Arts & Culture Community Featured

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…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Santas Invade Quincy Market

The holiday spirit was certainly felt at Quincy Market on Saturday afternoon when dozens of Santas poured into the streets for a Santa-themed pub crawl. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Tradition of Santa Claus Arriving by Helicopter Continues in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Claus made his annual helicopter ride from the North Pole to the North End on Sunday, December 17th. After the 40+ year tradition became at risk, a group came together to organize the event for the neighborhood children. The helicopter landing was also combined with annual Santa Skate Toy Drive, bringing hundreds to the Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Helicopter Santa Kicks Off 46th North End Christmas Parade [Photo Gallery]

For 46 years, the North End Christmas Parade brings all that is good about the holiday season including a Santa who arrives first class via helicopter. The chilly but sunny weather brought out hundreds to Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival, followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Four marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Santa Arrives by Helicopter for 45th North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

Only in Boston’s North End does Santa Claus arrive by helicopter at the ball fields on Sunday afternoon to kick off the annual North End Christmas Parade, now in its 45th year. The warm weather brought out thousands to Puopolo Park for Santa’s arrival, followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Four marching Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Helicopter Santa and 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

It was a clear blue sky when Santa arrived by helicopter on Sunday afternoon to kick off the 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade. There was fun for all ages with three marching bands playing holiday music as the parade moved from the North End Park on the waterfront into the neighborhood streets. Costumed characters took pictures Read More…

Event Notices

44th Annual North End Christmas Parade 2014 on Sunday, December 14th

The 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 14, 2014, starting at 1:00 PM at Puopolo Field on Commercial Street where Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter. The parade is sponsored by the North End Athletic Association in association with the Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and Mayor’s Office of Read More…

Business Photos & Videos

Santa Photos at North End Holiday Stroll by Savas Studios

Adding their own flair to the North End “Buon Natale” Holiday Stroll this year, Stephanie and Christine Savas of Savas Studios took guest photos with Santa Claus! Take a look and see if you recognize some of the familiar neighborhood faces. Savas Studios boutique and photo & make-up studio is at 456 Hanover Street. See Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Christmas Tree Celebration at Top of Hanover Street in North End [Photos]

Christmas came to the Gateway of the North End at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets with a tree celebration featuring Santa, carolers and refreshments. The North End Beautification Committee sponsored the event for the third year. Hot chocolate and cookies were donated by Caffe Paradiso. The tree and decorations were funded by the Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Christmas Time is Here Again at the Nazzaro Center

Perhaps running through a dress rehearsal for December 25th, Santa made an early visit to the Nazzaro Center last Wednesday and arrived with a sleigh full of gifts for the members there. About 100 boys and girls from ages 6 all the way up to 17 who all believe in Santa were rewarded by the Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Smiles and Santa Light Up the 42nd North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

The smiles on children’s faces were the best part of this year’s North End Christmas Parade. It’s been a tradition for 42 years in the neighborhood. More recently, the North End Santa has been making a James Bond-like entrance from a helicopter. After landing his “sleigh” at the ball fields of Puopolo Park, the festivities Read More…