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Breakfast with Santa


Santa Claus will return to The First Church, 10 Green St. Enjoy a free pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1.


There will be a chance to take free photos with Santa, shop with some gift vendors and at the craft fair and enjoy an “Inflatable Extravaganza.” Admission is free.


For more information call the First Church at 617-242-3693 or visit


Open studios


The Artists Group of Charlestown will host the annual Open Studios event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St.


More than 25 artists will welcome visitors into their studios and exhibit spaces to talk about the creative processes and show their work, which will include photography, painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and stained glass in three floors of open studio Admission is free.


For more information, call 617-241-0130 or visit


Art exhibition


The StoveFactory Studios, 523 Medford St., will present the 21st anniversary exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9.


A closing reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.


The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible.


Call 617-241-0130 or visit for more details.


Enchanted trolley


The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley will tour the Charlestown neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, starting at Thompson Square.


A visitor from the North Pole and his reindeer, snowmen and gingerbread people will bring holiday cheer and light the Christmas tree at the square. Festivities will include carolers, refreshments, prizes and games for the children.


Call 617-635-3549 for more information.


Disaster relief donations


The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South.


All proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative costs. Checks may be made out to Charlestown Lions Club – LCIF and sent to: P.O. Box 290474, Charlestown, MA 02129. Send an email to for more information.