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The Boston Pops

301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115 (Fenway / Kenmore)
617-266-1492
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Ranked #17 of 175 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.
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Type: Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Pops is a great experience. Not sure about the selection about a story of WWI - not matter how uplifting, for a holiday celebration. It seemed a bit self indulgent.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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143 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This Holiday, Christmas,Hanukkah show is fun and festive. Highlights were the Unique take on the Nutcracker. The amazing and hilarious 12 days of Christmas like you have never seen or heard it - think what classical music uses those numbers :) , Keith Lockhart's dialogue with Santa, the trumpets moment of glory, the reading of the famous 1914 German, Allies... More 

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NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Boston Pops Christmas concert was the reason for our trip to Boston. The Symphony Hall venue is something special with its small tables on the orchestra floor. It is a friendly atmosphere as you share your table and enjoy some great music.

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great Christmas music by the Boston Symphony. Floor tables are great! You can order snacks , sandwiches and drinks. Especially enjoyed the Tanglewood Chorus!

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Boston
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516 reviews 516 reviews
95 attraction reviews
545 helpful votes 545 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Agree with the comments that the show is great and worthwhile to see (once)... but you have to endure being sandwiched into poor seating in the most expensive seats. When booking the orchestra tables, with "dining" you imagine you're going to be sitting at a table with a tablecloth and some spacing... I know I did. You get there and... More 

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Bangkok
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254 reviews 254 reviews
181 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

In an historic city, this is something that is still very much alive and pumping. For me, nothing says Boston more than the Pops and the marathon. Not many of us are in shape to run a marathon, let alone at a qualifying time. But all of us can enjoy the Pops, an American treasure. I had the pleasure of... More 

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Maine
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258 reviews 258 reviews
36 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The show was outstanding. We sat in the first balcony center section and we had a wonderful view. The acoustics in Symphony Hall or tops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The music was absolutely gorgeous and this was an amazing holiday experience. However, the floor seats were a rip off because they squeeze people into tiny tables with folding chairs. I was expecting something more elegant. Nice to have a bottle of wine but I would not suggest the food. The holiday cookies were $20 and I could have bought... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I attended the 2014 season performance of the Holiday Pops. The Pops orchestra is fabulous and I love Keith Lockhart! The music was wonderful. There is a wonderful range of musical styles in a single show. This makes the program interesting because there is a perfect balance of seasonal favorites, popular music, and classical. The chorus performed a truly creative... More 

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ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Keith Lockhart does an excellent job with the Boston Pops. It was delightful to see and hear from one of the best conductors.

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