Five Charlestown Holiday Activities On Tap This Weekend

From co-ops to the U.S.S. Constitution, there are plenty of places to get in the spirit.

The Town won't be sleepy this weekend with all that's planned.  Patch has the word from local events organizers, and here's what folks have got to look forward to:

1.  The Constitution Co-op Holiday Craft and Gift Fair

Join the residents of Constitution Co-op for their annual Holiday Craft Fair & Flea Market at 42 Park St. on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. 

There will be a bake sale, raffles, jewelry for sale and a White elephant room as well as free cider and cookies. All are welcome.

Event info provided by the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.

2.  Open Studios & Small Wonders Exhibit

The Artists Group of Charlestown open the doors at the StoveFactory Gallery in time for the holiday season. Purchase hand-made gifts from local artists and check out their open-juried show: Small Wonders (a collection of small works).

The free event takes place at the 523 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129, on December 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

3.  Bunker Hill Florist's 30 Year Anniversary Celebration And Holiday Open House

Bunker Hill Florist is celebrating it's 30th year in Charlestown with a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 4, at their store at 1 Thompson Square.

Proprietors Joe Shadroui and Larry Bowling, along with their long term friendly staff, invite one and all to share in some holiday cheer while browsing the gorgeous assortment of holiday gifts and decorating ideas on display.

Sample chocolates will be offered to all who come in.  Go to Bunker Hill Florist Facebook page and "like" them to recieve an exclusive discount coupon for the day of the Open House.

4.  Holidays in the Navy Yard

On December 4, Boston National Historical Park will be working with the USO, the Marine Corps Reserve, and the Navy League for a day of giving and thanks. 

In the Commandant’s House, take part in Operations Care Package and Little Elf to help America’s military and their families.  Help rangers make children’s holiday season even better by bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 

In the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, visitors can create video or greeting card holiday wishes for our men and women serving overseas.  All events are free, and take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

End the day with the tree lighting on board USS Constitution at dusk.  This event, in conjunction with holiday craft activities for families at the USS Constitution Museum, provides a fun-filled day in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Visit our website or call (617) 242-5601 for more information.

5.  2011 Christmas Trolley Tour And Lighting Of The Charlestown Holiday Tree

Mayor Thomas M. Menino cordially invites the families of Charlestown to join in the festivities of the 2011 Christmas Trolley Tour and the Lighting of the Charlestown Holiday Tree, Sunday December 4, 2011, 3:00 P.M., Thompson Square. 

Come join Santa Claus and his reindeer, snowmen, gingerbread people, and a host of other holiday characters as they sing and dance and spread holiday cheer.

For more information, please call Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, 617-635-3549.

Info and text on all events is provided by the individual organizers.

Daniel Marcella December 02, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Has Charlestown become so politically correct that it can no longer be called a "CHRISTMAS tree"? Ridiculous.
Kasey Hariman December 02, 2011 at 06:56 PM
Maybe it's a Holiday Tree, and they're trying to start a new tradition that everyone can be involved with, regardless of religion (since taxpayers of all beliefs are likely paying for that tree), or maybe it's intended to be a Christmas tree, and they just didn't want to repeat the word Christmas twice to keep the headline interesting. Either way, Christmas will clearly be celebrated at the event, but if that's not enough Christmas for you, there are plenty of churches to keep you in the spirit.
Sean McKenna December 02, 2011 at 08:57 PM
I know what your saying Kasey, but: The Christmas tree is a decorated evergreen coniferous tree, real or artificial, and a tradition associated with the celebration of Christmas. The tradition of decorating an evergreen tree at Christmas started in Livonia and Germany in the 16th century. The Christmas tree is traditionally brought into the home and decorated with Christmas lights (originally candles), ornaments, garlands, tinsel, and candy canes during the days around Christmas. [Wikipedia] Holiday party, sure. Holiday decorations, sure. Holiday Trolley Tour, very appropriate. But, I'm gonna draw a line with the tree.


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