Event Notices

Christmas Mass & Service Schedules for North End Churches 2019

Below are schedules for the 2019 Christmas week Masses at the North End churches. Saint Leonard Church, Sacred Heart Church and Saint Stephen Church (Roman Catholic) Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve4pm: Saint Stephen Church5pm: Saint Leonard Church12 midnight: Saint Leonard Church Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day9am: Saint Leonard Church10:30am: Saint Leonard Church (Italian)11:00am: Saint Stephen Church12 Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured Kids & Families

48th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

After Santa landed his helicopter at Columbus Park, it was time for the 48th North End Christmas Parade. Hundreds watched the Christmas Parade wind through the neighborhood streets. Two marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Of course, it’s not a parade without antique cars and fire trucks. The parade is Read More…

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Santa Arrives by Helicopter at Columbus Park on Waterfront

Santa Claus arrived by helicopter on the waterfront on Sunday afternoon to the cheers of hundreds who gathered at Christopher Columbus Park. This is the first (and only?) year the Santa landing was at Columbus park because Langone Park and Puopolo Fields are under renovation. The event is dedicated in memory of James “Jimmy” Pallotta and sponsored Read More…

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Honoring John Fiumara, Toni Gilardi, Filippo Frattaroli and Sandra Pascucci at the Annual Christmas Fund Luncheon [Photos]

It was a full house at the 2019 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon as hundreds came together for the annual charity event. Receiving honors this year: Toni GilardiUncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian AwardJohn FiumaraPrivate Ernest J. Natale Community Service Award The committee also honored two longtime supporters who have been very generous in supporting the Christmas Fund luncheon over the Read More…

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Celebrating the Season with the North End Beautification Committee

The North End Beautification Committee celebrated the season by decorating Hanover Street with a Christmas tree and other decorations at the corner of Cross Street. Santa was on hand for the kids and free hot chocolate was provided by Caffe Paradiso. St. John School students held a bake sale while carols were played by local Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photos: Family Fun at the Trellis Lighting

The city has entered the holiday lights season in full force! Today, we go back to last week’s annual lighting of the iconic blue light trellis at Christopher Columbus Park. Jon Seamens of Boston Parks shares these family fun images from the event. View more photos and information from the event at this previous post.

Event Notices

USS Constitution Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7

The USS Constitution will host its annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include holiday music, free hot chocolate and cookies, an appearance by Santa Claus and his elves. There will also be remarks from USS Constitution’s Commanding Officer, Nathaniel R. Read More…

Community Kids & Families

Boston’s Tallest Tree Lighting Brightens Up Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Marketplace was overtaken by a crowd of Santa hats on Tuesday evening as spectators gathered to watch Boston’s largest tree lighting. The WBZ Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular tree lighting, hosted by WBZ-TV/CBS Boston news anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade, was the kick-off for this season’s Blink! Holiday Light and Sound Show.  Starting Read More…