2.5 min readBy Published On: December 22nd, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – Christmas 2023 Edition

Last-Minute Shopping

Shop local and show your Dorchester small businesses some love. Check out our list of neighborhood hot spots for all your last-minute holiday shopping needs.

Holiday Goodies from Greenhills

Irish biscuit cakes, Christmas fruit cakes, sugar cookies, scones and more! Stop into Greenhills Bakery for your sweet fix or the perfect addition to your holiday potluck. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 3pm.

Sippin’ Santa Pop-Up

Time is running out to check out this festive pop-up bar at Shore Leave in the South End. We’re talking tiki drinks, Santas on surfboards and decked out palm trees galore. Reservations are available this weekend starting at 5pm.

Ice Skating at Devine Rink

Looking for a fun way to burn off some calories before a big holiday meal? Bring the family down to Morrissey Blvd. for open public skating at Devine Ice Rink. The rink is open Friday from 12pm to 2:20pm and on Christmas Eve from 12pm to 2:50pm.

Winter Solstice Sound Bath Open Doors Dorchester 

On Friday, December 22, from 7:30pm-8:30pm enjoy a Winter Solstice Sound Bath- Cost $35. You can reserve your spot here! 

Holiday Movie Marathon

The Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library is hosting an all-day movie marathon featuring classic holiday favorites: It’s a Wonderful Life, the Muppet Christmas Carol and Elf. Drop in for one or stay for them all. The event will also include a craft table for kids as well as popcorn and hot cocoa for everyone.

Buon Natale at Via Cannuccia

Via Cannuccia is hosting a special Christmas Eve meal for $120 that includes an appetizer, main course and dessert!  You can add a wine pairing for an extra $30.  Check out the menu here! Make your reservation today!

Free Qi Gong Fitness Class

This free fitness class will teach a series of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Join community member Hanh Dam for therapeutic instruction this Saturday in the Fields Corner Branch Library meeting room from 3pm to 4pm.

Holiday Comedy Special

Enjoy a hilarious night of laughter at The Fringes Holiday Comedy special in Jamaica Plain on Saturday starting at 8pm. Be entertained by top-notch comedians, unwind with a cocktail (or a few) and sit back as performers take the stage all night long.

Soca Holiday Concert

Artist Problem Child performs live for this holiday event at Dorchester’s Unity Sports & Cultural Club. The 21+ event takes place on Saturday from 10pm to 2am and will also feature music by Sensation Cooji, Selector Kareem and DJ Warlock.


Bruins vs. Jets, Friday, Dec. 22 at 8pm

Bruins vs. Wild, Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7pm

Celtics vs. Clippers, Saturday, Dec. 23 at 3:30pm

Patriots vs. Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 24 at 8:15pm

Here are 10 Places to Watch the Game!

Check back! This list may be updated.

What else is going on around Dot this weekend? Let us know what events you’re checking out by leaving a comment below.

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