Things to do in Boston this Weekend of December 15 include NoCa Holiday Stroll, Lunch with Santa & More!

Things to do in Boston this Weekend of December 15 include NoCa Holiday Stroll, Lunch with Santa & More!

Our picks for fun things to do in Boston this weekend of December 15 – December 17 include the NoCa Holiday Stroll, Lunch with Santa, Christmas Party for Kids, 13FOREST Holiday Party, 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 15, 2023 – Friday

13FOREST Holiday Party

13FOREST Gallery is having its year-end party, and they’re inviting you!

Have some refreshments and check out their current show, Plenty, which will feature 48 local artists. Also, shop their holiday sale.

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: 13FOREST Gallery, 167A Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
How much: Free admission

Send a Letter to Santa at Westgate Mall

Things to do in Boston this weekend

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Take the kids and make your way to Westgate Mall! This is their chance to tell the Big Man in Red what they want for Christmas.

They’ll get to write a special note that will be delivered straight to the North Pole.

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 9 am – 5 pm | Until December 23, 2o23
Where: Westgate Mall, 200 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301
How much: Free

Big Barn Story & Craft Hour

Preschoolers can have a blast reading, learning, and crafting on the farm! They’ll gather in the big grey barn for an hour of nature-based or farm learning with a special book and an accompanying craft. They’ll learn something about something on the farm or surrounding areas and make a craft that will reflect what they learned and a reminder of life on the farm.

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 10 am – 11 am
Where: Powisset Farm, 39 Powisset St, Dover, MA 02030
How much: $ 9 for members; $15 for non-members

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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 16, 2023 – Things to do in Boston on Saturday

Holiday Art Show

Visit the Hidden Art Gallery and immerse yourself in art. Now’s also your chance to buy your art-loving family and friends some Christmas gifts.

Their mini gift shop is packed with gifts, like cards, prints, watercolors, paintings, photos, and so much more!

You can do all of that while you enjoy a warm and comforting cup of hot chocolate.

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: The Hidden Art Gallery, 25 Myrtle St, Boston, MA 02114
How much: Free – $5

NoCa Holiday Stroll

Things to do in Boston this weekend

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The North Cambridge Holiday Stroll is happening this Saturday!

With a window decorating contest, carolers, a visit from Santa, and more, you’re sure to have a festive time!

Walk the streets and check out what the participating businesses have to offer, such as tasting, discounts, and overall holiday fun!

Pemberton Farms will also be lighting their tree tonight at 7 pm!

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2023, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: The Lab @ Curio, 2265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
How much: Free

Sweet Giving Event

Spend your day giving back. This weekend, create cozy dog beds and toys to give to fur babies in need.

You’ll also be delighted with hot chocolate and holiday treats as you craft the toys and beds. These will be given to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2023, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Washington Square Academy, 1619 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
How much: 

Winter Holiday Market at Long Live Roxbury

Struggling with last-minute Christmas shopping? Head over to Long Live Luxury! Explore the craft and artisan market and spot plenty of great gift ideas.

And after the market, check out the live performance by Calypso Hurricane.

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2023, 1 pm – 6 pm
Where: Long Live Roxbury, 152 Hampden St, Boston, MA 02119

Lunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa

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Have a festive brunch with St. Nick on the Santa Cruise! Treat the whole family because there’s something for everyone– holiday music, delicious food, onboard entertainment, and kid-friendly treats.

You can buy photo ops with Santa on board and kids have good bags and activities.

Enjoy this two-hour-long cruise along the Boston Harbor on a festively decorated boat.

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
How much: 

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Boston Events this Weekend of December 15, 2023 – Sunday

Winter Crafts

If you’re struggling with thinking of gifts for your loved ones, maybe you should make something.

This Sunday, you’ll get to give new life to old things that would otherwise be discarded and make art with natural materials.

Take a nice walk outside, observe nature, and gather a few materials.  Then, create winter prints and decor. Alternatively, make a bird feeder with fresh citrus peels. You’ll get to enjoy the yummy juice from the fruits.

When:  Sunday, December 17, 2023, 8 am – 11 am
Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, MA 02126
How much: 

Christmas Party for Kids

Christmas Party for Kids

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Treat your kids to a fun, festive day! You’ll get snacks, participate in Christmas-themed workshops, and check out festive artworks created by the little artists. You might even get a chance to win in the lucky draw and games.

While this is free for members, they can invite one friend to join for free too!

When:  Sunday, December 17, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
TONGWOOD Art Space, 31A Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
How much: 
Free for members

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