Boston Pops: Holiday Pops
Rejoice as conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops return for live performances filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself!
Take part in one of Boston's most beloved traditions - a Holiday Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall. Bring your family and friends for a matinee or evening concert and enjoy the glorious 2021 New England holiday season.
Keith Lockhart, guest conductors and the Boston Pops invite you to experience a magical holiday season celebration at historic Symphony Hall December 2-24, 2021.
All concerts include the traditional Pops sing-a-long and a visit from jolly old Santa Claus.
The special kids matinee performances also include post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. Holiday Pops is one of the most popular seasonal traditions around, so order your tickets now.
Holiday Pops Ticket Policy: All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. In consideration of all patrons, please note that children under the age of four are not permitted at evening Holiday Pops performances. Children under 2 receive a free ticket for all non-evening concerts at 11am, 3pm and 4pm.
Holiday Pops tickets are the hottest tickets in Boston in December. Plan ahead and make it a gift to remember.
Special kids' holiday Pops matinees
How long are Pops Performances?
Holiday Pops concerts run 2 hours and 5 minutes. Kids matinees (11am concerts) are 70 minutes. The Sensory Friendly concert is 60 minutes.
Health and Safety Protocols
For current info on the BSO’s Health and Safety protocols, visit bso.org/safety.
About the Boston Pops:
The Boston Pops, known as America's Orchestra, performs light classical favorites & an abundant variety of popular music.
The programs range from stirring marches to Broadway melodies, big band hits, Gospel music, and magical movie memories. A cabaret-like atmosphere recalls the glory days of Europe's festive music halls including refreshments from our light Pops menu.
Find more fun things to do over the winter holidays in our roundup of Boston December Events.
Visit our Boston Events Calendar for more great ideas on fun things to do with kids in Greater Boston all year long.
Tickets will go on sale to the public in early October Purchase Tickets
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- Holiday Pops tickets may be purchased by the general public online at bostonpops.org, by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office.
- All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. In consideration of all patrons, please note that children under the age of four are not permitted at evening Holiday Pops performances. For Groups of 25 or more, please call 800-933-4255 or 617-638-9345.
- Holiday Pops Runtime
- Holiday Pops concerts run 2 hours and 5 minutes. Kids matinees (11am concerts) are 70 minutes. The Sensory Friendly concert is 60 minutes.
- Boston Pops also performs special Holiday Pops Kids Matinees; as well as a one night Holiday Pops in Worcester. The Lexington Symphony Holiday Pops is another wonderful performance to enjoy with the entire family if you are looking for a venue outside of the city.
Children's Show At The Boston PopsWe went on Sunday, Dec. 21st. to the 11AM preformance. The show was very good. We sat in the 2nd balcony on the left side of the stage. The seats were high but there were only 2 rows. The ones in the front row were great. The kids could really see most of the stage an watch the instruments as they were played. This year they read 'The Polar Express' instead of the traditional ''Twas the Night Before Christmas'. The combination of the reading and slide show really kept my kids' interest. The length of the show was perfect. Just as my kids (ages 3 1/2 & 7) started to fidget the last song (the sing along song) began. We have done a lot of Children's summer preformances (plays) so this being mostly music was new and different for them. They liked it but not as much as I did.
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