It’s that time of the year when we give the the best bars in Boston a break, and instead stay in with the family (or book in at one of the best restaurants in Boston for a feast prepared by someone else—more on that below). Looking for things to do in Boston over the holidays, as well as places to eat and play? We’ve got your covered.
Things to do in Boston at Christmas
Christmas events in Boston
It’s the most wonderful time of the year-and by “it” we mean when 700 red hat-topped revelers jog through the Back Bay in their skivvies (don’t worry, it’s for charity). Celebrate the season with festive shows, ice-skating, and other fun Christmas events. Then take a stroll through Boston’s best holiday markets and pop-up shops and look up at the lights.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in Boston guide
Boston restaurants open on Christmas
Holiday market shopping, cooking and end-of-year deadlines have depleted the last of your seasonal energy reserves. Take a much-needed pause at one of these top restaurants open on Christmas day and Eve. From an intimate Feast of the Seven Fishes to mind-blowing buffets, there's a meal for every type of celebration.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in Boston guide