Can’t Miss Winter Events Around Boston
Posted on: December 5, 2016

The Hampshire House is a mainstay and premier wedding venue located in historic Beacon Hill in Boston, and we want to help you to fully enjoy you winter season with a list of great events taking place around the city of Boston this year.


  • Lighting the City – Every year Boston officially kicks off the holiday season when the mayor hosts the Boston holiday lighting ceremony on Boston Common. On Thursday December 1st from 4-8pm Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh will be joined by Santa Claus lighting the spectacular large Christmas tree and 80+ other trees with astonishing holiday lights.
  • Twirling on the Ice – Want to try your hand (or feet) at a triple axel, then Boston’s Frog Pond is the perfect spot for you. From mid-November to mid-March this historic Boston Common pond freezes over for families of all ages to enjoy for just $6 per person. What better way to spend a chilly holiday night then with your friends and family overlooking Boston’s historic Beacon Hill surrounded by gorgeous holiday-lit trees.
  • Enjoying the Nutcracker – The classic holiday tale, Boston Ballet: the Nutcracker, comes to life before your eyes from November 25th thru December 31st at Boston’s remarkable opera house. The Nutcracker was originally performed by Tchaikovsky and is now performed by renowned ballet troupes all over North America.

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  • Building a Snowman in the Park – Grab your gloves, scarf, and a few friends and head down to one of Boston’s open, expansive parks and build your very own snowman with corncob pipe and carrot nose. Two great places to do this include the Boston Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
  • Boston’s First Night – Bring your year to a spectacular close by joining in on the celebration at First Night Boston, a citywide New Year’s Day classic event since 1976 – the longest of its kind. There will be various entertainers, custom ice sculptures, fireworks, and of course some of the most delicious food that Boston has to offer. The event takes place on Saturday December 31st from noon to midnight. For more information click here.