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Boston's best 2011 holiday events

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Boston is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday season. With its history, culture, arts and music, the Boston area offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy the holiday season.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) offers this listing of some of the special December 2011 holiday events in the Boston and MA area.

  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular- Citi Performing Arts Wang Theatre Dec. 2-28, 2011
  • Teddy Bear Tea Four Seasons Hotel Boston Dec 1-23, 2011
  • 31 Nghts” Prudential Tower nightly lights Dec 1-31, 2011
  • Boston Common Holiday Lighting, Thursday, Dec 1, 2010 (lit nightly through Dec)
  • 42nd season of Black Nativity. Venue tbd Dec 3-19, 2011

And that's not all. Here's more holiday cheer in the Boston area coming up in December for families and children in MA

• “La Cage Aux Folles” Broadway across America Boston Citi Performing Arts Shubert Theatre Dec. 5-18, 2011

• Re Opening African Meeting House $4 million renovation complete; oldest black church standing in USA Dec. 6, 2011

• 37th Holiday Pops (Boston Pops Holiday concerts). Boston Symphony Hall, Dec 7-24, 2011

• ”Three Pianos” American Repertory Theatre Loeb Drama Center Dec. 7, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012

• ”The Snow Queen” American Repertory Theatre Loeb Drama Center Dec. 10-31, 2011

• “Sparklefest” Welcome Kiosk in Harvard Square & Skating Rink Opening Charles Hotel Dec 11, 2011

• Boston Gay Men’s Chorus annual Holiday concerts Jordan Hall Dec. 11, 16, 17, 19, 2011 (tent)

• Charles Hotel Harvard Square Cambridge Ice Rink Opening Dec. 11, 2011

• A Bach Christmas Handel & Haydn concert Jordan Hall Dec 15 & 18, 2011

• 41st Annual Christmas Revels ,16 performances 80-person ensemble English, French & Spanish music annual tradition Sanders Theatre Cambridge Dec. 16-29, 2011- Tentative Dates: December 16-18, 21-23 & 26-29 (16 performances)

• Breakfast with Santa and then Santa strolls throughout Harvard Square! Dec 18, 2011

• 9th Christmas Celtic Sojourn performance, Cutler Majestic December 16-18, 2011 (tent)
• “Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village” mid Dec.

• Christmas Manger & Tree Lighting Service at Old North Church, Dec 19, 2010
• Winter Solstice in Boston Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010

• “Bright Lights for Winter Nights” light displays on Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks Winter Solstice-Spring-Solstice December 22,2011 -March 20, 2012

• Christmas Eve Services at Trinity Church, Copley Square & Old North Church, Dec 24, 2011- Christmas Weekend (Friday –Mon) Dec. 23-26, 2011- Christmas: Sunday, Dec 25, 2010

• New Year’s Eve/Day/FIRST NIGHT Weekend (Fri-Mon) Dec. 30- Jan. 2, 2012

• 36th First Night Boston. Saturday, Dec 31, 2011

Read more about the Boston holiday celebrations here on the Boston Day trip page



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