Soon Boston will be filled with seasonal cheer as festive markets, twinkling lights, and holiday concerts return to the city. Residents of the Seaport Boston apartments at NEMA are spoiled for choice, with an abundance of activities taking place on their doorstep and plenty more in nearby Downtown.

Christmas Markets and Shopping in Boston

Seaport Boston's beloved Snowport is back this winter (November 19-January 2). That means a dazzling array of vendors selling unique gifts: think scented candles, dog apparel, handcrafted jewelry, puzzle games—you name it. While there, treat yourself to a bite from one of the food stands—whether Baja fish tacos or indulgent waffles. Downtown Crossing Holiday Market (November 26-December 31) gives you the chance to buy from artisan vendors as well as from the bigger retailers. Boston Women's Market (November 21), meanwhile, is another savvy spot for sourcing original presents; purchase prints, beauty products, jewelry, and textiles—all crafted by the hands of talented female Bostonians!

Holiday Lights and Trees in Boston

Boston doesn't do festive lights in half measures. The glow-ups begin from late November to early December, with a dazzling holiday tree at Seaport's ice rink (tree lighting December 3; Menorah lighting December 5), and some 50,000 glowing bulbs on the Columbus Park Trellis (November 22). One of the major festive light spectaculars in Boston is the hitting of the switch on Commonwealth Avenue (December 2) Mall—transforming the trees into a twinkling fairyland. This coincides with the turning on of multicolored lights galore across Boston Common (also December 2). What a sight—and all within walking distance of NEMA Boston!

A Festive Night Out—Or In

The calendar is crammed with things to get you into the spirit, but one major annual highlight is the Boston Pops Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall (December 20-24). Keith Lockhart leads his orchestra through a stockingful of Yuletide classics: expect sleigh rides and jingle bells aplenty—plus a visit from Santa himself! And if you yearn for a quiet night in with a couple of holiday movies? The luxury apartments at NEMA Boston have their very own private screening room, featuring plush seating and a 159" screen. Put on Home Alone, pour yourself an eggnog, and you'll be feeling those festive moments in no time.

Is a luxury Seaport Boston apartment on your Christmas wish list? Speak to the NEMA Boston team today.