Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet
Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet

25 Free Christmas and Hanukkah Events for Boston Kids

Our budgets tend to take a hit this time of year, so it's a bonus when we can find festive family fun that's also free. Here are things to do with the kids in and around Boston to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holidays, without even touching your wallet (except maybe to take out your T pass). 

Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and holiday markets round Boston are other no-cost or low-cost outings, and these holiday family volunteering activities are not only free, but give back to the community, too. Have fun making merry—without breaking the bank!

Bass Pro Shops
One Bass Pro Drive
Foxborough, MA 02035

Jordan's Furniture
100 Stockwell Drive
Avon, MA 02332

All Souls Church
196 Elm Street
Braintree, MA 02185

Christopher Columbus Park
110 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

La Salette Shrine
947 Park Street
Attleborough, MA

450 Washington Street Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111

Copley Square
206 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA

Boston Common
46 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Beacon Hill
Charles Street
Boston, MA

Marini Farm
259 Linebrook Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938

Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

Boston Common
Boston, MA

Jewish Community Day School
57 Stanley Ave
Watertown, MA 02446

BSA Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Atlantic Wharf - Waterfront Square
290 Congress Street Waterfront Square
Boston, MA 02210

The Pinehills
33 Summerhouse Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360

Boston Ballet School Newton
153 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464

Central Reform Temple
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Temple Emanuel of Newton
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Boston Common
Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
Harry Potter at Home
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Live from La Brea Tar Pits
- various times Pick
Go Out Doors Exhibit
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail - 8:00 AM
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