4.9 min readBy Published On: December 7th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – December 8th

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

The Lodge @ Publico

It is opening weekend for The Lodge at Publico. Their back area will be transformed into a ski lodge. Get ready to Apres Ski without even skiing. There will be drink and food specials. Make your reservation here! If you are interested in reserving a couch in the lodge area, email [email protected]

2nd Annual Cisco Stroll

The Cisco Stroll will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 12-4pm. There will be exclusive scarf giveaways, a holiday costume contest, a window decorating contest, and Cisco brews. For every pint of Cisco sold, $1 will be donated to the South Boston Neighborhood House. The participating bars are Loco, Lincoln, Layla’s, Publico, Fresh, Roza Lyons, Hunters, and The Broadway. Stop by your favorite bar for a Cisco and a good time. 

Roza Lyons Holiday Sip and Shop

Roza Lyons is inviting everyone to shop local small businesses while sipping on a complimentary Viva Seltzer. The event is on Friday, December 8th, from 6-9pm. It is the perfect place to grab a Christmas gift or a gift for yourself. The featured stores are The Point, Deirfiur Home, Camden Hayes, Wolfie’s All Natural Treats, Inner Harbor Jewelers, Luxe Home Interiors, and Lazy Jack Supply. 

Jingle Brawl

Peter Welch’s Gym is hosting a Jingle Brawl on Saturday, December 9th. Doors open at 4pm and the first fight begins at 5 pm. Admission is $30 at the door. There will be food and drink. Nothing like a good bout to get you into the holiday spirit!

Seaport Menorah Lighting

Join Chabad of Downtown Boston, at One Seaport as they light up a tall 9′ Menorah for Hanukkah on Sunday, December 10th from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Holiday Jolly for The Ollie at My Stryde

My Stryde is giving back to the local South Boston community on Saturday, December 9th at 10:15am. They will be teaching a power stride to benefit the South Boston Neighborhood House aka The Ollie. Please bring a pair of pajamas to class, sizes newborn to adult to give away to someone in need in the community. Sign up here!

Holiday Pop-up Market @ Castle Island Brewery

Castle Island Brewery will be hosting Salvage Angel for a Holiday Pop-up Market on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm. Salvage Angel offers unique vendors such as vintage clothing, home decor, handmade jewelry, art, oddities, and more. It’s a great way to cross off some gifts for the holiday season. Find out more info here!

Grinch Brunch at City Tap

Bring your resting Grinch face to City Tap House because it is the season to host a brunch honoring the reformed Christmas villain. On December 9, City Tap will be transforming into Whoville and Mount Crumpit for a holiday happening filled with green grumps and jolly Whos. Deck City Tap’s halls with holiday sweaters and reindeer jammies and while DJ J-Wall spins the best (or if you’re feeling extra-Grinchy, the most painful) holiday tunes, it’s time to get your sip and snack on. Paying ode to the Grinch’s faithful four-legged friend, chow on Max’s French Toast Sticks with green scrambled eggs ($6). Other options are Cindy Lou’s Green Eggs & Bacon, green scrambled eggs with bacon ($7), and green Grinch Waffles with syrup and whipped cream ($8). For liquid merriments, there’s an Eggnog Martini with Stoli Vanil and Galliano ($14); Hot Cider, fresh apple cider spiked with Sailor Jerry rum ($12; virgin available for $6); Hot Chocolate with whipped cream ($6) or double down and lace it with Sailor Jerry rum ($12); and Mule Log with Jameson Black Barrell, cranberry sauce and lime garnished with a mini Christmas tree AKA spring of rosemary ($13).  Make your reservation today! 

Move + Breathe

Take a heated power flow at East Side Yoga on Saturday. This 60-minute class is lead by Keely!  You can register here! Enjoy 3 classes for $45 for new students!

Chalice Engraving at Shamrock Pub

Stella Artois will be offering a chalice engraving at the Shamrock Pub on Friday, December 8th from 5-7pm. You will be able to get a custom engraving. They are first come, first served, so get there early!

A Very PKL X Mas

This family-friendly event takes place on Sunday from 12pm-4pm and is sure to put you in the spirit – get the details below.  Tickets can be purchased here! 

Linda Huey Holiday Pottery Sale and Party

Linda Huey Pottery Studio – 249 A Street Cooperative artist building – Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, Noon to 5:00 pm each day – Find a meaningful handmade gift and enjoy holiday cheer in a party atmosphere at Linda Huey’s pottery sale. There will be a large assortment of pottery and sculpture, from small, affordable gifts to 7-foot-tall sculptures. There will be homemade cookies, punch, and goody bags to take home. In addition, the 249 A Street Gallery on the ground floor will have a “Paperclips” show with more than fifty small works under $200 by 249 A Street artists. For more info, go to https://www.lindahuey.com/

Borrachito Brunch – Holiday PJ Party Edition

This fun and festive event takes place on Saturday from 1pm-4pm at Borrachito.  Dress in your best holiday PJs and get a free coquito on arrival.  Make a reservation today! 

Live Music Roundup

Hunter’s: Jimmy Westfall, Friday at 5pm. Dylan Burke, Saturday at 3pm, It’s Ya Boy KR, Sunday at 4pm and Matty Sheehan, Sunday at 9pm. 

Capo: Sinatra Sunday at 5pm on Sunday featuring Rich DiMare and the Ron Poster Trio.

Lincoln: Legends of Summer on Sunday at 5pm.


Celtics, Friday, December 8th at 7:30pm

Bruins vs. Coyotes, Saturday, December 9th at 1pm. 

Patriots vs. Steelers, Thursday, December 7th at 8:15pm. 

Army vs. Navy on Saturday at 3pm.

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

Check back! This list may be updated.



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