Boston December 13, 2017
Here Are The 7 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns Around Boston
Many Massachusetts towns have already held their Christmas parades and tree lighting events. But, even though the floats may be gone, there’s plenty of festive fun to be had in these 7 magical towns around Boston.
Taunton is known as "The Christmas City," so while there are lots of reasons to visit this town year round, it’s especially enchanting during the holidays. Festivities center around Taunton Green, where you can enjoy a display of twinkling Christmas lights (for free).
Fancy a holiday road trip? Deerfield is not only brimming with quaint and historic colonial houses, but the town is also where you’ll find the Yankee Candle Village. Here Christmas is celebrated every day of the year. Practice makes perfect! Where else can you find the world’s tallest indoor Christmas tree or experience snow falling inside, every four minutes!? This flagship store is located at 25 Greenfield Road in South Deerfield.
3. Barrington (New Hampshire)
Speaking of holiday shopping, here’s a Christmas store in New Hampshire that’ll blow your mind. The Christmas Dove in Barrington has a whopping 30 festive-themed rooms just waiting to be explored. The store is about 1.5 hours from Boston – keep an eye out for special events such as photos with Santa. Visit the
at 11 Christmas Lane in Barrington.
One of the most spectacular light displays in the state is in Attleboro. The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette features 10 acres of lights that you can enjoy on a daily basis from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., through January 1, 2018.
Step inside a greeting card at
Old Sturbridge Village,
where you’ll be delighted by nightly tree lightings, sleigh rides, and a North Pole Village! Squeeze every holiday tradition you can imagine into one festive evening of joy.
6. Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
Portsmouth is always a charming town and it’s just a quick jaunt from Boston. During the holidays the town’s historic, red brick buildings are decked out in festive decorations. It’s an ideal place for a wintery stroll.
Check out Tower Hill Botanic Garden's "Winter Reimagined" this year. Wander through a wishing tree forest, take in the glory of a garden festooned with lights, then warm up in the conservatories. Please note, you need to buy
tickets online and in advance
for this event, which runs through January 7, 2018. The Botanic Garden is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston.
Check out this
Christmas road trip that gathers some fantastic light displays around the city into an easily driveable route. With destinations this dazzling, the kids won’t be the only ones chanting: “are we there yet!”