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Christmas in Boston transforms the city into a magical wonderland of lights, breathtaking decorations, outstanding holiday concerts, and an abundance of good cheer. So, whether you’re a Boston native or just visiting, the winter season is a perfect time to get out and take in the city at its best. If you want to treat your ears and your senses, here is a line-up of just a few of this city’s amazing holiday events to choose from.
Boston Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall, December 12-16
Started in 1973 by Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, these concerts are held in the sparkling atmosphere of world-famous Symphony Hall that is decked out to evoke all the magic and wonder of the season. This will be a performance brimming with holiday music classics, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! Here is your chance to sing along to your Christmas favorites, take a photo with Santa, and hear special holiday music conducted by Keith Lockhart.
Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, November 29-December 30
Whether it’s your first time seeing it or your twentieth, this breathtaking classic will capture your imagination and take you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes. The Nutcracker is the perfect opportunity to share the joy of the season with your loved ones. Treat yourself and your friends and family to one of New England’s most beloved holiday events.
Black Nativity, December 7-23
The National Center of Afro-American Artists’ thrilling production of Langston Hughes’s message of joy, hope and liberation always sells out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets early. A joyous company of actors, dancers, singers and musicians puts on a wondrous performance that melds scripture, music, dance, and Hughes’s poetry at the Paramount Theatre.
Disney on Ice, December 21-30
Watch the dazzling Disney on Ice show – an annual holiday tradition for many Boston families. At the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Grab your mouse ears and get ready for to celebrate 100 years of Disney magic! Prepare for the ultimate fairytale experience with over 50 characters from all your favorite Disney films including; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Anna and Elsa and all the iconic Disney princesses. Together, they will bring to life 14 stories and entertain with more than 30 songs for you to enjoy and sing-a-long to!
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, December 14-16, 21-23
Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 15 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs. With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2018 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.
Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, December 20-30
Combining ballet, swing, flamenco, hip-hop, step and urban tap along with Tchaikovsky’s classic score and Duke Ellington’s signature swing, Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker features a multicultural cast of talented dancers in this contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale. Now in its 18th year, the production remains fresh with updated choreography, new costumes and surprise guest stars. Join heroine Ruby as she explores iconic Boston scenes such as Make Way for Ducklings, Top of the Hub, Chinatown and the Boston Public Garden when this new holiday tradition comes to Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
A Cantata Singers Christmas, December 7 & 9
Celebrate the holidays with Cantata Singers! The beloved voices of Schütz, Byrd, Purcell, and others ring in the holiday season with celebratory joy and cheer. You have two chances to hear this dazzling, gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque music for chamber chorus and orchestra at First Lutheran Church in Boston.
Happy Holidays from South Shore Hearing Center
All of us at South Shore Hearing Center would like to wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season. There’s no reason to miss out on the holiday festivities due to your hearing loss–let us help you hear better. Schedule a consultation today!