Holiday Happenings

TITUS SPARROW WINTER PARTY

The Friends of Titus Sparrow Park invite everyone to a Festive Winter Party on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. There will be:

  • Singing by the Very Merry Dickens Carolers.
  • Small gifts for children who attend.
  • Hot Chocolate and Coffee provided by the South End Food Emporium.
  • Snacks provided by Pepsico.

Please consider bringing some food to share. For those interested, the Friends are supporting the Union United Methodist Church Christmas Gift Drive that provides gifts for children in need, including many in shelters. They asked for wrapped gifts, labeled with content/gender/age/size. For simplicity, we are focusing on books and games for children ages 2-12.

  • THE GIVING TEA AT THE LENOX

Join The Lenox Hotel and First Lady Lauren Baker in giving joy to deserving children across Massachusetts. Every gift placed under the tree, every dollar spent at the tea goes directly to the children served by the Wonderfund. Create a tradition of giving to others at the Giving Tea.

Adults can enjoy holiday teas, cocktails & savory sandwiches while children decorate cookies & gift tags which will be oriented toward sending messages of hope and joy, child to child, across the Commonwealth for all the presents under the Room in Your Heart tree and to take home.

Cookie & Gift Tag Decorating • Gift Bags • Live Music • Special Guest Appearances • Holiday Attire Suggested.

All attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped gift/gift card to be place in The Lenox’s ROOM IN YOUR HEART, benefitting the annual holiday drive for the WONDERFUND

The Giving Tea takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Lenox Hotel, Back Bay.

  • BOSTON WARD 4 DEMS HOLIDAY PARTY

The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee will be having its annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 18th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Shun’s Kitchen (520 Columbus Ave). Join local Democrats for an evening of good cheer to celebrate victories from 2018 and prepare for the new year. There is a suggested donation of $15 to cover the cost of the buffet provided. For more information, email [email protected]

  • SOUTH END LIBRARY HOLIDAY CONCERT

The South End Library Holiday Concert with Pat Loomis and his Friends is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This year, a Special Guest is being booked, as well, perhaps even a vocalist. Pat Loomis will be there on the sax; with Antonio Loomis, guitar; Jim Dower, piano; Colescott Rubin, bass; and Benny Benson on drums. A holiday dinner will be served, as always. This program is jointly funded by the staff of the library and FOSEL.

  • HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER

SANTA IN THE CITY: Now through December 24

Capture the magic of the holiday season and bring the kids for a special photo with Santa in his Winter Wonderland located in Belvidere Arcade. A variety of photo packages are available, starting at $19.99.

31 NIGHTS OF LIGHT… 10TH ANNIVERSARY:  Dec. 1-31

Celebrating 10 years of raising awareness for our community of nonprofit groups and the causes they tirelessly support, Prudential Center will shine a light on Boston nonprofit organizations this holiday season. Each night of December, the top of Prudential Tower is lit a different color in support of that night’s partner. 31 Nights of Light was created to help community organizations gain key visibility during the holiday season. Participating groups will “flip the switch” each night, with a host of musical performances and speakers each night. From Rosies’ Place, Boston Bruins Foundation and Cradles to Crayons there are some amazing organizations being highlighted.

  • BACK BAY BALL (30+ EVENT)

Looking for an age appropriate upscale New Year’s Eve option? All are welcome at this 5-star option overlooking the Boston Common, and for a good cause. The perfect way to usher in 2019 is by joining in and going to the Back Bay Ball. Obviously, there’s more to New Year’s Eve than just waiting for Ryan Seacrest to ball drop in Times Square. This year, Bostonian’s can celebrate the arrival of 2019 at the Annual Back Bay Ball on December 31, 2018 at the Westin Hotel.

Scrumptious dinner stations open at 7 p.m. and reception stations are available from 9-10:30 p.m. Entry into the celebration for socializing, midnight celebration, and party favors all included. There will be both Oskar Wylde live band and a DJ Peter from Club T to ensure an epic dance party. Silent Auction & Photos to benefit The Ellie Fund, whose mission is to provide essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing. The event is Black Tie optional with a cash bar, 21+, and discounted hotel rooms are available until deadline. Tickets starting at $75-$150 use code NYE19 for $100 off (full price = $199 – $299).

  • EAST BERKELEY NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL

East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will host a winter social in the new year at the Lion’s Tail in Ink Block on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Put it on your calendar for the new year.

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