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To Know for Wednesday: Handel’s Messiah, 1974 Christmas Parade, Winter has Arrived!

Things you Should Know for Today

Events for today and the rest of the work week:

Wednesday, December 14

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting. Open to the public, this monthly meeting will take place at the North End Library, located at 25 Parmenter Street, Boston.

7:00pm Handel’s Messiah Concert at St. Stephen’s Church. Join us for Handel’s Messiah this Holiday Season! We are thrilled to present our 2nd Holiday Concert of Handel’s “Messiah” Part I. The concert, conducted by Kristo Kondakci, will be held in the North End at the St. Stephen’s Church (24 Clark Street, Boston). More information, be sure to reserve your free tickets.

Thursday, December 15

12:00pm North End Christmas Luncheon at Filippo’s Ristorante, 283 Causeway Street. The annual North End Christmas Fund Luncheon to benefit North End Families and Elderly. Tickets are on sale at NEW Health and the Nazzaro Center, $20 donation. More information.

Friday, December 16

5:30pm Caroling at the Greenway Carousel.  Caroling at the Carousel! Swing by The Greenway Carousel at 5:30p and help ring in the holiday season with live music, all-ages play opportunities, Carousel rides, a special light & sound show, local treats, and more! More information.

6:30pm Boston Tea Party Re-enactment. The 243rd Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment, gather at Old South Meeting House, where the colonists met in 1773, with colonial agitators like John Hancock, Paul Revere — and some crown-loving Loyalists — to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown!  Tickets Here.

Winter is officially here, just wait for the cold front coming in!

Take a look at the 1974 North End Christmas Parade: 

Photo via Mayor’s Office, City of Boston Archives.

The 1974 North End Christmas Party Sure Looked Terrifying

The entire team of costumed characters strolled down Hanover Street in 1974 for the North End Christmas Parade. Everything from Rudolph and Frosty, to Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, even Donald Duck with Prince Spaghetti umbrellas, Boston Magazine has more on the story and complete photo coverages



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2 Replies to “To Know for Wednesday: Handel’s Messiah, 1974 Christmas Parade, Winter has Arrived!

  1. Actually, I miss the garlands and lights over Hanover St. On an early snowy morning the whole street would be lit. I remember walking home from work and seeing the guys handing the garlands. I always felt that the hanging of the garlands was the beginning of the Christmas season. But then again, those late fall wind storms could really mess things up.

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