Things to do in Boston this Weekend of December 1 include Light Up Seaport 2023, Christmas Boutique & More!

Things to do in Boston this Weekend of December 1 include Light Up Seaport 2023, Christmas Boutique & More!

Our picks for fun things to do in Boston this weekend of December 1 – December 3 include the Light Up Seaport 2023, The Salem Garden Club’s Christmas Boutique, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Open House & Winter Market, and more!

For a complete list of fun events in the Greater Boston area check out the Localite Boston Calendar!

There’s always lots going on in Boston in terms of events and activities. There are fun things to do in Boston for adults and also Things to do in Boston with family. Our weekly round-up brings you the best things to do in Boston this weekend.

Editor’s Note: Our staff makes every effort to bring you the latest updates on activities, entertainment, food, and drink specials in the Greater Boston area. However, all information is subject to change by the organizers. As always, please confirm before you make your plans!

Also, check out our articles on Chinese Food Boston, Best Nail Salons in Boston, Flea Market Boston Massachusetts, Best Parks In Boston, and Outdoor Activities Boston!

Things to do in Boston this weekend of December 1, 2023 – Friday

Open House & Winter Market

Things to do in Boston this weekend

Image credit: North Bennet Street School Facebook

Boston events this weekend include the North Bennet Street Schools Open House & Winter Market. Hit two birds with one stone. Check out the programs and classes North Bennet Street School– America’s first trade school– has to offer, and shop their artisan market.

Get some holiday shopping done today and get a glimpse of how to build your future.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 10 am | Until December 2, 2023
Where: North Bennet Street School, 150 North St, Boston, MA 02109 
How much: Free

Holiday Shopping at Powisset Farm Store

With the holiday season in full swing, pop by Powisset Farm to do some shopping. Plus, enjoy their full holiday lineup of special events through December 17.

On Fridays, wear your ugliest holiday sweater and get a 20% discount!

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 10 am | Weekly
Where: Powisset Farm, 39 Powisset St, Dover, MA 02030
How much: Free

Picture Your Pet with Santa

Your list of fun things to do in Boston this weekend must include holiday photos with your pet.

At the Colonnade Hotel, even your furry family members can celebrate Christmas.

Take them to meet the big man in red and snap a few photos with him. They’ll even get complimentary treats. For their humans, you’ll get hot chocolate and sweets, and LUCIE drink & dine.

Your $20 donation will benefit the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
How much: $20

Light Up Seaport 2023

Light Up Seaport 2023

Image credit: Boston Seaport Facebook

You don’t need much to enjoy this season. One of the free things to do in Boston this weekend is Light Up Seaport 2023.

Feel the holiday spirit at Seaport Common. Immerse yourself in holiday tunes, see a celebrity appearance by Betty the Yeti, and more! They’ll have special offers and sparkling surprises throughout the neighboring businesses as part of the holiday stroll.

For the full schedule of their holiday events, visit their website.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price guaranteed on the very popular Boston Whale Watching Cruise

Boston Whale Watching Tour

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.

Find out more and book your Boston Whale Watching Cruise TODAY!!!

Things to do in Boston this Weekend of December 2, 2023 – Things to do in Boston on Saturday

The Salem Garden Club’s Christmas Boutique

The Salem Garden Club's Christmas Boutique

Image credit: Tracy Rubin to Salem Garden Club Salem, MA Group Facebook Group

Looking for stuff to fill your house with the Christmas spirit? Pop by the Salem Garden Club’s Christmas Boutique. You can find handmade (by club members) fresh wreaths, centerpieces, swags, boxwood trees, and a variety of holiday decorations and ornaments.

This is one of the coolest things to do this weekend in Boston.

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 9:30 pm – 2 pm
Where: First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
How much: Free

Sweets & Treats Holiday Fair

Asking what to do in Boston this weekend? The third annual Holiday Fair is here– and it’s bigger and better!

Get some shopping done and enjoy lots of fun activities for both kids and adults. Explore over two dozen vendors, decorate cookies, vote for the best gingerbread construction, color pictures, take photos with Grandma Sugar, visit their community art exhibit and more! Do all these while warming up with some yummy hot cocoa.

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Paul Revere Heritage Site, 2 Rolling Mill Way, Canton, MA 02021
How much: Free

SoWa Artists Guild Winter Festival

Events in boston this weekend include the SoWa Artists Guild Winter Festival. There’s nothing like the Art + Design District in Boston. And because it’s Christmas time, the ambiance is full-on festive!

Check out the fantastic art pieces and unique items the vendors have to offer. You’ll definitely find some top-notch gifts here.

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 am – 10 pm
Where: SoWa Artists Guild, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
How much: Free

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Things to do in Boston this weekend

Image credit: Coach Grill Facebook

Everyone will enjoy these Boston activities this weekend.  Bring your kids (or the kids at heart) to Coach Grill to meet Santa Claus! Join the Claus couple for a delicious holiday brunch.

Make your morning a little more magical with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and some tasty treats. The kiddies have plenty to do while waiting for the guests of honor, like coloring activities, cookie decorating, and ornament trimming.

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Coach Grill, 55 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
How much: Free

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Boston Events this Weekend of December 1, 2023 – Sunday

Gingerbread House Competition

Gingerbread house competition

Image Credit: Wenham Museum FB Page

A few members of the community tried their hands at making a gingerbread house and letting their creativity soar!

You can check all their masterpieces, sprinkling a bit of the holiday spirit into your day. You might even have the chance to vote for your favorite.

When:  Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm | Until December 16, 2023
Where: Wenham Museum, 132 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984
How much: 

Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair

Make your rounds and visit over 50 local artisans selling their work. It’s the perfect place for holiday shopping! Bring the whole family and make a day of it.

When:  Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd, Newton, MA 02459
How much: 

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