4 min readBy Published On: November 30th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – December 1st

Need weekend plans?! We’ve got you covered. 

Light Up Seaport 2023

Get in the Holiday spirit and head on over to the Seaport for their tree lighting on Friday December 1st, from 5-9pm. Not only will they light up the tree in Seaport Common, but there will be live music, deals, and more! Get all the info and deals offered by local businesses here!

Christmas and Holiday Market at The LOT

The LOT will be transformed into a holiday market on December 2nd and 3rd. The market will be open from 12-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  There will be vendors for all your gift-giving needs. There will also be free Santa photos and a free Roaming Railroad for kids. The event is free for all. RSVP and find out more details here!

Petula’s Jazz Lunch 

Jazz will be taking over Petula’s on Fridays in December starting Friday, December 1st. The live music will be from 12-3pm. They will also have $1 oysters, holiday specials, and festive sax vibes. Make your reservation here!

South Boston Catholic Academy Jingle Bell Run 

The 14th Annual Jingle Bell Run will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 10 am. There will be two youth races at 9am, featuring a 100-meter dash for kids 9 and under and a ½ mile race for kids 14 and under. The main event is a 5km run along the beaches and around Castle Island. There will be refreshments, food, entertainment, and awards after the race. Sign up and get more info here!

Roza Lyons Holiday Fundraiser

Roza Lyons will be hosting a holiday fundraiser for The Ollie. The event will be held Sunday, December 3rd at 12pm. There will be a toy drive and they will also be accepting donations at the door. 

Holiday Concert at South Boston Public Library

The Umass Boston String Quartet will be performing a free Holiday concert at The South Boston Public Library. The event will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 12-1pm. There is no registration but it is first come first serve for a capacity of 75. 

Christmas Tree Pop-up at Castle Island Brewery

Castle Island Brewery will be having a Christmas tree pop-up every Saturday and Sunday from the weekends of December 2nd to December 17th from 12-8pm. They will have full-sized, apartment-sized, decorative baskets and kissing balls….Hey, keep ya mind out of the gutter. Also, if you spend $100 at CIBC x Bardo’s tab, you will get $10 off your tree purchase. So grab lunch or dinner this weekend and save on your tree. 

South Boston Lith Club Kitchen

The Lith Club is usually only open to Lithuanian Club Members. But on Saturday and Sunday they are open to the public from 12pm-7pm. Enjoy traditional Lithuanian food, really great bar pizza and drinks! The vibes are old-school. It’s a hidden Southie gem. 

The Dirty Italian Open House

You’re invited to kick off the holiday season with an exclusive tour of the new Dirty Italian on Old Colony Ave. Enjoy samples and get a behind-the-scenes look at the new cooking and charcuterie classroom! Takes place Saturday from 12pm-2pm.  While you’re there, place your holiday order!  The Dirty Italian also has adorable ornaments too!

Order an Espresso Martini at Local 149 to benefit Colin’s Joy Project

Like you need an excuse to order an Espresso Martini!  But during the month of December, Local 149 will be donating a portion of sales of their delicious Espresso Martinis to Colin’s Joy Project! 

Sunday, December 3rd

Mayor’s Tree Lighting at Medal of Honor Park will take place on Sunday, December 3rd from 1:30pm-3pm.  Enjoy hot cocoa, face painting and more!

First Friday: Apres Ski at the ICA Boston 

The ICA Boston will be hosting an Apres Ski theme First Friday on Friday, December 1st at 6pm. It is the perfect night to get into the winter vibe and enjoy art and live music. The tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Get tickets and more info here! 

Gray’s Hall Art Pop-Up on Sunday

On Sunday, enjoy an art pop-up at Gray’s Hall featuring the drawings of EK Harper!  You can also book a future tattoo with Shane Levi and DJ Private Dancer will be spinning! Stop by! Fun starts at 4pm.

Live Music Roundup 

Hunter’s: Dylan Burke, Friday at 5pm. Dan Lyons, Saturday at 3pm. It’s Ya BoyKR, Sunday at 4pm and Matty Sheehan, Sunday at 9pm. 

Layla’s: DJ Kait, Saturday night. 


Bruins vs. Maple Leafs, Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm. 

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets, Sunday, December 3rd at 7pm. 

Celtics vs. 76ers, Friday, December 1st at 7:30pm. 

Patriots vs. Chargers, Sunday, December 3rd at 1pm. 

Here are 12 spots to watch the game in the neighborhood! 

Check back! This list may be updated.

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