The Greater Boston Area is overflowing with activities, events and clubs (as most metropolitan areas are). There is something for everyone in your family to discover and enjoy all year long. Ice hockey fans and basketball fans will experience victory when rooting for the Bruins and the Celtics. Music and dance lovers can sit back to world class performances in a historic venue. Families can enjoy outdoor ice skating sessions in Boston Common and fill their minds with wonder warming up indoors at area museums for children. Here are some exceptional things to do in Boston this winter: all part of living a wonderful life in the Greater Boston Area.
Ice Hockey & Ice Skating
NHL Boston Bruins : Enjoy a perfect game of ice hockey at TD Garden. Watch the home team dominate. The Boston Bruins are a winning team and they keep on winning. The team has won the Stanley Cup six times in 20 final playoff appearances 1927-2019. They took their division championship 26 times 1927-2020. The Bruins are on course to win the 2023 championship. They are holding the top spot in the league as of January 19th 2023 with 35 wins and 5 losses (44 games played, 38 to go for the regular season). They’ll be facing the NY Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden to add another notch in the win column.
Ticket prices can range $145-$1,500+ depending on who the Bruins are playing and where you sit. You can keep a better eye on the action in the balcony, and those seats are less expensive than the seats on the floor. Grab a handful of balcony level tickets for the family and enjoy the game! You’ll have a bird's eye view and a lot of happy campers.
AHL Providence Bruins : Nothing wrong with the cheap seats at an AHL ice hockey game. Take a short road trip to watch the AHL Providence Bruins (the Boston Bruins development team) win game after game. The team has 22 wins and 8 losses as of January 19th 2023. The home games are played at Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence Rhode Island, a short 51+ mile drive from Boston. Tickets for most games start at $20 and you can sit on the floor for around $37.
Adult Hockey Leagues : The good folks at StinkySocks Hockey make joining an adult ice hockey game easy for individuals or teams. They offer very organized pick-up games with their Standard Game Format series complete with a referee and a “no-jerks” policy. Skater pricing and registration starts at $24. Goalies play free. The business has been operating since 2006 and organizes games at rinks in and around Boston including Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville.
Frog Pond : The tranquility of outdoor ice skating is here to enjoy at the pond in Boston Common. Public ice skating sessions at Frog Pond are available all week long in the winter months. Admission is $8 if you are over 58” tall (and free if you are under the mark). Rental skates, lockers, skate sharpening and lessons are available. On Monday nights you can rent the entire rink for parties and events (prices start at $2,000 for a 1 ½ hour session in 2023).
NBA Boston Celtics: The Boston Celtics are sitting pretty at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with 33 wins and 12 losses as of January 19th 2023. They are a winning team and have been for many years. When buying a home in Boston and your family moves to town, you will be rooting for a living legacy on the court. The team holds 17 championships, 10 conference titles and 32 division titles 1957-2022. Home games are played at TD Garden with ticket
prices ranging $56-$1,500+ depending on where you sit and who they’re playing. Remember, there is nothing wrong with the balcony seats, and they’re less expensive.
Adult Basketball Leagues : There are a number of businesses in Boston that organize adult basketball games for women, men and co-ed players. These include Never too Late Basketball, Viking Sports, Hub Sports Boston and BSSC.
Opera & Theatrical Performances
Citizens Bank Opera House: Located at 539 Washington Street, the Boston Opera House was built in 1928. It was a movie theater from 1928-1980. It served as the venue for the Opera Company of Boston from 1980-1991. It was closed from 1991-2004. After renovations it reopened in July of 2004. Now known as the Citizens Bank Opera House, the venue is home to the Boston Ballet and Broadway Across America. Performances of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” are scheduled January 17th-March 12th 2023 (with a limited number of $10 tickets available for every performance). An upcoming ballet performance of “Don Quixote” by the Boston Ballet is scheduled for March 16th-26th 2023. The building was designed by Thomas White Lamb in a combination of Italian and French styles. It is exquisite. Walking through the building is an experience in itself.
Boston Lyric Opera : Opera lovers will find their hearts delight with performances from the Boston Lyric Opera. The upcoming production of “Bluebeard’s Castle” by Béla Bartók and “Four Songs” by Alma Mahler will be held at The Terminal @ Flynn Cruiseport March 22nd-26th 2023.
Boston Conservatory : The ticket prices for the student shows at Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater are very reasonable (these are young performers mastering their craft). Tickets for the spring production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” are available to purchase now. Prices are $15-$30. The first performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 30th 2023. Other upcoming performances include Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro”, an orchestral performance and a dance performance.
Various summer programs in dance, music and theater are available for your children and family members ages 12-25 at the Boston Conservatory. It’s a good idea to register early before the spots fill up. Plan ahead, and your family will enjoy your first Boston summer in style as they begin to master their craft in the performing arts arena.
Museums for the Children
Museum of Science: Located at 1 Science Park, the Museum of Science has permanent exhibits including: dinosaurs, live animals, nanotechnology, engineering design workshop, mathematics and artificial intelligence. The museum is geared toward children ages 4-11.
Boston Children’s Museum: Located at 308 Congress Avenue, the Boston Children’s Museum has three floors of indoor exhibits for younger family members to explore on a cold winter’s day. The hands-on exhibits are geared toward children ages 2-10.
The team at Flow Realty has been helping clients in Somerville and the Greater Boston Area since 2007. We look forward to helping you find your perfect home. Go with the flow, and contact us today!