Every December, Matty and I kick off the holidays with one of our most cherished traditions – a festive evening at the Holiday Pops. This year, it was our first date since having our baby girl, so the night was extra special. We can’t wait to bring her along when she is a bit older, and I know she will love the sing-a-long at the end!
Conducted by Keith Lockhart and accompanied by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (see my previous post on Tanglewood here), it is an evening full of warmth, cheer and the most beautiful sights and sounds. Symphony Hall is all decked out for the season, and Matty and I always get dressed up as well. The lobbies are full of families and friends, crowded into tables and sipping champagne by the many twinkling lights.
The Boston Pops Orchestra always plays the holiday classics, of which my favorite two songs are ‘Sleigh Ride’, and ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ (keep an eye out for night #12 – it is a crowd pleaser). A new addition to this year’s program, they also performed Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ – it was incredible. And of course, there is always a visit from Santa – ho ho ho!
The Holiday Pops make the most perfect gift, and may start a new tradition for those you love. As for Matty and I, we are already looking forward to next year!
Thank you to the Boston Pops for collaborating on this post, and to you for reading! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.