Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 10-11, 2016

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and free (or almost free) things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite cheap events this weekend.

Community Day at the ICA: Saturday, December 10, 2016. Enjoy free admission at the ICA on Saturday to celebrate their 10th Anniversary!

Holiday on Ice @Kendall: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am-9pm in Cambridge. Enjoy free ice skating (just pay for rentals, if needed) for the annual Holiday on Ice Celebration at Community Ice Skating @Kendall in Cambridge and enjoy a free ice skating show at 2pm.

Holly Day on the Harbor: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10-3pm at Atlantic Wharf. Enjoy an afternoon of kids holiday fun with face painting, music, crafts, a magic show, and more!

Taza Chocolate Factory Holiday Open House: December 10-11, 2016 at Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville. Sip and savor local vendors and more from this fun holiday open house!

Caroling in the Park: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Hayes Park. Head to the South End to join your neighbors for some Christmas Carols! Please bring a canned good.

Blink! at Faneuil Hall: November 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy this state-of-the-art sound and light extravaganza  every night this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace!

Jordan’s Enchanted Village: Now to January 1, 2017 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Head to Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon to relive childhood memories and check out this wonderful holiday display!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget that the ICA in Boston is celebrating their 10 year Anniversary with 10 days of celebrations from December 1-10, 2016 with reduced admission, fun activities, and more!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Gifts + Glam at the Prudential Center

Gifts and Glam Pru Boston Events

Head to the Prudential Center in Boston on Thursday, December 8, 2016 for Gifts + Glam from 5-8pm.

Gifts + Glam features mini-makeovers, styling tips, snacks, and exclusive holiday discounts!

Here are the discounts you can receive from retailers at the Pru on Thursday evening:

Boston Campus Gear: Buy any Harvard hooded sweatshirt and receive a free Harvard mug
Boston Tops: 20% off
Escape Salon Aveda: 15% off gift box sets
L’Occitane: Deluxe sample gift & 10% off purchase of $65 or more
Olympia Sports: 20% off 1 item, and free Olympia Sports tee
Sam Edelman: 20% off purchase
Sunglass Hut: $50 off purchase over $200; $20 off purchase over $100
vineyard vines: 20% off entire purchase

For more information about Gifts + Glam, please head here.

Will you be attending this fun holiday event?

Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza with Holiday Fun and Discounts

Boston Winter 2016

Enjoy a winter wonderland with the launch of Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza this holiday season.

Boston Winter includes an almost 11,000 square foot skating path, holiday shopping market, and many other festive activities.

The Grand Opening Ceremony was expected to take place this past weekend but will happen on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. instead when the weather will (hopefully) behave. The holiday market and other holiday attractions are currently open now if you can’t wait until then.

Boston Winter is free to the public but there are some fees related to the attractions and ice skating, but you can certainly walk around and enjoy the sites and shop!

Tickets for Ice Skating is $10/adults, $8 for ages 5-12, and free for children under 5. Rental skates are $6 and lockers are $3 should you need them. Tickets are available on-site and no reservations needed.

Discounts for City Hall Plaza Ice Skating Path are available for Berkshire Bank cardholders. Use a Berkshire Bank debit or credit card, and save 50% for ice skating admission. Keep in mind the discount is subject to availability and does not apply to skate rentals.

Also, active military, veterans and/or local educators can also receive a 50% discount with a valid ID, subject to availability and conditions.

There are also so many different ticketed holiday attractions at Boston Winter, you can check them out here. If you are interested in a ticketed attraction, you can use the promo code BLOGFRIEND to receive 15% off. The Boston Winter promo code expires December 16, 2016 so check it out soon!

For more information about Boston Winter on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, please head here.

Will you be checking out Boston Winter this year?

If you are looking for free ice skating in Boston, please head here.

Free Pizza Slices from All Star Pizza Bar on Thursday!

All Star Pizza Bar in Cambridge is expanding to Beacon Hill this week and they are celebrating with FREE pizza.

Stop by All Star Pizza Bar at 204 Cambridge Street in Boston on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 12-5pm for free pizza slices!

All Star Pizza Bar will official open the following day on Friday, December 8, 2016 after giving a sneak peek and free slices the day before.

For more information about All Star Pizza Bar’s Free Pizza Day, please head here.

H/T, Boston Magazine.

Finagle a Bagel Grand Opening Week with Free Food and Specials

finagle a bagel boston

Finagle a Bagel is opening a Bakery, Café, & Test Kitchen at 77 Rowe Street in Auburndale/Newton on Monday, December 5, 2016 and are hosting specials every day for Opening Week!

Here’s the food deals to take advantage of for Opening Week:

Monday, 12/5: Grand Opening Day – 3 FREE bagels! No purchase necessary
Tuesday, 12/6: Treat Yourself Tuesday – Get a FREE Finagle pastry or bakery item with your purchase
Wednesday, 12/7: Take Your Coworker to Lunch Day – Buy a lunch (sandwich, soup, or salad) and get a lunch for free
Thursday, 12/8: Throwback Thursday #TBT – Get the Smokehouse Club for the same price as when we opened Chestnut Hill 21 years ago at $3.99!
Friday, 12/10: Breakfast Sandwich Friday - Buy a breakfast sandwich, get one free

For more information about Finagle Bakery, Café + Test Kitchen Grand Opening, please head here.

Holiday Strolls in Boston This Holiday Season

Boston Holiday Strolls 2016There are a few holiday strolls in throughout Boston to help spread holiday cheer! All the events are free and a great way to keep it local this holiday season:

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun Holiday Strolls in your neighborhood this year.

What are your favorite holiday events in Boston?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 3-4, 2016

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and free (or almost free) things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite cheap events this weekend.

Mayor Walsh’s Tree Lighting: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12pm at 450 West Broadway. Head to W Broadway Municipal Lot in South Boston for some holiday fun with ponies, music, and holiday fun. Free. (Part of the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour from December 2-4)

SoWa Winter Festival: December 2-4, 2016 at 460 Harrison Ave in the South End. Kick off this annual winter festival with holiday decorations, Christmas carols, artisans, food vendors, and much more!

Holiday Open House: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10-4pm at the Old South Meeting House. Enjoy holiday activities and crafts for all ages at this free family event.

CraftBoston Holiday 2016: December 2-4, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center. Enjoy this 3-day event showcasing unique and handmade gifts! Discount tickets start at $5 via Goldstar Boston (aff. link).

Santa Paws: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12-2pm at Faneuil Hall. Spread holiday cheer with pet photos at Faneuil Hall. Free, but pet food donations appreciated. (A similar event is Sunday at Assembly Row if you prefer)

Vernon Street Open Studios: December 3-4, 2016 in Somerville. Local artists welcome the public into their studios for a fun and free event. Please bring a canned good.

Blink! at Faneuil Hall: November 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy this state-of-the-art sound and light extravaganza  every night this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace!

Jordan’s Enchanted Village: Now to January 1, 2017 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Head to Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon to relive childhood memories and check out this wonderful holiday display!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget that the ICA in Boston is celebrating their 10 year Anniversary with 10 days of celebrations from December 1-10, 2016 with reduced admission, fun activities, and more!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Discount Tickets to Holiday Events in Boston

Discount Tickets to The Nutracker and Holiday Events in BostonAre you looking for discount tickets to your favorite holiday events in the Greater Boston Area?

Here are some discounts for tickets to The Nutcracker, Holiday concerts, and more holiday events this year!

Discount Tickets to Holiday Concerts

Holiday Pops: Discount tickets starting at $28.80 to Holiday Pops by Boston Pops for various dates this December at Boston Symphony Hall

Boston Pops Holiday Concert: Discount tickets starting at $23.50 for a holiday concert on December 10, 2016 for $23.50

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn: Discount tickets starting at $20 for various dates this December at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Discount Tickets to The Nutcracker

Note: Discount Tickets for Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House have been sold out through the Mayor’s Holiday, but there are still discount tickets below to other The Nutcracker Performances below. You may also want to occasionally check Goldstar, Groupon, and Boston Ballet’s Facebook page for discounts and deals to see if a deal is added.

Jose Mateo’s The Nutcracker: Discount tickets starting at $20 for Jose Mateo’s The Nutcracker at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre for various dates this December.

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker: Discount tickets starting at $26 for The Nutcracker at Stand Theatre in Dorchester for select dates this Deecmber

Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker: Discount tickets starting at $20 for Urban Nutcracker at the Back Bay Events Center for various dates this December.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Discount tickets starting at $29 for the Great Russian Nutcracker at Orpheum Theatre for December 4, 2016

More Discount Tickets for Holiday Events

Return of the Winemaker: Free and discount tickets available for this Irish Christmas Comedy at The Rockwell in Somerville.

CraftBoston Holiday 2016: Discount tickets to CraftBoston at the Hynes Convention Center on 12/4/16 starting at $5

Also, don’t forget to check Mayor’s Holiday 2016 for even more discount tickets and savings on your favorite holiday events and a $10 dining voucher for various restaurants as well!

Please let me know if I missed any holiday events that may have discounts or promo codes available!

What are your favorite holiday events in Boston?