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Photos of Boston looking gorgeous during the holidays

Boston knows how to get dolled up for the season. Here are our favorite looks from Christmas past and present.

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Christmas lights in the streets
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Marian Stanton)
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Christmas sail
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Holly Ladd)
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Walk along the harbor
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Eric Kilby)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Eric Kilby

Quincy Market tree and Custom House tower

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ZooLights at Stone Zoo

 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Tom Magliery)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Tom Magliery
Copley Place ornaments
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/wbur)
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House in Jamaica Plain festooned with Christmas lights
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Boston sunset
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Downtown Christmas tree lighting
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Leslee)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Leslee

Faneuil Hall Christmas concert

 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Ralph Mazitschek)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Ralph Mazitschek
Trinity Church Christmas
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Peter Eimon)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Peter Eimon
Boston Christmas lights
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/masstravel
Window shopping along Newbury Street

Boston is stunning at all times of the year (yes, even during a polar vortex), but Christmastime really takes the cake. From Faneuil Hall to Rose Kennedy Greenway, these wondrous snapshots are proof that the city is brimming with holiday cheer. 

RECOMMENDED: Christmas in Boston guide

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