Things to do in Boston this week | Holiday Market at Seaport

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Our picks for fun things to do in Boston this week of November 28, 2022 include The Holiday Market at Snowport 2022Boston Common Holiday Tree 2022Legally Blonde: The Musical, and more!

There are always a lot of events and activities going on in Boston. There are fun things to do in Boston for adults, events for kids and families, and more! And if at any time you find yourself asking the question – What are Things to do in Boston today, then remember to check out our weekly round-up of events. 

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Things to do in Boston this week, November 28, 2022 – Monday

Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market

Get something special for yourself or your loved ones while celebrating the arts at the Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market!

This year, 35 artists and craftspeople will be presenting one-of-a-kind items including functional and decorative pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, painting, fine woodworking, glasswork, photography, ornaments, and more. The event will go on for six weeks up until the day before Christmas so get your shopping spirit early and get shopping!

When: Monday, November 28 – December 24, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: TJ Maxx Plaza, 437 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776
How Much: Free

The Holiday Market at Snowport 2022

Things to do in Boston this week | Holiday Market at Seaport

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Snowport’s Holiday Market is finally back along with its magical winter wonderland! 

The best part is that the Holiday Market is doubling in size this year with over 120 small businesses. Items here include vintage apparel, original artwork, candles, Irish trinkets, winter apparel, chocolates, bags and accessories, and so much more. 

That’s not all. You can also enjoy the Market’s stunning new 10-foot-tall Mistletoe Archway; the market’s fan favorite, Present Place featuring a backdrop of colorful, oversized gifts; the Winter Wish Wall, a 25-foot interactive chalkboard where guests can share their holiday wishes, and Boston Children’s Museum special pop-up exhibit, “Dinos in Space.”

This year’s food and beverage offerings will also expand. The 10 000 square-foot outdoor dining space will include 19 food and beverage concepts. The space will also be complete with a heated tent with seating. So in between strolling and shopping, you can also enjoy plenty of festive drinks and treats.

When: Monday, November 28 – December 31, 2022, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
How Much: Free

Things to do in Boston this Week – Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Level 99: A World of Challenges 

Things to do in Boston this week | Level99: A World of Challenges

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Are you up for some challenges and adventure? If yes, Level99 would be perfect for you and your friends. 

This challenge-based entertainment avenue provides players with over 40 themed challenge rooms designed to test you and your team of 2 – 6 players both physically and mentally to unlock additional rewards and challenges. 

You can also get into competition mode and face off against your friends or other teams in a variety of player-vs-player arena-style competitions for bragging rights. 

If you’re more into exploring, Level99 also has scavenger hunts built into 50+ custom art features adorning the space, each hand-made by local Boston artists. 

When you get thirsty or hungry, the venue has the Night Shift Beer Hall and the Night Shift Tap Room & Kitchen for amazing bites and drinks.

When: Tuesday, November 29 – December 18, 2022, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Level99 at Natick Mall, 1235 Worcester St Suite #3330, Natick, MA 01760
How Much: $29.99 – $49.99

Annual Holiday Benefit Variety Show

Enjoy amazing performances for a great cause this Tuesday at the Annual Holiday Benefit Variety Show at The Burren. 

The benefit concert will raise funds for the FRIDAY CAFE Food Outreach program for unhoused folks. The Friday Cafe uses these funds to provide hot meals, toiletries, socks, hats and other necessities to people in need every week in Harvard Square. 

There will be performances by David Coffin (known for his major role in Revels), Dominique Eade (singer and composer of jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music),  Tommy McCarthy and Louise Castello and friends (owners of the Burren and world-class musicians), Mary Casey (Cambridge native who performed with Revels), Neave Duo/Trio (classical group of musicians), Bennet and Lorraine Hammond (traditional singer/dulcimer and extraordinary guitarists), Grain Thief (bluegrass musicians), and Shannon and Friends (New England based traditional Irish singers and musicians).

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
How Much: $35

Fun Events and Things to do in Boston this Week – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Elle Woods is taking the girl power to the stage with “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” 

This broadway tribute to the original film starring Reese Witherspoon follows the story of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and still be the smartest person in the room.

The story will be accentuated by sassy musical moves, memorable songs, and explosive dances that will make you feel that girl power coursing through you.

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
How Much: Starts at $31

Top Things to do in Boston this Week – Thursday, December 1, 2022

Boston Common Holiday Tree 2022

Things to do in Boston this week | Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting

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The city of Boston’s signature holiday celebrations is back! 

The official holiday season of the city will kick off with the lighting of Boston’s official Christmas tree and the trees throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden. 

The tree is a special one and has a long history with Nova Scotia. It all started on December 6, 1917 when two ships exploded in Halifax Harbor killing almost 2000 people and injuring hundreds more. Within 24 hours, a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston to Nova Scotia. In gratitude to this, Nova Scotia has been sending Boston a tree every year as thanks.

This makes the celebration a lot more meaningful, does it not? So head out and hold this dear feeling of kinship as you enjoy this beautiful evening.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston, MA 02108
How Much: Free

2022 Lighting  of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Flick on the holiday cheer at the 2022 Lighting of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall this Thursday! 

Right after the Boston Common Tree Lighting, the trees on the Mall will be lit up in sparkling lights so make sure to bundle up with your friends and family as you wait for the switch to go on. Food and drinks will be available at the venue as well as a few surprises to really get you into the holiday mood.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Avenue Mall, 484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
How Much: Free

Best Events & Activities and Things to do in Boston this Week – Friday, December 2, 2022

Light Up Seaport 2022

Things to do in Boston this week | Light Up Seaport

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Celebrate the holiday season with all the festive events over at Seaport Common this weekend! There will be holiday tunes, a celeb appearance by Betty the Yeti, and so much more surprises in store for you.

For the holiday stroll, you can shop, sip, and stroll across the neighborhood and enjoy exclusive holiday deals at your favorite Seaport stores. Then, at the One Seaport Courtyard, you can catch magical music and aerial performances that will surely delight everyone. As for Betty the Yeti, she’ll be vibing to beats by her favorite Baby Indigo and spinning cotton candy by Puffy Clouds Boston so don’t be shy to take a snap with her. And, of course, the celebration wouldn’t be complete without the Seaport Tree Lighting. It’ll end the evening with a bang.

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
How Much: Free

Things to do in Boston this Saturday, December 3, 2022

Canal District Winter Market

Canal District Winter Market

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Embrace the holiday season with all kinds of festive activities that will surely delight you and your friends or family at the Canal District Winter Market! 

Aside from the shopping, of course, you can enjoy live music, participate in crafts for all ages, and bask in seasonal delights including a festival of holiday trees and ice sculptures and the skating rink. 

If you do get hungry, there are plenty of artisanal food makers around where you can taste some of the most delightful holidays treats in the area. Enjoy and explore!
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Located At: South Plaza, Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142
How Much: Free

Things to do in Boston this Week – Sunday, December 4, 2022

Santa’s Christmas

Santa's Christmas at Charmingfare Farm

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This holiday season, Santa will be hanging out over at the Charmingfare Farm! There, he’ll be hosting a variety of activities including horse-drawn rides, live animal nativity, Santa’s live reindeer, campfires, Mrs. Claus’ bakery, a tractor train, and a holiday gift barn.

So get ready and head out and explore everything Santa is bringing this year to the farm. Make joyful memories with your loved ones and make the holiday season a lot more memorable.

When: Sunday, December 3 – 24, 2022, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St, Candia, NH 03034

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