The Christmas Lights Road Trip Around Boston That's Nothing Short Of Magical
Good news, Bostonians, we have a way for you to embrace the holiday spirit. And it doesn’t involve cooking for four hours, visiting relatives with whom you have little in common, or creating a Pinterest-worthy ornament that’ll leave glitter in every crack and crevice of your home!
No, instead, we suggest a little road trip that connects some of the best Christmas lights in Boston. Load up the car with your favorite people and let the festivities begin!
This drive covers 116 miles and should take approximately 2.5 hours to complete (in light traffic). Click here to access the map for this holiday adventure.
End your journey here or double back towards Boston Common to see the spectacular Christmas tree there. If you decide to take this trip, head on over to the Only In Boston Facebook page and share photos of your experience – we’d love to see them!
Want to continue the festive fun? Then venture a little further afield to the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, where a winter wonderland is waiting for you!
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Winter in Boston
Is Boston a good place to visit in the winter?
Don’t let Boston’s extreme winter temperatures scare you away. With just a few extra layers, you can enjoy the winter wonderland that Boston becomes every season, without freezing your fingers off. Since Boston is a very walkable town, you’ll want to take some time strolling through the streets, many of which will be decorated with twinkling lights and holiday displays. Before you visit, be sure to check out these 12 things no one tells you about surviving winter in Boston.
What are the best outdoor activities in winter in Boston?
Many may disagree, but we think winter in Boston is when the city truly shines. After a fresh snowfall, there’s nothing like walking around the Boston Common or taking the perfect photo of Acorn Street, one of the most photographed streets in America. Of course, you’ll want to go ice skating at Frog Pond, a fun winter activity for all age groups, and for the more adventurous, check out the nearby Blue Hills Reservation, which is truly stunning no matter what time of year you visit, but during the winter you can strap on some skis or a snowboard and hit the slopes.
Where can I see the best light displays in Boston?
While the ones we’ve listed above are some of our favorites, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re willing to head outside of the city, you can expand your search to include some of the best light displays in Massachusetts like Night Lights in Boylston, Bright Nights in Springfield, and the Lighting of the Green in Taunton. If you really want to take a road trip, about three hours from Boston you’ll find the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees, a Pittsfield annual staple and a favorite for those on the western side of the state in search of beautiful light displays.