Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 16-17, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy (almost) weekend! Here are some fun and cheap things to do this weekend if you are looking for some non-shopping activities and some holiday fun!

Boston Tea Party Anniversary: Saturday, December 16, 2017. Celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums are free today from 10-3PM and there’s a sold out reenactment later at the Old South Meeting House, but it’s free to peek from the outside and take a trip back in time.

Holiday Open House: Saturday, December 17, 2017 from 11-3:30PM at EHChocolatier. Head to Somerville for a holiday open house and sample some holiday chocolates!

CraftBoston Holiday: December 15-17, 2018 at Hynes Convention Center. Check out this bustling shopping event with local handmade gifts and from crafters around the country too! Discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston for $7.50 (affiliate link).

Harvard Square Holiday Fair: December 15-17, 2017. Head to Harvard Square to check out some great holiday gifts from local crafters and makers at one of the oldest holiday fairs in Boston.

The Enchanted Village: November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Relive wonderful holiday memories and start a new tradition with your family with this fun and free holiday display.

Free Santa Photos at CambridgeSide: November 24-December 24, 2017 at CambridgeSide. Head to CambridgeSide for a free photo with Santa!

Holiday Events at Bass Pro Shops: November 11, 2017 to December 24, 2017. Get a free photo with Santa with a Bass Pass + enjoy free holiday crafts and activities this holiday season at your local Bass Pro Shops!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 is the 244th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party!

Tours of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums are free of charge on December 16th from 10-3PM.

Tickets to the reenactment that evening at the Old South Meeting House is sold out. However, you can still join in outside of the OSMH at 6:30pm to hear news of the meeting via the town crier, engage in a debate and join the parade down to the waterfront and end at Boston Harbor! It is free to take a peek back in time!

For more information, please head here and here!

Will you be attending reenactment on the anniversary?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 9-10, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHere are some fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston! As always, please let me know in the comments if I missed any of your favorites!

Holiday on Ice: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11-9PM. Enjoy free ice skating (rental rates still apply) and a free ice skating show at 2PM!

South Boston Holiday Market: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11-6PM. Head to South Boston for this 3rd Annual Holiday Market with over 100 local makers and crafters!

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book Storytime: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11AM at participating Barnes and Noble locations. Head to a participating Barnes & Noble location (like the Prudential Center location) on Saturday for a free storytime!

Free Photo with Santa at PetSmart: December 9-10, 2017 from 12-4PM at participating PetSmart stores. Bring the whole family (pets too!) to meet Santa and get a free photo too!

Crafting Event at Pottery Barn: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at participating Pottery Barn locations at 11AM. Make felt tassel gift tags at Pottery Barn, pom pom snowflakes at Pottery Barn Kids, and pom pom ornaments at PBteen. Free!

The Enchanted Village: November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Relive wonderful holiday memories and start a new tradition with your family with this fun and free holiday display.

Free Santa Photos at CambridgeSide: November 24-December 24, 2017 at CambridgeSide. Head to CambridgeSide for a free photo with Santa!

Holiday Events at Bass Pro Shops: November 11, 2017 to December 24, 2017. Get a free photo with Santa with a Bass Pass + enjoy free holiday crafts and activities this holiday season at your local Bass Pro Shops!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Dunkin Donuts “Brewing Joy” with Free Coffee at Select Locations

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Each weekday this December, a participating Dunkin’ Donuts location will be “brewing joy” with free coffee.

Each participating location will give away 500 free medium-sized hot coffees and you find the complete list here.

The only Boston location handing out free coffee is on December 14, 2017 at 147 Tremont Street, however, there are almost 40 locations participating in this fun offer.

For more information or to find the complete list of participating locations from all over the country, please head here.

Just a reminder that you can also receive a medium coffee for .87 after a Patriots win

Half Price Admission at Museum of Science on Fridays

Looking for something inexpensive and fun to do on Friday afternoons this month?

Head to the Museum of Science after 3PM on Fridays for half off admission on December 8 & 15, 2017!

Keep in mind that is offer is only available at the box office on Friday afternoons and is not valid for Omni, Planetarium, or other venues requiring separate admission.

For more information about this fun offer, please head here.

If you are looking for more ways to save at the Museum of Science, the Boston Public Library pass is my favorite option because it is free admission for BPL cardholders with advanced reservation. You can also find more ways to save at the MoS here and here.

 

Free Gifts + Glam Event at the Prudential Center

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Head to the Prudential Center in Boston on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5-8PM for a free holiday event, Gifts + Glam.

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 cart: Receive a free Harvard hat with purchase of any hooded sweatshirt
Boston Tops: 20% off
Crabtree & Evelyn: 25% off a single 2017 holiday item
field & vase: 10% off full price purchase of $50 or more
Under Armour: 20% off purchase
Vera Bradley: $20 off purchase of $70 or more

There will also be a lot of fun stations with various vendors, a fashion show, wine tasting from the Urban Grape, and more!

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

Will you be attending this fun holiday event?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 2-3, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy last first weekend of 2017! Here are some fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend for December 2-3, 2017 in Boston:

Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting: December 1-3, 2017 in neighborhoods across the city. Mayor Walsh will be lighting Christmas trees and bringing joy and presents to various neighborhoods in Boston.

Mayor’s Walsh’s Tree Lighting: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 12pm at 800 West Broadway. Head to Medal of Honor Park in South Boston for some holiday fun with ponies, music, and holiday fun. Free.

The Enchanted Village: November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Relive wonderful holiday memories and start a new tradition with your family with this fun and free holiday display.

Holiday Events at Bass Pro Shops: November 11, 2017 to December 24, 2017. Get a free photo with Santa with a Bass Pass + enjoy free holiday crafts and activities this holiday season at your local Bass Pro Shops!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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$5 Holiday Movies at Regal Cinemas This Holiday Season

cheap moivies bostonIf you are looking for something inexpensive to do this holiday season, consider heading to your nearest Regal Cinemas for $5 holiday movies!

Every Saturday from now to Christmas, Regal Cinemas will be showing a different $5 movie at 12PM on Saturdays.

Here is the schedule:

  • December 2, 2017: A Christmas Story
  • December 9: National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
  • December 16: Elf
  • December 23: Gremlins

Regal Crown Members can also receive a medium soft drink and popcorn combo for $5.

For more information regarding $5 Holiday movies at Regal Cinemas, please head here.