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Christmas craft


A free craft program for kids, ages 6 to 12, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.


Children can decorate a lighthouse for the holidays. This craft will involve candy and icing and is similar to decorating gingerbread houses. The lighthouses are made out of ice cream cones. Registration is recommended as space is limited, by calling 617-268-0180.


Winter Harbor Market


The annual Winter Harbor Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.


The market will feature more than 25 vendors selling everything from candles, jewelry, calendars, clothing, cosmetics and body lotions and much more. There will be free hot chocolate, wintry art making and caroling with Boston City Singers at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Santa Claus will visit the Seaport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.


Visit or call 617-478- 3100 for more information.


Life and dance of Twyla Tharp


The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present “Twyla Tharp: Minimalism and Me” at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 through 15.


Legendary artist Twyla Tharp, one of the century’s most acclaimed dancers and choreographers, will recount the creation of her early seminal works and experiences living among major visual artists in New York City as dancers from Twyla Tharp Dance re-create excerpts from the works she discusses.


The program draws from 20 important works she made between 1965 and 1970 created for different spaces, including museums and the outdoors, and performed in silence. Her style, which requires a high level of modern and balletic technique, embodies culture, identities, histories and politics.


Pre-performance talks by former Tharp dancer Richard Colton will be held 30 minutes before each performance.


Visit or call 617-478- 3103 for further details.


Holiday trolley


The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley will tour the neighborhood at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at M Street. Santa Claus and friends from the North Pole will bring holiday cheer and refreshments, and Mayor Walsh will help light the Christmas tree.


There will be pony rides and baby goats to pet. Balloon artist Lou Johnson will return this year to create amazing balloon animals for the kids and juggler Tim Ellis will also be back again to entertain everyone. The New England Revolution mascot, Slyde the Fox and the Revolution Street Team will be there with giveaways.


Call 617-635-3911 or visit for more information.