Christmastime in the City
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, and whatever else you may celebrate! Hopefully, it wasn't too stressful, and large amounts of rest were inserted in between the celebrations. We've had a lovely Christmas and New Year's. Since my husband is self-employed, he gave himself two weeks off to hang out with us. He also took off over a week for Thanksgiving. A seriously awesome perk of being self-employed!
During our break, we made the quick trip down to Boston. Boston is always a good idea, but especially at Christmas. Lights all over the trees in the Common, Christmas trees lit up, ice skating, wreaths on historic doors. I love it all! And this year, a new tradition was begun at Faneuil Hall. It's called Blink. The lights on the massive Christmas trees and other lights around the marketplace are synched to music by the Boston Pops. It's gorgeous and we plan to see it every year.
I love Christmas in my little village, but there is also something very special about Christmas in the city. But I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Garland wrapped around street lights in Beacon Hill.
Ice skating in Boston Common.
Wreaths on beautiful Beacon Hill townhouse.
Even the Massachusetts State House gets in the season.
My daughter and her friend (my husband and other daughter are at the bench) in the Common.
The doors of Park Street Church
No trip to Boston would be complete for me without a stop in an old graveyard, and preferably one filled with creepy stones.
Old City Hall, all lit and decked out.
More wreaths down an alley way. Also, hard to see but there is a star created in twinkle lights suspended between the two buildings.
Quincy Market was beautiful, and this is where Blink was done.
The lights in Quincy Market's dome.
The biggest Christmas tree in New England.
Here I sit between viewings of Blink. And yes I know that is a very long straw, and yes I know it's crazy to snack on an Italian ice on a cold winter's night, but it was worth it!
The Christmas tree, the Custom House Tower, and Quincy Market on a gorgeous December night.
Looking forward to a new year, and the promise it brings! I pray you all have a blessed year.
Posted by Alyson (New England Living) at 11:22 AM