Fenway Park holds a special place in the hearts of Red Sox fans, so as you'd expect, many were thrilled that the team offered an opportunity to step foot onto the field as part of an open house event.
Thursday's open house drew 53,000 fans, according to MLB.com, and many of them were left in awe upon walking in the shadows of the famous Green Monster.
"The open house has been more well received than we ever dreamed it would be," Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino said. "We're really pleased and proud that so many people would come from so far, walk around the ballpark, get around, get a feel of the place. The spirits are high, the kids are plentiful, the sun is shining and the music's loud, so all is good. … Tomorrow's Christmas, today is Christmas Eve."
A number of current and former Red Sox players were on hand for this year's event, including Dustin Pedroia, Matt Albers, Luis Tiant and Sam Horn.
Check out the video above from The Ultimate Red Sox Show to hear more about the Red Sox' open house.