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December: Boston Things To Do

Viewfinder_skating5December in Boston is typically cold and frosty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best of Boston while you’re here. 15 Beacon Concierge Jonathan Nicholson shares his favorite things to do this time of year:

Ice skating at Boston Common’s Frog Pond. Starting Dec. 4, Boston residents and tourists lace up for a spin around The Boston Common Frog Pond. Ice skating next to the lighted tree in Boston Common makes for a festive event. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa back at the hotel afterwards.

Take a horse drawn carriage ride through Downtown Boston. The clip-clop and the jingling bells, along with the holiday decorated carriages, are sure to help get you in the jolly mood!

Shopping at Newbury Street and Copley Place. Book the Fifteen Beacon luxury Lexus sedan for a ride to Newbury Street or Copley Place, to pick up some last minute holiday gifts (or a few treasures for yourself).

Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ (through Dec 31). Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a must-see holiday event the whole family can enjoy. Reserve our luxury Lexus Sedan and we’ll make sure you get to the show on time.

Boston Holiday Pops (through Dec 31). Boston’s Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops perform our favorite holiday music. If you’re in town after Christmas, some special Boston Pops shows include a live orchestral accompaniment of the movie ‘Home Alone’ and a swing music themed New Year’s Eve performance. 

Christmas Revels (Dec 11-27). Set in a village not too different than the one described in Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” this year’s Christmas Revels takes a leap into the past to access the world of Celtic legend and song.

First Night Boston (Dec 31). Boston rings in the New Year with First Night Boston, showcasing the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at indoor and outdoor venues located throughout the city on New Year’s Eve. This signature Boston event is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America. First Night’s traditional activities include a Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures that dot the city’s landscape, and a spectacular fireworks display atmidnight.

Stay in. If you’re just looking for some rest and relaxation this holiday season, we suggest an in-room massage, room service and movies in front of your guest room fireplace.

If you need help planning any holiday events, or just want to schedule a night in, contact our concierge who will be happy to coordinate your plans.

Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe

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