2018 Holiday Pops

Be part of this magical holiday tradition at Historic Symphony Hall
A performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself!
Started in 1973 by Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, these concerts take place in the magical atmosphere of world-famous Symphony Hall that is beautifully decorated to evoke all the magic and charm of the season.

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The kids’ matinee performances are geared toward younger children. They are shorter in length, with no intermission, and include a post-concert visit with Santa with special treats.

The post-Christmas concerts feature screenings of the favorite holiday movie Home Alone with live orchestral accompaniment, and an exciting New Year’s Eve concert with the Boston Pops and very special guest, actor, writer, director, and vocalist, Seth MacFarlane!

2017 Holiday PopsKids Matinee Performances

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These special family concerts include a children’s sing-along and post-concert photos with Santa. With no intermission, these concerts last about 75 minutes. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. To get free kids tickets, please place your order through SymphonyCharge (888-266-1200).

Home AloneHome Alone in Concert




Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment and members of the Wellesley High School chorus! Featuring a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Conductor Laureate and legendary film composer John Williams, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Don’t miss this hilarious and heart-warming performance for three shows only on December 29 and 30.

Seth MacFarlaneNew Year’s Eve with Seth MacFarlane


Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops on December 31 at 10:15pm. Party the night away with the Boston Pops and very special guest, Seth MacFarlane! There will be a cash bar and several dining options will be available. Doors open at 8:30pm.

Holiday Pops Ticket Policy

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.

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