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Christmas in Boston

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The Tour

Tour Overview

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.   

Freedom Trail Historic Boston Intro

You'll see

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

Acorn Street 

Louisburg Square

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 hear

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 

The Ringers


Merry Christmas! .  

Celebrate Christmas all year long! ​

The tour starts at the School Street entrance of the Omni Parker. 


I'll meet you there.


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