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Record-Breaking Temps Get Boston Area People Outdoors On Christmas Eve

BOSTON (CBS) -- While it might not feel like it or look like it, Christmas is upon us.

Related: Boston, Worcester Set Christmas Eve Temperature Records

It's a holiday we often associate with staying in, but in Boston with record-breaking temperatures, people were out and about on Thursday.

Christmas Eve Weather
People enjoyed the warm temperatures Thursday in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

"I'm very surprised. I thought it was going to be a cold winter, but we still have a lot of months to go," Zack Block said while out enjoying the nice weather.

Temperatures across New England shattered previous records, with most cities enjoying highs in the upper 60s and some places even hit 70 degrees.

Christmas Eve Weather
People weren't the only ones enjoying the record-setting warm temperatures on Thursday. (WBZ-TV)

The Boston Public Garden was buzzing with bees, as cherry blossom trees are budding new flowers.

"Don't get too spoiled. I'm enjoying it while I can," says Jim Fiala.

Most worry this winter season will be similar to last year's, with a mild December followed by record-breaking snowfall in February.

"It doesn't feel like Christmas at all," Doug Hartog said as he teed off for a round of golf in Dorchester.

Christmas Eve Weather
A man enjoys a round of golf at William J. Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park on Thursday. (WBZ-TV)

The William J. Devine golf course in Franklin Park hosted hundreds of golfers on Christmas Eve, ordinarily it closes the weekend after Thanksgiving.

"I think it's awesome! I golfed on Tuesday in the rain, now today, (and) anytime you can get out and golf in 60 degrees, it's beautiful," Hartog said.

People certainly took advantage, aware that in New England the weather can change on you all too quickly.

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