Celebrate the holiday season with these six events in Boston this December. From classic holiday performances to educational tours and outdoor activities, there’s something for every Bostonian and visitor to enjoy this month!
6. Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker
A holiday tradition like no other, the Boston Ballet presents the annual Nutcracker performance at The Boston Opera House. Join Clara on her amazing journey as she dances through the magical world of toy soldiers, dancing candy canes, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Performances November 27 through December 31, 2015. More details and ticketing information here!
5. Caroling at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel
On Friday December 11th and Friday December 18th guests are invited to the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel for an evening of holiday caroling and treats. With performances by Chorus Pro Musica of Boston, and the Boston Children’s Chorus, guests can enjoy the sounds of the season from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Stick around for an extra ride on the carousel – open until 7pm on both evenings and free for the public! Boston Public Market vendors will be providing treats and free hot chocolate to keep warm and merry.
4. Outdoor Skating on Boston Harbor
The Rotunda Rink is open for the season with daily public ice skating under the iconic rotunda at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of Boston Harbor and The Rose Kennedy Greenway while making their way around the 2,500 square foot ice rink. Whether you are looking for an afternoon activity for the kids during school vacation or a romantic skate after dinner with that special someone, the Rotunda Rink is the perfect spot to take in the sights while enjoying a skate. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, skate rentals available for $10 adults, $8 children. The Rotunda Rink is open Monday – Friday 3pm – 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am – 8pm now through February 21, 2016.
3. Boston Tuck Tour’s Holiday Tours
Learn about the unique history of the city from this fun an interactive tour through the streets (and water!) of Boston. Holiday Tours are avaiable December 4 – 20 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm from the Prudential Center. The fleet of ducks will be decorated for the occasion and are heated and enclosed to keep tour groups warm. Order tickets in advanced online or at the Prudential Center Duck Stop.
2. Jingle Bell Run
Grab your friends and your favorite holiday garb and head to Davis Square on December 20th for a holiday 5K like no other! The 9th Annual Holiday Jingle Bell Run is Boston’s most popular holiday 5k through Somerville. After breaking a sweat, head over to the 18-bar after party and cheers to the holiday season, sponsored by Boston-based Harpoon Brewery. Spots sell out quick – visit baevents.com/jinglebell/ to register today!
1. Franklin Park Zoo Breakfast with Santa
Celebrate the holiday season with all your favorite furry friends at Franklin Park Zoo. On Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th from 8:30am – 10am guests of all ages are invited to breakfast with the season’s most coveted guest: Santa. Enjoy kid-friendly breakfast specials before smiling with the man in red and enjoying special exhibits! Admission is $29.99 per person for non-members and $22.99 per person for members (children under 2 get in free!).