things to do in boston this week

Boston on Budget here with your week guide of cheap, fun things to do in and near Boston this week. Know of anything else going on this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

Things to do in Boston this week include:  A Gin Affair: Live Mixology Class, ZOOMBA Class, Outdoor Dining at Bow Market, and more!



PhotoWalks Guided Tour of Boston

What: Explore Boston from a new angle with PhotoWalks, a creative guided photography, and history walking tour.

Where: Brewery Fountain at the Boston Common, Tremont Street

When: Monday, January 11th from 10 AM – 11:30 AM

How Much: Tickets range from $40 – $50



New England Aquarium Virtual Visit

What: Each day at 11 AM, the Aquarium hosts a live stream of the creatures and also includes a Q&A session with some of the employees.

Where: New England Aquarium Website

When: 11 AM EST, daily

How Much: Free



ZOOMBA Class with Dawn

What: Beat the mid-week blues with a fun virtual Zoomba dance workout class. No equipment besides water and a towel are needed.

Where: Wednesdays at 6 PM

When: Wednesday, January 13th from 6 PM – 7 PM

How Much: Tickets are on a donation basis


Boston Public Market Outdoor Market Pop-up

What: Enjoy the year-round marketplace with fresh food from local vendors. The market supports more than 30 small businesses from the Boston area.

Where: Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA

When: Wednesday – Saturday from 8 AM – 6 PM

How Much: Free to enter, pay as you go


Winter Kids Yoga Series

What: Down Under School of Yoga offers a program taught by experienced kids yoga teachers. Classes are organized by age to ensure that the content is constructive and fosters a sense of community.

Where: The kids programming will be in-person with a limited capacity of 6 students, as well as live-streamed for additional students to join 

When: Wednesdays with Erin, 3:15 – 4 PM, through March 31st

How Much: $180 for the full series, $20 for a drop-in



Boston Celtic Music Festival Online Concert

What: For its 18th year in a row, the Boston Celtic Music Festival returns! The concert showcases Irish, Scottish, and Celtic communities.

Where: Online

When: Thursday, January 14th from 7 PM – 11:30 PM

How Much: While tickets are free, organizers provide a suggested donation of $15


Free Admission to the ICA

What: The renowned Institute of Contemporary art is free for all on Thursdays beginning at 5PM. Tickets for timed entry are required and are available beginning at 10 AM on Thursday.

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

When: Thursdays from 5 PM – 9 PM

How Much: Free



A Gin Affair: Live Mixology Class

What: Have you been binge-watching “Bridgerton” on Netflix? Do you love gin? Join Flix & Cheers for a live mixology class based on the new hit show this Friday night.

Where: Virtual

When: Friday, January 15th from 7 PM – 8 PM

How Much: $12 for tickets


MassArt Made Virtual Holiday Market

What: Shop for gifts in the MassArt Made Virtual Holiday Market, a temporary online showcase of student and alumni work.

Where: Virtual

When: Live now until February 15th

How Much: Free



Winter Greens Watercolor Class (Ages 7-16)

What: Get in touch with your artistic side with you and your little ones this weekend by designing a bouquet of winter greens while learning basic watercolor techniques.

Where: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 

When: Saturday, January 16th from 10:30 AM – 12 PM

How Much: Member cost is $18 for children, free for adults. Nonmembers are $23 for children, $16 for adults.


Outdoor Dining at Bow Market

What: Bow Market offers pizza, Mexican food options, and natural wines. You can also reserve fire pits for $5 to snuggle up and enjoy the atmosphere.

Where: 1 Bow Market Way, Sommerville, MA

When: Daily from 12 PM – 9 PM

How Much: Free to enter



Igloos at the Envoy Hotel

What: With some of the best views in Boston, the Envoy Hotel is hosting its winter igloos experience. These igloos include mounted heaters to keep you warm, and the roof deck’s beverage-only bar includes craft cocktails, beers, and wine.

Where: 70 Sleeper Street, Boston

When: Daily from 4 PM till 12 AM

How Much: Free to reserve, reservations required in advance


Know of any other fun things to do in Boston this week? Tell us about them by commenting below.