Great Deals on Family Fun in Boston

"The Nutcracker": José Mateo Ballet Theatre's Production of Holiday Fave

at Strand Theatre, Dorchester
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 6 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
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FULL PRICE: $52 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $38

Experience the magic of a holiday tradition as José Mateo Ballet Theatre brings its beloved production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to the Strand Theatre for its 10th season. Get swept up in the... [more+]

Experience the magic of a holiday tradition as José Mateo Ballet Theatre brings its beloved production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to the Strand Theatre for its 10th season. Get swept up in the fantastical story of Clara, who dreams that her toy nutcracker comes to life and takes her on an adventure to the Land of Sweets. Together they battle the evil Mouse King and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy. This enchanting ballet is the perfect holiday treat and a great introduction for the whole family into the world of ballet. [less-]

Holiday Sunset Cruise: Hot Cocoa & Harbor Views

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Thu, December 21
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Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $25.32

Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three... [more+]

Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three, you can spike your hot chocolate or order up your favorite adult beverage at the cash bar. You don't really need much more than that, but you'll also get beautiful sunset and skyline views and cannon fire at sunset from the USS Constitution. It's perfect for a romantic evening out, a break from holiday stress or a special activity for visiting family. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol": Dickens' Beloved Holiday Classic

at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
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Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $22.50 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $30

Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as The Hanover Theatre presents their 10th anniversary production of Charl... [more+]

Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as The Hanover Theatre presents their 10th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' beloved story "A Christmas Carol", adapted by President & CEO Troy Siebels. Featuring elaborate set designs, spectacular costumes and stunning special effects, this holiday show tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has isolated him from his community and the spirit of Christmas. Watch as visits from Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future send Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to open your heart and be fully human. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous holiday tradition at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. [less-]

"An Irish Christmas Carol" -- Holiday Cruise on the Northern Lights

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Tue, December 19
+ 7 more dates
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Tue, December 19
Tue, December 19
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
Wed, December 27
Wed, December 27
Fri, December 29
Fri, December 29
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FULL PRICE: $46.20
OFFER PRICE: $27.85

Bundle up in your favorite festive Christmas sweater, take to the water and experience some maritime merriness with "An Irish Christmas Carol". Aboard 1920's New England-style motor yacht Northern Lig... [more+]

Bundle up in your favorite festive Christmas sweater, take to the water and experience some maritime merriness with "An Irish Christmas Carol". Aboard 1920's New England-style motor yacht Northern Lights, you can sing along to cheerful holiday ballads led by house Irish band Slainte, partake of a mug of cocoa (or something stronger) and immerse yourself in Celtic Christmas cheer. The vessel will be decked out with festive décor and the sounds of carols will fill the air. This 90-minute cruise offers stunning panoramic views of the Boston skyline and iconic waterfront, including the Bunker Hill Monument, the USS Constitution and the Marriott Custom House Tower. [less-]

See the Funny Side of Christmas with ImprovBoston's Holiday Spectacular

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 29
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

The holiday theater slate always includes classic scripted favorites like "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol", making it easy to forget that the season also inspires some great unscripted comedy.... [more+]

The holiday theater slate always includes classic scripted favorites like "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol", making it easy to forget that the season also inspires some great unscripted comedy. Case in point: ImprovBoston's Holiday Spectacular, featuring some of the area's funniest and most experienced improvisers and sketch artists. The show is true to ImprovBoston's style, meaning there's no boundaries and no rules. It's designed as an alternative to your usual seasonal programming, complete with no-holds-barred laughs and musical numbers. But don't worry, it's still focused the holidays -- just the funnier, raunchier parts of the season that you might not want to repeat around grandma. [less-]

Haunted Holiday Speakeasy Party

at Bull Mansion New American Bistro, Worcester
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
FULL PRICE: $25 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $25

Calling all mobsters, molls, dappers, dolls, flappers and bootleggers! The spirits of Worcester's Bull Mansion invite you to their home for an evening of vintage holiday cheer. Dance and enjoy both gh... [more+]

Calling all mobsters, molls, dappers, dolls, flappers and bootleggers! The spirits of Worcester's Bull Mansion invite you to their home for an evening of vintage holiday cheer. Dance and enjoy both ghostly and drinkable spirits as '20s music (and contemporary songs reVAMPed for that flapper feel) plays in the ballroom courtesy of resident speakeasy spectacle Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers! Jump into a retro holiday photobooth with a complimentary photo keepsake by Captured Exposure and watch inspired vintage dance performances by Harley Foxx and friends. Dress in your best '20s, '30s, vintage, retro, holiday, Gatsby, ghastly or cocktail attire for this stellar shindig. [less-]

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity"

at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $35 - $47.50
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $40

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" -- a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance -- is a true Christmastime tradition, and National Center of Afro-American Artists'... [more+]

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" -- a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance -- is a true Christmastime tradition, and National Center of Afro-American Artists' captivating production is the longest-running performance of the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play in the world. First performed in 1961, "Black Nativity" is a retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, and mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this Boston tradition at Paramount Center. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol": The Ultimate Holiday Tale

at The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 4 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $38
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $20

It just wouldn't be the holidays without a trip back to the snowy streets of Victorian England to check in with everyone's favorite miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Few stories can fill you with the warm-and-... [more+]

It just wouldn't be the holidays without a trip back to the snowy streets of Victorian England to check in with everyone's favorite miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Few stories can fill you with the warm-and-fuzzies like Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". This classic tale of redemption centers on super-grouch Scrooge, who gets a visit from four spirits who show him the true meaning of Christmas. Sure, you can watch Scrooge McDuck or Bill Murray play Scrooge on TV, but there's nothing that captures the communal spirit of the season like seeing a live stage production. Bring the whole family and settle in at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. [less-]

"Urban Nutcracker": A Fun Modern Update to the Classic Holiday Ballet

at Back Bay Events Center - John Hancock Hall, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 8 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Tue, December 26
Wed, December 27
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $45

Combining ballet, swing, flamenco, hip-hop, step and urban tap along with Tchaikovsky's classic score and Duke Ellington's signature swing, Tony Williams' "Urban Nutcracker" features a multicultural c... [more+]

Combining ballet, swing, flamenco, hip-hop, step and urban tap along with Tchaikovsky's classic score and Duke Ellington's signature swing, Tony Williams' "Urban Nutcracker" features a multicultural cast of talented dancers in this contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale. Now in its 16th year, the production remains fresh with updated choreography, new costumes and surprise guest stars. Instead of the traditional children's roles "Clara" and "Fritz," though, this version of the story presented at Boston's Back Bay Events Center features the characters Clarice and Omar, whose roles are shared by talented local kids ages 9 through 13. [less-]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas": A Family Classic

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
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Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $15

A Christmas classic rolls into the Boston Center for the Arts, bringing all your favorites from the Peanut gang onto the stage of the Calderwood Pavilion. Bust a move with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lu... [more+]

A Christmas classic rolls into the Boston Center for the Arts, bringing all your favorites from the Peanut gang onto the stage of the Calderwood Pavilion. Bust a move with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy as they put on a Christmas pageant, trying to discover the true meaning of this holiday. Expect to see the famous little fir tree, a present that the whole family will enjoy. [less-]

"A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" With Brian O'Donovan

at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
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Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $31.50 - $52.50

Experience an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance in honor of the holiday season at Brian O'Donovan's annual "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Seamus Ega... [more+]

Experience an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance in honor of the holiday season at Brian O'Donovan's annual "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Seamus Egan of Solas leads the musicians of the 15th annual show, accompanied by harpist-singer Maeve Gilchrist, cellist Natalie Haas, and a phenomenal section of fiddles, guitars and virtuosic Uilleann piper Joey Abarta. Mairi Cambell from Scotland performs as featured singer, along with four-part vocal harmony from the group Windborne. Newly named dance director Kevin Doyle joins "Lord of the Dance" star and choreographer Maureen Berry and the young dancers from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole. O'Donovan, the host of WGBH's national radio program, has been at the helm of this live show since 2003, and he promises plenty of surprises for a unique and memorable evening. [less-]

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" Lights Up the Stage

at Boch Center Shubert Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
FULL PRICE: $60 - $80.65
OFFER PRICE: $42 - $60.25

Rudolph and his friends light up the stage in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical", an exciting, song-filled adaptation of the classic 1964 holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in al... [more+]

Rudolph and his friends light up the stage in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical", an exciting, song-filled adaptation of the classic 1964 holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in all of us. From Rudolph, the reindeer who tries to conceal his very shiny nose before he realizes it's the only thing that can save Christmas, to his pals Clarice, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, Santa and Mrs. Claus and even Bumble the Abominable Snowman, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" brings this fun, festive adventure to life. In addition to the classic title song by Johnny Marks, the show features great tunes like "There's Always Tomorrow," "Silver and Gold," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and more. Share the fun at the Boch Center's Shubert Theatre in Boston. [less-]

Improv Fun for Kids & Adults at Nickelodeon Award-Winning "Family Show"

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 30
FULL PRICE: $8 - $14
OFFER PRICE: $4 - $7

Winner of the Nickelodeon Award for Best Children's Theater, "Family Show" dishes out laughs for kids and adults every Saturday on the ImprovBoston stage. This improv and music extravaganza is full of... [more+]

Winner of the Nickelodeon Award for Best Children's Theater, "Family Show" dishes out laughs for kids and adults every Saturday on the ImprovBoston stage. This improv and music extravaganza is full of hilarious scenes, sketches and games (think "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for the "Phineas and Ferb" set) that are completely made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. To add to the anything-goes fun, children in the audience who want to participate in the show will have a number of chances to be chosen to hop on stage and take part in the fun. ImprovBoston's "Family Show" is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and is geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol" -- A Holiday Classic

at Wellesley Community Center, Wellesley
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption in "A Christmas Carol". This audition-based productio... [more+]

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption in "A Christmas Carol". This audition-based production featuring a limited number of students at Wellesley Community Center captures the magic and joy of Charles Dickens' uplifting holiday tale. [less-]

Boston Choral Ensemble's Holiday Concert

at Old South Church in Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Celebrate the holidays with Boston Choral Ensemble's annual concert of carols and readings, featuring special guest host Bill Littlefield, known to NPR audiences nationwide as the host of "Only a Game... [more+]

Celebrate the holidays with Boston Choral Ensemble's annual concert of carols and readings, featuring special guest host Bill Littlefield, known to NPR audiences nationwide as the host of "Only a Game". The festivities include sing-a-long caroling, contemporary choral works and new arrangements, all in the beautifully-decorated Old South Church in Boston. Pieces include works by Francis Poulenc, Jan Sandstrom, Herbert Howells and more. The concert is preceded by an organ prelude at 2:30pm. Don't miss this annual audience favorite! [less-]

Cocoa, Carols & Christmas Cheer on Boston Harbor Yacht Cruise

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Tue, December 26
Tue, December 26
Sat, December 30
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $46.20
OFFER PRICE: $27.85

Ring in the holiday season with a warm and cozy cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the Northern Lights luxury yacht, all while enjoying piping hot cocoa and singing along to Christmas carols with musi... [more+]

Ring in the holiday season with a warm and cozy cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the Northern Lights luxury yacht, all while enjoying piping hot cocoa and singing along to Christmas carols with musicians and vocalists from the Berklee School of Music. This cruise gives you a breathtaking view of the Boston waterfront, including landmarks like the U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Marriott Custom House Tower. No matter how chilly it gets outside, you can count on being nice and toasty in the Northern Lights' climate controlled cabin, where there's plenty of lounge furniture to snuggle up on and snacks and drinks available for purchase. [less-]

Alastair Moock & Friends' Holiday Concert

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Alastair Moock wears many musical hats. He's a Boston Music Awards nominated singer-songwriter, a Grammy-nominated family music performer, and a much-beloved provider of school assemblies and residenc... [more+]

Alastair Moock wears many musical hats. He's a Boston Music Awards nominated singer-songwriter, a Grammy-nominated family music performer, and a much-beloved provider of school assemblies and residencies for students of all ages. "The Boston Globe" calls him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters." If you're searching for the very best of family entertainment during this holiday season don't miss this holiday concert, featuring Fiddlin' Quinn, the Fayerweather Street School Chorus and more, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. [less-]

Holiday Brunch Cruise With Hot Chocolate Bar

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sat, December 23
+ 2 more dates
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 30
Sun, December 31
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FULL PRICE: $71.40
OFFER PRICE: $43.04

The holidays are great, but they can be a hassle too. The stores are crowded and if family is visiting, it can be hard to take a breather. Whether you need to escape the crowds, or keep the fam entert... [more+]

The holidays are great, but they can be a hassle too. The stores are crowded and if family is visiting, it can be hard to take a breather. Whether you need to escape the crowds, or keep the fam entertained without a lot of effort, Classic Harbor Line's Holiday Brunch Cruise has got you covered. Get away from the hustle and bustle and out onto the water. Once you've got a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your mitts and are watching the panoramic harbor views float by from the cozy interior of the Northern Lights, all that holiday stress will melt away. The 2.5-hour narrated cruise includes a full brunch and hot chocolate bar. If you want to get a little more festive, you can spike your hot chocolate or get mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails for additional purchase. [less-]

Puppets, Live Music & Dancing Put Twist on Classic

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $52
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given... [more+]

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given a facelift that infuses even more holiday energy. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale. [less-]

"The Velveteen Rabbit" Comes to Life on Stage

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

This timeless children's classic goes from the bedside table to the theatrical stage in this magical production from Boston Children's Theatre. In Margery Williams' touching story, a young boy forms a... [more+]

This timeless children's classic goes from the bedside table to the theatrical stage in this magical production from Boston Children's Theatre. In Margery Williams' touching story, a young boy forms a special bond with his stuffed rabbit, who wants nothing more than to become real through the love of its owner. The company's 9th annual retelling of this beloved tale features beautifully hand-crafted puppets by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor Family in a production that will delight and endear young and old alike. [less-]