There is so much to do in the city Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you get tickets to see the Bruins, shop till you drop on Newbury Street Black Friday, or make it to the opening night of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, rest assured there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Here is a list of some of our favorite happenings around Thanksgiving in Boston that you can do this year:
Blink! Holiday Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall
One of our favorite events of the season is the annual tree lighting at Faneuil Hall. To the sounds of BSO’s Holiday Pops music, enjoy a light show using over 350,000 LED lights that illuminate Boston’s skyline. The ‘Tree Lighting Spectacular’ happens on November 19th beginning at 8:00pm. If you won’t make it to the kick-off in Boston on the 19th, you can still see the light show daily from 4:30-9:30pm between November 22nd and January 3rd running every hour on the hour. Learn More→
Hosted by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, Wellesley Marketplace features 200 independent artisans, mostly local, offering creative gift ideas. Occurring annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it’s a great way to kick-off the holiday season! Among the products for sale at Marketplace are: Art, Jewelry, Food and Herbs, Whimsical Gifts, Bath and Body, Home Accessories, Stationery and Books, Children’s Items, Botanical Accents, Glass, Pottery, Wood, Pets, Personal Accessories/ Apparel, and Edible Delights. Learn More→
Pie in the Sky
If you are looking for ways to give back this Thanksgiving, participate in Community Serving’s annual Pie in the Sky. “When you purchase an apple, pecan, pumpkin, or sweet potato Thanksgiving pie or make a ‘Pie for a Client’ donation, you help Community Servings deliver 560,000 made-from-scratch meals each year to those in need.” In addition to donating, you can also volunteer your time to support the event. Learn More→
Black Friday Shopping
With deals all over the city, it should be a busy shopping weekend in Boston. If you need a plan to conquer Black Friday, we recommend making stops on Newbury Street and visiting the shops at the Prudential Center. If you don’t want to brave the cold and crowds, learn about our Personal Shopping services and we can get the deals for you.
The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House
Opening Thanksgiving weekend, The Nutcracker at Boston Opera House is holiday tradition for so many of us. Opening November 25th and running through December 31st, you’ll want to get your tickets early if you are planning on taking the family Thanksgiving weekend. Learn More→
How Fini Concierge Can Help This Thanksgiving:
- Family flying into Logan Airport? Let us help you schedule pick-up and drop-offs from the airport. One less thing you need to worry about.
- Need a place to stay? We can help you book a Boston hotel for the entire family near the attractions you want to see most.
- Tired of cooking? Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at one of Boston’s Top Restaurants. We can send you our recommended list of restaurant options and book your reservation. Need car service for the family? We’ll take care of that too.
- Want to see The Nutcracker or attend another show Thanksgiving weekend? Contact us to get you tickets.