Boston Events November 2014

Top November Things to Do in Boston

Boston event calendar for November
Beautiful fall foliage on a November day along Boston's Esplanade

Get ready to enjoy Boston Events for November 2014!

Soak up the last few weeks of gorgeous fall foliage in Boston while enjoying the Boston Comedy Festival, opening days of ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond, the annual Veterans Day parades (yes, we have two of them), and the season's first performances of The Nutcracker at our stunning Opera House.  

Sports fans love Boston during November because we have three top teams to watch and cheer: the Celtics, the Bruins, and New England Patriots, with plenty of local games scheduled throughout the month.

By the second half of the month, you'll see holiday tree lighting ceremonies taking place all over the city, lighting up the night. 

If your Boston plans put you here at the end of November, be sure to make restaurant reservations for a special Thanksgiving dinner.  Enjoy that extra piece of pie because you can work off the calories when the holiday shopping season kicks off with plenty of Black Friday sales.

Remember, Nutcracker performances begin on the Friday after Thanksgiving - so get your tickets now because the best seats go fast. 

Find out about more Thanksgiving Weekend events.

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Veterans Day Events in Boston

Veterans Day events in BostonWhen:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two rival Veterans Day Parades marching through downtown Boston, even larger Veterans Day sales, a military history Harbor Island cruise to Fort Warren, and special restaurant deals for veterans are just a few of the special events happening in Boston on Veterans Day. 

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Half-price tickets for Boston events in November 2014

Half-price Boston shows, cruises, and events in November

Why pay full price when discount tickets from Goldstar are easy to find?

- Sweeney Todd - Lyric Stage
- The Hobbit - Wheelock Family Theatre
- Make Up Your Mind - Boston Center for the Arts
- Boston Celtics games- TD Garden
- Afternoon Delight- Comedy Matinee at Improv Theatre
- In the Mood - Cutler Majestic Theatre
- Arabian Nights - Central Square Theatre in Cambridge
- North End Secret Tour - Walking tour in Boston's North End
- Lunch,  Brunch, and Dinner Cruises on The Odyssey in Boston Harbor
- Duck Tours - See Boston by land & water

Half-price tickets to top Boston concerts, shows, tours, games, and other events become available about 2 months before their scheduled date - why pay more?

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Thanksgiving Day 2014 - Enjoy a great dinner!

Photo of turkeyThanksgiving is celebrated on November 27, 2014

Enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving by making reservations . . . let someone else do the cooking!  

Some of Boston's top restaurants serve special once-a-year Thanksgiving dinners where you can enjoy a memorable meal, ranging from formal traditional dinners to more casual buffets.

To be sure of getting a table, you must make reservations.

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Special Christmas Tree Arrives from Nova Scotia

Christmas Tree in Boston Common - Massachusetts State House in BackgroundA very special Christmas tree will arrive at Boston Common at about 11am on Friday, November 14 (date and time to be confirmed) - by tradition, the first official tree to be set up each year in the city. 

Look for this special tree near the Visitors Information Center on Tremont Street.  It's always the star of the Boston Common Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Although Boston fills up with displays of beautiful Christmas trees throughout November and December, the most special tree of all is this Christmas tree proudly displayed on Boston Common.  It symbolizes the close friendship between Nova Scotia and Boston.

Citizens of Nova Scotia send a huge, beautiful tree to the people of Boston every year in remembrance of Boston's help after a horrific explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor on December 6, 1917 killed almost 2,000 people and injured another 9,000.  Within 24 hours of the disaster, a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel from Boston arrived in Nova Scotia - the first outside help to reach the disaster scene, and the last to leave.

In a special recognition of those who were killed and injured in the Boston Marathon bombings last spring, a group of runners led the way as the tree left Halifax this year.

 

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Boston in November

Christopher Columbus Park trellis with holiday lightsChristmas tree lighting ceremonies in several central locations signal the "official" start of the holiday season in Boston.  These festive occasions are fun to attend and the lights are spectacular!

Here are Holiday Lighting Ceremonies taking place in Boston this month:

- Annual Lighting of the Trellis - Monday, November 24, 2014, at dusk in Christopher Columbus Park
- 31 Nights of Lights at Prudential Center - From Saturday, November 30 through New Year's Eve on December 31, Prudential Tower displays lights of a different color each night to bring awareness to non-profit organizations. 
- Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Saturday, November 22, at 4:30pm - runs through January 5 - More about Blink

December Tree Lighting events (check the December Events Calendar for exact dates):

- Boston Common Holiday Lighting - This exciting event takes place near the Visitors Information Center on Tremont St and stars the special tree sent as a gift from Nova Scotia and 80+ other lighted trees throughout the Common and Boston Garden .
- Copley Square Tree Lighting - Wreaths with red bows decorate the square, the Old South Church bell tolls when the lights go on, and Santa and Rudolph will appear.
- Commonwealth Avenue Mall - Thousands of twinkling white lights transform this tree-filled parkway.

More about where to see special holiday decorations in Boston

 

Theatre & Shows for November 2014

Annie - Boston's Wang TheatreMamma Mia! - Colonial Theatre tickets -  Thru November 2

Boston Ballet: Swan Lake - Boston Opera House  - Thru November 8

Annie - Wang Theatre - November 5-16

You Name the Show - Shubert Theatre tickets - Nov 7

Bob Dylan - Orpheum - Nov 17

The Trip to Bountiful - Cutler Majestic Theatre - Nov 20-Dec 7

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County - Colonial Theatre - Nov 21

Boston Bhangra Competition - Orpheum - Nov 22

Tania Perez-Salas Compania - Shubert Theatre tickets - Nov 22-23

Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker - Boston Opera House - Nov 28-Dec 31

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Half-Price Tickets for Christmas, Holiday, and New Year's Eve Events

Half-price tickets for Christmas and holidays events in BostonHalf-price tickets to some wonderful Christmas and New Year's events begin to become available in November.  Needless to say, grab these tickets fast when you see them because they won't last.

- A Christmas Story - Wang Theatre
- Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Weston Town Hall
- Back Bay Gala - New Year's Eve bash at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
- Young Professionals New Year's Eve Celebration - The Resolution Ball
- A Christmas Carol: The Musical - Boston Center for the Arts
- A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - Cutler Majestic Theatre
- Handel's Messiah - Jordan Hall

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"Black Friday" 2014 - Shopping Bargains, Sales, Discounts!

Photo of shoppers at Prudential Center in BostonWhen:  Friday, November 28 - as early as midnight in some places
In preparation:  Take a nap right after Thanksgiving dinner, pack a turkey sandwich, start early, and keep your sense of humor!

If you're visiting Boston during the Thanksgiving holidays, indulge in "Black Friday" bargain-hunting - if you dare!  The mad scramble to scoop up huge bargains is not for the faint of heart. 

Where should you go?  Try these Black Friday suggestions:

- Newbury Street boutiques and Boylston Street "big box" stores and discounters
- Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Big chain stores and unique Boston shops
- Cambridgeside Galleria (huge Best Buy, big Macys)
- Prudential Center - Middle of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood - Saks, Lord & Taylor
- Wrentham Premium Outlets (Get there super early - sure to be mobbed)
- Natick Mall - Biggest shopping mall in Boston

 

Boston Hotels Special Packages for November

Room at the Millennium - Boston Hotel Specials for NovemberCheck out these attractive November specials at top Boston hotels.  Click on Check Rates to find best rates - we also give you the hotel's phone number in case you need to call to get the package.

Faneuil Hall Shopping Package at the Millennium Bostonian (617-523-3600) - $50 food and beverage credit plus welcome bag with additional offers and savings at North 26, attractive room rate.  Check rates

Wroad to Wrentham at the Colonnade (1-800-962-3030) - Just in time for holiday shopping - Includes roundtrip transportation for two to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, overnight accommodations for 2, overnight parking, and a VIP Coupon book with hundreds more in savings  Check rates   

Pay rates equal to your birthday year at Boston Sheraton Hotel - Stay the first night at the regular rate starting at $199 and pay a 2nd and 3rd night rate equal to your birth year.  Born in 1958?  Pay $58 for those nights.  Use promo code NBR when you book. Reserve now 

 

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Opera House - 2014

The Nutcracker at Boston's Opera House - schedule informationWhen:  November 28 - December 31, matinees and evening performances almost daily
Where: Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Theatre District/Downtown Crossing (Downtown Boston)
Closest T station: Green Line/Boylston

Featuring gorgeous music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, choreography by Mikko Nissinen, all new sets and costumes, and a soaring performance by the Boston Ballet, The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition - and the Boston Opera House is the perfect setting.

The adventures of Clara, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Russian Dancers, and The Prince as they dance around a magical winter landscape will enchant you. 

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Holiday Tree Lighting & Blink! at Faneuil Hall

Top of Christmas Tree in Boston CommonFaneuil Hall Marketplace puts up its giant Christmas tree and turns on the lights for Blink! on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blink! features a spectacular light show with over 350,000 (yes, that's roughly a third of a MILLION) low-energy LED lights and recorded music by Boston Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops.

Festivities and entertainment begin at 4:30pm and repeat periodically throughout the evening, and then every evening through January 5 - perfect excuse to get a head start on your holiday shopping!

 

Boston Tuba Christmas - 29th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert at Faneuil Hall

Boston's Annual Tuba Christmas ConcertMore than 150 tuba players delight the crowd at Faneuil Hall Marketplace when they perform their annual free holiday concert of Christmas classics on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2pm.

Closest T station: Orange Line/Haymarket
Parking:  Boston garages near Government Center






International Fine Arts Show

International Fine Arts Show in Boston in NovemberWhen: November 13-16, 2014
Where:   The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street) in Boston's South End
Tickets:  $15 Friday - Sunday (under 12 free), $100- $250 for the Opening Night Gala Benefit - plus whatever you can't resist spending on art
Closest T station: Orange Line/Back Bay
More information:  Fine Arts Boston website; 617-363-0405
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40 top galleries from Boston, elsewhere in the US, and Europe exhibit outstanding works at this premier show and sale of traditional and contemporary fine art.  Paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and mixed media are all represented. 

A Gala Preview on Thursday, November 13 features delicious food and wine, good music, and of course, the wonderful art - a perfect holiday gift.   All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit .

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Veterans Day Family Event at USS Constitution Museum

Veterans Day events in BostonTake a free tour of the USS Constitution, located on the Freedom Trail in Charlestown and then walk across the plaza to the Museum where you can learn more about the Constitution's history, explore the interactive exhibits, and find out what the life of a sailor was like during the War of 1812. 

Throughout Veteran's Day weekend (Nov 9-11, 2013, 10am-5pm), kids can make a paper officer's hat to take home, write letters to our troops for the holiday, and learn more about the War of 1812. 

Location:  Charlestown Navy Yard
Admission: Suggested donation of $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children

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Holiday Decoration Displays in Boston

Holiday decorations at Prudential Center in Boston Festive holiday events take place throughout the last 3 weeks of November as dazzling holiday decorations get put into place, such as these giant golden balls, part of an expansive display in Prudential's South Garden.

In addition to Prudential Center, other good places in Boston to see Christmas decorations go up - or see the festive effects once they're in place include:
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace (be sure to check out the spectacular holiday tree and Blink!)
- Boston Common when the special Christmas tree arrives from Nova Scotia
- Christopher Columbus Park Trellis in the North End
- Macy's Holiday Tree Lighting on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing
- Charles Street in Beacon Hill
- Copley Square in Back Bay
- Boston Common, after the Holiday Lighting Ceremony

 

Le Cordon Bleu Boston Thanksgiving Demo

Chef's toque - Le Cordon Bleu Boston cooking class Just in time for Thanksgiving, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Cambridge is hosting their annual demonstrations by master chef instructors showing you how to turn an ordinary turkey dinner into a scrumptuous holiday feast.  

Added bonus:  You get to tour their commercial kitchens.

When:  10:30am, November 16, 2013
Where:  Le Cordon Bleu, 215 First Street, Cambridge, MA
Cost:  Free - but must sign up in advance due to limited seating - call 888-394-6222


 

4th Annual Local Craft Brewfest - 2014

Boston Local Craft BrewfestThe Local Food Festival celebrates all our local craft and artisan brewers, distillers, cider makers, meaderies, and food producers. It's your chance to sample the best local and New England beverages and food while enjoying spectacular views of the Boston Harbor waterfront and great live music by local musicians. 

Where:  Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the South Boston Waterfront (just on the other side of the Moakley footbridge)
When: November 21, 6pm-9:30pm
Admission: $47 (includes beverage and food tastings, music and entertainment, and a compostable tasting cup)
More information: bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/festivities/localcraftbrew/
Where to stay nearby: South Boston Waterfront Hotels

 

 

Thanksgiving Parade and Celebration in Plymouth - 2014

Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth MAOne of the top Boston events in November is Thanksgiving, and to get a full flavor, head south of the city to Plymouth to join this huge 3-day Thanksgiving Celebration along the harbor and waterfront.  

The centerpiece is the Thanksgiving Day Parade, kicking off at 11am on Saturday, November 22, and ranked #1 in the Nation by AOL.   

The parade begins at the historic waterfront.  Costumed reenactors playing the roles of Pilgrims bring this period in our history to life during a food festival, music festival, and entertainment. 

What makes this parade special are the historically accurate cand beautifully decorated floats, drum and bugle corps, and reenactments from all periods of American history, beginning with the Pilgrim era in the 17th century and continuing through the 21st. 

When:  November 21 - 23, 2014
Where:  Waterfront, Plymouth, MA
Where to stay:  Best Plymouth Hotels
More Parade and Festival information:  Website
Photo courtesy of USA Thanksgiving, the event planner

 

New England Patriots Schedule for November 2014

New England Patriots November scheduleWhen:  Home games on November 3 and November 24
Where: Gillette Stadium
Tickets:  Check for best prices, seats, discounts
Getting there: How to get to Gillette Stadium from Boston
Stay:  Hotels near Gillette Stadium

Week 9 - Sunday, November 2, 4:25pm vs Denver - Gillette Stadium
Week 10 - Sunday, November 9 - BYE WEEK
Week 11 - Monday, November 16, 8:30pm at Indianapolis
Week 12 - Sunday, November 23, 1pm vs Detroit - Gillette Stadium
Week 12 - Sunday, November 30, 4:25pm at Green Bay

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Celtics at the Garden

Photo of Boston Celtics playing at TD GardenWhere:  TD Garden
Stay: Hotels near TD Garden
Park: Garages near TD Garden
Celebrate: Nightlife near Celtics Games

The Boston Celticsplays its first full month in the regular season, with 9 home games at TD Garden.  Get ready for some green and white action!

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Boston Celtics Schedule for November - Home Games

Wednesday, November 5 vs Toronto Raptors- 7:30pm
Friday, November 7 vs Utah - 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 12 vs Oklahoma City Thunder- 7:30pm
Friday, November 14 vs Cleveland Cavaliers - 7:30pm
Monday, November 17 vs Phoenix Suns - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 23 vs Portland Trail Blazers- 6:00pm
Friday, November 28 vs Chicago Bulls- 1pm
Sunday, November 30 vs San Antonio Spurs - 1pm

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Cartoon Fest at Symphony Hall - 2014

Boston's annual Cartoon Fest at Symphony HallWhen:  Saturday, Nov 1, 10am - 4pm
Where:  Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
Nearest MBTA station: Green Line/Symphony
Cost: $10, or a 4-pack for $35; Check Goldstar for half-price discount tickets

Boston 99.5 All Classical Radio Station WGBH hosts their annual Classical Cartoon Festival at Symphony Hall - a lively mix of classical music used in cartoons accompanied by Warner Brothers classic cartoons on the big screen, storytellers, and live performances.

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Boston Jewish Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film Festival informationWhen:  November 5-17, 2014
Where:  Museum of Fine Arts in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, with additional screenings throughout the Greater Boston metro area
Tickets:  Most films are $12; a festival pass for $225 ($250 after July 31) lets you watch (in premium seating) all films, and gives you access to special pre- and post-film gatherings
More information:  Website

Thirteen days of the best new international and American independent films exploring the Jewish experience and presenting films with themes about Jewish culture, heritage, and history.  Traditional, experimental, documentaries, and animated formats.  Don't miss internationally-acclaimed festival opener, "Run Boy Run," the true-to-life story of a courageous 9-year-old who flees the Warsaw ghetto in 1942, survives in the woods while eluding SS patrols, and keeps alive his Jewish faith as well as himself.

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Boston Concerts during November 2014

Boston concerts during November
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Museum of Fine Arts - Annual School Sale - 2014

Photo of Museum of Fine Arts in BostonOver 4,000 art fans, collectors, and shoppers attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts' annual sale each year to snap up the fabulous creations by faculty, students, and alums Thousands of paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, new media, and more!   Sales benefit student scholarships at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

When:  Thursday, November 20 - 22, 10am-8pm; Nov 23, 10am-5pm
Where: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue
Closest T station: Green Line E/Museum
For more information: 617-369-3622
Admission:  Free

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Boston Comedy Festival 2014

Boston Comedy FestivalWhen:  November 7 - 15
Where:  Boston's many comedy and other venues - Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault (124 Boylston St, Boston), Davis Square Theatre (225 Elm St, Somerville), Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square, Somerville), The Burren (247 Elm Street, Somerville)
Age:  21+
What you need to do:  Make reservations! Most tickets run from $10 - $20, depending on the show - although $6 - $75 is the actual range
Tickets: www.bostoncomedyfest.com
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Top comedians from all around the world come to Boston to celebrate and practice comedy during this festival of laughs.  Talent scouts, contests, and of course, lots of comedy make this a don't-miss event, whether you're a comedian or a fan.  A stand up contest keeps everyone hopping.

And don't forget, Boston's many comedy clubs mean you can enjoy shows by the best local, national, and international comedians almost every night of the week.

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Downtown Crossing Holiday Market

Holiday Market in Boston's Downtown CrossingHoliday Market brings local crafts, original art and jewelry, and artisinal foods to Downtown Crossing.  Look for appearances from Santa, singers and other entertainment, plus an excellent supply of Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

This free event takes place in Downtown Crossing across from Macy's (Summer Street, off Washington) from Saturday, November 29 - December 27, 11am-7pm (dates to be confirmed for 2014) Mondays through Saturdays, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.  More

 

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - 2014

Photo of booksWhen:  November 14 (5-9pm), Saturday Nov 15 (noon - 7pm) and Sunday Nov 16 (noon - 5pm), 2014
Where: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston, Back Bay, Boston
Closest T station: Green Line / Hynes
For more information: 617-369-3204; website; or e-mail insideout@smfa.edu.
Entrance fee:  $15 for Friday night preview plus Saturday and Sunday, $8 Saturday, $8 Sunday 

Whether you're a serious collector of old books, want to shop for a few holiday gifts, or just like to read, the huge Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is a must-visit.  With over 120 dealers from the U.S. and Europe, the fair attracts visitors from around the world.  In addition to the rare, collectible, and antiquarian books on exhibit and for sale, you'll also find manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, and fine and decorative prints.

If you're coming from out of town, hotels near the Hynes include the Back Bay Hilton, the Mandarin Oriental Boston, the Colonnade, the Charlesmark, the Sheraton Boston, and the Lenox.

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Boston Bruins Schedule for November 2014

The Nutcracker balletHome game location:  TD Garden
Nearest T stop: North Station
Parking:  Boston garages near North Station / TD Garden
Stay: Hotels near TD Garden
Celebrate:  Best Boston bars near TD Garden
Show you care:  Dress like a Bruin

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Here's the Bruins home game schedule for November - get ready for some excitement!

Saturday, November 1 vs Senators- 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 4 vs Panthers - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 6 vs Oilers - 7:00pm
Monday, November 10 vs Devils - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 15 vs Hurricanes - 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 18 vs Blues - 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 22 vs Canadiens - 7:00pm
Monday, November 24 vs Penguins - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 28 vs Jets - 7:00 pm

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Boston Latino International Film Festival

Photo of turkeyWhen:  November 13-23, 2014 (dates to be confirmed)
Where:  David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge (1730 Cambridge Street), and the John O'Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University (West Village F, Room 20, Leon St, Boston)
Tickets:  Available through festival website
More information:  Website

Look for 11 exciting days of films, receptions, and special events at the 10th Annual Boston Latino International Film Festival.    This very special celebration of BLIFF features 60 movies from 17 countries along with the participation of 15 well-known local, national, and international directors.  

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Ice Skating Begins at Frog Pond

Photo of ice skaters on Boston's Frog PondFrog Pond in Boston Common opens for ice skating in mid-November - IF the temperature is cold enough. 

On opening night, a special opening night celebration and entertainment takes place at 6pm, with public skating following the show
Closest T station: Green and Red Line/Park
Park:  Boston Common Garage

More about ice skating on Boston's Frog Pond

Take a spin on the ice as ice skating season begins at Frog Pond, right in the middle of Boston Common.   The opening ceremony features performances by local skating stars followed by public skating.

With picturesque Beacon Hill in the background, skating on Frog Pond is one of the things that makes so Boston terrific in the winter.  Bring your own skates, or rent them at the rink for a reasonable fee.  Be sure to stop by the Lily Pad Cafe snack bar, overseen by the talented chefs from 75 Chestnut and Hampshire House, where you'll enjoy some of the best hot chocolate, Belgium waffles, and cookies in the city. 

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Exhibit Opens at MFA

MFA special exhibitWhere: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Fenway, Boston
Closest T station: Green Line E/Museum
Admission:  $25; free entrance (and go to front of the line) when you have a Boston Discount Card

A fascinating selection of model trains, planes, and automobiles will rev up your imagination in this special exhibit from the collection of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf.  The exhibit opens on November 15 and runs through May 10, 2015.

 

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Best Boston Events All Year!

Boston Events in January - Wine Festivals, Polar Bear Swim, New Year Brunch February Events in Boston - Valentines Day, Running of the Brides, Chinese New Year March Events in Boston - St Patricks Day Parade, Film Festivals, Restaurant Week April Events in Boston - Marathon, Patriots Day, Boston Garden Show Boston May Events - Memorial Day, Duckling Day Parade, Open Studios Boston June Events - Harborfest, Scooper Bowl, Dragon Boat Races
Boston Events in July - Fireworks, Harborfest, Shakespeare on the Common August Events in Boston - Shakespeare on the Common, Running of the Brides, Restaurant Week September Events in Boston - Labor Day, Fashion Week, BeanTown Jazz Festival October Events in Boston - Columbus Day Parade, Halloween, Head of the Charles Boston Thanksgiving Events - Thanksgiving, The Nutcracker, Black Friday Boston December Events - First Night, Holiday Pops, Black Nativity


 

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