Who isn’t trying to save their pennies around the holidays? Traveling, presents, parties, and other yule-tide events may take away from your budget but don’t worry, we’ve got your back! These events are totally free, fun and will help keep your funds in line for the holiday season!
8th Annual Holidays On The Green – This family friendly event takes place at The Pinehills in Plymouth Saturday, December 1st and has something for everyone! Children will love the petting zoo and getting their picture with Santa, followed by decorating some holiday sugar cookies! Bring your furry friends as well! Guests can walk in or watch the “Reindog” parade where there will be tons of costumes and prizes! Victorian carolers will be strolling the streets singing classic holiday tunes, sculptors will be whittling masterpieces out of ice, and there are a bunch of tiny shops to stop by and do some Christmas shopping. Close out the day by watching the tree lighting on the green, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!
North End Walking Tour – The North End is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and now’s your chance to take a tour of this historic gem. Stroll the streets where Paul Revere and Cotton Mather once walked, stop by Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli, or even sample some of the local Italian cuisine that has made the neighborhood so popular with tourists. Hosted by Free Tours By Foot, the free tours are every Saturday at 2 PM and last about 2 hours. Although the tour is free, reservations are required and donations are welcome! Take advantage of these free historic tours before the weather gets too nasty, the North End is especially beautiful during the holiday season, and this tour is the perfect way to burn some calories before enjoying some Italian food!
Constructing Holiday Tradition – The USS Constitution, or Old Ironsides as it is affectionately known, is hosting a holiday event perfect for families! Stop by the USS Constitution Museum any day from now until December 24th to make your very own holiday ornament! This daily event runs from 10 AM – 5 PM and is completely free. Stop by with your little one(s) and they can make their very own ornament that will decorate the Christmas tree on board Old Ironsides herself. Ornaments made before December 2nd will be placed on the tree in time for the annual lighting ceremony that night! If ornaments are made after the tree is lit, children can climb aboard the ship and put the ornament on the tree themselves! Want to make your own ornament to bring home? The USS Constitution museum will have two different types for sale, the classic wooden “anchors aweigh” ornament for $2, or a new, limited edition copper ornament for $5. Proceeds benefit the museums educational programs so you would be supporting a wonderful cause!
La Salette Christmas Festival of Lights – This National Shrine in Attleboro, MA is famous for their annual Christmas Festival of Lights! Beginning in 1953, this festival has grown into a massive celebration with over 300,000 lights, concerts, displays, and much more. Stop by the shrine and see their outdoor Creche, listen to some festive music, and visit with Clopper the Christmas donkey! The lights span over 10 acres and illuminations are from 5 PM – 9 PM daily, until January 6, 2013. This event is free to the public but donations are always accepted and appreciated!
Get into the holiday spirit this month with these festive and free events! They are perfect for families and there is something for everyone!
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