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Holiday Happenings in Boston

Here are a handful of fun events happening within the next few weeks in the Boston area! 


Date: November 17th

Time: Race starts at 8am

Location: Artesani Park, Allston

Courses of 3.1 and 5.2 miles. 



Nov. 19, 5 p.m. -- Christopher Columbus Park

Nov. 26, 5 to 6 p.m. -- Copley Square

Nov. 27, 5 p.m. -- State House

Nov. 28, 2 to 8 p.m. -- Faneuil Hall (tree-lighting at 7 p.m.)

Nov. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. -- Boston Common

Nov. 29, 8:30 p.m. -- Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Nov. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. -- North End, corner of Cross and Hanover streets


Dates:  Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

Location: Boston Opera House, 439 Washington St., Boston

Tickets start at $37. More Information:


Date: Nov. 23 to Dec. 9


Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4 – 8 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday December 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Location: Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St., Wellesley.

 Festival of Trees and Snow Village features decorated trees, model trains winding through holiday villages, and horse-drawn wagon rides and music on weekends, Santa visits and more. 

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Date:  Nov. 23 to Jan. 6

Location: 467 Washington St., Boston. (Downtown Crossing)

Vendors in Downtown Crossing will be showcasing artisan products such as jewelry, woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing, holiday goods and more. Open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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North End Holiday Stroll

Date: Friday, November 30th

Time: 5-10pm

Location:  Boston's North End Neighborhood

Come celebrate and shop local this holiday season while exploring the festively decorated narrow streets of Boston’s “Little Italy” and its trendy boutiques, galleries, wine stores, speciality and sweet shops.


Location: 270 Tremont St., Boston

Holiday shows include “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 and “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” from Dec. 4 to 9.

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Light Up Seaport

Date: Friday, November 30th

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave, Boston

Please join us in celebrating the most magical season of the year at our third annual tree lighting, Light Up Seaport. Enjoy live holiday tunes, treats from Seaport restaurants, and giveaways!  Warm up inside District Hall and Gather with a cash bar, kids activities, and explore our photo gallery exhibit showcasing a year in Seaport.

SoWa Winter Festival

Dates: Nov 30th, Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9

Location: SoWa Power Station, 540 Harrison Ave, Boston

 Now over two weekends, join us for the biggest winter shopping village and holiday festival in Boston. You'll find the perfect handmade gifts, sip on winter cocktails, and discover the best of the SoWa Art + Design District.

More Information HERE

Union Square Holiday Popup

Date:  December 8 -9th

Time: 10am- 6pm

Location: Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Ct, Somerville

We're back for the 5th Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market - right in the heart of Union Square at Warehouse XI.  Join us for two days of locally made art, jewelry, housewares, tasty treats and more!


Dates: Dec. 14 to 16

Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston 

More than 175 local and national craft artists exhibit and sell handmade wearable art, furniture, décor and more. 

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