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Ugly Sweater Party at The Greatest Bar

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

westendChristmas is right around the corner and even though the Santa Speedo Run & Santa Con 2014 are over, there are still plenty of holiday events and parties to attend before the New Year hits!

So if you like to be festive and happen to have an ugly sweater laying around, The Ugly Sweater Party at The Greatest Bar in the West End should be the next event on your list. 

Grab your friends and enjoy a night of holiday cheer! The Ugly Sweater Party will be held on Friday, December 12th from 9pm-2am. DJ Jonny Dougs will be there, playing top 40 & dance music all night! 

For more information on this, and other holiday events at Greatest Bar, please check out their website here

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class


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ZooLights at the Stone Zoo

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

zoolightsThe Stone Zoo in Stoneham will be celebrating ZooLights, starting on November 27th.

ZooLights will be at the Stone Zoo from 5pm-9pm until January 4th. 

"ZooLights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.

Stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to bald eagles, North American porcupines, Canada lynx (including three kittens born earlier this year), reindeer and arctic foxes."

Please click here for more information. 

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

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Holiday Wreath Making at Niche Urban Garden Supply

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Nov 23, 2014

nicheGet into the holiday spirit by creating a beautiful holiday wreath!

The Holiday Wreath Making Class will be held at Niche Urban Garden Supply in the South End on Thursday, December 4th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

"Join Lindsey Swett of niche urban garden supply at her South End shop for a hands-on lesson sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Best of all, you’ll leave class with a gorgeous seasonal wreath to decorate your home or gift to someone special."

Please click here for more information. 

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: South End, holidays, niche, wreath

Thanksgiving In The City

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 22, 2014

thanksgivingFor those of you who can't go home or maybe don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, many restaurants are offering Thanksgiving brunch & dinner options. There are a variety of options in the Boston area this year so you can pick a restaurants that suites you & and your wallet. 

Here are a list of some suggestions, thanks to BostonMagazine.com

Take your pick from Strega staples such as Cozze alla Marinara (sautéed mussels in a spicy tomato sauce), Rollatini di Nico (rolled Sicilian eggplant with fresh ricotta, spinach and mozzarella), and Costara Ripiena (veal chop stuffed with prosciutto andfontina cheese in a white winedemi-glaze sauce).

Russell House Tavern, Cambridge
Celebrate friends and family in the heart of Harvard Square with chef Tom Borgia’s special three-course menu at Russell House Tavern. First course has options like duck breast carpaccio, fried oyster toast, and butternut squash bisque. Mains include cider braised short ribs, grilled salmon with house-cured guanciale, and turkey basted in bacon fat. And for dessert, pecan pie with bourbon caramel ice cream and so much more.

Aura Restaurant, Seaport District
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aura will celebrate Thanksgiving with an elaborate buffet brunch. The spread will include breakfast items like eggs benedict, French toast, and a leek and truffle quiche. Chef Robert Tobin will also have a raw bar with clams, oysters, and shrimp. More traditional Thanksgiving offerings will also be on display like roast turkey with cranberry sauce, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sauce, sweet potato casserole, roasted brussels sprouts, and buttermilk mashed potatoes.

Please keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended. 

Want a few more options? Check out the Boston Magazine article here

Charlesgate Realty Group  Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: Boston, holidays, thanksgiving

Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Grab some hot coco and head to Faneuil Hall for the Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza this weekend!

The event will be on Saturday, November 22rd. There will be holiday festivities in Faneuil Hall all day, with the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular scheduled from 8-9pm.   

"This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline - to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops - in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening. "

For more information on the Blink! Light & Sound Extravanganza, please go to FaniuelHallMarketplace.com/Blink

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: Tree Lighting, holidays, faneuil hall marketplace, Blink! Light & Sound Extravaganza

Newbury Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 16, 2013

newbury street"The Newbury Street League’s annual tree lighting ceremony will kick-off the holiday season on Boston’s fabled Newbury Street.

The lighting ceremony will include performances by Boston-based singer and songwriters Vincent King, who will debut the Newbury Street Jingle 'I'm On Newbury Street' and award-winning singer Shea Rose, Best Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Boston Music Awards! Also a chance to meet New England Patriot Danny Aiken and many more!

The Newbury Street League supports the stores and restaurants on Newbury Street at the annual public tree lighting ceremony as the kick-off for the holiday season. Watch as our 'Holiday Luminaries', notables of our local Press/Media, light up the trees on Newbury Street and herald the Newbury Street arrival of the Elf Challenge at many Newbury Street Locations!"

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30pm at the corner of Newbury & Gloucester Street.

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Newbury Street, holidays

Ugly Sweater Run Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Nov 08, 2013

sweater run

It's that time of year again. Although its only the beginning of November, CVS (notoriously) already has their Christmas display up and all holiday events are starting to come together. 

The Ugly Sweater Run, which will be in Somerville on Sunday, November 30th, is one of the large upcoming holiday events. This event is fun and festival and also works with Toys for Tots to bring joy to children in need during the holidays.

"The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets. The start line will have snow machines, reindeer games and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed aide stations every mile – EG – Sled hills (weather permitting), Hot Chocolate aide stations, Christmas Trees lining the streets and more snow.

After the run, participants are welcome to join in the post run festivities which include awards for best real mustache and worst sweater. There will be Sam Adams and hot chocolate after the event. Make sure you bring your ID if you are 21+. 

All participants should leave the donations for Toys for Tots under the large Christmas tree at the event.

Tickets for this event are $39 (registration fee may be applied). Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two free Winter Lagers (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache. 

Livingsocial.com is now having a special deal for registered users. Entry for one is only $22.00 for a limited time. Please click here to view special/sign up for livingsocial.com.

Charlesgate Realty Group Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Tags: somerville, holidays, Ugly Sweater Run, Toys for Tots

#222 7th Annual SoWa Holiday Market

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Dec 04, 2010

sowa holidayIt's the time of the year folks. The SoWa market is featuring over 80 juried artists and designers from around New England today(10am) and tomorrow (December 12 at 9:30am). Find that rare and special...and meaningful holiday gift right here. (from handbags, pottery, letterpress stationary...need me some of that, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes..there is something here for everyone).


It's all withing walking distance to Boston's best galleries, boutiques and international cuisine...so make a day out of it, or make a weekend out of it. Which every you prefer.


Event information
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 11th & 12th / 10am - 6pm
Where: Cathedral HS Gymnasium, 74 Union Park Street, Boston MA 02118
Admission: $5.00 for adults, Children under 12 free
Website: http://www.sowaholidaymarket.com/

Tags: Boston, South End, Holiday, holidays, art, 365 things to do in Boston

#109 Fisherman's Feast

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Aug 12, 2010

fishermanfeastLike fish? Love the North End? The 100th Annual Fishman's Feast will take place from Thursday, August 12th to Sunday August 15th in the North End.

Beginning at 7pm on Thursday evening, the festivities will began. Events during the three days include cooking demonstrations by celebrity and local chefs, children's activities, face painting, games, magic acts, marching bands, DJs, and lots and lots of Italian food....with cheese and wine tastings to boot. Go check it out!!

For more information visit the site at fishermansfeast.com

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#69 Fourth of July Reading of the Declaration of Independence (Sunday)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Jul 03, 2010

40723Join the crowds in Boston for a Fourth of July tradition. The Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company reads America's Declaration of Independence from the balcony of the Old State House, where it was originally read in 1776.

At the Old State House at 10am on July 4th. Kind of cool if you think about it! For more information visit BostonHarborFest's website.


Also don't forget that the Boston Pops will be playing tomorrow night to celebrate the 4th at  1 David G Mugar Way. Sunday, July 4 from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fireworks: 10 p.m. Get more information here. (Free event!! But LOADS of people, don't say we didn't warn you!)

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