Celebrate the holidays in Boston. From the glittering Faneuil Hall tree and multiple performances of The Nutcracker to the 8th Annual SOWA Holiday Market with over 80 vendors and the Craftboston Holiday market with over 90 vendors, you're sure to find something that interests you.
Boston Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: November 25 - December 31, 2011: Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, voted in 2009 as ‘The Best-Loved Nutcracker in the U.S.’, November 25th – December 31st, 2011. State Street is the presenting sponsor of the 2011 production of The Nutcracker.
Take a Historic Holiday Stoll Tour on the Freedom Trail: November 18, 2011 - January 31, 2012: Walk with a costumed guide, take advantage of discounts at a Freedom Trail museum shop, and round off the tour with hot chocolate, tea or wine and Boston Cream Pie at the Omni Parker House Hotel on the Historic Holiday Stolls Tour on the Freedom Trail from November 18th, 2011 - January 31st, 2012.
Sparklefest! Celebrate the Holidays in Harvard Square: November 26 - December 31, 2011: The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce the schedule for Sparklefest 2011, a five-week celebration of the holiday season in Harvard Square that begins on Plaid/Black Friday and culminates on New Year’s Eve.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged): November 25 - December 18, 2011: The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), running from November 25th - December 18th, 2011 at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell.
8th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special, Half-Priced Tickets, Deals & More: November, 2011 - January 1, 2012: Thousands of half-price tickets to holiday shows are about to go on sale and City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites everyone to enjoy them: The 8th Annual MayorsHolidaySpecial.com launches November 1at and runs through January 1st, 2012.
ZooLights at the Stone Zoo: November 24, 2011 - January 1, 2012: The Stone Zoo winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. ZooLights at the Stone Zoo opens Thursday, November 24th, 2011 (Thanksgiving) and runs through Sunday, January 1st, 2012. ZooLights is open 5-9pm and is closed Christmas Day.
The Nutcracker at the Stoneham Theatre: Now - December 22, 2011: Not-your-father's Nutcracker, this fresh take on the holiday classic was created by The House Theatre of Chicago, the award-winning team who created our critically acclaimed The Sparrow (presented by Stoneham Theatre in 2009).
Edaville Christmas Festival of Lights: November 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012: During the Christmas season, Edaville is transformed into a winter wonderland. Passengers relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuring an explosion of lights.
Christmas at the Newport Mansions, A Winter Wonderland: November 19, 2011 - January 2, 2012: The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. Visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.
The Prudential Center's 31 Nights of Light: December 1 - 31, 2011: The Shops at Prudential Center will shine a light on Boston organizations this holiday season. Each night from December 1st - 31st, 2011, the top of Prudential Tower is lit a different color in support of that night's partner. Remember to look UP every night!
Downtown Crossing Holiday Market: November 27 - December 24, 2011: There will be approximately 32 vendors each week participating in the show ranging from jewelry, pottery, clothing, housewares, holiday specific items, specialty food vendors, etc.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Boston: December 2 - 28, 2011: The Radio City Christmas SpectacularTM starring the Radio City Rockettes® is returning to Boston with an ALL NEW SHOW this Holiday Season!
The Slutcracker, a Burlesque at Somerville Theatre: December 2 - 24, 2011: Boston-area performance artists band together to bring you Boston's newest holiday tradition: The Slutcracker running from for sixteen performances from December 2nd - 24th, 2011.
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker: December 1 - 24, 2011: Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, running through December 24th, 2011. Choreographed by Artistic Director Jose Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Mateo’s Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing.
Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair: December 3 - 24, 2011: The Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair, one of the oldest and most popular fairs in Boston, celebrates its 26th season this year.
The Velveteen Rabbit at the Boston Childrens Theatre: December 3 - 18, 2011: Back by popular demand, The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted by Burgess Clark, features puppetry combined with live actors to create a magical experience for people of all ages.
29th Anniversary Edition of ChristmasTime at the Robinson Theater: December 3 - 11, 2011: The 29th Anniversary Edition of ChristmasTime performed by the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at the Robinson Theater will run from December 3rd thru 11th, 2011.
8th Annual SOWA Holiday Market W/ Over 80 Vendors: December 10, 2011: The 8th Annual SoWa Holiday Market in Boston will be held Saturday, December 10th, 2011, from 11am – 7pm, at the Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park Street. This year's Holiday Market will feature over 80 juried artists and designers from around New England.
Eat Boutique Holiday Local Market: December 10, 2011: The holidays are meant for giving so Eat Boutique is gathering their favorite handmade food makers and several cookbook authors for a Holiday Local Market on Saturday, December 10th, 2011.
Craftboston Holiday W/ 90 Artists: December 9 - 11, 2011: Craftboston showcases one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood. Craftboston Holiday includes 90 artists and is located at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's historic South End.
The Snow Queen at the American Repertory Theatre: December 10 - 31, 2011: Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale comes to life in this delightful new stage adaptation for children and their families
Boston Gay Men's Chorus Annual Holiday Concerts: December 11 - 19, 2011: The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the tradition, magic and fun of holiday nights at their annual holiday concerts taking place on Sunday, December 11th at 3pm, Friday, December 16th at 8pm, Saturday, December 17th at 8pm, and Monday, December 19th t 8pm.
Candlelight Carols at Trinity Church Boston: December 17 & 18, 2011: Bundle up and join the line early to ensure a seat Trinity’s service of Christmas lessons, carols, and anthems, A Boston tradition since 1909, come celebrate the birth of Christ through music offered by the choirs of Trinity Church, including works by Britten, Rutter, Biebl, and others.
The Christmas Revels, In Celebration of the Winter Solstice: December 16 - 29, 2011: The 41st annual Christmas Revels finds pilgrims, from all over Europe, streaming towards a small French fishing village by the sea.
Blue Heron Presents Christmas in Medieval England: December 16 & 17, 2011: Blue Heron Presents Christmas in Medieval England in Harvard Square on Friday, December 16th & Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.