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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.


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. 

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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

Tags: history, Boston life, boston events, holidays, Waterfront, food, North End / Waterfront, things to do in boston, music, art, 365 things to do in Boston, beer, dessert

#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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