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Holiday Pop-Up Series

The Godfrey Hotel Boston’s Holiday Pop- Up Series continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays in the hotel’s lobby at 505 Washington St. with the grand finale on Dec. 21.

Designed to help Godfrey’s guests and Boston natives discover thoughtful gifts uniquely made in New England, the pop-ups will feature an assortment of locally made and beloved items ranging from luxury handmade knits to cocktail kits and specialty baked dog treats for furry friends.

The Holiday Pop Up Series will feature the following stores: Dec. 14: Sarah Bertochi; and Dec. 21: Sheperd’s Run Jewelry + Basic Batch Donuts.

For more information on the Holiday Pop- Up Series, visit

‘Ceremony of Carols’

The Saint Paul School Choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” coupled with traditional Christmas carols from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 51 Seaport Blvd.

Visit for more information.

‘Candy Land Play-A-Thon’

Local charity, Pitching in for Kids will partner with Hasbro Toys for “Candy Land Play- A-Thon” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Upper Rotunda in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Guests will also enjoy a sampling of foods provided by the Faneuil Hall vendors, and each child in attendance will receive a free Hasbro toy or game.

Visit for more information.

Family Design Day

The Gingerbread House Family Design Day will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Boston Society for Architects (BSA), 290 Congress St.

The Family Design Day workshop encourages children, ages five through 13 and adults to observe, explore, and design together.

Families will be introduced to architecture and design through exhibition tours, walking tours, or slide shows and then complete a hands-on design activity focused on the built environment, led by architects and design educators.

Visit for other information, including tickets: $14 general admission; $12 BSA members; $2 MA EBT Card holders.

Ice Skating at Snowport Winter Village

Outdoor Voices will host a free open-skate from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the new Snowport Winter Village, at 65 Northern Ave. in Seaport.

After open-skate, head to their shop to warm up with hot chocolate, cider and seasonal treats.

Visit for required reservations.

This interactive winterland features a 3,000square foot ice skating rink and an array of complimentary winter activities, including curling, yoga, themed skate nights and warm beverages with more to come.

Snowport is open through February – visit bostonseaport.wyz for hours and other information.

Tea Party reenactment

Celebrate the 246th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment with Old South Meeting and the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.

The event will begin at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St. and end at the Harborwalk behind the Intercontinental Boston Hotel, Congress Street Bridge (rain or shine).

Visit for an event schedule and tickets.


The performance of “Peekaboo” by the Boston Dance Theater will be held at 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 at The Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr.

The title refers to a childish game well known to children: the person peeks, hides his/her face and suddenly reappears and says, “found” or “boo.” In the work, Britten’s symphony combined with the sound of the Finnish choir Huutajat, shows contrasts: while talking about fantasy, it brings out the fears and loneliness of each dance. The cast alternates in solos, duos, trios and ensembles, the movement is fast and accurate and the performers mysteriously appear and disappear from the scene.

Visit for tickets and other information.

WBUR’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ fundraiser

WBUR will celebrate the 17th anniversary of its reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. Join your favorite WBUR personalities at the Omni Parker House, 60 School St., the site of Dickens first reading on Dec. 2, 1867, as they bring this timeless tale to life.

Tickets are $75 and all proceeds will benefit Rosie’s Place. Holiday cookies and hot cocoa will be provided during intermission. Visit for more information and tickets.

UN Sustainable Development Goals and Plastics

Hostelling International (HI) Boston, 19 Stuart St. will host the second event in a series dedicated to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The panel discussion will focus on plastic pollution.

Visit for other information and registration.

‘White Christmas: The Musical’

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical” will be performed from Dec. 17 through Dec. 29 at the Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St.

Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process.

There will also be an ASL/Open Captioned performance.

Visit for other information including show times and tickets.

‘Urban Nutcracker’

The “Urban Nutcracker” will be held from Dec. 19 through Dec. 28 at the Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St.

These performances will showcase winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances will also include a broad range of dance forms such as tap, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz accompanied throughout the performance by a small live orchestra.

Visit for other information including show times and tickets.

Christmas in the City volunteering

Join BYHP members and volunteers in supporting Boston’s Christmas in the City from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St.

The group will be helping to make 6,000 cheerful and inviting, hand-decorated placemats for 6,000 Christmas in the City guests.

The Christmas in the City party – a truly magical experience – hosts children (and their parents) from Boston-area homeless shelters.

Visit to learn more about other opportunities.

Visit to volunteer.