15 Christmas and Holiday Events around Boston in 2020


With the holiday season upon us, many are looking for festive events to help them celebrate. If you are looking for fun things to do and holiday events in the Boston, Massachusetts area, this list was made especially for you.

1. Holiday Fun at the Four Seasons

If you are seeking a fun getaway for the holiday season, check out Holiday Fun at the Four Seasons on Dalton Street. Around the holidays, they offer things such as "Champagne and Shopping" on Dec 3, 10 and 17 (3pm-8pm); "Wine Down with Julia," a wine series on Friday nights (5pm-9pm); "Mixology with Molly," a cocktail series on Saturday nights (5pm-9pm); and Sunday afternoon tea service (11am-3pm).

2. Holiday Pops

Led by Keith Lockhart, the Holiday Pops concerts is a treasured tradition that was created by Boston Pops. This year, the concert is being streamed. Luckily you can still get in on the fun. Visit their website for more details.


3. The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is one of the most highly revered holiday performances. This year, Boston's Ballet at the Opera House. Under the guidance of the artistic director, Mikko Nissinen, this year's performance will include Georgian-era costumes and sets. Tune in to NBC10 to watch the production from the comfort of your own home.

4. Downtown Holiday Magic

A massive outdoor winter celebration that is taking place from November 21-January 31, Downtown Holiday Magic is a fun event for the entire family. Featuring intricate storefront displays, a beautiful three-dimensional lantern, and a social distanced Santa who will be taking orders via microphone.

5. Mendon Christmas Drive-In

If you like going to the movies, you're going to love the Mendon Twin Drive In this time of year. Every weekend from now until the end of the year will feature a Christmas-themed movie, a carol singalong and laser show.

6. Maccabee Bar Pop-Up

This fun little Hanukkah-themed pop-up was created by award-winning bartender Naomi Levy. Hosted this year by Bow Market, this new tradition features Hanukkah-themed food, cocktails, and decor. Click here for more information.

7. Christmas Celtic Sojourn

A show that has been a tradition since 1986, this year's Christmas Celtic Sojourn will not disappoint. This year the show will be virtual and will include elements of Pagan, Christian, and Celtic cultures.

8. Snowport at Sea

Explore a real-life musical winter wonderland! Visit the Boston Seaport this year for gifts, games, beautiful decorations, and more.

9. Encore Boston Harbor

Take in some festive sights by visiting Encore Boston Harbor. This year, they have created an amazing holiday display that includes ornaments, snowflakes, 500 poinsettias, dozens of Christmas trees, and more.

10. Instagrammable Museum

Enjoy an immersive experience that includes innovative camera and motion-activated technology. These curated rooms a virtual blizzard of snowflakes, a 747 jet, and more. For more information, check out Go Pixel Yourself.

11. Urban Nutcracker

See The Nutcracker reimagined by Tony Williams. The Urban Nutcracker includes dance forms such as hip-hop, jazz, ballet, flamenco, and more. Click here to restream the 2019 performance for free.


12. Holiday Light Shows at the Greenway Carousel

Visit the Greenway Carousel for a festive time featuring your favorite holiday songs, bright festive lights, and an all-around festive time.

13. Zoo Lights at Stone Zoo

This event features a one-way stroll through the zoo with paths that are well-lit using Christmas lights and other fun, reflective decorations. Advanced tickets are required. Click here for more information.

14. Winter Lights at Southwick Zoo

This year, Southwick Zoo has created a fun drive-thru event that is the perfect holiday event for everyone. Travel through the frozen forest, and don't forget to park and visit Santa's Enchanted Visit before or after you're done.

15. Black Nativity

Enjoy a festive celebration that includes music, dance, and of course, the telling of the original story of nativity. Combined with the poetry of the late, great Langston Hughes, this play spreads joy among all who watch it. Click here for more information.

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