Discover Boston's Jingle and Christmas history while walking through gas lit, cobbled stoned streets reminiscent of Charles Dickens.
On our holiday walking adventure I’ll take you to Boston's secret spots I’ll share the stories of Charles Dickens in Boston, the story of how Christmas was once banned, the Mummers that once celebrated here, the first window candles, the Nova Scotia Tree, the inventor of the Christmas card and much more.
The tour is between 50 - 60 minutes.
Listen to the tour introduction to meet your guide.
You'll see the Christmasy side of Boston.
Cobbled Stoned Gas lit streets of Beacon Hill
The Boston Common
The Boston Public Garden
The Com Ave lights (Dec - April1)
The Charles Street Meeting House
Louis May Alcott Home
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Home
Henry Thoreau Home
The Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Memorial
The Hotel where Charles Dickens first read "A Christmas Carol"
And that's a short list of highlights.
You'll learn the tales of Boston's Christmas past and history
Dickens and A Christmas Carol
The history of the Christmas Tree
When Christmas was Banned in Boston
The First Department Store Santa
Tradition of Window Candles
Why Nova Scotia Gives a Tree to Boston
The Boston Mummers
Literary Hero's and Boston Christmas
A Christmas Carol
The 1st Church to Celebrate Christmas
Merry Christmas! .
Celebrate Christmas all year long!
The tour starts at the School Street entrance of the Omni Parker.
I'll meet you there.