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Holiday Things to Do in Boston: Ice Rink, Nutcracker & Pops
Dec10, 2018

Holiday Things to Do in Boston: Ice Rink, Nutcracker & Pops

Posted by: Revere Hotel Boston Common

Feel the True Spirit of the Holidays in Boston: Festive Things to Do in December

Celebrate the season in Boston, a city that sparkles with brilliant light displays, live entertainment, and timeless holiday charm. Put yourself in the heart of Boston's dynamic arts and culture scene at Revere Hotel. Situated near Boston Common overlooking the Back Bay, our one-of-a-kind hotel connects you with the true soul of the city. Survey the glittering cityscape from our exclusive rooftop bar and fuel your festivities at Rebel's Guild, our unique gastropub. Venture out to explore holiday things to do in Boston and discover the wonder of the season.

 

Ice Skating on the Frog Pond at Boston Common

Wintertime in Boston just isn't complete without a spin around the ice of the Frog Pond at Boston Common. Situated in the heart of America's oldest public park, the Frog Pond was voted the Best Outdoor Ice Rink in the US by USA Today. Admission is $6 (or free for those 58" and under) and you can rent skates on-site for $12 adults/$6 kids. Frog Pond is located 0.5 miles away from Revere Hotel.

 

Rebel's Guild: Local Libations, Playful Treats, and Holiday Feasts

Pull up a seat and get comfortable. Welcome to Rebel's Guild, an uncommon dining experience that could only be found in Boston. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Rebel's Guild makes every meal a special occasion with handcrafted New England cuisine. Indulge in mouthwatering holiday comfort food with a creative, modern twist. Sample a menu of inspiring eats, including:

 

  • Brick Pressed Chicken with Forest Mushroom Risotto and Charred Broccoli
  • Lobster Fritters with Vanilla-Honey Butter
  • Revere Burger with Sweet and Spicy Bacon, Fried Egg, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, and Cholula Mayo
  • Smoked Bluefish Pate with Sliced Baguette and Sweet Pickle
  • South Shore Dinner with Half Lobster, Mussels, Shrimp, Cod, Corn, and Potatoes with Herb Butter and White Wine
  • Boston Bolognese with Penne Pasta, House-Made Meat Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
  • Country Ham Mac & Cheese with Local Boutique Cheeses and Smoked Ham
  • Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop with Peach Compote, Buttered Green Beans and Grilled Polenta
  • Dry Rub Chicken Wings with Hush Puppies
  • Skirt Steak with Fries and Garlic Butter

 

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical

Called "100 times better than any bedtime story" by The New York Times, this high-energy musical will be performed in Boston through December 9. Be enchanted by everyone's favorite anti-hero, the Grinch, as he skulks around Whoville and connives to destroy Christmas - before finally discovering the true meaning of the holiday. Tickets start at $25 for this box office-breaking Broadway hit, which takes place at the Boch Center (just 0.2 miles away from our hotel).

 

Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House

Elaborate costumes. Vivid choreography. Lavish sets. Boston Ballet presents a vibrant rendition of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker this season at the Boston Opera House, which is situated 0.4 miles away from our hotel. The dance troupe is known for their impressive grace and artistry, and The Nutcracker is their most popular performance of the year. Lose yourself in a magical world where toys come to life and Christmas takes on a special whimsy and whirl. Find performances most days through December 30; tickets start around $42.

 

Boston Holiday Pops at Historic Symphony Hall: Carols, Sing-Alongs & Santa

Boston's biggest events of the holiday season are the holiday concerts by the Boston Pops, the city's world-renowned orchestra. With classic holiday tunes and a lighthearted style, the Pops puts on delightful shows December 6-24. Tickets start at $33 and the performance takes place in turn-of-the-century Boston Symphony Hall, located 1.1 miles from Revere Hotel. Check out the schedule and buy tickets early, as the Boston Holiday Pops concerts often out.

 

  • Thursday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 18 at 4:30 p.m. (Kids Matinee) & 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 21 at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee), 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 24 at 11:00 a.m. (Kids Matinee) & 3:00 p.m.

 

Boston Holiday Packages: Give Yourself the Gift of Escape

Immerse yourself in a locally-inspired urban oasis with a winter getaway to Revere Hotel. Sophisticated and fresh, our spirited retreat is a place of unexpected discoveries. Admire local artwork on the walls. Enjoy authentic New England cuisine and a bountiful breakfast buffet. Sleep like a dream in a plush room with a private balcony and skyline views. Spark your inner rebel and get inspired to travel this winter with our bold Boston deals and packages. Find the perfect fit and stay close to all the festive things to do in Boston for the holidays. Make Santa jealous with a sizzling getaway to Revere Hotel.

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