3 min readBy Published On: December 8th, 2022Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – December 9th

Deck the Halls!

Christmas is coming, it’s time to deck the halls!  Here are some places to pick up a tree, wreaths and more!

First Annual Humphreys Street Studios Winter Holiday Market

This weekend find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans for the holidays! Saturday + Sunday 11am-5pm at 11-13 Humphreys Street in Uphams Corner. Free and open to all!

DIY Holiday Cookie Kits from Top Shelf Cookies

Get in the Holiday spirit with Top Shelf’s DIY Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit.  Each kit comes with either 6 or 12 Christmas tree sugar cookies – red, green & white frosting, decorating sugars and sprinkles.  You can reserve yours here! 

Karaoke at dbar

On Fridays, we sing for our supper at dbar! Enjoy karaoke every Friday at 9pm.

Get in the Holiday Spirit

Enjoy a Frozen Eggnog Hot Chocolate or a Peppermint Mocha Martini at the Sugar Bowl Cafe! 

Go with the Flow at Open Doors Yoga Dorchester

Get into your strength with Amy at Open Doors Yoga Dorchester.  Her flows are creative and challenging.  You can take her class on Saturdays at 9:30am. Register here! 

Be a part of the Half-Way to Dot Day 5K

The Dorchester Running Club’s Half-Way to Dot Day 5K takes place on Saturday at 9am! This is a family-friendly run/walk for all ages and abilities along the paths of DCR’s Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester and is certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field – New England. If you’ve already registered, bib pick up will be at Landmark Public House on Friday from 4pm-8pm. Make sure and bring your toy drive donations! If you haven’t registered yet, you can register at bib pickup on Friday or in person on Saturday. You can learn more here! 

Lace ’em up!

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice.  The Devine Rink is now offering public skating.  If you don’t have skates, don’t worry, you can rent them! If your blades are dull, you can get them sharpened there too! Check out the hours here! 

‘Tis the Season for Giving Back

Here are some Dorchester organizations, groups and charities to consider donating to this holiday season!

Raptor Ridge is now open at Franklin Park Zoo

Feast your eyes on our majestic birds of prey, the Andean condor and Steller’s sea eagle. Built over 110 years ago, the newly renovated Raptor Ridge is one of only two original buildings still standing at the Zoo, alongside Bird’s World. This habitat features a 300-foot-long watercourse that drops 12 feet over five waterfalls. Look up, and you may find the world’s largest raptor, the Andean condor, perched on a rocky ledge just above you. Look below into the flowing waters of an “ancient” subterranean grotto, the original water source for the habitat. Be sure to follow the winding path behind the condor habitat for an eagle’s eye view of one of the rarest raptors in the world and the largest of all sea eagles, the Steller’s sea eagle. You can learn more here! 

Live Music at Lower Mills Tavern

Enjoy dinner and drinks while you listen to the live music of Abby Vail on Saturday from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Lower Mills Tavern.


Bruins vs. Coyotes on Friday at 9:30pm. On Sunday, they face off against the Knights at 8pm.  The Celtics play the Warriors on Saturday at 8:30pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game in the Neighborhood! 

Check back as this list may be updated.

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