Magical winter wonderlands, full of lighted displays, twinkling lights and sparkling scenes. Each year, it seems like holiday light displays get more and more elaborate. Some can be viewed by car, some by train, others on foot. There are even tour buses that will take you to some of the neighborhoods that really get decked out for the season.
We've rounded up some of the best holiday displays in and around Boston that families can visit throughout December. Is it time to start a new holiday tradition this year by checking out these spectacular sights? (For more holiday traditions, please see our Winter Holidays Fun Guide.)
Ah, The Polar Express. It has become as much of a holiday tradition for our kids as The Nutcracker. The talented Chris Van Allsburg created a classic with the story about believing in the magic of Christmas. The book-inspired movie became an instant classic, which in turn inspired all sorts of events, usually involving hot chocolate and visits with Santa. Here's how Boston families can experience The Polar Express brought to life through train rides, story times, and even a 4D movie ride.
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.
All the kids have to do is be sure they're good, for goodness sake!
Our December Go list is packed with holiday events and activities. Looking for a Nutcracker performance or the best places to see holiday lights? Figuring out what to do during school vacation or on Christmas Day? It’s Christmas and New Year’s in Boston, and there are so many things to do that all families really need for the holidays is more time to do them all.
Holiday celebrations kick into high gear in December, many beloved seasonal traditions return, and the calendar is packed with special performances, historic re-enactments, and vacation-week activities. Read on for our top, must-do holiday activities for families, favorite special events taking place in December, and some activities that are available all winter. And for more ideas, see our Holiday Fun Guide and Events calendar.
Local mom and “Outdoors with Kids Boston” guidebook author, Kim Foley MacKinnon, shares her best family outing tips and picks with you as part of our guest blog series with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors Bostonfree online community.
Winter, blustery weather, and the holidays are upon us, and it’s good to have a few strategies in place, especially when you have kids. Here’s a list of some cool products that can make winter even more fun for your family, and they all make great gifts as well.
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