There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Parents had to reassure kids that Santa wasn't all wet.
The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.
The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.
The CVS in Danvers has some great ideas for stocking stuffers this year, as Loren McLean shows us.
Cambridge Police say residents have reported roughly 30 package thefts since Sept. 1 and suspect the number will grow rapidly this month - unless residents start taking steps to block front-step theft.
A majority of the thefts have occurred during the daytime from front porches or unlocked apartment lobbies.
To start, police say, residents should request packages only be delivered with a signatures - so letter carriers and private package workers don't just leave boxes on front steps or in foyers.
The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.
Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.
Kris H. noticed some visitors at the salt piles off Marginal Street in Chelsea.
Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.
He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.
Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:
A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:
Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?
A concerned citizen wants the city to do something about residents who put up their Christmas decorations too early, such as on West Newton Street in the South End.
Enormous Christmas decorations illuminating the street. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Can't we wait a tiny bit longer?
Our own Swirlygrrl snapped the Sav-Mor on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford today.
Ian spotted this giant tree lumbering through downtown today. On its way to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:
Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!
UPDATE: Seems the box was part of an effort to send letters to the troops.
Conor Yunits was more than nonplussed to see this at South Station yesterday, which, he reminds us, was Sept. 10. Sept. 10, people.
A concerned citizen complains about whichever Back Bay residents moved so quickly onto the next big holiday that they had to ditch their Christmas trees in Public Alley 432 early on Friday.
Our own Suldog explains why you should always make the most of your presents.