Terrific Things To Do in Boston in December 2022 with Kids

After walking through the holiday trees, listen to colonial music and seek out the roaring bonfire at Christmas by Candlelight in Old Sturbridge Village. Photo courtesy of Osv.org
After walking through the holiday trees, listen to colonial music and seek out the roaring bonfire at Christmas by Candlelight in Old Sturbridge Village. Photo courtesy of Osv.org


Christmas lights and holiday activities are back this December, and that's just the beginning of all there is to see and do in Boston this month.

December—the month when everything sparkles, from glimmering holiday lights to the first enchanting snowfall. Exciting happenings include the return of ice skating on the Boston Common (accompanied by the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony) and the Seaport's transformation into Snowport, a winter wonderland playground where you can engage in various activities, including curling and finding Betty the Yetti. Whether you're seeking a Polar Express 4-D Experience or looking forward to the Nutcracker and other holiday shows and the ringing in of the New Year at First Night, it's a special time to be part of the beauty and magic of Boston during the holidays.

Don't miss the Top 16 Holiday Events and Christmas Activities for Boston Kids, our list of fun holiday markets and craft fairs, and a chance to take out the hats and scarves for all the Winter Activities near Boston, including the re-opening of Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Find more top things to do in our Winter Activities Guide. If you're already dreading the cold though, take a look at our recommendations for 30 Best Warm and Sunny Family Vacation Ideas and start planning a winter getaway. 

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. 

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