Once you’ve eaten your Thanksgiving fill and moved onto the leftovers, there are still several days left in the long holiday weekend. While you digest from your holiday feast, here are some ideas to keep busy this weekend.
Small Business Saturday
You could hit the stores on the traditional Black Friday, or wait until Saturday to support small, local businesses. The shopping day was actually created by American Express in 2010, but since then has become an annual, nationwide push to buy local and support small businesses in your community.
The Boston Ballet’s holiday tradition opens this weekend, and there are still seats available. Watch with wonder as a Christmas tree grows before your eyes, and you are transported into a magical world filled with beautiful dancing set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Many families make a holiday tradition of watching Clara meet her Nutcracker Prince and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. INFO & TICKETS: https://www.bostonballet.org
Arts & Crafts Festival
Find that one-of-a-kind gift as you wind through more than 100 exhibitors selling their unique wares at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington. From handcrafted jewelry and clothing, to paintings, candles, specialty foods, glass art and whimsical gifts, you’re sure to find something for even the hardest to buy for person on your holiday gift list. INFO & DISCOUNT ADMISSION: https://castleberryfairs.com
It’s a holiday light show like no other. Between now and January 1, Faneuil Hall lights up with nightly shows choreographed to the music of Holiday Pops. There’s no admission required for this outdoor event, featuring more than 350,000 lights. The first 7-minute show is at 4:30 each evening in South Market, with new shows every hour. The first North Market show is at 5 p.m., and runs hourly.
Try A New Restaurant – Eat Italian
Put that leftover turkey back in the fridge. Phantom Gourmet swears by these spots for the best Italian food around. It’s the Great 8, featuring everything from amazing meatballs, to hand-cut Pappardelle with wild boar, pork chops with vinegar peppers, and authentic Neapolitan pizza. GREAT 8 AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
Frog Pond Skating
The Boston Common Frog Pond just opened for outdoor ice skating this week. Lace up your skates and glide against the beautiful backdrop of Boston Common. Admission is free for skaters under 58-inches tall; $6 for everybody else. There are rentals and lockers available for a fee. The Frog Pond is open for skating Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. INFO AND HOURS: https://bostonfrogpond.com