12 Days of Boston

It’s Christmas time in the city.

Holiday lights at Quincy Market

It’s always a wonderful time to talk about Boston.

Photo by BOStoday team

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The temps are dropping, trees are getting lit, and carolers are caroling. It’s that time of year, so we thought we’d contribute to holiday festivities with our own semi-original song, featuring our favorite topic: Boston.

Now don’t get your stockings in a twist — this isn’t even close to an exhaustive list. We could fill 100 verses with things that are wicked awesome about Boston, but to to keep this short and sweet we’ll just stick to one. So, here you have it: BOStoday’s 12 Days of Boston.

On the 12th day of Christmas, Boston sent to me... 🎶

Twelve small businesses
We love supporting small businesses every day. Check off a few people on your holiday shopping list with this list of local shops.

Eleven New England lighthouses
If you have any PTO coming up, add seeing one or more of these local lighthouses to your winter bucket list.

Ten ice cream spots
It’s always ice cream season in Boston. Try one of the seasonal flavors from these shops.

Nine holiday songs
Add these festive songs with ties to Boston to your playlist.

Eight hot chocolates
Grab a cup of cheer at Caffe Vittoria, South End Buttery, or another of these sweet shops.

Seven fastest growing companies
This year, over 130 local businesses made Time’s list for the fastest growing companies — here are the top seven in Boston.

Six florists
Deck the halls with boughs of holly with help from one of these florists.

Five running routes
Clear your mind from the holiday stress and test out one of these scenic routes.

Four big climate goals
Learn about what it will take to reach the city’s climate goals by 2030.

Three ice rinks
Lace up your skates at these outdoor ice rinks.

Two City Editors
Get to know us, your City Editors, and test your knowledge with this guessing game.

One sexiest man alive
There is only one Chris Evans and People has dubbed him the sexiest man alive — we couldn’t agree more.

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