The Beacon Hill Business Association sponsors The Beacon Hill Stroll year after year. Charles Street closes for Victorian carolers and shoppers alike. Seasonal festivity’s are offered from free horse and buggy rides, to a brass band are all part of the celebration. Earlier in the day, kids can visit Santa at Hill House fire house, followed by a tree lighting later in the evening.
Beacon Hill residents are afforded ample opportunity to think and create, as its steep, narrow streets discourage noisy through-traffic. Other than the occasional architecture enthusiast, most of the people encountered on the streets are area residents. As tranquil as the neighborhood is, it is only a 10 minute walk from Boston’s bustling Theatre District and 15 minutes from Back Bay’s bar scene and shopping.
Strolling through the sloped streets of Beacon Hill is like stepping straight into a 18th century English romance novel. Flames from gas street lamps flicker as the evening arrives. Wisteria vines edge their way around wrought-iron fences and sneak up brownstone facades, making each doorway feel like a secret garden entrance.