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A restaurant with shiny red booths is decorated for Christmas with a tree and tons of ornament-bedecked garlands covering the ceiling.

The Ultimate Holiday Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Merrymaking in Boston

With winter on the horizon and stores already dusting off their Christmas playlists, it’s clearly the season for holiday festivities. What does this mean in […]

People dine in a glamorous restaurant with servers in white dinner jackets. Subtle Christmas decorations are hanging up.

Where to Indulge in Holiday Lunch in Boston

One particularly fun aspect of the holiday season in Boston is special holiday lunches: Some of the city’s typically dinner-only spots add a midday meal […]

The exterior of an elegant mansion and the lawn in front of it are illuminated in strings of different colored Christmas lights.

How to Spend a Fabulous Holiday Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island

You can enjoy the best parts of the holidays this month without the urban chaos. Escape the Hub with a quick jaunt to Newport, Rhode […]

City Life

Blink! and the 80-Foot-Tree Aren’t Coming Back to Faneuil Hall This Year

For the second year in a row, shoppers headed to Faneuil Hall will not be greeted by a giant outdoor holiday tree or musical light […]

City Life

How to Avoid Crowds in Boston around the Holidays, According to Google

Between concerns about inflation and supply chain disruptions, not to mention the lingering possibilities of viral infection, the 2021 holiday season may be stressful enough […]

City Life

Boston Is Dreaming of a Windy Christmas to Close out 2020

It was already about to be a deeply unusual Christmas in Boston, and now this. Forecasters are sounding the alarm about extraordinarily high winds and […]

"Blink" light show Quincy Market
Arts & Entertainment

How Does Quincy Market Put on the “Blink” Light Show?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. Question: […]

Arts & Entertainment

A Guide to Shopping Mall Santa Clauses, by the Numbers

54 Average days in a mall Santa’s working season (November 1–December 24). 5 Years it feels like were shaved off your life while you waited […]

Arts & Entertainment

Where to Buy or Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Boston

If you celebrate Christmas, the holiday season doesn’t feel real until the smell of a fresh evergreen graces your living room. Whether you’re in the […]