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Boston Weather in December

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Visiting Boston in December will make you feel really Christmassy. There are 9 inches (33cm) of snowfall on average and temperatures hobble around the freezing point. The sun shines for 5 hours per day on average and the Atlantic Ocean water measures 47°F (8°C).

Winter is a great time to explore Boston on a bus tour- you will stay nice and warm and get a great overview of the city. A must for anyone into America’s history is the Boston Tea Party Re-enactment. You might also enjoy one of the fantastic theatre shows. Check out the Timeout guide on what to do for Christmas in Boston.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Precipitation days in December °F

Current Weather Boston

50°F overcast clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Boston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

37° 39° 46° 57° 67° 77° 82° 81° 73° 62° 52° 42°

Low °F

22° 24° 31° 41° 50° 59° 66° 65° 58° 47° 38° 28°

Sun

5h 6h 7h 7h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 7h 5h 5h

Rain days

8 7 8 8 8 8 6 7 6 7 8 9

Snow inch

13 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9

Boston Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Boston

The best time to visit Boston is probably between May and October. You can expect highs in the 70s F (20s C). Summers are busier and more expensive but the lovely and warm weather will make your explorations of this great city even more enjoyable.

Early fall still offers great sightseeing conditions and is less crowded. Winters are very cold and snowy. It is the best time to visit if you are after some winter-snow-fun. But make sure to pack warmclothes and boots with temperatures hovering around the freezing point.

Things to do in Boston

If you still think of Boston as this very old fashioned place full of people with cylinder hats and snobbish students, you really must go and see for yourself that things have changed. Nowadays you will find a modern, happy and colorful city which still has a lot of history to offer too. Below you find a guide taking you through the historic Boston as well as its modern twists. Beacon Hill to Chinatown
Boston old house street
Bostona ariel view old town downtown buildings
Faneuil Hall to Harvard
Boston downtown aerial view skyscrapers water
Boston old town hall
‘Little Eataly’ to Paul Revere House
Boston common public park trees fall grass statue
Boston public library books lamps windows
Public Garden to Trinity Church

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