The perfect place to bring family and friends

The Museum is a special place, especially during the holidays. Surround yourself with beautiful works of art and festive décor, and enjoy a variety of seasonal events during MFA for the Holidays.

Join us for several evenings of art and activities. On December 9, we celebrate Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights. And on December 18 and 19, NEC Millennium Gospel Choir performs holiday concerts.

Keep the kids full of cheer during December Vacation Week, December 26 through January 3 (closed January 1), with a variety of art-making and fun activities. Best of all, kids visit for free!

Members enjoy free and faster admission, discounts on dining, parking, and shopping, including our holiday specials during Member Shopping Days. Not a member? An MFA membership is a great tax-deductible gift that lasts the entire year. In the spirit of giving? Help us share all that the MFA has to offer with a year-end gift to the MFA Fund.

While you’re here, don’t miss the critically acclaimed “Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer.” Heralded as an “outstanding exhibition” by the Wall Street Journal, and “a visual banquet” by The Boston Globe, masterpieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt and other great artists, paint the story of the Dutch Golden Age.

Plan your visit today!

Above: Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Landscape near a Village (detail, with added animation), about 1610–15. Oil on panel. Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection.