Sure, it gets a little cold outside. But that won’t stop hearty New Englanders from having some fun. Here’s a brief rundown of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities around the area.

Blink! Light and Sound Show

The world-famous show returns as a Faneuil Hall holiday tradition, featuring daily performances throughout December at the Marketplace Center’s signature tree as well others throughout the property.

Ice Skating

Boston Common and North End • All winter long
Enjoy one of New England’s favorite winter pastimes at two locations within walking distance of Forecaster 121. The Boston Common Frog Pond, one of America’s best outdoor public rinks according to USA Today, is slightly more than a half-mile away. Even closer is the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, a free, indoor facility located near the Harborwalk in the North End.

World-Class Museums

Across the city • All year long
Sometimes the weather gets a little too tough, even for New Englanders. That’s the perfect time to visit any one of Boston’s 60+ renowned museums showcasing rich history, scientific discovery, and inspirational art — too many to visit all in one winter!

The Theatre District

Boston’s Theatre District is one of the most dynamic in the nation, nestled between the Common, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. And it’s wicked easy to get there from Portland 121. Just walk across the street to the Haymarket Station, hop on either the Orange or Green Line, and within three stops you’re in the heart of the district.

City Winery

Boston’s newest and most intimate music venue is right here in the Bulfinch Triangle–just two blocks over on Beverly Street. Since its debut in late 2017, the City Winery has earned a solid reputation as the city’s only 300-seat “sit-down” venue, where world-class performers are matched only by world-class wines from more than 400 unique producers from around the globe–in addition to the 20+ wines produced on-location. Bonus: you can even make your own wine here. One visit will be proof that the sips, sounds, and style are worth more than the price of admission.