Boston January 05, 2018
8 Winter Festivals In Boston That Are Simply Unforgettable
The nights may be long and the hours of daylight short, but that’s no reason to hunker down at home! Boston has festivals year round and – cold weather or not – these events are well worth experiencing. From music fests to beer fests, here are 8 winter events that are simply unforgettable:
1. Boston Winter (Government Center)
This open-air festival lasts for several months (through March 31, 2018). Located at City Hall Plaza, Boston Winter is a magical mix of shopping chalets, a skating path, and even a Bavarian village!
2. Boston Wine Festival
The only thing better than a wine festival is a wine festival that runs for months! Starting on January 12, 2018, the Boston Harbor Hotel hosts this vino spectacular, which will continue through March 30, 2018. From wine-themed dinners to boozy brunches, this is the place to go if you’re an oenophile looking to splurge.
3. Boston’s Celtic Music Fest (Cambridge)
Can you feel your toes tapping in anticipation of Boston’s Celtic Music Festival? This event crams more than 100 performances into a single weekend (January 18-21, 2018). Check out singers, musicians, and dancers drawing on Celtic traditions at this fun music fest.
4. Chocolate Festival (Cambridge)
You can’t go wrong with a festival devoted to chocolate, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Harvard Square this January. Taking place between January 26 and January 28, 2018, the highlight of this decadent event is a chocolate tasting.
5. Some Like It Hot Chili Cook-Off (Cambridge)
What better way to warm up on a chilly winter day than by working your way through chili samples from popular local restaurants? Head to Brattle Plaza between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on February 3, 2018 to get in on the fun.
6. Tet In Boston (Mid-Dorchester)
The Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration takes place on February 18, 2018. This fun, free event involves more than 50 vendors, as well as music, games, and even a pageant show. Tet In Boston runs from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Boston College High School.
7. Chinese New Year (Chinatown)
Did you know that Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest in the nation? February welcomes Chinese New Year celebrations taking place along Beach Street, and this vibrant event features a parade, costumes, food, music, and dancing.
8. Extreme Beer Fest Boston (Seaport)
Boston has long been a city of rebels. Hosted by Beer Advocate, this event pays homage to craft beers, especially those that are experimental or push the boundaries of traditional brewing. You can sample the unique brews at the World Trade Center on February 2 and 3, 2018.
Which winter festival are you looking forward to the most? Are there any other festivities taking place this season that deserve a spot on our winter to-do list? Share you thoughts in the comments below!
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