Are there things you simply must do for the holidays? Like visit a certain place or eat a certain food? Well here are my holiday must haves or my Christmas bucket list.
I like to see a live performance at the holidays. The Boston Pops, the Nutcracker Ballet, The Christmas Revels, it's always great to take in a Christmas show. This year I am hoping to see the Nutcracker at the local theatre. It's a musical. Should be interesting.
Next weekend, I will attend the Nutcracker Tea. This will be my second year attending the event.
My sister and I usually meet friends for dinner at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH. The inn is stunning. And the week after Christmas is the best time to visit. It is still decorated for Christmas but the atmosphere is more relaxed. We look forward to this special dinner.
I enjoy shopping in the small shops in surrounding towns such as Concord, Lexington, Winchester, and Melrose. I've already been to Nesting on Main. They do such an amazing job with their displays. If I have time I like to go to Boston and browse around Beacon Hill and Newbury Street. The window shopping is great!
I also take in church fairs and antique fairs. I find the best stuff there. In fact, I will show you some of my finds in another post.
A must do on my list is to visit Burdick's in Harvard Square. Their hot chocolate is too die for! The cafe is decorated tastefully for the holidays. After hot chocolate, I have the energy to brave the crowds and do some serious shopping. There is always lots to see in Harvard Square.
Here's a view of the twig chandelier in Burdick's. I had hoped to duplicate this for my Christmas Soiree but time is running short and there is still so much to do!
There you have it, my Christmas Bucket list. Do you have one? What's on your list?