BOSTON (CBS) – From the opulent to the outrageous, there are holiday related events for all tastes this weekend. Here are just a few things that are Up This Weekend in and around Boston.

The holiday decorations in your neighborhood are nothing compared to these! Take a road trip between now and January 2 to see some of the most lavish Newport mansions with their halls decked for the holidays. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House are filled with dozens of decorated Christmas trees and thousands of poinsettias, greens and wreaths. There are Santa visits and live music scheduled at specific times. MORE INFO & PHOTOS:

An annual tradition in downtown Salem kicks off this weekend. Dozens of businesses take part in the Holiday Window Contest. Stroll through the streets to check out each shop’s creative take on the holidays. There’s even a contest you can take part in. MORE INFO:

It’s one of the wackiest sites on the streets of Boston each December. Hundreds of runners will jog down Boylston and Newbury Streets in their holiday skivvies and Santa hats on Saturday. The yearly 1-mile charity run raises money for local children in need. Spectators should know the run starts at the corner of Boylston and Gloucester at 1 p.m. The one-mile loop leads down Boylston to Berkeley, and back up Newbury. MORE INFO:

Looking for a run involving a little more clothing? Look no further than the Ugly Sweater Run, also Saturday, at Suffolk Downs. Participants don their very worst holiday sweaters for this early morning 5k. There are awards for the Best Ugly Sweater, Best Pet Attire, Best Facial Hair and more… oh and several after parties at area bars. MORE INFO:

If running in the cold just isn’t your thing, snuggle up on your couch for some holiday favorites on CBS Saturday night. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer kicks things off at 8 p.m., followed by Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns. SCHEDULE:

It’s the 13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market this weekend, at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End. Shop the creations of more than 75 artists, crafters and designers. According to SoWa, shoppers can, “expect to find an exceptional array of indie goods, including: handbags, jewelry, pottery, letterpress stationery, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, re-purposed wool accessories and more!” INFO & VENDORS:

The TD Garden is busy this weekend. The Celtics are home Friday against the Raptors, and the Bruins are home Saturday night against the Maple Leafs. INFO & TICKETS:


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