See and Do

Weekend Picks – November 30th

Eat:
This season, Row 34 is getting festive with our annual Holiday Pop-up Shop every Sunday in December from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Help support local artists and makers rooted in the Fort Point artists community. Swing by for free small bites and bevvies while finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list! Stick around fro post shopping dinner Row 34 features a menu of fresh seafood, steaks, homemade pasta, and a raw bar. They also have an extensive beer and wine list. Check out the full list of local artists involved:
Sunday, 12/2:
Carol Bugarin | Glass Arts
Mike Hammecker |Original Paintings
Linda Leslie Brown | Radiant Tigress Jewels
Imani McFarlane-Tafari Wraps
Jennifer Lewis & Tomas Swift | Illustrative Paintings
Bebe Beard Drawings
Susana McDonnell | Block Printed Textiles

Drink:
Ice, Ice, Baby! Grab your parka and head to the Envoy Hotel at the Lookout Bar’s six rooftop igloos. The 7-foot-tall, 12-foot-wide weatherproof igloos are heated, of course, and are perfect for sipping cocktails while enjoying those skyline and harbor views. The igloos are available on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday-Saturdays from 4-10pm through the winter and fleece blankets are available to keep you extra cozy.

Shop:
Luxe Leisure is offering up to 75% off select items and 25% off everything! Stop by this weekend and shop their curated premium collection contemporary fashion brands for women! This boutique features everything from outwear to denim! Luxe Leisure is open on Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. You can also shop online too! 

Tour:
The US Navy’s newest destroyer the USS Thomas Hudner is docked at the Flynn Terminal in Southie!  A special commissioning ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 1st and free tours will be available Saturday-Thursday!

See:
There’s not one but two tree lightings this weekend in Southie! First it’s Light Up the Seaport! Please join us in celebrating the most magical season of the year at our third annual tree lighting, Light Up Seaport on Friday, November 30th at 6pm. Enjoy live holiday tunes, treats from Seaport restaurants, and giveaways! You’re also invited you to warm up in adjacent District Hall as you explore A Year in Seaport, a new photography exhibit opening in celebration of our incredible neighborhood. This program highlights powerful visuals captured across the community in the past 365 days, and showcases the work of Fort Point resident George Vasquez, who has been documenting all of the development and movement in Seaport since last year’s holiday season. Drinks are available for purchase at Gather, and activities will be set out for the littler Light Up guests. This holiday event celebrates Seaport’s support of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and The Gavin Foundation. On Sunday, December 9th (moved from December 2nd – due to rain) at 12pm, head to M Street Park for a good old fashioned tree lighting complete with Santa, carols, hot chocolate and more! For the 22nd year, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America! We hear there will be ponies, a juggler and balloon animals! Yes!!

Do:
This December marks the 28th annual Laboure Christmas House Tour of South Boston. Hosted by Catholic Charities, this important fundraiser features homes in South Boston decorated for Christmas by local designers. Five homes are selected and decorated by a team of Boston professional design firms and opened to the public by the generous homeowners to raise money for the social services provided by Catholic Charities Laboure Center. Purchase a ticket today! There are two tours – Saturday, December 1st at 4pm and Sunday, December 2nd at 12pm.For tickets, visit here! 

Decorate:
Deck the halls! Christmas is coming, it’s time to deck the halls! Here are some places to pick up a tree, wreath and more! How about some ornaments and decorations? The Laboure (275 West Broadway) is hosting a special Christmas Shoppe this weekend. This boutique will feature amazing holiday decorating ideas as well as holiday gift items and it’s guilt-free shopping. Not only will you be getting yourself ready for the holidays, you’ll also be supporting an important South Boston organization! So it’s good karma! Stop by on Saturday, December 1st 10am-8pm and Sunday, December 2nd 10am-4pm.

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! 

Showtime:
The Fourth Presbyterian Church Children’s Theater presents Seussical the Musical on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at 7pm.  Children ages 5 to 12 perform all your favorites from this musical!  This event is FREE but donations will be collected to help fund scholarships to the program!

Donate:
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!

Book it:
Whether it’s your office holiday mixer or a get together with friends, we’ve got the scoop on the best spots in Southie to have your party! Check it out here!

Get Glam:
Blowouts, Botox, lashes, skincare, extensions and more! Here’s a quick guide of where to get gorgeous in Southie! 

Reserve:
Does the thought of having family stay with you for the holidays cause you a little anxiety? Located right on D Street in Southie, Aloft and Element are the perfect hotels to book for your family! Element offers relaxing rooms with fully equipped kitchen and there’s even washers and dryers in the hotel! Aloft features an energetic atmosphere with tech-forward vibe with keyless rooms and voice activated technology! So now you can visit with your family but they’ll have a place to hang their hat right down the street with equals less stress for everyone!  Get the scoop here! 

Flow then Brunch:
Enjoy an hour long yoga class with Nikki McMaster from East Side Yoga and Fitness in the beautiful setting of Publico’s Garden on Saturday at 11am!  $15 cash – you can register online!  Stick around and treat yourself to brunch at Publico and enjoy a spinach frittata or french toast!  Pair with a Pear Mimosa or Bloody Mary! Check out Publico’s full menu here!

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:
692 Tremont Street, #2 – South End

Broker: Meredith Tennihan at 781.864.3086 or 692tremont@gmail.com.

Open house: Saturday, 12/1, 11-12:30
Open house, Sunday, 12/2, 11-12:30

1486 Columbia RoadNEW PRICE:  $1.65M
Open house Saturday, 12/1, 2-3:30

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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.

Comments

  1. There is conflicting information on this site about the M Street tree lighting. Can you confirm its for Sunday, Dec 2ND at 12pm?

    Also – is there a rain date? Its supposed to rain like crzay on Sunday! Thanks!