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Tuba Christmas

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will present the 33rd annual “Tuba Christmas” concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the west end promenade between the Quincy Market Building and Faneuil Hall.

More than 150 performers from throughout New England will play traditional Christmas music on tubas and euphoniums, with special guest performers. Admission is free.

Further information can be found at

Boston by Little Feet

Boston by Foot will host a guided walking tour especially geared for children at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Walkers should meet at Congress Street in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue.

This tour presents a child’s eye view of the Freedom Trail architecture and history and is especially designed for young walkers, ages 6 to 12.

A free explorer map is included. This is a great way to walk off that Thanksgiving turkey and experience the city’s rich history.

Tickets are $12, $10 if purchased online, free for children under age 6 and members. Reservations are not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information can be found at 617-367-2345 or online at

The immigrant experience

The collaborative series “What Unites Us” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Armenian Heritage Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway.

In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement and the Office of Food Access, this program seeks to showcase the universality of walking for wellness and seasonal eating.

Attendees will walk the labyrinth, highlighting the benefits of “walking meditation” as a way to quiet the mind and manage stress. They will then stroll to The Kitchen to meet chef Ruby Chan of Fresh Zen Foods, who will demonstrate a signature dish for all to enjoy for lunch.

RSVP for this free program at

Holiday lights

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Congress Street, will host the opening of “Blink,” the free holiday light and sound extravaganza, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The lighting ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. when Mayor Marty Walsh will switch the lights on the 80-foot holiday tree. Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies will entertain from 8 to 9 p.m.

The event also kicks off the New England Patriots’ annual holiday toy drive. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.

“Blink” will continue daily until Jan. 1.

Visit for a complete schedule and further information.

Buon Natale

The 12th annual Buon Natale holiday stroll in the North End will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

Participating North End boutiques, galleries and studios will stay open late for a night of holiday shopping, offering sales and discounts. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and seasonal entertainment along the route.

The North End Beautification Committee will be on hand at Hanover and Cross Streets at 6 p.m. with free hot chocolate. Carolers will entertain and there may even be a visit from Santa.

Validated parking will be available at selected locations.

Call 617-742-0484 or visit for further information.

Holly-Day on the Harbor

The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Atlantic Wharf are teaming up for the fourth annual “Holly-Day on the Harbor” from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Waterfront Square.

This free, family-friendly holiday celebration will feature a kids concert by the children’s musical group Little Groove, face painting with Jandy, arts and crafts with Fort Point Arts Community, snacks from Boloco and more.

For further information, visit

Holiday open house

The Friends of the North End Library will hold their annual holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the library, 2 Parmenter St.

This is a great time to meet up with library friends and enjoy delicious foods and desserts.

There will be musical entertainment and a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for community programs at the library.

Admission is free. For more information, call 617-227-8135.

Traditions of the season

The Paul Revere House, Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq., will celebrate the holidays with the annual “Traditions of the Season” from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2.

Visitors are welcome to experience the holidays in colonial times at downtown Boston’s oldest historic home and enjoy complimentary mulled cider and treats based on 18th century recipes in the Pierce-Hichborn House. They can visit with ‘Rachel Revere’ portrayed by Judith Kalaora from 1 to 3 p.m. and musician R.P. Hale will entertain on the hammered dulcimer and harpsichord from noon to 4 p.m.

Craftspeople working in traditional methods will demonstrate and sell wares from noon to 4 p.m. in the Education and Visitor Center at Lathrop Place. This restored 1835 rowhouse, built on property owned by Revere, incorporates original historical features with modern museum amenities, exhibits, shop and restrooms.

Further information can be found at or 617-523-2338.

Holiday trolley

The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley will tour the neighborhood from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Cross Street Plaza.

Santa Claus, Mayor Marty Walsh and a host of visitors from the North Pole will bring holiday cheer and refreshments and light the Christmas tree.

Call 617-635-3911 or visit for further information.