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The Boston Pops

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: 617-266-1492
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Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the...

Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.

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Wheelchair friendly, but not totally accessible. Great family Holiday Pops matinee

Since the Symphony buidling in Boston is quite old, they make accommodations by offering the tables at a great discount to those in wheelchairs. We have always loved the Holiday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the Symphony buidling in Boston is quite old, they make accommodations by offering the tables at a great discount to those in wheelchairs. We have always loved the Holiday Pops and brought our toddler to the kids matinee this year. It was wonderful! Can't wait until next year! Bathrooms are accessible. Wheelchairs need to enter through a side door... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boston Pops Holiday Concert was phenomenal! We were in the balcony which provided a great view of not only the stage, but the entire Symphony Hall. The acoustics were amazing! I highly recommend going to a Boston Pops Concert!

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The acoustics in Symphony Hall are fabulous. A must-see for musicians and those who appreciate good music. We opted for balcony seats since the seating on the floor level includes areas with tables.

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Boston for Christmas so decided to check out the world famous Boston Pops. The hall was quite intimate and the crowd was diverse. The program had something for everyone from traditional music to modern arrangements and a sing-a-long at the end. We were even lucky enough to get a visit from Santa himself on the 23rd. Ho ho ho...

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We've watched the Pops on TV for years but this was our first chance to see them in person - the 2015 Holiday Pops. It was an early Christmas present but we'll drive the 400 miles from home to see them again. Absolutely fantastic.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Hadn't been to a Holiday Pops Concert in years, so my GF (who had never been) and I decided to travel up from Philly and spend a "Boston Christmas" weekend with table seats at the holiday show as the weekend's crown jewel. Couldn't ask for a better evening than a world-caliber orchestra playing a mix of classical, standard and some... More 

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We have gone to see the Holiday Pops with our family many times. This is a most wonderful way to begin the holiday season! The Boston Pops are exceptional!

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Salem, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This morning 10 of us attended the Kids Christmas Pops Concert as we do every year. I am sorry to say that this year the selections weren't geared to the young ones as in past years. They appeared to be a little bored. Although I enjoyed some of the pieces played (especially 2 selections which included the magnificent Symphony Hall... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A great Boston tradition, the show seems to get better every year. The addition of some visuals on a big screen (The Night Before Christmas book) was a very nice plus this year. And the food is getting better too. BTW - Best place to park is across the street at the Christian Science garage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My kids (9,8,5) loved the Boston pops holiday show. The music was sensational as was the visual experience which included a very active choir and illustrations that were coordinated with the music. Lunch was served during the show. Service was average and food was WAY WAY overpriced for the quality. Most of it tasted like fast food gone bad. And... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.