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Historic Holiday Strolls, Boston,Massachusetts
Nov 07th, 2019 to Jan 26th, 2020
Boston, MA

The Freedom Trail® Foundation invites revelers to celebrate this holiday season on the annual Historic Holiday Strolls. The festive atmosphere of the city, set against the unique backdrop of Boston’s historic sites and the American Revolution, makes these merry 90-minute tours a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Walk the Freedom Trail and discover how Boston’s holiday traditions evolved on the Strolls offered Thursdays through Sundays in November, December, and January. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day excluded.

Led by 19th-century Dickensian costumed guides departing from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall, the Strolls are complete with a tour of holiday lights and Christmas trees along the Freedom Trail and an exclusive visit to the Omni Parker House for signature refreshments and world-famous Boston Cream Pie.  Following the Stroll, guests receive discounts off museum store purchases at Freedom Trail sites, including the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House, and Old North Church (valid with any Historic Holiday Stroll receipt from November through February).

Tickets are $29 for adults and $19 for children and reservations are required 24 hours in advanceThe Freedom Trail Historic Holiday Strolls may also be booked as a private family or group tour.

Nov 10th, 2019 to Mar 15th, 2020
Boston, MA

Close your eyes and your senses return you to 1634 as you skate on the Frog Pond in America’s oldest public park. Join local residents and visitors alike as they glide over the carefully manicured, refrigerated surface. The Frog Pond skating rink is open from November to mid-March with at least 100 days of seasonal skating. Whether you’re practicing for a 9.9 at the Winter Olympics or simply trying to stand on two feet, the ice at the Frog Pond will always be accommodating.

Connecticut River Museum Annual Holiday Train Show
Nov 14th, 2019 to Feb 17th, 2020
Connecticut River Museum
Essex, CT

This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.

Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Nov 15th, 2019 to Dec 22nd, 2019
Woonsocket, RI

A 90-minute train ride on the Providence & Worcester Railroad. Enjoy story reading of the Polar Express; hot chocolate and cookies, special Christmas gift; coloring books and crayons, and a holiday sing-a-long. Visit the holiday shop under the tent! Be sure to bring a camera for photos with Santa! Event happens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.

Save the Bay Seal Tours
Nov 16th, 2019 to Apr 19th, 2020
Long Wharf Dock
Newport & Westerly, RI

From October through April, Save The Bay offers one-hour seasonal seal watching tours aboard the M/V Alletta Morris from Bowen's Ferry Landing in Newport, Rhode Island. Bundle up and don’t forget the camera! See the website for schedule.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions
Nov 16th, 2019 to Jan 01st, 2020
The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
Newport, RI

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.     

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House – three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Thirty decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition.