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Your Guide to the Holiday Season in Boston

December 17, 2021

As the holiday season approaches, the streets of Boston come to life with the warmth of end-of-year excitement. Twinkling lights brighten every corner and the sounds of cheery music float on the crisp air. This is a busy time in our city, and rightfully so. With so many holiday activities and events, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Make the most of the season and experience all Boston has to offer with our guide to the holidays.

Holiday Markets

Boston overflows with holiday markets in December. If you’re anywhere near the city center, chances are you’re just a stone’s throw from one of these festive stops. In our historic neighborhood, you’ll surely be within walking distance from a holiday market. Shop for the whole family when you peruse dozens of local retailers and eclectic vendors. There’ll likely be tasty food trucks nearby, too, so you can snack while you shop!

Ice Skating

It’s not truly wintertime if you don’t go ice skating in the city. Fall in love with the magical, historic neighborhoods brightened with holiday lights and ice rinks. Warm yourself after an evening of skating with a piping mug of hot chocolate and take in the scene as friends, lovers and families skate beneath the snowy Boston skies. Check out seasonal locations downtown, or visit Warrior Ice Arena, located just over a mile from The Overlook.

Festive Feasts

Everyone looks forward to their favorite holiday food and drink at this time of year. Whether you need a glass of rich eggnog or you crave a savory casserole, our Brighton neighborhood boasts endless culinary options. Try Jim’s Deli for some of the best comfort food in the area, only half a mile from The Overlook. Then relax with a festive cocktail at Railstop Restaurant & Bar for a vintage holiday atmosphere, just 1 mile from our property.

New Year’s Fireworks

We know how to put on a show in Boston! Ring in the New Year when you watch the fireworks glitter over Boston Harbor at midnight, located about 45 minutes from The Overlook. Find a spot

with your loved ones near the water’s edge, or head to a park with city-wide views for the best viewing opportunities. The scene is spectacular, and it’ll be a wonderful way to illuminate the New Year in a flurry of excitement and bursting colors.

Your holiday season in Boston will undoubtedly be full of entertainment and cheerful sights. Despite the frigid weather, you’ll be filled with warmth when you explore everything our Brighton apartment community has to offer during this festive time! Discover your ideal lifestyle when you schedule a tour of The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s on our website today.

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