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The Week Ahead in Charlestown

Events in the coming week in Charlestown.

Come join Mayor Thomas Menino one last time as his honor lights the Charlestown Christmas Tree on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in Thompson Square as part of his 2013 Christmas Trolley Tour. 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.

Boston National Historical Park will host a memorial service on the World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. to commemorate the 1941 surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. USS Cassin Young is named for Navy Commander Cassin Young who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Beginning  on Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m., The USS Constitution Museum, at Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, invites neighbors and friends for a weekend of "thanks" in appreciation of the rallied support the community bestowed upon the Museum during the government shutdown. Join the Museum for snacks, maritime activities, educational programs, holiday shopping, Store specials, and more. For FREE admission, show a proof of your Charlestown address or that you are an employee of one of the supporting businesses who came together during this time. For a list of weekend activities and for a list of supporting businesses please visit the Museum website

Come to the Christmas Stroll and visit with Santa Claus from noon to 2p.m. at  the Zelma Lacey House, 9 West School Street in Charlestown.  There will be plenty of hot cocoa and cookies for all! 

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