2010 Happenings

December

Thursday, December 2

  • Boston Common Tree Lighting: City’s official tree lighting with Mayor Menino and featuring the Rockettes and Katharine McPhee. Details: Boston Common, 6 pm-8 pm; free.

Friday, December 3

  • North End Holiday Stroll: Over 20 boutiques and galleries open late for holiday shopping and fun. Shops will feature refreshments and discounts! Details: the North End; 7 pm-11 pm, free.

Wednesday, December 8

Saturday, December 11

  • Petit Déjeuner with Papa Noël: French breakfast, craft ateliers, and French story-time for children. Bring the whole family! Details: French Cultural Center of Boston; 10am to 12pm; fee; RSVP required (617-912-0400 or info@frenchculturalcenter.org).
  • SOWA Holiday Market: Find the perfect present at this holiday gift show featuring 80 artists and designers from around New England. Details: Cathedral HS Gym, 74 Union Park St., Boston; 10 am-6 pm; $5 admission.

  • Beehive’s Santa Brunch: Photos with Santa, classic carols,  and yummy brunch items.  Details: the Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston; 10:30 am-4 pm; 617-423-0069 for reservations or more information.
  • Santa Speedo Run: Runners participating in this charity event wear speedos and Santa hats while jogging 1 mile around the Back Bay.  Benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Play Ball Foundation, and Hospitality Homes. Details: Lir, 903 Boylston St., Boston; 617-461-8673; $30 fee plus $300 in donations; 10 am-1:30 pm.

Sunday, December 12

  • SOWA Holiday Market: Find the perfect present at this holiday gift show featuring 80 artists and designers from around New England. Details: Cathedral HS Gym, 74 Union Park St., Boston; 10 am-6 pm; $5 admission.

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