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Catch a Bruins game

Date: 
December 23, 2009 - 7:00pm

The Garden is rocking again, thanks to NBA champions Celtics, but also because of the exciting Bruins, who have burst out of the gate this season, and are making themselves known as a force in the Eastern Conference.

Go to the dogs at the Bay Colony Dog Show

Date: 
December 4, 2009 (All day)

Watch the dogs trot along the stage as the Bay Colony Dog Show comes to town at the Bayside Expo Center from Dec. 4-7. Make sure you stick around to see who is crowned "Best of Breed," "Best of Group," and "Best in Show."

Ski the night away at Blue Hills

Date: 
January 2, 2010 - 5:00pm

OK, so it's not exactly buckling up and facing the terrain at Jay Peak, but a mere 20 miles from downtown Boston, Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton offers a close alternative for those nights when you can't resist fresh powder, yet can't blow off work either for a trip up north. Ski from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for just $18, 5-9 p.m. Thursday through Friday for $18, and 5-9 p.m. weekends and holidays for $24. Now that's not a bad commute home at all.

Stoneham Zoolights

Date: 
December 19, 2009 (All day)

Explore the lighted wonder of the Stone Zoo during the annual Zoolights, where thousands of twinkling lights put an added touch to some of the zoo's more lively inhabitants. In addition to bald eagles, porcupine, lynx, a gray fox, and a reindeer, Santa will be on hand for photos through Dec. 23.

The L Street Brownies' Polar Plunge

Date: 
January 1, 2010 (All day)

You may shiver just from observing, but is there a more traditional way to kick off the New Year than watching a bunch of people dive into frigid waters on Jan. 1? That's when the annual L Street Brownies' polar plunge takes place. Last January, about 500 people dived into 39-degree waters of Boston Harbor, with about 1,000 others satisfied enough to enjoy the view with most of their clothes on.

Celebrate "First Night"

Date: 
December 31, 2009 - 1:00pm

Celebrate one of Boston’s most famous parties of the year during First Night celebration on Dec. 31 from 1 p.m. to midnight. Begun 30 years ago, Boston’s First Night showcases Boston’s cultural and artistic communities through more than 250 exhibitions and performances. View gigantic ice sculptures, two fireworks displays, and a Mardi Gras-style Grand Procession through the city streets.

View the official lighting of the Boston Common tree

Date: 
December 4, 2009 - 6:00pm

When the temperatures begin to drop, it means the holiday season is quickly approaching. Head to the Boston Common on Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. to watch the lighting of Boston’s official Christmas tree and trees throughout Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall by Mayor Thomas Menino.

Skate at Frog Pond

Date: 
December 11, 2009 (All day)

Test your ice skating skills on America’s oldest public park’s ice skating rink. Frog Pond is open for another season of city skating. Glide alongside local residents or visitors as you train for Olympic gold or just enjoy a romantic evening out with your special someone.

Top of the Hub

Date: 
December 21, 2009 (All day)

One of Boston's finest dining destinations, the award-winning Top of the Hub features outstanding cuisine, impeccable service, and a sophisticated ambiance. Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, the restaurant and adjoining Skywalk Observatory offer guests a spectacular view of the Boston skyline from every table.

Wine and Cheese Wednesdays at Vinalia

Date: 
December 9, 2009 (All day)

Looking for the perfect after-work plan? Every Wednesday evening, Vinalia offers a complimentary wine sampling featuring 2-3 selected wines from Vinalia’s extensive wine list accompanied by an assortment of gourmet cheeses and fruits. Wines sampled vary from week-to-week.

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