Happy New Year from all of your friends at Gray Line Tours in Boston! We’re hoping we have another great year here in Beantown and across New England. What better way to welcome in the new year, than with a good old---cyclone bomb? What even is that? We were just starting to accept nor’easter! Well, whatever we’re calling these end-of-times weather systems, we New Englanders are hardy folk, never ones to let a little powdery dusting shut us down! Just to show Old Man Winter that we aren't scared--we just like to complain--let’s take a look at a few highlights coming to the Hub this month!
This year, January arrives with a bit of the excitement we’ve come accustomed to, here in New England: another New England Patriots playoff run, and the usual accompanying drama, which the team will probably use as the usual inspiration to try and walk off with another Lombardi trophy. Catch TB 12 and company as the Pats face off against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 13th at Foxboro Stadium (if you’re extremely lucky), or any of the city’s finest watering holes, public houses, restaurants--you know, anywhere with a television.
For something closer to town, and no less exciting, don’t miss Kyrie Irving lead this year’s promising young Boston Celtics team, as they heat up the court at the TD Garden--that is, when the NHL’s Boston Bruins aren’t carving up the ice in the same arena!
Looks like sports aren’t the only thing keeping the Garden alive this winter, as you can also watch arena rockers, the Killers, when they bring the house down on January 7th. Also gracing the stage at the Garden, sorta-indie darling Lana Del Rey will be bringing her breathy ballads to town on January 13th. For something a bit more intimate, warm up with the sounds of lively fiddles and more, when the Boston Celtic Music Festival brings local and international acts to Cambridge beginning January 18th; check the links above for performance schedules and venues.
Of course, it is winter--you might as well learn to enjoy the ice and snow, one way or another. Strap on your skates and head to the charming outdoor rink at the Frog Pond at Boston Commons--and Tuesdays, students can bring ID’s (your actual ID’s, folks) for a discount! Downhill daredevils, don’t despair--there is certainly skiing within a couple of hours from the city of Boston! No, it may not be Vermont or Aspen, but the Blue Hills and Nashoba Valley offer a quick wintery escape from the city slush that’s bound to accumulate after the next blizzard-bomb hits downtown.
Perhaps like you’re like us: you’ve been meaning to get into “theater”, but you just don’t have the attention span for anything longer than the latest viral cat and dog Vines. Why not expand your horizons at the One-Minute Play Festival. That’s right, one-minute plays--you won’t have time for your mind to wander or to check your phone (besides, that’d be rude and uncivilized). Check out this quirky festival of more than 50 short plays, at the Boston Playwrights Theater in the South End, January 6th and 7th!
Watch for more winter fun coming to Beantown next month--and if you do find yourself in Boston this winter, check out our seasonal line up of excursions, whether its seeing the sites of our nation’s humble beginnings out in Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord, or the full day trip including Boston’s highlights--we’re still offering some of our motorcoach tours on a seasonal schedule!