Teddy Bear Tea at Four Seasons: As a resident of the Four Seasons, this is always a favorite. This event series includes a festive afternoon tea at the iconic Bristol Lounge, accompanied by a reading of a holiday children’s book by a Boston celebrity. Four Seasons Hotel Boston’s furry resident, Truffles the Bear, makes daily appearances to the delight of young guests. Teddy Bear Tea is a special community benefit initiative of Four Seasons Hotel Boston, teaching young guests the spirit of charity. Guests are invited to bring a teddy bear to donate at Teddy Bear Tea, with Four Seasons gifting all collected bears to local Boston organizations that benefit children in need. Each year, Four Seasons Hotel Boston collects over 5,000 bears for Boston area children, with over 100,000 bears collected to date. Reservations may be made beginning in September and the event tends to sell out. Visit the Four Seasons website to book tea with your favorite kiddos!
Boston Common Tree Lighting: This year, the annual tree lighting is on Thursday, December 1st, from 5-8pm. Join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a free figure skating ice show featuring national and international competitive figure skaters. Following the show, join Mayor Marty Walsh for The Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony.
Boston Ballet – The Nutcracker: Who doesn’t love sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers during the holiday season? Bring the family for this amazing rendition of The Nutcracker. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, this program enthralls audiences of all ages and tends to be an annual tradition for many families. This program begins on November 25th and plays until December 31st. Tickets may be purchased from the Boston Ballet.
Blink!: This is the state-of-the-art light & sound show that transforms every inch of America’s first open marketplace – Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This magical light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston’s skyline – to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops – in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening beginning November 20th. Furthermore, you can participate in the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting on November 19th at 8pm. This is the FIRST tree lighting ceremony of the season. This holiday tree is the biggest tree in the Northeast, even bigger than the Rockefeller Center tree.
Boston Pops Holiday Show: Join the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. This show runs November 30th through December 31st and tickets may be purchased from Boston Symphony Orchestra.