3.9 min readBy Published On: December 4th, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

December 5th

Eat Boutique Holiday Local Market is happening Saturday, December 7h from 11am-5pm.  Meet local handmade food makers and cookbook authors.  Taste their delicious sweet and savory treats and shop for gifts for friends and family.  This event will take place at  Cruisport Boston – 1 Black Falcon Ave.  For a tickets and a full list of tastings and workshops visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-boutique-holiday-market-2013-tickets-8964901261?aff=zvents

Thanksgiving has come and gone, Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas is right around the corner.  Raise a glass and celebrate the holiday season with an Eggnog Martini from Lucky’s Lounge (355 Congress Street).  This creamy concoction of eggnog, vanilla vodka, amaretto with warm you from the inside out and put you in the holiday spirit in no time. For a full schedule of live entertainment visit luckyslounge.com

Get ready to shop local and celebrate the holiday season in South Boston!  On Thursday, December 4th take part in the South Boston Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting!  This fun-filled event takes place from 4pm to 8pm.  Come stroll up and down East and West Broadway and take advantage of special discounts, deals and one-night only promotions at local shops and restaurants.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/get-holiday-spirit

Get into the holiday spirit as the Fourth Presbyterian Church Children’s Theatre performs the classic Christmas story of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.  Over 40 children will be signing and performing.  This event is free and open to the public.  Shows are on Friday and Saturday at 7pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street). 

Believe in the the magic of Santa and come have pancakes with him right here in Southie.  St. Peter Academy presents Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 8th at 10am.  The Ironworkers Hall (195 Old Colony Ave.) will be transformed into winter wonderland and a perfect spot for Santa to come by and visit all the good girls and boys of South Boston.  This event will feature breakfast, one photo with Santa, arts and crafts projects, and fun and games!  Tickets are $20 per family (2 adults/2 children) and benefit the children of St. Peter Academy.  Each additional person is $5.  To purchase tickets call 617.268.0750

Support Julie’s Family Learning Program.  It’s the annual fundraiser and dinner for an amazing local institution – Julie’s Family Learning Program – on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street).  Tickets are $40 and help support this community based support and education program helping low-income female headed families break the cycle of poverty. For more information visit http://www.juliesfamily.org/  Check out the amazing and inspiring new video on their site!

Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run for a great local school – South Boston Catholic Academy.  On Saturday, December 7th at 10am join your friends and neighbors and run a 5K race along the South Boston beaches.  Start and finish is at South Boston Catholic Academy at 866 East Broadway. There is also fun for the kids on deck too with two youth races.  At 9:15 – 100 Meter Dash for kids (9 and under) and at 9:30 a 1/2 mile run (14 and under). If you preregister by December 5th, it’s $20.  Post-registration is $25.  Youth preregistration is is $8 and post-registration is $10. To register visit: http://sbcaroadrace.wordpress.com/ On your mark, get set, go!

Be Inspired:
It’s officially the start of the Christmas season this weekend with the annual Laboure House Tour.  One of Southie’s favorite traditions, the Christmas House Tour will feature five homes in the around South Boston from urban lofts to traditional.   Each home will be decorated with a different theme including Classic meets vintage and Viva Las Vegas. A twilight tour will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and a daylight tour Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets for the twilight tour are $60 and will include a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of chowder at one of five local restaurants. Tickets for the Sunday tour are $25 in advance or $30 if purchased on the day of the tour. To obtain tickets online or for more information, visit http://www.ccab.org/events??

Celebrate Healthy:
C2 Fitness is getting in the holiday spirit with a special event with a health and wellness twist.  On Saturday, December 7th after the regularly scheduled 10:30 Barre class, enjoy a few hours focusing on ways to counter holiday stress and how to maintain your healthy lifestyle well into 2014.  Featuring Wildly Nourished, Skinny Wraps, Mini-Luxe, Nourish Your Soul, and Nux Clothing, this is guilt-free celebrating!