The Nutcracker by the Boston Ballet is a holiday tradition with colorful characters on a magical journey to the Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in the clouds at the Boston Opera House.
Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll
Pictures with Santa at Hill House firehouse 3:30 - 5:30 pm, shops and restaurants open and celebrating starting at 6 pm with caroling, bell ringers and a brass quartet strolling up and down Charles Street. Tree lighting and caroling starts at 7:15 pm, horse drawn carriage rides follow the tree lighting.
Comprised of over 175 artists, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft.
Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Gather at the Old South Meeting House, the actual historic landmark where the colonists met in 1773, with Boston's infamous rabble rousers to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown! Then join the procession to Griffin's Wharf accompanied by fife and drum and scores of colonists and line the shores of Boston Harbor to witness the destruction of the tea firsthand as the Sons of Liberty storm the Brig Beaver, tossing the troublesome tea into the sea!
Shop, dine, and experience "THE ICE" at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Ring in the New Year with a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures, live street performers, and an appearance by Gregg Daniels and the Street Team from Mix 104.1 FM. Enjoy all that the Marketplace has to offer with over 100 retail shops and pushcarts, 12 restaurants and pubs, and over 30 food colonnade merchants. And don't miss Blink! - a free nightly light and sound show featuring 350,000 LED lights dancing to the music of the Holiday Pops.