Holiday Happenings

Nabb Annual Christmas Tree Sale:

The NABB Annual Christmas Tree Sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec.  8 at the Clarendon Street Playground and will feature fresh cut Balsam Fir trees from Maine. Local delivery will be available. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the Clarendon Street Playground and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay. For more information, visit www.nabbonline.com or call 617-247-3961.

Union Park Neighborhood ASSOC. Never Too Early to Celebrate Holiday Party

Join your neighbors for an evening of friendship and celebration in advance of the holidays. Enjoy delicious tapas, paella, churros, and much more prepared by the Masa chef as well as beer, wine, and of course, margaritas. The party will take place on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Masa Restaurant, 439 Tremont St. This party is open to all neighborhood residents, businesses, as well as guests. NOTE: A limited number of drink tickets will be distributed at the door. Direct any questions to Sue Ann Fox at [email protected].net.

Blackstone Franklin Squares Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale:

Join The Friends of Blackstone Franklin Squares for their Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale. Stay for holiday music, refreshments, and Santa as they ring in the season. Pre-orders available till 11/30. The sale will take place at Blackstone Square (Washington St. and West Newton St.) on Saturday Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. with the tree lighting to follow.

2019 Lighting of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall,

Thursday, Dec. 5 — 8 p.m.

Where: Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Approx. Location: 15 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay. Please join the City of Boston as we hit the switch and celebrate the lighting of trees up and down Commonwealth Avenue.

Boston Common Tree Lighting

The 78th Annual Tree Lighting on Boston Common will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00pm on the Common, 139 Tremont St.

The Grand Boston Menorah Lighting!

The 1st Night of Chanukah is Sunday, December 22, and the menorah in Copley Square will be lit at 4 p.m. There will be a Live Berklee Music Ensemble, Menorah kits, Dreidels & Chocolate Gelt. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family! No RSVP Required but appreciated.Wishing you a Joyous and Luminous Chanukah! Any questions or comments email: [email protected] or call: 617.247.7100

Enchanted Trolley:

Blackstone Franklin Squares Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale: Join The Friends of Blackstone Franklin Squares for their Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale. Stay for holiday music, refreshments, and Santa as they ring in the season. The sale will take place at Blackstone Square (Washington St. and West Newton St.) on Saturday December 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with the tree lighting to follow. At 5:30 p.m., Mayor Martin Walsh is expected to arrive with Santa Claus and the Enchanted Trolley. The official tree lighting will take place after a short program with the elves and reindeer at 5:45 p.m. There will be caroling, children’s activities, free holiday photos and refreshments.

SoWa Winter Festival 2019

‘Tis the season for the 5th annual SoWa Winter Festival. Join us December 6 – 8 at 450 Harrison Ave. 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. Shop from 130 of the region’s best makers and specialty food vendors spread across two maker marketplaces. While you stroll, savor our favorite winter cocktails, seasonal craft brews and wines. Enjoy Boston’s best food trucks, live ice sculpting, holiday workshops, as well as the galleries, artist studios, and shops that call SoWa home year ‘round. 

Young friends Winter Party

The Young Friends of the Public Garden willbe holding a winter partyat the Union Club on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 – 9:30 p.m. for the second annual Winter Party brought to you by the Young Friends of the Public Garden. Join us and be merry! Come celebrate and support Boston’s historic greenspaces; the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Don’t miss out on a fabulous raffle with a dazzling array of prizes. Prizes include a stay at the Eliot Hotel Boston, two Boston Celtics Loge tickets, a Mooo gift certificate, and more.

Tickets are $65, and include two (2) complimentary drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres. Its holiday time, so come dressed to dazzle! No sneakers, jeans, or athletic attire is permitted.

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