Wondering what to do in Boston after Thanksgiving Dinner?

Find out about the top Thanksgiving events and activities happening in Boston throughout the holiday weekend.

If you're spending Thanksgiving in Boston, you'll find plenty of fun things to do throughout the long weekend: Black Friday bargain shopping, a Bruins game at TD Garden, sparkling displays of Christmas lights at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, ice skating on Frog Pond, and plenty more. 

You can even hit the ski slopes, especially north of the city.  

And of course, don't forget Thanksgiving Dinner!

1.  Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Top Boston Restaurants

Turkey dinner in Boston restaurants

Turkey takes center stage as Boston restaurants serve delicious Thanksgiving dinners - but you'll find plenty of non-traditional and vegetarian options as well.  You'll find a lot of choices - everything from elegant 3- and 4-course spreads to lavish buffets. 

Check our guide to tasty Boston Thanksgiving dinner choices and make reservations.

After dinner, work off those calories by exploring historic Beacon Hill, strolling along Boston's Freedom Trail, or relaxing on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. 

Want to find piles of leaves to play in like those in the photo at the top of the page?  Head to Boston Common.

2.  Catch a Thanksgiving Week Game or Concert at the Garden - 2022

TD Garden, where Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics play home games over Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving week and watching sports go together - and with TD Garden's convenient in-town location, attending a Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics game or even a concert couldn't be easier.  Here's the TD Garden schedule for Thanksgiving week and a ticket discount code:

Enter DISCOVERY 10 to save 10% on TicketLiquidator & TicketNetwork tickets

Find tickets for all TD Garden November Events

Find hotels near TD Garden

Need a Hotel or Apartment for Your Thanksgiving Visit?

Enter your arrival and departure dates at the top of Booking.com's Boston hotel map to find available hotels and apartments, rates, and reviews.


More about how to save on Boston hotels

Find hotels near TD Garden

3.  Get into the Holiday Spirit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Christmas lights at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston

Get into the spirit of the holiday season by stopping by Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  Although the Marketplace's music and light show Blink! and festive Christmas tree lights won't start until next week, you'll see plenty of decorations in the stores and restaurants.

Faneuil Marketplace is closed on Thanksgiving Day but open throughout the rest of the weekend.  Friday will be crazy but fun due to Black Friday bargains and shoppers, one of the biggest post-Thanksgiving events in Boston.  Shop for unique gifts with a Boston flavor, and enjoy the Marketplace's famous street performers.  Enjoy the Annual Tuba Christmas Concert (150+ tubas!) on Saturday (check our November Events page to confirm date/time).  Visit historic taverns right around the corner and sample authentic New England clam chowder at North 26 across the street at the Bostonian Boston Hotel.

Find Boston's Christmas tree lighting ceremonies schedule 

Hotels near Faneuil Hall Marketplace