MFA for the Holidays

Find beauty, warmth, and wonder at the Museum

This holiday season, create a special tradition by bringing family and friends to the Museum. Visit a favorite gallery, find fun for the kids, and, above all, share in the feeling of cheer and celebrate the spirit of giving.

Black Nativity performance featuring woman dressed as religious figure surrounded by people

Black Nativity

Wednesday, November 20 and December 11, evening

Join us for uplifting vignettes from Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity, a cherished Boston tradition since 1970. Don’t miss these short, powerful performances delivering messages of joy, hope, victory, and liberation. Presented in partnership with the National Center of Afro-American Artists, and free with admission!

Visitors dancing with arms in the air during Hanukkah celebration in Shapiro Family Courtyard


Wednesday, December 18, 4:30–10 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah with friends and family at a free evening of art, music, and community. Make this year’s Festival of Lights a memorable one.

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Millennium Gospel Choir

Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21, evening

Feel the spirit of the season with lively holiday musical performances by members of the Boston gospel community. Concerts sell out fast, so purchase your ticket today!

Kids drawing on black construction paper with crayons during December Vacation Week

December Vacation Week

Thursday, December 26–Tuesday, December 31

Kids visit free! Bring the whole family for activities, discovery, and fun.

View of bags arranged on table in MFA Shop and Bookstore

Shop Artful Gifts and Wares

Hold on to your MFA moments with a special something, or give gifts that will touch your loved ones. Find the perfect keepsake at the three MFA Shops!

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Fuel Your Visit

Every day!

Celebrate the season with friends and family at one of the MFA's four restaurants. Find the perfect spot to savor the season or get a snack on the go.

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Give the Gift of the MFA

All year long!

Make the holidays brighter and share your love of the Museum when you give the gift of MFA membership.