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Model Railroad museum


The Bay State Model Railroad Museum will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, at 760 South St., Roslindale.


The museum houses three full-scale model train sets and is only open to the public twice a year. There will be layouts with a 1940s Roslindale Village, a scenic New England layout, an HO scale layout spanning from the Atlantic to Pacific and a Colorado narrow gauge.


Santa will arrive at noon for pictures with the kids.


Admission is free for children younger than 5, $3 for children ages 5-12 and $5 for adults. Santa will arrive at noon.


Call 617-327-4341 or visit for more details.


Holiday musical


Hibernian Hall and the Witherspoon Institute will present a new musical “Unto This House: The King of Kings is Born” at the Hall, 184 Dudley St. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays, from Dec. 7 to 16.


This holiday musical with an original script and songs by Alda Witherspoon is a dramatic expression of the first Christmas. From African dance to ballet and Gospel music to poetry, puppetry and mime, the audience is invited on a magical journey as Heaven and Earth miraculously move to shepherd in the birth of the New Born King.


Tickets are $35 general admission and $17.50 for seniors and students.


To purchase tickets and for more information, visit  or call 617-541-3900.


Holiday market


Roslindale Village Main Street will host the third annual Holiday Market from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 on Birch Street between South and Corinth Streets.


Birch Street will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians, food and caroling with the choir of the Roslindale Congregational Church. Visiting vendors will be selling everything from soaps to local art, pottery, recycled cashmere goods and more. The surrounding shops and restaurants will be open and offering wonderful gifts, food and drinks. There will be wine tastings and treats in the courtyard, musical entertainment from the JP Honk Band and Tail Wag and chalk art for the kids.


Visit for further details.


Kwanzaa concert


The annual Kwanzaa concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury.


The dance troupe OrigiNation will perform a dance program for the annual concert, featuring the performing arts program students, NIA Dance Troupe, Girlz of Imani, Imani Jr., Aleye Boyz Troupe and spoken word artists.


Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door.


Visit or call 617- 541-1875 for more details.


5K run


The 24th annual Walter’s Run will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. A free kids’ race will kick off the day’s programs at 10:15 a.m. with the 5K race at 11 a.m. The races will start and finish at the Parkway YMCA, 15 Bellevue St., West Roxbury.


Santa will oversee the 1K kids’ race. Other activities will include balloon creations, face painting and temporary holiday tattoos. Postrace festivities will be held at the Irish Social Club, 119 Park St., West Roxbury, with food, drinks, coffee, prizes and giveaways.


Proceeds from the race will go to the Globe Santa, as well as the YMCA of Greater Boston’s annual campaign and the Walter Burgess Scholarship Fund to send younger runners to a summer running camp.


Race registration is $28 in advance by Dec. 8, $30 on race day. The children’s race is free; however, pre-registration is required.


For more information, call 617-594-3194 or visit


Broadway musical


Riverside Theatre Works, 45 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park is presenting “Annie, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday now through Dec. 9.


RTW’s Youth Theater Mainstage will present the rags to riches story of Little Orphan Annie based on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical.


Tickets are $15.


Further information is available by calling 866-811-4111 or online at


Winter dreams


Boston Children’s Chorus will perform “Winter Dreams” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave.


To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call 617-778-2242.