things to do christmas day in boston

On Christmas Day, many local businesses understandably shutter their doors but not everyone wants to stay home. Whether you’re getting stir-crazy or just looking for a way to entertain the kids, there are still plenty of things to do on Christmas Day.

Here is our guide to Things to Do in Boston on Christmas Day:


See Christmas Lights

Grab some hot chocolate and go scope out Christmas Lights! You can drive around local neighborhoods or visit one of Boston’s many public trees. Don’t miss these installations:


Get Active

Boston has plenty of gorgeous parks and preserves where you can run around, workout, and commune with nature. Most of them are open year-round so you can visit even on the holidays! You can also check out these activities:

  • Wakefield MA 5K
  • Free Tours by Foot


Catch a Movie or Show

Other businesses may be closed on Christmas Day but it’s the theatre’s time to shine. Check out these movie theatres open on Christmas Day:


Enjoy Local Attractions

Some local businesses are hosting Christmas Day events:

  • Imagine Playspace
  • Blink! at Faneuil Hall


Give Back

The true meaning of Christmas is giving, so show your Christmas spirit by giving back to your local community. You can volunteer at your local churches and shelters, or check out these charitable events:

  • Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly will be delivering meals, flowers, and friendship.
  • Rosie’s Place will need help serving a Christmas meal.


Know of any other exciting things to do on Christmas Day in Boston? Share your tips by leaving a comment below.