Look out on the Boston skyline as you enjoy classic Boston Christmas fare, or enjoy the fusion flavors supplied by Boston's diverse culinary culture. Where else can you tuck into whitefish rangoons and eggnog panna cotta?
Enjoy panoramic sights of Boston's Christmas lights as you enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise along with brunch. You will find local favourites like Mimosas, Bloody Marys and spiked hot chocolate. Enjoy a three course meal during your cruise featuring Boston classics and Christmas favourites. Dig into muffins, scones and roasted apples, sweet potato home fries and eggs benedict, as well as seasonal desserts and cookies.
Mix your seasonal festivals in a single fusion-food extravaganza. Mamaleh's serves Hanukkah specials like latkes and adheres to the time honored tradition that Jews eat Chinese on Christmas, serving lavish whitefish rangoons, kung pao pastrami and other unusual Christmas treats.
The Manderin Oriental is one of the best Boston Hotels for Christmas. Their Christmas Brunch features honey glazed hams, prime rib, salmon and pumpkin risotto. For more seasonal treats, try Brasserie Jo at the Colonnade Hotel, another of the great Boston Hotels for Christmas. Here, seared scallops precede roasted duck and eggnog creme brulee or pear tartine. Come to the Ritz Carlton to compare the spiked eggnog panna cotta.
Whether it's a sunset cruise around Boston's harbor, a glittering Christmas market or hundreds of speedy Santas, Boston's seasonal attractions are both diverse and exciting.
Boston is transformed into a European winter wonderland every December, when 85 chalets pop up outside the City Hall. Here you will find all manner of seasonal attractions, from an ice skating rink to drop-ins from Santa and even a maze constructed from Christmas trees. As you wander about, you can enjoy hot mulled wine and tempting European treats of the season. What's more, there are plenty of stalls selling Christmas gifts, so you can get your shopping done too.
What could be more 'Boston at Christmastime' than the city's offbeat fund raising event, which sees around 500 scantily attired Santas running the loop between Boylston Street and Newbury Street. They raise a significant amount of money for local charities. It's a very 'Boston' spectacle.
Take a 90 minute cruise around Boston Harbor as Irish Christmas band Slainte kick the festivities into gear with some Irish holiday ballads. Raise a glass and watch the light glitter over the water.
Every December, Boston's Symphony Hall is graced with special holiday performances. You and your family can sing along to your favorite carols and take pictures with Santa Claus or catch performances of the seasonal ballet, The Nutcracker. Handel's Messiah is performed at the Jordan Hall and the Black Nativity is performed at the National Center of Afro-American Artists. There is so much to enjoy with your family at Christmas in Boston.
Don't miss Blink!, a spectacular light show featuring 350,000 LED lights set to music from the Hallelujah chorus. The show runs throughout the evening and makes the perfect addition to pottering around the market shopping for Boston-style Christmas gifts and devouring seasonal goodies. The market is also decorated with New England's tallest Christmas tree. Just a couple of blocks away you can enjoy ice skating at Boston Common Frog Pond. The Kirrane rink at Larz Anderson Park is ideal for families because it offers a smaller rink for beginners and hot chocolate on tap.
Don't miss this candlelit stroll around a 17th century plantation. You will be accompanied by costumed actors who tell the story of Colonial families' celebration of the first American Advent. There are sleigh rides, roasted chestnuts and carollers as well as a North Pole Village at Sturbridge, which offers train rides and special appearances by Tinsel, the Talking Christmas Tree.
Revel in the pine scent of Christmas and head to one of Boston's favourite farms to pick your own green decorations. Visiting is an event in itself, with visits from Santa and even Elmo, plus sleigh rides, and hot cocoa.