Best Places to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Boston is an exceptionally charming city to visit during the holiday season. With winter comes the occasional snow, as well as fun local pop-ups, and special seasonal performances. From where to stay to the best place in the city to skate, shop, sing, and feel merry — here’s The Boxer’s breakdown of the best places in Boston to get into the holiday spirit. 

The Boxer 

The Boxer Boston’s beautiful hotel rooms in the West End offer a luxurious, heated base of operations for travelers in town this December. Featuring elegant, industrial-chic designs from J. Brice Design, these elegant accommodations come with iHome smart features, premium bath amenities, and lush bathrobes. 

While you’re staying at The Boxer, you can find comforting, hearty meals at our onsite New England brasserie Bulfinch Social. And if you’re looking to save on your holiday season getaway to Boston, be sure to check out our Book Direct special, which enables you to save up to 15 percent off your stay by booking on our website. 

The Boston Common

In the heart of the city, and a short walk from The Boxer, the Boston Common is our country’s oldest public park and a beacon of holiday spirit. One of its favorite seasonal traditions is the pop-up of an Ice Skating Rink on The Boston Common Frog Pond. Keep an eye on the website for updates on dates and prices. 

SoWa Winter Festival | November 25 – December 4th

This year marks the 7th annual SoWa Winter Festival, a top-notch holiday shopping event at the city’s most popular thrifting hub. This pop-up festival will feature works from over 100 of the region’s best artisan creators and specialty food vendors. Find handmade gifts, craft brews, and more here. 

SoWa Boston. 530 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The South End is one of Boston’s most beautiful and historic areas. This gothic revival-style cathedral from the 1800s is a fantastic landmark of the neighborhood, and it will come to life with holiday spirit on December 11th for Christmas with The Copley Singers at the Cathedral

Cathedral of the Holy Cross. 1400 Washington, St. Boston, MA 

Old South Church 

The Old South Church is one of Boston’s most historically relevant and well-known landmarks. This holiday season on December 17th, it will host The Back Bay Chorale — a 120-member chorus of local, experienced singers — for an afternoon of classic holiday tunes, carols, and good times. Don’t miss A Boston Christmas if you’re in town. 

Old South Church. 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA