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Shining a light on Hingham news

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Shining a light on Hingham news

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Best Holiday Activities on the South Shore

A Holly Jolly Horse ride going through Hinghams town square
A Holly Jolly Horse ride going through Hingham’s town square

Every year, the holiday spirit takes over the South Shore as everyone celebrates the holidays and the new year. When looking at the South Shore, there are many ways to enjoy the holiday season without traveling too far.

  1. Christmas in the Square 

Every first Friday of December, Hingham hosts a celebration to welcome the holiday season. The festivities include: a Santa the young kids can share their Christmas Lists, live music from local bands, and large candy canes to enjoy while walking around. Christmas in the Square is a good opportunity for businesses in the town square to receive extra attention, as well as for local artists to perform. Parents and children alike can enjoy the holiday festivities in the comfort of Hingham’s town square.

2. Hingham High Holiday Fair

Another fun activity in Hingham is the Holiday Fair hosted at Hingham High School annually.  Local businesses set up shop for a day throughout the halls. As well as businesses, Hingham clubs and sports sell their own products to fundraise. 

3. Drive Down Jerusalem Road

Jerusalem Road is a beautiful water street by the ocean in Cohasset. The road winds past Sandy Beach as well as many beautiful waterfront houses. Every holiday season, the houses on the coast create elaborate light setups for neighbors to enjoy. Driving down Jerusalem Road is a fun activity for families to enjoy looking at the Christmas lights with the Cohasset Harbor as a background. Senior Emma Falb talks about how she and her friends enjoy the drive by saying, “The view of the harbor is already pretty, but getting to see all the Christmas decorations adds to the drive.” 

4. Open Skating in Quincy

Every year in the winter, Quincy’s seasonal skating rink opens its doors. The rink welcomes skaters of all ages and skill sets to enjoy this wintery activity. Senior Elise Eichner recalls how she and her friends enjoy taking advantage of the seasonal rink. “Although I do not skate often, it is always fun to go to the rink for a couple hours.” Since the rink is free to skate on, anyone can go with their friends or family without worrying about the price.

5. Holiday Hayrides

Every year, local businesses sponsor horse-drawn rides through Hingham’s downtown for families to enjoy. There are a few select days were families can venture downtown and see their town through a new lens. 

6. Boston Pops

A little outside of the South Shore, The Boston Pops is an orchestra that performs out of Symphony Hall in Boston. These performances cover a variety of Christmas songs, from classics to pop renditions. The orchestra is accompanied by a volunteer choir for many songs which enhances the experience greatly. Overall, the Boston Pops is a fantastic music group that everyone can enjoy and should take the opportunity to see once.

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