When it’s December in Boston, winter is just around the snowy corner. From a stroll across the frosted Public Gardens to holiday shopping on Newbury Street, this is when the city takes on the festive spirit. There’s still time to see “Fashioned by Sargent,” the blockbuster exhibit of John Singer Sargent’s portraits of 19th-century society figures at the Museum of Fine Arts. It’s a season of music, from the “Baroque Christmas” concert with the Handel + Hayden Society at Jordan Hall to Boston Ballet’s delightful production of “The Nutcracker” at The Boston Opera House.
Boston is America’s greatest walking city, even in winter, when brownstones are elegantly decorated for the season, and the Public Gardens and Boston Common have a fresh blanket of snow. Go ice skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, explore American history on the Freedom Trail, and join The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on December 7 for shopping and exploring that picturesque neighborhood. On New Year’s Eve, Boston’s First Night festivities include a parade, ice sculptures, entertainment and musical performances, light displays, and a midnight fireworks show over Boston Harbor.
Then there’s the South End’s holiday celebration, the 8th annual SoWa Winter Festival, which brings more than 100+ of the region’s best small businesses selling everything from specialty food, art, crafts, and live music under one festive roof at the SoWa Power Station through December 11.
All of this and so much more is walkable from The Revolution Hotel, a stylish yet remarkably affordable lodging option in the heart of the lively South End. This boutique property offers a warm welcome during the winter months. From Revolution Loft Suites to Triples, Quads, Bath In-Room, and Bath Down-The-Hall options, it’s an urban sanctuary that puts a premium on stylish accommodations and solid value. In the lobby is Kohi Coffee Co., a walk-up coffee shop that originated in Provincetown, MA. The hotel is also home to the lively Cósmica, a Cal-Mex restaurant serving dinner, Saturday brunch, and a welcome late-night menu until midnight most nights. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, co-working space, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Dogs are welcome for a $25 fee per stay.
The Revolution Hotel
40 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116