Plan Your January in Boston: Events, Activities, and More

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Plan Your January in Boston: The Best Things to See and Do

January in Boston can be tough. The long cold nights and the short brisk days can do a number on our mental and physical health. So take advantage of any sun that may peak through and hit up the best ice skating rinks, snowboarding destinations and skiing spots near Boston whenever you can. But luckily there is also lots to do indoors in the city when the weather gets bad. Check out all these things to do in Boston this month.

1. 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Boston Children’s Chorus takes the stage at Symphony Hall to raise the voices of civil rights activists, including Coretta Scott King and Bayard Rustin, who developed the blueprint for modern-day activists. Tickets start at . Concert Length: 90 minutes

2. Go skiing

It’s time to hit the slopes. Winter is here and it is not going anywhere for a while. So, get out there and enjoy the best part of living in New England, getting out on a beautiful mountain, not too far from Boston and get a little exercise and feel the wind in your googles! Skiing has to be the best cure for the winter blues!

3. Go for a dog-friendly staycation

The Eliot Hotel in the Back Bay welcomes four-legged friends! So, take a dog friendly staycation this month to get out of the January funk. They do not have a size limit so big or small your dog is welcome, but you must bring a crate to crate them if you plan to leave them alone in the room at all during your stay. The Eliot will provide a food and water bowl in the room and some welcome treats for your pup.

4. SoWa Art Galleries South End

On Sundays 11-4pm head to SoWa Vintage Market to hunt for some treasures from local vendors. This is a fun indoor activity that is fun for the whole family when it is too chilly to walk around outside.

5. Special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

It is your last chance to see a big exhibit at the MFA. ‘Fashioned by Sargent’ closes January 15. See portraits known for elegant people dressed in over the top outfits from the era. Sargent often chose what his sitters wore and, even if they arrived in his studio dressed in the latest fashions, he frequently simplified and altered the details. Fashion was a huge part of his process and it shows in the art.

6. Enjoy the last of the holiday lights

The holidays might be over, but some of the city’s best light displays stay illuminated well into January.

Make the most of your January in Boston! From powerful tribute concerts to thrilling outdoor adventures and relaxing staycations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take a break from the winter blues and dive into the vibrant cultural scene of this historic city.

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