Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a new weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.

Was Santa good to you this year? Perhaps he brought some cannolis from a North End pastry shop, a gift card to one of the many Italian restaurants around the neighborhood, or maybe a lump of coal if you’ve been riding your bike in the street instead of in the bike lane! With Christmas ending, the next holiday is just around the corner. New Year’s Eve is always filled with fun activities at the Boston Common, but let’s see what else is going on around the city this weekend!

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Friday, December 28

Downtown Boston Holiday Market

A pop-up market at 467 Washington Street features “artisan products such as jewelry,  woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing, holiday goods and so much more,” according to Downtown Boston’s event page. To see the list of vendors attending the market, see Downtown Boston’s website.

When: December 28th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019
Where: 467 Washington Street, Boston, MA.
Price: Free Entry
Age Restriction: none

Saturday, December 29

Hop Along and Horse Jumper of Love at The Paradise Rock Club

In making one of the best albums of 2018, Hop Along has come to the forefront of modern indie rock music. Hop Along’s new album, Bark Your Head off, Dog, brings some rock and a little bit of pop to the Indie genre. On December 29th, 2018, they’ll be performing along with the Boston-based Horse Jumper of Love at the Paradise Rock Club.

When: December 29th, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Where: Paradise Rock Club – 967 Commonwealth Avenue
Price: $20 advance / $24 day of show
Age Restriction: 18+

Sunday, December 30

Michelle Wolf at The Wilbur Theater

2018 has been a long year. You may not remember that Michelle Wolf became a sensation overnight at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner as the event’s headliner. She’ll be performing two shows in Boston during the New Year’s Eve weekend. One on December 30 and the other on December 31. For more information, see The Wilbur’s website.

When: December 30th and 31st at 7 p.m.
Where: The Wilbur Theater – 246 Tremont Street
Price: $37
Age Restriction: For more information, contact The Wilbur Theater

Monday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

First Night in Boston

Another year is over. Have you decided on your New Year’s Resolution yet? If you haven’t, maybe you’ll think of one during the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Boston Common on Monday. With an incredible list of activities in and around the Common, including an ice sculpture gallery, there’s plenty to do on New Year’s Eve.

When: Monday, December 31st
Where: Boston Common, Copley Square, and more. See First Night Boston for more information.
Price: Free
Age Restriction: None

Improv Asylum Holiday Show on New Year’s Eve

The Improv Asylum, located in the North End at 216 Hanover Street, is hosting two main stage shows on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. showing as well as the 10 p.m. showing.

When: Monday, December 31st at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Where: The Improv Asylum – 216 Hanover Street
Price: $35
Age Restriction: See The Improv Asylum website for more information.

Pete Davidson and Friends at The Wilbur

Star of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson, is hosting an evening of comedy at The Wilbur Theater on New Year’s Eve. Originally performing only at Malden’s Chevalier Theater, this second show of the evening has been added. Davidson is the youngest member of Saturday Night Live and according to his bio on The Wilbur’s website, he is the first member of the cast to be born in the 1990s.

When: Monday, December 31st at 9:45 p.m.
Where: The Wilbur Theater – 246 Tremont Street
Price: $50
Age Restriction: For more information, contact The Wilbur Theater


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