A Guide to the Holidays in Boston

The holiday season is officially upon us. While the holidays are looking a lot different this year, we are extremely grateful for all the festive cheer that we are witnessing around Boston. And we decided to roundup our favorite merry happenings for the whole family right here in New England. Keep reading for The Langham's favorite local festivities.

Outdoor Shopping

Local businesses need our support now more than ever, and a fun social distanced way to do so is by shopping at the Current pop-up shops in the Seaport. Right now, Injeanius, Cupcake Mojo, Harvey Traveler, Organic Bath Co., Madison Reed, Uwila Warrior and Dove & Donkey are all offering safe, distanced, in person shopping experiences just a 15-minute walk from The Langham, Boston. Head down to the Seaport to pick up some luxury jeans, a tasty cupcake or some clean beauty products for the loved ones on your list. And while you’re in the Seaport, sign up for a Curling Lesson or pick up a Christmas Tree at the “Snowport” activation while you’re at it. Enjoy the fresh air and the holiday decorations as you stroll through your shopping list.

(Image Credit: The Seaport)

Virtual Nutcracker

For the first time ever, a Boston tradition has gone virtual. The Boston Ballet is bringing Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker to your home through a broadcast partnership with NBC10 Boston. The Boston Ballet kicked off this partnership the weekend after Thanksgiving, just as is tradition. And while we weren’t able to enjoy the show at the Boston Opera House, snuggling up with a glass of hot chocolate and watching from home was quite the experience as well. Watch the performance on demand for a limited time for free on the Boston Ballet’s website or catch it on Christmas Day on NBC10 at 7pm or on Telemundo at 5pm.

(Image Credit: Liza Voll Photography)

Outdoor Dining

Our local restaurants have been hard hit this year, but we are proud of their ingenuity and innovation when figuring out how to deal with the unique situation 2020 has put them in. The silver lining is that this holiday season we have more cozy outdoor dining options than ever before. From igloos, to heated patios to rooftops, there are some amazing local dining options right here in Boston. Head to Cosmica in the South End for one of the coziest patios complete with heaters, blankets and plenty of spicy margaritas to warm you up. Or cross the river and head to Harvard Square to dine at Harvest’s hidden gem of a partially covered patio, complete with outdoor fireplace for a snug night out.

(Image Credit: J.Q. Louise)

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