Christmas in Massachusetts
What would Massachusetts be like without Christmas?
The early settlers found out shortly after Christmas
was banned in Boston during the 17th century Puritan era. Later it took nearly two centuries before Christmas was deemed truly
fashionable in the city and indeed throughout Massachusetts!
Today, of course, Massachusetts
is a festive blend of giggles, old fashioned New England tradition, and
modern seasonal hoopla as communities from Boston to the Berkshires welcome home holiday
revelers by the millions each year ...
More information about Christmas in Massaschusetts around the Web:
at Faneuil Hall - Check out the fun and frivolity happening
this year at Boston's major tourist magnet featuring street performers,
tuba & choral music, a bell ringing ensemble, and the official
Boston Christmas tree lighting.
Ballet - The Nutcracker - One of Boston's oldest traditions
with an overview of the performance, ticket information and online
Holiday Pops - Would it be Christmas without it? Check
out his year's dates & times along with TV and radio broadcast
- The annual shopping extravaganza and gingerbread house competition happening at Boston's World Trade Center.
Edaville Christmas Festival of Lights - A major draw for thousands near and far to the old-fashioned holiday train excursion.
Sturbridge Village - Christmas by Candlelight - Historic reeactors explain the old Christmas traditions in a charming celebration of the season that includes sleigh rides, music and caroling, and a talk with Father Christmas.
Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas - The Berkshires main event inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting, with the full schedule of holiday fun & entertainment including concerts, caroling, and historic house tours, with direction and parking info.
Christmas Tree Farms in Massachusetts - Listings throughout the state with location and contact details and related Christmas entertainment and activities.
in the Northeast & New England
see in Travel -> Boston