By S-L Street Team Members Abbey Holland, Bryan Grullon, & Tim Rohan

Looking for events around Boston during the holiday season? Check out some great events below coming soon around Boston!

Observatory Hill’s 10th Annual Holiday Stroll

What? Shop for goods from Cambridge’s Observatory Hill local businesses to celebrate local artists, designers, and artisans. There will be live music, food and drinks, and fun for the whole family. Click here for more info.

Where? Cambridge Observatory Hill , 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

When? December 5, 12pm-6pm

Cost? Free!

Boston Woman’s Holiday Market

What? Check that list twice and make a date to visit the Boston Women’s Holiday Market at the new Charles River Speedway in Brighton on December 18 and 19 from 12PM – 5PM! Over 25 local small businesses will be there so you can find the perfect gift to your BFF, Mom, sister or partner. Click here for more info.

Where? The Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

When?  Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19, 12 PM – 5 PM

Cost? Free!

Black Owned Bos. Holiday Market

What? Be sure to check out this rotating boutique featuring 30+ different black-owned brands all under one roof! Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or just want to support the community, you’ll find tons of great items and be supporting the black community. Click here for more info.

Where? 154 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116

When? Wednesdays-Sundays through December 24

Cost? Free!

Want to check out one more Holiday Market? Check out The Holiday Market at Snowport! Learn more here!

Black Gems Unearthed

What? Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home? Black Gems Unearthed is an educational series on YouTube about the Black History of Massachusetts. This video series was created by Jazz Dottin, a resident of Massachusetts. The series takes the viewers around to different sites, educating about the history in this state and providing sources for further information.

Where? Visit the YouTube page here!

When? All the time!

Cost? Free!

Urban Nutcracker

What? Urban Nutcracker is a vibrant and diverse reimagined version of the classic show. It brings new life to an old show through a blend of cultures and various styles of dance. Created by Tony Williams, this program gives the opportunity to bring youth from different backgrounds together through the arts. It’s a great modern twist on a holiday classic that you won’t want to miss!

Where? Boch Center – Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116)

When? December 18-22, 2021

Cost? Tickets starting at $29

For tickets and more info click here!

First Flag Ceremony, First Flag Raising, and Grand Union Flag

What? The city of Somerville continues its New Year’s Day tradition of commemorating The First Flag Raising performed by a fledgeling United States. The event reenacts the one that took place on Prospect Hill by General George Washington on January 1, 1776. Click here for more info.

Where? 93 Highland Avenue, Prospect Hill, Somerville, MA

When? January 1, 2022, 11:30am-12:30pm

Cost? Free!

Boston Children’s Chorus – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

What? The Boston Children’s Chorus singers take the stage to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all he did to better the lives of people of color. The concert will shine a light on how equity and justice are critical to the future of our environment. Click here for more info.

Where? Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

When? January 17, 2022, 4:30pm

Cost? Tickets as low as $15

Institute of Contemporary Art – Free Thursday Nights

What? Soak in the splendor of the Institute of Contemporary Art for no cost on Thursday nights! In addition to wonderful works of art, the museum boasts a gorgeous view of Boston’s waterfront. Click here for more info.

Where? 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210

When? Every Thursday, tickets available after 10AM on Thursdays 

Cost? Free!

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

What? This 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular features two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Enjoy the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees! Click here for more info.

Where? Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA 02125

When? Now until February 20, 2022

Cost? $45

Ice Skating at Frog Pond

What? With picturesque Beacon Hill in the background, skating on Frog Pond at the Boston Commons is one of the things that makes Boston so terrific in the winter.  You can rent skates or bring your own. Be sure to warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and other treats!

Where? 38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 

When? Frog Pond is opening soon, so be sure to follow the link for the most up-to-date information!

Cost? Tickets are $6 for those 58 inches or taller and free for those under 58 inches. Skate rentals are $12 for adults and $6 for children 13 and under. Locker rentals are $5.

Post adapted from S-LOG post published on December 3, 2021.