Climb aboard our festive nights trolley as we have our own “Dickens of an adventure” while we travel through Boston’s holidays past, present, and future. Your costumed, character guide will show you all of the significant sites associated with Boston’s rich festive past. Hear the stories of what Christmas was like when the Colonists first arrived, Charles Dickens’ own stay at the Omni Parker House, and how current-day Boston celebrates its festive nights.
The Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Trolley Tour promises an unforgettable experience where past, present, and future holidays converge for your enjoyment.
Explore Boston Common and learn about the Christmas tree tradition
Traverse Charles Street and explore holidays of the past
Discover the tales of celebrated writers and artists
90-minute interactive tour
Small gift included
What To Expect Aboard This Festive Trolley Ride:
A Dickensian Adventure on the Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Trolley Tour:
Our journey begins with a “Dickens of an adventure.” As we traverse the city, you’ll learn about Christmas in the time of the Colonists and even Charles Dickens’ stay at the Omni Parker House. See how contemporary Boston celebrates the festive season.
Make a stop at the Boston Common, where the magic of the holidays comes to life. You’ll witness our famous ice-skating rink and discover the fascinating history behind Boston’s annual Christmas tree from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a fantastic opportunity for a family photo that captures the holiday spirit.
Relax as we take you down Charles Street, one of Boston’s most historic thoroughfares. Let its elegant decorations transport you to holidays of the past. Learn about the renowned writers and artists who called this street home and even the Royal family’s Christmas stroll in the winter of 2022.