Holidays

Boston Common Christmas tree lighting

Living in Boston, it’s no secret that our vibrant city knows how to celebrate! From the electric energy of New Year’s to the patriotic spirit of Independence Day, and the heartwarming charm of Christmas, the holidays in Boston are a time for our lovely city to shine.

There’s no shortage of parades and plenty of activities to enjoy, which is why Boston Moms is your go-to guide for everything you need to know for the holidays in Boston.

Our guides provide all the information a Boston Mom needs to celebrate. We’ll show you how to create an amazing Easter basket. We’ll let you in on the best spots for finding pumpkins in the area. We even have ideas for that tricky gift for Dad on Father ’s Day

During Christmas, the holiday lights illuminate the garlands draped across Boston. From the stunning light displays of the Boston Common Tree Lighting to the festive Christmas Eve celebrations along the Charles River, Boston Moms is every mom’s best resource on how to make the most of the holidays, with helpful guides, blog posts, and updates.

If it’s a Boston holiday, there’s a parade. Not only for St. Patrick’s Day, the holidays feature parades for Christmas and Thanksgiving. But big holidays go beyond parades, so whether you’re planning your family-friendly Hanukah celebrations, looking for the perfect spot to watch the Fourth of July fireworks, or ringing in the New Year, Boston Moms has got you covered. 

Before you celebrate the holidays, be sure to check Boston Moms for all the tips, ideas, news, and reviews that will help any mom make the most of the celebrations.

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