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City Happenings: December 12th & 13th



  • Sam Adams Ornament Decorating - Join Harpoon in the outdoor Beer Garden and decorate your own beer-themed holiday ornament! Show off your artistic skills (or lack thereof) with their acrylic paint and natural sliced wooden ornaments. Help decorate the Harpoon tree for everyone to see or take them home to make your holiday a little extra special. Each purchase comes with 8 ornaments per person and a pack of 12 acrylic paint pots.



  • Zone 3 Holiday Shopping – Shop small, shop safe is the name of the game for Zone 3’s Window Shopping experience aimed to spark joy and highlight local makers and artists in the Boston community. Taking the Zone 3 Pop-Up Artist Shop to the streets, a curated series of merchandised windows and displays featuring over forty artists will be installed throughout the Western Ave corridor. The route will lead visitors on a unique and socially distanced shopping experience with stops from Allston to Harvard Square and will be up through December and January.



  • The Gardner's Holiday Coutyard – Holidays are a special time to visit the Gardner, where the festive Courtyard features dark forest greens and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver dusty miller, green aloe, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.





  • Doggie Photoshoot with Santa – Boston Veterinary Clinic will host its 6th Annual Holiday Photos with Santa event in an effort to give back to industry and animal care nonprofits this holiday season. Pet photos with Santa Claus will take place outdoors at Boston Veterinary Clinic Bay Village. Outside in front of the clinic’s Bay Village location, attendees will have the opportunity to bring their beloved companions for socially distanced holiday photos with Santa.



  • Community Fridges in Boston – Community fridges are meant to help people fill gaps for their food-insecure neighbors that are not being addressed by the state. They’re stocked with groceries by members of the community and can be accessed at no cost by anyone who needs food. They operate on a “take what you need, give what you can” basis, but organizers stress that contributing food to a fridge is not a precondition for taking food.