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Jingle Bell Run


The 2018 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 starting at the Boston Common, corner of Beacon and Charles streets. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the first wave of runners leaving at 9 a.m. A Kids’ Fun Run will be held at 10:30 a.m.


The 5K Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing and walking to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Runners are encouraged to put on their favorite holiday costumes and tie jingle bells to shoelaces.


There will be a competitive open division for organizations, colleges, high schools, families and other teams. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to conquer and cure arthritis. To register or for more details, visit or call 617-762-2126.


Holiday house tour


The Nichols House, 55 Mount Vernon St., will host its annual holiday house tour from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.


This event will offer a rare opportunity to experience a select group of private residences, showcasing outstanding examples of historic preservation as well as creative modern interpretation and adaptation in a broad range of architectural and interior design styles.


The museum will also host “Craftswomen: The Wood Workings of Rose and Margaret Nichols in Arts & Crafts New England,” a pop-up exhibition.


A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the William Hickling Prescott House. The house tour generates financial support for the museum’s ongoing preservation and programming needs.


To register, visit or call 617-227-6993.