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Spring Break 2017: VISIT BOSTON!

Reasons why you should consider Boston for Spring Break 2017

Boston may not immediately come to mind when you are dreaming of escaping to a paradise for some serious partying for Spring Break. However, the town does have some incredible things to offer both students who want a quiet spring break and those who want to party. It’s also a great destination for families too!

Since Boston spring breaks range from late February to early April, spring break 2017 will go on long enough for students from around the country to make it in time.

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There are many fantastic choices of accommodations in Boston. Stay in one of several fabulous neighborhoods like Back Bay, North End, West End, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown and more.

Boston is not that big by “big city” standards so getting around town is really easy. Unlike bigger cities like New York and Chicago, you can see a lot more in a day. Consider more bang for your buck by staying in a short-term apartment rental rather than hotel. You have all the comfort and convenience of home and you can see what it’s like to live in Boston. Plus, apartments are great for groups.

Shopping in BostonPrudential Center Mall

Shopping in Boston is like no other place on earth. There are so many different areas in Boston that have their own unique shopping experience. No matter what you are looking for you can find it in Boston, and will be sure to have a good time and be entertained along the way. Read more.

Parking in Boston

Boston is not a grid. parking in bostonBoston’s streets were designed in horse and buggy times, not for our current space age of modern gasoline powered automobile times. Finding your way around can be a challenge and finding parking can be frustrating. Read our guide to making it all easier so you can spend more time doing and less time circling the block. However, public transportation, walking and biking are really easy to do in Boston.

Free Learning ExperiencesBoston Museums USS Constitution

Boston has plenty of free museum time and interesting sites if you are more into learning and less into drinking and meeting new people. It is possible to fill much more than a week paying only for lodging, food and transportation.

  • Take a tour of the State House
  • Use the city’s self-guided iPod tours
  • See the USS Constitution
  • Visit the MFA
  • See the stars at the Coit Observatory
  • Walk the Freedom Trail

Party CentralBoston Pub Crawl

Boston may not have endless miles of tropical beaches but we do have an almost endless list of amazing bars, pubs, and entertainment options. There are not many places in the world where you can design your own ultimate Pub Crawl and hit several FAMOUS bars in one day.

Whisky Saigon might be the biggest party that is happening in Boston. Luxury combines with popular music to make this club a great place to drink and dance all night long. Plus, they have an attached restaurant to grab some dinner before hitting the dance floor.
116 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116  Phone: (617) 482-7799

Fire + Ice Boston is a must while you are here. Located walking distance from Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, and the Freedom Trail – FiRE+iCE Boston is the perfect place for that can’t-miss, wicked awesome, iconic, Boston experience. They are best known for their legendary round grill that allows you to enjoy a dish of your own creation – like “choose your own adventure dining.” This is a great place to eat a lot and party with a large group.

205 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA Phone: 617-482-FIRE (3473)

Have Fun and Be Safe!

We hope you consider visiting Boston for Spring Break 2017. There is so much to do, you will definitely stay busy and create lasting memories. Let us know if we can help you with anything.  Call (877) 795-4387 today to book your lodging.

Things EVERY Man’s Apartment Needs

Attention all Men!

Are you renting your first apartment? Do you want to upgrade a bit because of a love interest? Not happy with the man cave approach to living anymore?

This list of items will launch into the adult category of living and possible boost your love life as well. Check ’em out! You are welcome!

Proper Beverage Glasseswhat ever man's apartment needs

Plastic Solo cups just don’t cut it anymore. If you want to serve a sophisticated glass of wine, it should be in a wine glass. A really nice glass can (and will) make a cheap bottle of wine look better. Look how that glass of wine even makes this pizza look better!

Towels: In different sizestowels with candles and a rose

Buy a matching set that includes a couple wash clothes, hand towels and large, fluffy bath towels. You never know what an overnight guest might prefer. However, we guarantee it isn’t a holey, faded beach towel from spring break.

Hint: See how awesome those candles make the towels look!

Also, while you are out shopping, get an extra set of sheets (or two) for your bed. You won’t have to do laundry as often.

Coffee Table

Even if it just for propping your feet on while you watch TV, it will come in handy for all sorts of things. Pizza boxes, beer, more candles…coffee perhaps.

Notice the glass. It is not red or plastic.

man's apartment coffee table

 A Futon (or at least a decent couch)

Everyone has owned a futon at least once. They are functional and versatile and come in a variety of sizes. And they are A LOT easier to move than a fold out couch, which are so 1970s anyway. If you don’t like futons, no problem. Just make sure your couch is new-ish, comfortable and free of any identifiable stains.  If you can afford your own apartment you should also treat yourself to comfortable furniture–you will be the one spending the most time using it.

Coat Rackmodern silver coat rack with black jacket

You will need a place to hang your guests’ coats who come over to drink your wine and admire your new coffee table.

Plus, it is easier to leave your apartment when you can find your coat.

Shoe Rack

For all the same reasons you need a coat rack, but for shoes.

mne's dress shoes lined up on a shoe rack

Dining Table

The coffee table is only so big and you might want to invite more than one friend over at a time.

small modern dining table with chairs

Coffee Maker

It might save your life one morning, or at least your wallet. Cheaper than a triple chocolate latte at the cafe.

Additional Items to Consider

  • A robe
  • A welcome mat
  • Bathroom scale
  • Full length mirror
  •  A small desk
  • An adjustable floor lamp
  • An electric fan
  • Mini fridge/mini bar

Good luck and have fun in your new apartment!

Restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay

Do You Have a Favorite Back Bay Restaurant?

Besides having a favorite restaurant you may have a favorite Boston NEIGHBORHOOD to eat in, but we won’t get into that debate here. There are so many good eats to choose from it’s hard to narrow it down. We created the ultimate Back Bay Restaurants List from the top listings in:

Related: Back Bay’s Nightlife

Boston’s Top Back Bay Restaurants in Alphabetical Order

Click on the restaurant names to go to their websites.

Abe & Louie’s

Fine Dining/Reservation Recommended
793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6300
Cuisine: Steak, American
Cost: Average
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

Asta

Fine Dining
47 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-9575
Cuisine: French
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol

Atlantic Fish Company

Fine Dining/Bar
761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4000
Cuisine: Seafood
Cost: Average is $40 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

Bistro du Midi

Fine Dining
272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
Cuisine: French
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Known For Inviting atmosphere, Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol,Outdoor Seating

Capital Grille, The

Fine Dining
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-8900
Cuisine: Steak/American
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Old-school steak house, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining Area Available

Casa Romero

Casual Dining/Bar
30 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-4341
Cuisine: Mexican
Cost: Average is $40 for two people
Highlights: Delivery, Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

Da Vinci Ristorante

Fine Dining
162 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 650-0007
Cuisine: Italian
Cost: Average is $40 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Gluten Free Options, Private Dining Area Available

Davio’s

Fine Dining, Bar
75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 357-4810
Cuisine: Steak, Italian
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Kid Friendly, Gluten Free Options

Deuxave

Fine Dining
371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
Cuisine: American, French
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available, Notable Wine List

Dig Inn

Quick Bites
557 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 904-3711
Cuisine: American
Cost: Average is $25 for two people
Highlights: Breakfast, Takeout, Brunch, WiFi, Outdoor seating

Grill 23 & Bar

Fine Dining, Bar
161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-2255
Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Private Dining Area Available

Kings Boston

Casual Dining, Bar
50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-2695
Cuisine: American, Bar Food
Cost: Average is $25 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available, Full Bar Available, Live Music, Wifi, Vegan Options, Kid Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Craft Beer, Gastro Pub, Serves Cocktails

Legal Sea Foods

100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-7775
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Cost: Average is $150 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining Area Available,Gluten Free Options, Kid Friendly

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Casual Dining/Bar
271 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 369-5609
Cuisine: Mexican
Cost: Average is $40 to for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol

Mistral

Fine Dining
223 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 867-9300
Cuisine: French
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Wine, Private Dining Area Available

Ostra

Fine Dining, Bar
1 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-1200
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol, Live Music, Raw Food

Parish Cafe

Casual Dining/Bar
361 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-4777
Cuisine: American
Cost: Average is $25 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

Piattini

Casual Dining/Wine Cafe
226 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-2020
Cuisine: Italian
Cost: Average is $40 for two people
Highlights: Takeout Available

Select Oyster Bar

Fine Dining
50 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115
(857) 239-8064
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

Sonsie

Casual Dining/Café/Reservations Recommended
327 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 351-2500
Cuisine: American, Cafe
Cost: Average is 440 for two people
Highlights: Breakfast, Gluten Free Options

Sorellina

Fine Dining, Bar
1 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 412-4600
Cuisine: Italian
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Private Dining Area Available

Stephanie’s on Newbury

Fine Dining/Bar
190 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-0690
Cuisine: New American
Cost: Average is $40 for two people
Highlights: Breakfast, Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol

Top of the Hub

Fine Dining/Bar
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

Cuisine: New American, Seafood
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Wine and Beer, City View, Private Dining Area Available

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Café/Casual Dining
338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-8688
Cuisine: American/Cafe
Cost: Average is $25 for two people
Highlights: Breakfast, Takeout Available, Serves Alcohol, Live Entertainment, Private Dining Area Available

Uni

Fine Dining
370a Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Cost: Average is $70 for two people
Highlights: Takeout, Serves alcohol

What is your favorite Back Bay Restaurant?

Let us know and we’ll add it to out list.

The Boston Dining Scene 2017

Boston Dining is Trending in 2017

According to Tasting Table:

For anyone who’s eaten one too many meals at Legal Sea Foods or Bertucci’s (not that there’s anything wrong with that), the restaurant scene in Boston these days may feel unrecognizable. From Ana Sortun’s empire spreading out in Cambridge to all-day gem Juliet in Somerville to Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer’s new hot spot, Little Donkey, Boston’s dining scene is thriving. All eyes may have been on Washington, D.C. and L.A. in 2016, but food lovers would be wise to watch Beantown next.

Travel and Leisure also Agrees:

…Beyond the brownstones, Boston is far from conservative, especially when it comes to food. With more than 50 institutions of higher education, this is, after all, a place that runs on youth and new ideas. And right now the Boston area has flavors you won’t find anywhere else in the U.S.: some of the most inventive Japanese food in the country; James Beard Award–winning charcuterie; and eastern Mediterranean food of a refinement that draws chefs from around the land to study it. The best part? These restaurants are all in the hands of chefs who have helped one another grow and fostered kitchens where people rise though the ranks. That’s just how Boston rolls.

Boston Dining Options

So many to choose from…

Boston Eater suggests 38 restaurants to try. Here’s what they have to say:

This elite group of 38 must-try restaurants is meant to cover the city of Boston and a little bit beyond while spanning multiple cuisines and price points, collectively satisfying all of your restaurant needs.

What is your favorite Boston Restaurant?

Are you a regular at a local restaurant or bar? Are you from out of town and have a “must eat at” place when you visit? Pleas share your recommendations. We’re always looking for new places to try.

Cheers to 2017!!!

Things to Do In Boston In February

February Fun in Boston

February is cold but you can warm up with Valentine’s Day festivities and a whole bunch of fun things. Keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is February 14 and President’s Day on February 13. Plus, most schools in New England are on winter vacation for the entire week of the 20th. You will need things to keep the kiddos busy!

Take a look!

Chinese New Year Parade and China Cultural Village

The parade is on Sunday, February 12 and starts around 11am. The main course of the parade is down Beach Street. to do in boston in february year of the rooster

2017 is the year of the Rooster!

China Cultural Village takes place at the the China Trade Building at the corner of Boylston and Washington Streets. This event features free fun activities – calligraphy, dough characters, origami, balloons, and more!

Catch a Boston Bruins Game

There are 5 home games in February at TD Garden. You will also be close to  Faneuil Marketplace which as excellent shopping and dining options. Don’t miss the chance to see Boston’s hockey team, winner of 6 Stanley Cup championships!

See a Show at the Boston Opera House

Two great shows are coming to the Boston Opera House.

Cabaret is playing January 31st 2017 – February 13th 2017

Artifact is playing February 23rd 2017 – March 5th 2017

Funny Murder Mystery

February 1 – 5, 2017

Awarded “best comedy” by the Boston Globe, Shear Madness is a whodunit with audience participation, set in a hair salon at Charles Playhouse. Discount tickets

Valentine’s Bar CrawlBoston Pub Crawl

February 11, 2017 (12 to 8 p.m.)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras with $3 drinks at 10 bars, no cover charges, beads, and souvenirs at Valentine Gras near Faneuil Hall.

Historic Love Lettersto do in boston love letters

February 10 – 14, 2017

Enjoy a glass of champagne with cheese, fruit, and crackers as actors read The Letters of John and Abigail Adams at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Discount tickets $28.

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

February 11 & 14, 2017

The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise from Spirit Cruises includes a buffet dinner, a rose, a champagne toast, and romantic views departing from World Trade Center.

Comedy Festival

February 16 – 18, 2017

Watch amateur comedy teams from different schools compete in the College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament at ImprovBoston in Cambridge.

Science-fiction Convention

February 17 – 19, 2017

Boskone offers discussions, readings, and workshops about science fiction and fantasy, plus gaming, music, and contests at The Westin Boston Waterfront.

Cartoon Festival

February 17 – 25, 2017

Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Looney Tunes gang at The Bugs Bunny Film Festival, which has three different programs on the big screen at The Brattle Theatre. Brochure for 2017.

Run in Your Underwear

February 18, 2017

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run in the street and a party at House of Blues for charity.

Chocolate Tourto do in boston in february chocolate tour

February 18 – March 25, 2017 (10:15 a.m. Saturdays)

Your reward for taking the one-mile Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour is chocolate samples in various shops and a scenic tour. Discount tickets $20.

Half-Price Tickets to February Events in Boston

Everybody likes a good deal. Check these discounted tickets through Goldstar Events:

Staying in Boston

If you are coming to Boston for any of these great event sin February or have friend and family arriving please consider our short-term apartment rentals as a lodging option. We have several locations around Boston. All the conveniences of home without the hassles of a hotel. Call today!

877-795-4387

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Boston

Looking for something to do this weekend for New Year’s Eve?

First Night Boston 2017 – First Day Boston

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Boston at this huge two-day event with lots of activities for the whole family.

First Night festivities include a dramatic fireworks show at midnight over Boston Harbor, a huge Celebrate Boston Parade down Boylston Street, family-friendly activities, live musical performances, and spectacular ice sculptures by renowned artists.

Then, kick off 2017 with a First Day Fun Run/Walk on Boston Common.  Look for special museum discounts, more arts performances around the city, and plenty of First Day brunches at Boston restaurants.

Find out more here.

Winter on the Wharf

The Boston Harbor Hotel hosts the annual Winter on the Wharf event on December 31st from 1-4pm.  Enjoy FREE ice-skating, hot cocoa, and cookies. You can also check out the Waterfront Boston’s Ice Sculpture Stroll where art-like sculptures scattered across the harbor. You’ll even see a model of the U.S.S. Constitution carved out of ice. This is a family friendly event.

See the Nutcracker

If staying inside where it’s warm sounds good, you can see the a very special New Year’s Eve performance of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. at the Boston Opera House. The performance is just under 2 hours so you will have plenty of time to ring in the New Year on time.

Parties and Dining

There are several websites available with lists of events, parties, and restaurants that are hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here are a few:

OVER 20 AMAZING BOSTON NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES

Club Zone’s List of Boston NYE Celebrations

Eventbrite’s List of Celebrations (including a secrete location)

Let us know if we forgot something

Do you have an event you want to tell people about? Let us know!

Need  place to stay?

We have several locations in the Boston area for our short-term apartment rentals. Give us a call at 877-795-4387.

Boston Church Receives $100K Lottery Ticket Donation

This article first appeared in Yahoo News and Good Morning America.

A Boston church experienced Christmas a week early when an anonymous donor gave the church a winning $100,000 lottery ticket with no strings attached.

“In a lot of ways it’s kind of like they gave us Christmas,” Fr. Tom Conway, executive director of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Boston, told ABC News. “It’s very touching and very generous.”

Conway said the donor, who wished to remain anonymous, had been in touch with the shrine’s director of development for a few weeks and brought the winning ticket to the shrine on Monday.

Conway, dressed in his Franciscan habit, and the director of development, Maryanne Rooney-Hegan, then took the ticket to the Massachusetts State Lottery office in Brainbridge. Conway described it as a surreal moment.

“I’m there with a habit and a $100,000 ticket and everyone else is cashing their smaller cash winnings,” he said with a laugh. “The joke is that it’s not something that they teach in the seminary, but these things happen.”

The church took home $70,000 in a lump sum payment after taxes. It is home to 28 Franciscan Friars and is financially independent from the Catholic Church, according to Conway.

The donated ticket was purchased at Cal’s News in Lynn, Massachusetts, a lottery spokesman told ABC News. The store is located about 30 minutes from the shrine.

“The donor didn’t ask for any of it back but just said it’s yours, I just want to give it to you,” Conway said. “It’s really pretty remarkable.”

The $70,000 will be used to cover the shrine’s annual Christmas activities, which include buying groceries for 500 needy families, hosting a post-Christmas dinner for veterans and paying musicians who perform at the shrine’s 14 Christmas weekend services.

The money will also help pay for Christmas presents for children, including one young boy who touched the hearts of Conway and the shrine’s staff and volunteers.

“A 5-year-old boy who came in with a woman for groceries was crying and one of our volunteers asked why,” Conway recalled. “The woman said he’s been in a foster family for two weeks and he’s afraid that Santa won’t be able to find him.”

“We’re going to make sure that this family has a nice Christmas,” he said. “The lottery money will take care of it.”


image courtesy of jimcintosh at http://flickr.com/photos/8105696@N05/3739687111

Operation Santa is in High Gear

Operation Santa Delivers Christmas Gifts operation santa letters

Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have enough money to buy your children gifts for the holidays?

2016 marks the 104th anniversary of Operation Santa by the Postal Service.  The USPS continues to fulfill the dreams of children nationwide. Postal employees, volunteers and organizations remain committed to making children’s Christmas wishes come true.

Operation Santa is a holiday tradition that allows people to read letters to Santa from families in need. Participants can select which family they want to “adopt,” and purchase gifts that will be delivered in time for Christmas.

The post office receives hundreds of letters every year from families in need.

How can you help?

At the Fort Point Channel Post Office off Summer Street, visitors can view letters and adopt children until Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.

Gifts should be brought back to the post office by Wednesday, Dec. 21, so they can be delivered by Christmas.

Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!

Caroling in Boston

Caroling Events Around Boston

Do you like to sing Christmas songs? Did your family go caroling when you were little? The Boston area has a few options for those of you who just don’t get into the Christmas spirit until you’ve sung (or heard) your favorite holiday songs.

There are INDOOR and OUTDOOR caroling options so check them out!

Fa la la la la, la la, la, la!

Boston Holiday Pops

Now Through Dec. 24, 2013
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1200
www.bso.org

Join the Boston Pops for some INDOOR caroling in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus.

The kids’ matinee performances include post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. Special post-Christmas concerts feature screenings of the unforgettable movie classic, Back to the Future, live with orchestral accompaniment, and New Year’s Eve with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra led by bandleader Bo Winiker will kick off the new year in style. Don’t miss the most popular seasonal tradition around!

Christmas by Candlelight

Date: Dec. 13-15, 20-22, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(800) 733-1830
www.osv.org

Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!). This year, be on the look out for a new Santa’s village! 

The Christmas Revels

Date: Dec. 13-27, 2013
Harvard University
45 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2222
www.revels.org

A holiday tradition for more than four decades, The Christmas Revels is a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, folktales and rituals.

This year’s Revels follows the original French immigrants who settled on the Canadian border but were later forced southward by the British to a new home along the bayous of Louisiana. Filled with toe-tapping fiddle tunes, lilting Cajun two steps, gorgeous anthems, and familiar touchstones like the Sussex Mummers Carol and Lord of the Dance, this will be a Christmas Revels to remember.

The Boston Merry Christmas Caroling Mob

Date: Dec. 23, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Green Street MBTA Station
S.W. Corridor Park
Boston, MA 02130
www.carolingmob.org

Organized by Joel Sindelar in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Caroling Mob is an open invitation to singers from all over Boston, to gather together in Jamaica Plain and sing carols door-to-door, choro-a-mano. Free and open to merry singers of all ages, abilities, races, orientations, denominations, etc.

The Caroling Mob usually numbers more than 100 singers and lasts about 2 hours, starting at 4pm on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. We meet at a stop on the MBTA’s Orange Line; if it rains, we sing on the T; if it’s clear or snowing, we walk through the neighborhood ringing doorbells.

More Caroling Events

Please share any additional opportunities for caroling with us and we will help spread the joy!

‘Tis the Season!

Caroling in Boston

Holiday Apartment Decorating Tips

Apartments are Perfect for Creating Cozy Holiday Decorating Spaces

Limited space can actually work in your favor when your are holiday apartment decorating . It won’t take as much to fill your space with the warmth and cheer of the season.

You can go crazy on a limited budget and make it look the north pole, or you can reign it in a bit and go for classy and elegant. Your choice, but don’t let your square footage stop you from getting in the holiday spirit.

Related: Cozy Apartment Decorating Tips

Bonsai that tree!

Find the perfect sized tree for your apartment. Instead of cramming a six foot tree into a tight corner, go smaller. You can find real and artificial Christmas trees in all sizes.

Holiday Apartment DecoratingDeck the Walls!

Maximize wall space when you are holiday apartment decorating (just make sure you don’t ruin the walls in the process). This way you can deck the halls without creating too much clutter.

Walls are also a good option for stockings if you do not have a”chimney” to hang them on with care.

Related: 7 Decorating Tips For Your Apartment

Holiday Apartment Decorating

Mold It and Frame It!

Decorate your door frames, molding and windowsills with garlands and decorative lights. This will make the your interior decor cheery with the added bonus of being visible from outside your apartment, which will help spread holiday cheer throughout your neighborhood. That is so nice of you!

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Holiday Apartment Decorating

Bring the Outdoors In!

Even though you live in the city, it’s nice to have a touch of the outdoors inside for the holidays. No, we don’t mean pigeons! Fresh greens will smell nice too!

Holiday Apartment Decorating

Do you have any tips for Holiday Apartment Decorating? We’d love to hear them!