Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you may find yourself looking for something to do on Christmas day. Really, who can sit around the house with an energetic kid (or a whole group of kinder kin) all day? Most places in and around Boston are closed, but we’ve come up with a few things you can do with kids on December 25. Read on for eight multigenerational family fun ideas.
This time of year, kids can find Santa ho-ho-ho-ing it up at most holiday events in the area - tree lightings, holiday walks, craft fairs, even at the Boston Pops performances. We've rounded up some of our favorite places where the kids can see Santa in and around Boston. And we're sure they'll be good, for goodness sake!
My family has found a new holiday tradition. For a few years now, our Christmas celebrations have begun to feel empty and stale. It seems to get worse every year, as the kids grow up a little more and want a lot more. (When she was two, the only thing my daughter wanted for Christmas was a candy cane. A more recent request was for a $300 American Girl doll camper!) One year, we really jazzed things up by taking the kids to Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. It was magnificent, but we knew going every year just wasn’t in the budget. Besides, we would like to have a more interactive family-time holiday tradition. Well, now we’ve found something to fit the bill: Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum. To find out all about the trees, what’s happening at the museum during the holidays, and score some tips for getting the most out of your visit with kids, read on.
Christmas or Xmas, Hanukkah or Chanukah, there are plenty of ways for families to enjoy the season in and around Boston. We've gathered our holiday coverage in one easy-to-find guide, and be sure to check out our Events Calendar for more Chanukah-related and other seasonal things to do!
With the shopping done, gifts wrapped, and house ready for guests, Christmas Day is a welcome break from the last-minute rush and chaos of the season. While most stores, museums, and other attractions in Boston are closed on Christmas Day (thank the Blue Laws in part for that), families can get out and explore the city via several self-guided tours: the Freedom Trail, the Boston HarborWalk, and the Walk to the Sea. Of course, there's nothing to say families can't explore the city throughout the year using these walks as a guide!
Please read on for details, and all our best for a safe and joyful holiday.
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