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!
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
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
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
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
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
What: For its 18th year in a row, the Boston Celtic Music Festival returns! The concert showcases Irish, Scottish, and Celtic communities.
When: Thursday, January 14th from 7 PM – 11:30 PM
How Much: While tickets are free, organizers provide a suggested donation of $15
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
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.
When: Friday, January 15th from 7 PM – 8 PM
How Much: $12 for tickets
What: Shop for gifts in the MassArt Made Virtual Holiday Market, a temporary online showcase of student and alumni work.
When: Live now until February 15th
How Much: Free
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.
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
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.
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