City of Boston Holiday Schedule 2018 for Free Parking Days!

Boston Meter Parking Holidays

Are you looking for the City of Boston Parking Holiday Schedule for 2018?

Boston Parking Meters are free on Sundays and Holidays and below is the 2018 Holiday Schedule for free meter parking days in Boston:

New Years’ DayMonday, January 1, 2018
M.L. King Jr.’s BirthdayMonday, January 15, 2018
President’s DayMonday, February 19, 2018
Patriot’s DayMonday, April 16, 2018
Memorial DayMonday, May 28, 2018
Independence DayWednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor DayMonday, September 3, 2018
Columbus DayMonday, October 8, 2018
Veteran’s DayMonday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22, 2018
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018

Although it is not mentioned on the City of Boston’s holiday schedule, keep and eye out for free parking for Evacuation Day (March 17) and Bunker Hill Day (June 17). Check out Twitter or other City of Boston forms of communication for free parking updates near or on those dates because although it’s not mentioned on the list above, meters are typically free on those dates as well– in Boston proper only.

For more information about the City of Boston Holiday schedule or parking information, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 6-7, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy first weekend of 2018!

Here’s the first Cheap Weekend Fun roundup of the New Year. As always, please let me know in the comments if I missed any fun and cheap events in the Boston area.

Winter Trails Day: January 8, 2018 at participating winter resorts and Nordic centers including Weston Ski Track. Learn how to snowshoe or cross country ski for free this weekend at participating centers across the country.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of this month at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

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

Also, just a heads up– On Sunday afternoon is the annual no pants subway ride in Boston if you’d like to participate or would rather avoid public transportation that day.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Happy Holidays!

happy holidaysI was really hoping to do a lot of fun and budget-friendly holiday content this season, but unfortunately I couldn’t keep up this year.

If you are looking for some fun and inexpensive suggestions for the remainder of the season here are a few ideas:

I’m going to focus on my family for the remainder of the year and hope to get some motivation for 2018!

I hope you all have a happy rest-of holiday season and see you all next year!

 

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.