Free Coffee at Cumberland Farms on Thanksgiving

Head to Cumberland Farms on Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017 for a free hot or iced coffee! Great if you are traveling on Thursday and need a little pick-me-up!

For more information, please head here.

Holiday Tree Lightings in Boston 2017

Christmas Tree Lightings in Boston 2017

There are so many Holiday and Christmas Tree Lightings in Boston for the 2017 Holiday season! This is a fun (and free) way to get into the holiday spirit!

Here’s the schedule for tree lightings in Boston for the 2017 holiday season:

Trellis Lighting Ceremony: Monday, November 20, 2017 at Christopher Columbus Park at 5pm. Watch the park’s trellis light up blue and white for the holiday season!

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting: Friday, November 24, 2017 at Macy’s Downtown Crossing. Enjoy free live performances, holiday cheer and a free Christmas Tree lighting at 5PM!

The Charles Hotel Tree Lighting Event: Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 4-6:30pm. Enjoy holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus and a tree lighting at 5:30pm. Free, but please bring new hats, gloves, and baby coats to donate to Cradles for Crayons.

Roslindale Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Roslindale from 3-5PM. Enjoy this annual tree lighting in Roslindale with holiday music, Santa, and much more!

Copley Square Tree Lighting Festivities: Monday, November 27, 2017 at Copley Square from 5-6pm. Get into the holiday spirit with holiday music, a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Copley Square Tree!

Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular: Tuesday, November 28, 20167 at 7:30PM. Enjoy the tree lighting of the largest Christmas Tree of the Northeast and the kickoff of Blink!, a 5-week holiday light display. (It will also be on WBZ-TV if you can’t make it).

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and Tree Lighting: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Boston Common Frog Pond from 5-6pm. Enjoy a free ice skating show from The Skating Club of Boston then a tree lighting ceremony!

First Light Brookline: Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Brookline from 5-8pm. Enjoy music, events, and fun around town!

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.

Light Up Seaport: Friday, December 1, 2017 in the Seaport District. Head to the Seaport for the first annual tree lighting with holiday music, treats, and more!

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.

Did I miss any of your favorite Boston tree lighting celebrations? How do you like to spend the holidays and Christmas in Boston?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 18-19, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend! As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any of your favorites!

Thanksgiving Movie Special: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Head to Faneuil Hall for a free movie screening of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles outdoors at 5PM to get into the holiday mood.

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade: Saturday, November 18, 2017 on Main Street in Plymouth, MA. Head to Plymouth, MA for a Thanksgiving parade in the town where it all began! Parade starts at 11am, but there’s activities and fun all weekend long. (It was really busy last year parking wise so make sure to leave extra time to find a spot!)

The Enchanted Village Opens: 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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The Enchanted Village

Jordan's Enchanted Village

The Enchanted Village is a fun New England tradition and is returning to Jordan’s Furniture for the holiday season!

The Enchanted Village opens Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until January 1, 2018 and is open 11-8pm on weekdays, 10-9pm on Saturday and 11-5pm on Sundays. The Enchanted Village is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and has a different schedule for Black Friday, New Year’s and other select dates as well.

Admission to the Enchanted Village is free and is only available at the Jordan’s Furniture Avon location. (Walk in through the main entrance, and head straight back through the clearance portion of the store– you’ll see it!)

In addition to the Enchanted Village vintage displays, you can also take a picture with Santa and enjoy Enchanted Ice for an additional charge.

Keep in mind that the Enchanted Village can get busy, especially on weekends. However, I’ve been early in the season and during a weekday afternoon and had no wait.

For more information about Jordan’s Enchanted Village for 2017, please head here.

Have you visited the Enchanted Village in Avon before? Do you have any tips to share?

Free Ice Skating at Boston Common Frog Pond!

boston common frog pond discountsHeads up! Boston Common Frog Pond is opening for the season TOMORROW, November 14, 2017! So early this year!

Even better, ice skating admission is FREE all day tomorrow from 10-9PM on 11/14/17! Please note that skate rentals are not free so make sure to bring yours if you’ve got some.

For more information, please head here.

Will you be ice skating for free tomorrow at Frog Pond?

Free Photos with Santa and Free Holiday Events at Bass Pro Shops!

bass pro shops santa

Bass Pro Shops is a great place to visit this holiday season for some free fun!

Starting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Christmas Eve, Santa will be at Bass Pro Shops with an opportunity to meet Santa and receive a FREE photo!

Keep in mind you do need a Bass Pass to receive a free photo with Santa. Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day so make sure to go early to the Bass Pass ticket depot in stores to receive your pass.

However, with the Bass Pass you’ll be free to explore Santa’s Wonderland and explore the store while you wait.

There will also be free holiday crafts and activities at Bass Pro Shops and the hours and times vary depending on the day.

For the complete holiday schedule at Bass Pro Shops, please head here.

Note from Editor: My family and I have not been to Bass Pro Shops during the holiday season yet, but we did take advantage of their free Easter photos this year. They did not do Bass Pass tickets for those and the line was a little long, but did move quickly. There was several options to pay for Easter photos, but most people took advantage of the free 4×6 photo and decided not to upgrade for more pics… so don’t feel like you need too! 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 10-12, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy long weekend!

Don’t forget that Friday is observed for Veterans Day so if you do need to work or park in the city on Friday, November 10, 2017– don’t pay those meters! Parking is free for Veterans Day on Friday!

Here are some fun and cheap things to do for this extra long weekend in Boston!

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!

Veterans Day Cruise: Sunday, November 12, 2017. Free cruise to Georges Island for veterans, active military members and up to 3 family members on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Registration required. ($10 for general public)

Fenway Open Studios: November 11-12, 2017 from 11-5pm. Check out the studios of local artists and get the rare opportunity to meet and chat with the artists!

Free Entrance Day at National Parks: November 11-12, 2017. Everyone can get free entrance at National Parks across the nation in honor of Veterans Day!

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, don’t forget to check out the Veterans Day Free Offers and Discounts post if you are a Veteran or Active Military member for so many great local and national offers this weekend!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Veterans Day Deals and Free Offers for Veterans and Active Military Members

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Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, 2017 and if you are a veterans or actively serving the country… thank you for your service. Here is where you can receive a free meal, free fun, and more soon.

Keep in mind that many offers are for dine-in only and gratuity and tax is not included, so make sure to bring a little money with you along with proper ID.

Here’s some Veterans Day Freebies and Offers for Veterans Day 2017 in the Greater Boston area:

Applebee’s: Free signature select entrée for veterans and active military all day on Veterans day, dine-in only.

Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger on November 11th with proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen: Select from a special free menu on Veterans Day for veterans and active military, dine-in only. (May vary by location– usually not valid at airport, stadium or university locations)

Chili’s: Active Military and Veterans will receive a free meal off a select menu on Veteran’s Day for dine-in only.

Denny’s: Free build your own grand slam breakfast from 5am to noon on Friday, November 10, 2017 with proper ID.

Friendly’s: Free big-two-do for breakfast or free All-American burger and fries for lunch and dinner with proper ID

Olive Garden: Free meal for Veterans and current service members from select menu on Veterans Day.

Red Robin: Free tavern burger with bottomless fries on Veterans Day with proof of service.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for military and veterans on 11/11/17 from a special lunch menu

Free Car Wash: Many operators across Massachusetts and the Nation are giving free car washes on Monday to Veterans and Active Military

Boston Duck Tours: Free Boston Duck Tours for Veterans and Military members from November 6-10, 2017. Dependents pay $10.50 for duck tour.

Hall at Patriots Place: Free admission to the Hall for Active Military and Veterans from November 10-12, 2017.

Zoo New England: Veterans and active military can receive free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo on November 10 & 11, 2017!

Dreamland Wax Museum: Free admission to Veterans on 11/11/17

Veterans Day Cruise: Free cruise to Georges Island for veterans, active military members and up to 3 family members on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Registration required. ($10 for additional people and general public)

Free Entrance Day at National Parks: Everyone can get free entrance at National Parks across the nation in honor of Veterans Day!

Thank you so much to our active military, veterans, and families for all you do and continue to do for this country.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free meals or great deals that are available in the Greater Boston area. Thanks!

If you are not a veteran and are still looking for great deals, Kohl’s is my favorite place to shop for Veteran’s Day… I actually find their prices better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, especially if you are a cardholder. You can get $10 off $25 with code VETSDAY and cardholders can use promo code SPLURGE30 and SHIP4FREE for an additional 30% off and free shipping. I usually place multiple orders around the $25 mark!

Also, if you are a Discover Cardholder, check your account (Rewards -> Discover Deals -> type in Kohl’s) because you may have a $10 off $30 or more offer, which you can also use today! You may also received a free $5 mailer, but I didn’t get one. So many great deals that can be combined!