Christmas

By - 12/19/15 - 10:14 am

Johnmcboston asks:

Looking for unique gift for 2yo. Any fun/toy/kid stores left in Boston? Or is Target all we have?

By - 12/17/15 - 9:53 pm
Boston Public Library all lit up for the holidays

Louise Miller watched the changing display on the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square main library tonight.

Sophia enjoyed the show: Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:40 pm

Merry Christmas!

Christmas……Don’t get caught up in the guilt of not having/spending enough $$$$$ for Presents and Gifts

If how much you spend, or buying what the persons “wants” determines your Merry Christmas....... stop, think about this; Materialism has bankrupted some people,
Some are on the way there, and some are recovering from it.

If anyone is not pleased with you changing your gift giving habits….. It’s on them.

By - 12/13/15 - 10:06 am
Wooden reindeer in Roslindale

Woodolph here stands guard in front of a house on Cornell Street in Roslindale.

By - 12/12/15 - 9:13 pm
House on Hyde Park Avenue decorated for Christmas

They don't have the gaudiest or brightest display, but everybody who spends time on Hyde Park Avenue knows that house near West Street because it's not just decorated for Christmas, but for pretty much every major holiday, including July Fourth and Thanksgiving, and has been for years.

By - 12/12/15 - 7:17 pm

617Images reports the annual SSRun raised $97,000 for Play Ball Boston from Lir in the Back Bay back to Lir.

Arturo Gossage took lots of photos as well.

By - 12/11/15 - 8:02 am

St. Francis House reports:

Our closet leaked, ruining our holiday wrapping paper. Could you donate some festive wrapping paper at our front desk for our guests' gifts?

By - 12/10/15 - 5:25 pm
Santa on the Charles River at sunset

Nick McNulty captured this scene at Community Boating on the Charles River this afternoon.

By - 12/9/15 - 7:29 am
Greyhounds for Christmas in Boston

Ron photographed a pair of participants in the 11th Annual Jingle Bell Walk for the Greyhound Health Initiative in the Public Garden and Boston Common on Sunday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/6/15 - 10:35 am
Santa Claus made of tin cans in Roslindale

The Tin Can Man of Glendower Street is now ready for wish lists.

Tin Can Man in shinier days.

By - 12/4/15 - 6:50 am
Canadians in front of the Boston Christmas tree, a gift from Nova Scotia

Photo by Communications Nova Scotia.

A pair of Mounties bracket Halifax, NS Mayor Mike Savage, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Andrea and Kyla MacEachern of Lorne, NS, who donated this year's Boston Tree as thanks for the aid Boston gave Halifax after an explosion in Halifax harbor in 1917 killed 2,000 and destroyed a large part of the city.

By - 12/2/15 - 5:39 pm

A correspondent writes about an incident early in the evening last Friday on Rte. 16 in Chelsea - and wonders if anybody else had run-ins with these trees: Read more.

By - 12/2/15 - 2:25 pm

A report from Nova Scotia on the preparations to cut down the province's annual gift to Boston for the aid we sent after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

By - 11/30/15 - 7:56 am
Seasonal light show in Boston's Post Office Square Park

Nick Cosky enjoyed the lights in Post Office Square Park last night.

By - 11/28/15 - 5:29 pm
Kids spot Santa in Roslindale Square

Kids watch Santa working the crowd in Adams Park.

Santa and the Mayor arrived right on time in Roslindale Square to turn on the lights on the Adams Park Christmas tree this afternoon.

Mayor Walsh and a local kid switch on the tree as Santa and At-large Councilor Michelle Wu watch: Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 3:58 pm
Salvation Army bell ringer in Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing bell ringer today. Photo by Craig Caplan.

It's barely the first week in November, and we already have a bell-ringer sighting.

MBTA North Station subway concourse about 3:40 pm.

Sure, the Army does some very good work. But do us all a favor and wait another six weeks before ringing your bells.

By - 10/4/15 - 9:01 pm
Christmas balloons at Star Market in Dedham

At the Star Market in Dedham tonight. The bulletin boards in the over-pumpkin-spiced lobby had green garlands.