With December comes holiday fun and, most often, the natural beauty of the year’s first glistening white snow. Unfortunately, it can also bring cabin fever when the kids are trapped indoors for days on end. We’ve come to the rescue with a list of our favorite things to do in Boston for the 2015 winter season.
- Tropical Gardens at Franklin Park Zoo
- Blink! holiday sound and light shows
- Boston Fire Museum
Escape the cold weather and icy scenery with a visit to the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo. Enjoy the lush greenery in the warmth of a tropical environment on a frigid December day. Say goodbye to 2015 with a little educational fun in an atmosphere that will make you forget you’re in bone-chillingly cold Boston.
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston MA 02121
Ring in the 2015 holiday season with a relatively new Boston tradition. Head to Faneuil Hall throughout December for one of five nightly light shows. See the city in a whole new way as 350,000-plus LED lights illuminate the skyline for the fourth year in a row. Seasonal music from the Holiday Pops provides the perfect backdrop for a night of festive family fun.
5 Broad Street
Boston MA 02109
When you’re a kid, there’s nothing quite as awe-inspiring as a shiny fire engine. This December, get the kids out of the house and in from the cold at the Boston Fire Museum. From black-and-white fire department photos to gleaming vintage fire trucks, your little ones will love stepping out of 2015 and into the past at this fun-filled local museum.
344 Congress Street
Boston MA 02210
Keep boredom at bay this December with one or more outings on our list of 2015 winter activities. Whether indoors or outside, the city of Boston has plenty to offer year-round. Don’t let a little cold or a few snowflakes keep you and your family from enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season.