Grab your winter coat and get wrapped up!

Whether you live in Boston or you’re visiting for a weekend, there’s plenty of fun activities to do despite the freezing temperatures.

From ice skating on the Boston Common to shopping downtown, there’s always something to do to keep you occupied. Better yet, Boston is a magical city to be in during the holiday season!

So, don’t let the winter blues get you down. If you’re a Bostonian, visiting the city for the weekend, or thinking about moving to Boston, here are a few fun activities to make the most of the winter months in Massachusetts!

Go skating or sledding at Boston Common

No matter what the season, Boston Common is a popular hotspot for Bostonians!

The Boston Common is a wonderful park to visit in both the summer and winter months. It’s also home to the beloved Frog Pond, where in the warmer months, you’ll find the infamous swan boat rides. In the cooler winter months, the pond transforms into a magical ice rink! The Frog Pond offers skate rentals, so don’t worry if you don’t own a pair of ice skates!

After a fun-filled day of ice skating and sledding, head over to The Frog Pond Cafe for a steaming hot chocolate and a delicious meal. What more could you ask for on a winter’s day!

Take a walk on the Freedom Trail

Looking for some history and a good workout? Head over to the Freedom Trail! The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most historic sites and is a must-see for any tourist. The trail is only 2.5 miles, so it’s not too strenuous either!

Along the Freedom Trail, you’ll spot historic landmarks including the Massachusetts State House and the Old South Meeting House. After your stroll, head over to Faneuil Hall for shopping at the market… the perfect day!

Visit the Boston Holiday Market

It truly is the most wonderful time of year at the Boston Holiday Market!

Located at the City Plaza Government Center, the Boston Holiday Market is a fan favorite. The Boston Holiday Market is one of the many popular markets across the city that pop up during the holidays. There’s plenty to do, including browsing handmade gifts and sampling a range of delicious food. After a day at the holiday markets you’re sure to come away thinking that winter is the best season!

Snowshoe at Gore Place

Looking for more outdoor winter fun? Consider going snowshoeing at Gore Place! Gore Place is located just outside of Boston and is about a 13-minute drive. Spanning across 50 acres, there’s plenty of room for snowshoeing!

No snowshoes? No problem! Gore Place offers snowshoe rentals at the Carriage House for a small price. Grab a few close friends and head over for a snow-filled day of fun!

Visit the Skywalk Observatory

There’s no denying that the view from the Skywalk Observatory is one of the most fantastic views of the city. Even during the winter, the Skywalk Observatory is the place to be.

Located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Building, the Skywalk Observatory is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Boston. Visit the Observatory in the late

Visit the Taza Chocolate Factory

Chocolate lovers unite!

Nothing says the holiday season quite like a cup of delicious hot chocolate. If you have a sweet tooth, take a tour of the Taza Chocolate Factory located in Sommerville, just outside of the city. The Taza Chocolate Factory offers countless chocolate options as well as tours of the chocolate-making process.

Yum, yum and more yum!

afternoon and watch the sunset over the city! Simply magical.