3.7 min readBy Published On: December 30th, 2021Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – New Year’s Edition

This week’s Weekend Picks are brought to you by our friends at Cannonball Cafe  – stop by and say hello!

Last Friday Holiday Brunch at The Broadway

Every Friday through the end of the year, The Broadway will be celebrating the holiday with a specialty brunch!  Enjoy holiday inspired items like Griddled Gingersnap Banana Bread, Egg Nog French Toast Sticks, Candy Cane Pancakes and specialty cocktails like the Clausmo – made with vanilla vodka, Kahlua mint mocha, Irish Creme, Creme de Menthe and cold brew. Available Friday 11am-3pm.

NYE: Where to Ring in 2022

Whether you’re staying home for NYE or venturing out to our local restaurants, let these local businesses help make your celebration a little easier. Check out our roundup here! 

Tour + Tasting at Grand Ten Distillery

Grand Ten Distillery offers tours and tastings at their Dorchester Ave location!  Learn all the secrets to how Grand Ten spirits are made. The tour is about 45 minutes long and includes a spirit tasting of three GrandTen Spirits. You can learn more here! 

Jump in!

Take the New Year’s Day L Street Brownies Polar Plunge! We can’t think of a more shocking way to start off the new year by jumping into the frigid waters of Boston Harbor – talk about a jolt! Many believe it is good for one’s health where one’s immune system can benefit from regular cold water plunges. This belief is part of the foundation of the L Street Brownies – the oldest “polar bear” club in America and for over 100 years the polar plunge has been part of the neighborhood culture!  You can get the details here! 

New Year’s Brunch: Hello 2022

How’s your head? Too much celebrating? Didn’t celebrate enough? Here’s a roundup of neighborhood spots to celebrate 2022 with brunch all weekend long!

NYE Ice Sculpture Stroll

Boston Harbor Now’s signature New Year’s Eve Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll is back! Get ready to count down to 2022 with over TWO dozen ice sculptures hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront. It’ll be the largest Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll EVER! Also enjoy Touch-A-Truck and Touch-a-Boat kids’ events from noon to 4pm at the Envoy Hotel, and stick around into the night for Year’s End Fireworks to ring in 2022!  This event is free and you can learn more here! 

Last Call for Sullivan’s

Sullivan’s will close for the 2021 season on Friday, December 31st! They will reopen in February for the 2022 season! Go get yourself a hot dog!

Treat yourself to a pick-me-up

Have you been burning the candle at both ends?  I.V. League can help you rehydrate after all the celebrating you’ve been doing lately! Hydration packages start at $80.  You can learn more about them here!  

Let’s go skating

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice.  The Murphy Rink is now offering public skating.  If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry, you can rent them! If your blades are dull, you can get them sharpened there too!  Here are the weekend hours:

  • Friday: 12pm – 1:50pm & 6pm – 7:50pm
  • Saturday:  7pm – 8:50pm
  • Sunday:  2pm – 3:50pm

Baby it’s cold outside

We realize that many of our outdoor patios have disappeared for the winter but there’s still some “hot spots” nestled in the neighborhood! Here’s a roundup of the best heated outdoor dining options!

Get Gorgeous

Have a NYE celebration? Here’s a roundup of local spots to get blowouts, brows, lashes and more! Book yourself an appointment! 

30 Minutes of Daily Positivity via Motivated Fitness

Whether it’s going for a walk, doing some squats in your kitchen or dancing to your favorite song, Motivated wants you to complete 30 minutes of positive movement a day during this holiday season! You can learn more here! 

Making Spirits Bright

Peppermint, hot chocolate, egg nog, and vanilla! We don’t know about you, but these delicious flavors get us in the holiday spirit!  And here are some holiday inspired drinks we’re excited to try in the neighborhood! Check them out here! 


The Celtics face the Suns on Friday at 1pm and then the Magic at 6pm on Sunday.  The Patriots play the Jaguars on Sunday at 1pm. Here are 10 Places to Watch the Game in Southie! 

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