

The following is a list of the Top 8 Family Holiday Events in Boston:

  1. Boston Commons Holiday Tree Lighting |Boston Commons Visitor’s Information Center | 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 | 617-536-4100
    November 29, 2012
    Mayor Menino hosts the annual Lighting of the Christmas tree in Boston Commons, which takes place next to the Boston Commons Visitor’s Center. Witness the Illumination of the Very Special Christmas Tree from Nova Scotia, as well as the lighting of more than 80 other trees in Boston Commons.
  2. First Night Boston | Boston Commons Visitor’s Information Center | 147 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 | 617-536-4100
    December 31, 2012
    On New Years Eve, Boston comes to life with a series of arts on display and live music performances scattered around the City of Boston. The Countdown to 2013 begins at 1pm in the afternoon, with an afternoon of Boston Activities for the Holiday that take place at various retailers and locations around the city.

    Organized as a way to build community and diversity through the arts, and to provide opportunities for children and Teens in Boston to celebrate their city safely, First Night Boston showcases more than 1,000 artists, 200 performances, and 35 indoor/ outdoor venues throughout Greater Boston. More than 1 million people view First Night Boston’s Grand Procession down Boylston Street. Keep your eyes out for the spectacular Ice Sculptures in Boston that magically appear around town.

  3. Holiday Tree Lighting at Boston’s Faneuil Hall | Faneuil Hall Marketplace | 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109 | 617-523-1300
    November 17, 2012
    The Holiday Tree Lighting at Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace takes place earlier than any other Tree Lightings in Boston, on November 17th. Get there early, at 5pm, to enjoy Boston Holiday Festivities and Entertainment, and get a head start on Holiday Shopping in Boston.
  4. Opening of Ice Skating in Boston Commons’ Frog Pond | Frog Pond in Boston Common | 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 | 617-635-2120
    November 16, 2012
    Head to Boston Commons for opening night of Ice Skating in Boston’s Frog Pond. The special celebration includes entertainment with ice-skating following the performances. Holiday Festivities in Boston’s Frog Pond begin at approximately 6pm, and you’ll be able to view local and national skating stars, as well as bring your own skates to take a twirl or two in between cookie and hot chocolate breaks.
  5. Blink – A Light & Sound Extravaganza | Faneuil Hall Marketplace | 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109 | 617-523-1300
    November 17, 2012 through December 31, 2012
    Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace throughout the month of December and experience Blink – A Light & Sound Extravaganza featuring the music of the Holiday Pops. Blink is a 6-week Holiday Light & Sound Production that transforms every corner of America’s first open-air marketplace. Come take a glimpse of more than 350,000 LED lights that light up Boston’s Skyline, and witness an unforgettable, new Boston Holiday Experience that is perfect for all ages.
  6. Sparklefest in Harvard Square | Harvard Square | 18 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-491-3434
    November 23, 2012 through December 31, 2012
    Get ready for holiday cheer Cambridge style at Sparklefest in Harvard Square, a kick-off Holiday Event in Boston that includes 5 weeks of unique family Events in Boston and fun attractions. Come and enjoy dancing reindeer, Boston Holiday Shopping, great Boston Dining, Ice-skating in Boston, theater, rides, Boston Holiday Fairs, and more in Harvard Square.

    When you’re looking for Boston Hotels that are elegant, family-friendly, and affordable, you’re sure to be pleased with your Boston Accommodations at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, which sits in one of the loveliest spots of Historic Boston.

  7. Boston Christmas Festival | Boston World Trade Center | 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 | 617-742-3973
    November 2, 2012 through November 4, 2012
    The Boston Christmas Festival takes over Boston’s World Trade Center from November 2nd to the 4th, bringing in more than 30,000 Boston Visitors to one of the top-rated Holiday Shows in the United States. This highly-anticipated Christmas Festival in Boston features great opportunities for Boston Shopping at more than 300 merchants, and a giant gingerbread house competition with proceeds benefitting non-profit organizations.
  8. “A Christmas Carol” | The Hanover Theatre | 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608 | 508-831-0800
    December 15, 2012 through December 23, 2012
    Troy Siebels’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” takes the stage at The Hanover Theater, with matinee and evening performances scheduled. Come and experience the familiar story of Scrooge, and his Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who spread the message of redemption and love for humanity that is embraced during the holiday season.

About Boston Park Plaza Hotel - A Boston Hotel
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the City – just yards from Boston Common, America’s oldest Public Park.

This Luxury Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional Concierge and Guest Services, 1,054 finely-appointed Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, premier Dining with 8 on-site Restaurants including Melting Pot and the Statler’s Lounge. Other Guest Services include a 24-hour Fitness Center, 24-hour Business Center, and 65,000-square-feet of exceptional Boston Meeting Space including the exquisite Boston Park Plaza Castle located across the street – one of Boston’s most recognized and renowned Landmarks used exclusively for Boston Social Functions.

From Boston Park Hotel’s ideal location, Business and Leisure Guests can easily access all that Boston has to offer including Funeuil Hall Marketplace, Boston’s Historic Landmarks, Boston Common, Boston’s Back Bay, world-renowned Newbury Street for Boston Shopping, Boston Attractions, and Boston Activities, and the Theatre and Financial Districts. Our Boston Hotel is located just 3 miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport.


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