Pizza with Santa! We hear from a reliable source that Santa will be in Southie not once but twice! First it’s Pizza with Santa at SBCA! Join your friends and neighbors at South Boston Catholic Academy on Sunday, December 11th from 11am-2pm for holiday crafts, cookie decorating, festive photo booth, games, picture with Santa and of course pizza! Everyone knows Santa loves pizza! $5/person, $25/family.
Santa in the Seaport! The Big Guy himself will be at District Hall with lots of fun for the kids on Sunday, December 11th from 11am-2pm.Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this free event with cookie decorating, hot cocoa & a photo op with Santa. All of the walls at District Hall are writable and will have coloring activities and games for the kids to play! We’ll be showing some favorite holiday movies and spreading holiday cheer. Guests are encouraged to bring grocery and department store gift cards for our friends at South Boston Neighborhood House. RSVP here!
South Boston Christmas Stroll!
Kick off the holiday season with a host of activities as well promotions from local businesses. Have fun and, sip, shop and dine local all in one night! Enjoy a special tree lighting on East Broadway in front of the library, a visit from Santa and some old fashioned carolers! In addition, enjoy puppet shows at Bringing Up Baby, gingerbread cookie decorating at Cranberry Cafe, complimentary pedicabs to get you to your shopping destinations. For a full list of participants visit here! Keep your eye out for the BIG RED BOW for participating store!
Jingle Bell Run! Put on your Santa hat, lace up those sneakers and get ready to run for a great local school – South Boston Catholic Academy. On Saturday, December 4th at 10am join your friends and neighbors and run a 5K race along the South Boston beaches. Start and finish is at South Boston Catholic Academy at 866 East Broadway. Stick around for a post-race party with prizes, raffles, food and fun! There is also fun for the kids on deck too with two youth races. At 9:15 – 100 Meter Dash for kids (9 and under) and at 9:30 a 1/2 mile run (14 and under). If you preregister by November 30th, it’s $20. Post-registration is $25. Youth preregistration is is $8 and post-registration is $10. To register visit here!
Light it up! Santa Claus and his posse of merrymakers will be on hand for the West Broadway tree lighting. Legendary Southie DJ will be spinning the tunes and getting the crowd fired up at the municipal lot on West Broadway. There will also be ponies (yes, ponies) balloon animals and more. This festive event takes place on Sunday, December 4th at 12noon.
Tree Lighting in the Seaport! The Seaport District continues its holiday tradition uniting business owners, commuting workers, and area residents at the Third Annual Seaport Holiday Tree Lighting. Family and friends of the Seaport are encouraged to take a trip to the intersection of D Street and Congress Street in Maritime Park from 5:15pm to 6pm on Thursday, December 8th to take part in this festive celebration. The family-friendly affair will feature: the musical sounds of Sweet Harmony, Boston’s premier traveling vocal troupe; a performance from the South Boston Boys and Girls Club; a brief speaking program featuring dignitaries from the City of Boston; delicious holiday snacks and warm drinks for the entire family to enjoy; and a visit from Santa to light the tree.
The Seaport Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is proud to partner with Toys for Tots, the Labouré Center, and South Boston Catholic Charities. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift as a donation. The Seaport Tree Lighting, is produced by Conventures, Inc., and sponsored by Massport.