For the first time, there is a holiday market in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh mandated Boston needed to do more during the Christmas season. Thus, Boston Winter was born.


I had the privilege to get a behind the scenes look at Boston Winter before the opening. I am excited about the Holiday market and cannot wait to go back once everything is open. Boston Winter was originally supposed to open on Friday, December 2nd, however due to the warmer weather, not all the attractions are open to the public. The grand opening will be on Wednesday, December 7th. Boston Winter will be open until December 31st.


The market has a European flair for attendees to enjoy. Organizers did not want to alienate the Boston culture, adding a Boston flair to the market as well. All the vendors at Boston Winter are local international vendors. They were chosen based on what they sell.

Not only are there shops, there are many other things attendees can enjoy! There is a skating rink in the middle of the market. The Grommet is where attendees can purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks. The Urban Lodge is where attendees can grab a pint of beer. Feeling as though you need some vino? Stop in Vinopolis and try Latitude Beverages' 90+ Cellars wine. Have children? Let them play at the children's center or stop into Santa's shop for a picture with Santa himself! Love chocolate? Stop by The Chocolate Story for all your chocolate needs.

The attractions at Boston Winter all require tickets that need to be purchased before attendees visit. You can save 15% on your ticket{s} with the code BLOGFRIEND. Keep in mind, this code expires on December 16th - purchase your tickets before then!


As I mentioned before, it was great to get a sneak peek of what will become a Winter Wonderland at City Hall Plaza. I'm very excited for a Christmas market in Boston and look forward to this being a new annual tradition.