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2021 Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops 2021 Season Programs

Started in 1973 by Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, these concerts take place in the magical atmosphere of world-famous Symphony Hall, beautifully decorated to evoke all the magic and charm of the season. We look forward to celebrating with you once again this December!

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    Holiday Pops Sensory-Friendly Concert

    The show is designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities. This is a shortened 60-minute version of our standard Holiday Pops concert, with a flexible, non-judgmental environment. Modifications include relaxed house rules, reduced volume and lighting levels, extra space for movement, available noise-reduction headphones, a designated quiet room and support spaces, modified food concessions, and credentialed autism therapist volunteers on site.

    Concert length: 1 hour
    Doors open:
    9am

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    Sun Dec 5, 2021 - 10:00am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

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    Holiday Pops

    Rejoice as the Boston Pops return for performances filled with holiday music favorites, the jubilant Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself!

    Started in 1973 by Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, these concerts take place in the magical atmosphere of world-famous Symphony Hall, beautifully decorated to evoke all the magic and charm of the season.

    Concert length: 2 hours, 5 minutes
    Doors open:
    1 hour before concert time

    2021 Holiday Pops Program Books

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    Mon Dec 20, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Tue Dec 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

    Tue Dec 21, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Wed Dec 22, 2021 - 4:00pm

    Wed Dec 22, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Thu Dec 23, 2021 - 4:00pm

    Thu Dec 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Fri Dec 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • 12.22.18 HPOPS Kids' Matinee

    Holiday Pops Kids' Matinees

    These special family concerts are shorter in length, with no intermission, plus an opportunity for post-concert photos* with Santa!

    Children younger than 2 are admitted free.

    All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. To get free kids' tickets, please place your order through Ticketing and Customer Service at 888-266-1200.

    *Please be prepared to have someone in your party take your photo, although staff will be present to assist if needed.

    Concert length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
    Doors open:
    1 hour before concert time

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    Sun Dec 5, 2021 - 3:00pm

    Sat Dec 11, 2021 - 11:00am

    Sun Dec 12, 2021 - 11:00am

    Sat Dec 18, 2021 - 11:00am

    Sun Dec 19, 2021 - 11:00am

    Thu Dec 23, 2021 - 11:00am

    Fri Dec 24, 2021 - 11:00am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Keith Lockhart Invites You to Holiday Pops 2021