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What else can be said about 2020? The year has been filled with disaster upon disaster as Bostonians seek to power through to the new year. However, with positive news of an FDA approved vaccine, people are finally starting to form a sense of optimism as it relates to the future.

One thing people of Boston have been craving more than anything is the ability to attend events. The event industry is going through a rough patch, with dozens of venues going out of business due to the pandemic. But some venues are making a comeback.

Charlestown’s The Anchor is the only multi-purpose public gathering place staying in the holiday spirit this year. On December 19th, the repurposed Navy Shipyard will present a holiday tree lighting as part of their “Winter Garden”. 50 trees of all different shapes and sizes will be lit.

But be sure to come early in the day to enjoy ice sculpture carvings, eat s’mores, and drink hot chocolate. Plus, the events will stream live on Facebook so people can watch from home. The events will be COVID-19 friendly with social distancing measures in place.

Attendees will be given complimentary blankets. Also they’ll be able to warm up in heated igloos and outdoor heat lamps. Beverages will include tea, apple cider, and a collection of local beers and wine. And a full food menu will be provided to patrons. This is truly a venue for all ages.

But that’s not all. December 19th isn’t the only day there will be events at The Anchor. The venue will be open daily through New Year’s Day. Events will include cookie decorating, paint parties, and ice sculpture displays. And stay tuned, because The Anchor will be releasing its New Year’s event schedule in the near future!


Plan Your Trip to The Anchor Today

The Anchor is here to remind Boston area residents of a pre-COVID time while keeping patrons safe to enjoy the festivities. The Anchor is located at 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA 02129. It is free to enter and open to all ages!

Looking for more events near Boston? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend.