Thanksgiving in Boston 2018- Things to Do in November & More

Spending Thanksgiving in Boston? While we’re sure you’ve already got plans for the big meal itself, there’s plenty to do the rest of the holiday weekend that’s sure to delight family and friends.

If you’re researching some activities for Thanksgiving in Boston 2018, check out these suggestions of local activities and more seasonal things to do in November.

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Regular admission to a number of these Boston attractions are included on the Go Boston® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs. paying at the gate.

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Please note, some of these special November events may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Boston® Card.

Pilgrim de Ação de Graças

Plimoth Plantation
Thanksgiving Weekend

Crédito da imagem: Plimoth Plantation.

Crédito da imagem: Plimoth Plantation.

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a recreated seventeenth-century village that encompasses authentic Native American and early Colonial settlements.

Engage with compelling actors as you explore real and reconstructed artifacts from the time period. And, in the Wampanoag Homesite, you’ll get the opportunity to chat with Native people eager to share their history with you.

Learn all about early relations between the Europeans and the Native Americans, and how the first Thanksgiving is said to have come about. There’s no better place to celebrate this holiday than at such a historic venue!

Before you go, be sure to check out our guide for visiting Plimoth Plantation!

Como entrar: Plimoth Plantation tickets are included with the Go Boston® Card.

Museus Familiar

Ao longo de Boston
Fim de semana de Ação de Graças


The Boston Children’s Museum is another great option.

Enquanto a maioria dos museus será encerrada em si Dia de Ação de Graças, não há melhor maneira de entreter fora da cidade os visitantes do que com uma viagem a um dos museus premiados de Boston.

Got a lot of kids in the family? Bring them down to the Boston Museum of Science for an immersive educational experience that’s exciting and fun.

Hosting some art lovers? Spend an afternoon at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where art and history thrive in their magnificent collections of painting, craftwork, furniture, sculpture, and much more.

The MFA in particular has popular special exhibits on display around the holidays, including the darling “Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” which features the artwork and artifacts from this beloved childhood character and his friends.

Como entrar: Boston Museum of Science ingressos and Museum of Fine Arts tickets are both included with the Go Boston® Card.

Sexta-feira após Ação de Graças (FAT)

MIT Museum
November 23, 2018

Join up with other smarty pants people at MIT and create a massive chain reaction as participants contribute their individual inventions or contraptions to the larger picture.

Marvel at how they all fit together, and learn a ton about science and engineering along the way. It’s a great activity for the kids!

Como entrar: MIT Museum tickets are included with the Go Boston® Card. Tickets for F.A.T. are sold separately and are available at the museum.

New England Aquarium

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank - Photo: S. Cheng

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank – Photo: S. Cheng

In search of more science this November? Then you’ll want to visit the New England Aquarium to explore their popular new exhibit, “The Science of Sharks.”

Featuring sharks from around the world — mainly of the smaller variety — this exhibit highlights the unique features of different shark species.

You’ll get to see rare sharks hailing from halfway around the globe engage in distinctive behaviors, like watching a Halmahera walking shark “walk” across the reef with its fins.

There’s also a touch tank that allows you to actually interact with a few shark species. The kids will love it!

Como entrar: New England Aquarium tickets are included with the Go Boston Card.

Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour

City View Trolley (2)If you’re looking for ways to entertain your out-of-town relatives, then a trolley tour sounds like a great option.

Choose this hop-on hop-off tour to give you and your family the flexibility to explore nine stops in different exciting Boston neighborhoods.

You can choose to stay on to learn something new about your own city  (and introduce the relatives to your hometown), or get off and explore when something interests your party.

Como entrar: Boston Trolley Tour tickets are included with the Go Boston Card.

O Quebra-Nozes Balé

O Boston Opera House
novembro 29 - dezembro 30 , 2018

Image credit: Boston Discovery Guide.

Image credit: Boston Discovery Guide.

Attend a performance of the Christmastime classic, The Nutcracker.

O Boston Ballet realiza este eterno favorito no Boston Opera House a cada ano ea coreografia é mais encantador e mais bonito com cada estação.

The Nutcracker’s opening performance marks the start of the holiday season for Bostonians, and it’s a real treat for anyone who loves Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece and its gorgeous pageantry and scenery.

While this falls the weekend after Thanksgiving this year, it’s still a great seasonal activity to enjoy with the whole family.

Getting In: Admission to The Nutcracker is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Boston® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the ballet’s website.

Boston Bruins Hockey

TD Garden
November 23, 2018

Are you or your family members big sports fans? Then you must catch a game at the world-famous TD Garden. This year, the Bruins are playing the Pittsburgh Penguins the day after Thanksgiving and it’s bound to be a stellar matchup.

Bruins games have been incredibly exciting this season so far, with promising young talent and accomplished veterans on the team — and some impressive wins.

Look out for special holiday pricing.

Getting In: Admission to Boston area sports events is not included with the Go Boston® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website of your desired team.

Decorações do feriado no mercado Faneuil Hall

Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall
Novembro dezembro

Crédito da imagem: Faneuil Hall Marketplace página no Facebook.

Image credit: Faneuil Hall Marketplace Facebook page.

Pare por histórico Mercado Quincy para obter um sabor de "Blink !," uma impressionante coleção de decorações festivas de Natal e luzes que festoon a árvore e as vias do bairro Faneuil Hall.

For many local folks, the lighting of the tree at Faneuil Hall also marks the beginning of the holiday season and the start of many festive events.

Luzes será até a semana de Ação de Graças, mas você pode querer salvar a sua caminhada para depois do jantar de Ação de Graças, quando você pode usar a oportunidade de digerir como você desfrutar as luzes.

Getting In: Admission to Quincy Market is free.

Fall Foliage & Other Natural Beauties

Arnold Arboretum

fall foliageHead down to Jamaica Plain and stop by Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum for the chance to see the beauties of nature in full fall swing.

If you’re waiting until around Thanksgiving, then the foliage is likely to be faded, but that just means you’re in time to marvel at the evergreens!

Be sure to stop by their Bonsai Pavilion for a fun, unique experience. They also offer a number of guided tours and activities, so check out their event calendar before you go to see what’s on!

Getting In: Admission to the Arnold Arboretum is free.

Lembre-se de economizar na admissão da atração

However you decide to spend the time with family and friends this Thanksgiving weekend, we’re sure you’ll find something rewarding and exciting to explore in Boston.

We listed just a few fun suggestions for things to do in November and Thanksgiving in Boston 2018. Of course, there are plenty of other activities to help fill your plans.

Remember, many of these great options are included on the Go Boston® Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs. paying at the gate.

Please note, the November and Thanksgiving events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Boston® Card.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your November weekend itineraries.

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