See and Do

Weekend Picks – December 7th

Eat:
This weekend is perfect for Burgers and Bloody’s at 224 Boston! One of the best burgers around, order one up at brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10-3!

Drink:
’Tis the Season! Enjoy a DIY Hot Cocoas at Coppersmith! During brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, create the hot cocoa of your dreams complete with booze, toppings and more! Yum!

Shop & Sip: 
Boston Women’s Market presents their first annual 50Makers Holiday Hall! Gift small this holiday season while supporting women-owned businesses throughout New England. The Holiday Hall will be held at the Marriott AC Hotel in Boston’s South End. Grab your friends, kiddos, and hubby and shop handmade and ethically-sourced goods, art, and food from amazing women makers. Enjoy the sounds of Random Chants, and all-women Boston-based a cappella group! Grab a hot cup of Hot Chocolate at our donation-based Hot Chocolate Bar. **All donations support Boston Glow, a nonprofit organization that fosters opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active world citizens. This event takes place on Saturday, December 8th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tickets are free! To see a full list of participants/makers,visit here! 

Shop:
Sh*t That I Knit! Beloved Boston based knitting company, Sh*t That I Knit, is joining the Seaport’s She-Village at The Current. While widely known through its online and events platform, this is Sh*t That I Knit’s first ever pop-up in Boston. It will be open from November 30, 2018 through January 1, 2019 and will feature items for men, women and children, including neckies, beanies, and wraps. Making it the perfect place for holiday gifts, the store will also offer custom gift-wrapping and monogrammed knitwear. Pushing retail to new heights with She-Village at The Current, WS Development will close this thought-provoking concept on January 1, 2019 as it prepares to introduce The Current’s next exciting theme. She-Village at The Current is located at 85 Northern Avenue, Boston;www.bostonseaport.xyzwww.shitthatiknit.com

See:
Oh Christmas Tree! On Sunday, December 9th at 12pm, head to M Street Park for a good old fashioned tree lighting complete with Santa, carols, hot chocolate and more! For the 23rd year, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. There will be pony rides and baby goats to pet! Famed balloon artist Lou Johnson will be back again this year to create amazing balloon animals for the kids! Last year juggler Tim Ellis delighted the crowd and we’re happy to report he’ll be back again this year to entertain everyone! Another exciting addition this year is the New England Revolution mascot, Slyde the Fox! Slyde and the Revolution Street Team will be there with giveaways!

Do:
Family fun! Radiant Yoga is hosting a special “This Little Light of Mine” Family Yoga Class on Sunday, December 9th at 3:30pm. Join Christyn Schroeder of KidPowerment for a fun class of stretching and moving! Perfect for family members 3-103!  Register online here! 

Make:
The Cranberry Cafe wants to put you in the spirit! A holiday favorite, The Cranberry is selling Ginger Betty’s Gingerbread decorating kits! Available in two sizes medium for $7 and large $10. Each kit comes with gingerbread man, candies and frosting!

Experience:
Head to the ICA and experience William Forthsythe: Choreographic Objects! This fun exhibit will have you hanging, swinging, moving and grooving! For more details visit here!

Listen:
The Seapoint is featuring live music on Saturday, December 8th!  Enjoy an eclectic mix of acoustic covers from the 60’s to 00’s by Joe McDonough from 9pm-1am.

Order:
Christmas Tree For Me might be the best new thing! When it comes to home delivery, you’ve heard of door dash and drizly, right? Well, this new service lets you have a beautiful Christmas tree delivered right to your door without ever having to leave the comfort and warmth of your home! Get the details here!

Volunteer:
Winter is coming! After a very successful winter last year, Laboure Center announced another season of winter service for the area’s elderly, called “Snow Angels.” Right now, volunteers are need to sign up in advance to help shovel out neighborhood seniors! Snow Angels volunteers could prevent falls on ice, back injuries, and other serious and debilitating injuries for seniors or disabled residents trying to clear snow without help! Residents who qualify to receive the services of a “Snow Angel” must be over 65 years of age or have a disability. Volunteers must be South Boston residents. “Captains” will oversee snow angel volunteers who agree to monitor a 10 block zone. All volunteers are given shovels and rock salt to get the job done. Jack Bombard, Laboure director, is hoping to recruit about 70 volunteers. Interested volunteers can contact Jake directly at 617-308-4922 or visit their website here.

Give:
East Side Yoga is hosting a special clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons through December 21st. Each donation drop off gets you one raffle ticket, and winner will be pulled on December 22nd for an East Side Yoga & Fitness Prize Pack! Cradles to Crayons Most Needed Items: Boys sweaters/sweatshirts 3/4/5T, New PJs, Winter Boots, Coats, Diapers/Baby Supplies, Books (baby board books), New toys (gently used) Upon dropping off your donation, be sure to ask your instructor for a raffle ticket.

Donate:
Help out our local Toys for Tots! Kindly donate a new, unwrapped toy for Christmas gifts for those kids less fortunate in the community. There are three donation boxes in Southie:Ladder 19 at K Street Firehouse, Roza Lyons and East Broadway Savings Bank . You can drop off toys until Thursday, December 13th! Let’s fill up those boxes! For more information visit here!

Give Again:
It’s the Fifth Annual Warm Accessories Drive for the South Boston Neighborhood House!  Drop off warm gloves and hats to the South Boston Post Office now through mid December.  Look for the box in the lobby!  This is the the perfect time of years to help out our fellow South Boston neighbors in need!

Follow:
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’ve partnered up with some of our favorite neighborhood businesses, for a special Instagram 12 Days of Giveaways! So if you’re not following us on Instagram, you need to do it now! You might win anything from a gift card to your favorite restaurant to your soon to be favorite pair of earrings or your new favorite hoodie! The fun kicks off on December 1st and goes through December 12 – hence the 12 days of Christmas! Follow our sister site too – Caught in Dot!

Hangover Help:
Most likely at least once this holiday season, you’ll wake up hungover from too much celebrating. The combination of consuming too much alcohol and not getting enough real sleep, create the recipe for pounding headaches, nausea, and sluggishness. You know why? Because your body is dehydrated and depleted of vitamins! Well, great news for you, Southie now has a new hydration lounge (not sure if this is what you want to call it or if you even want me to mention other services) located on A Street! Offering everything from IV hydration,to specialized services including Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels, I.V. League Hydration is here to help you feel as good as new! I.V. League Hydration also offers concierge service where they come directly to you and provide a wide variety of IV hydration & vitamin treatments depending on your needs. They can treat anything from a hangover to cold and flu symptoms to jet lag! Or maybe you just really want to look refreshed and well-rested. Who doesn’t? We have a feeling I.V. League is going to be your new best friend this holiday season!For more information, visit their website!  Or give them a call 1800-905-4252.

Open House:
80 Carruth Street, Ashmont Neighborhood of Dorchester

Friday, Dec 7th from 12pm-2pm and Sunday, December 9th from 1pm-3pm.

Lisiting Price: $995,000

Listing Agent: Lydia Alvita – you can reach out via lydia@bostonbayside.com or calling 617-433-7021

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.