Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 5 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.
Starting today, City Hall Plaza will be a village of winter activities open to visitors seven days a week. The transformation brings more than 50 activities, including wine and chocolate tastings, shopping, ice skating along a lengthy skating track, and musical performances.
- Friday, December 2 at 3 p.m.; Boston City Hall Plaza; free; all ages
In honor of the ICA’s 10th anniversary in its Seaport home (it previously spent decades in the Back Bay), the museum is hosting a Snow Ball-themed First Friday event, complete with a DJ spinning throwback hits and the crowning of a Snow King and Queen.
- Friday, December 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; ICA Boston; $10 GA, free for ICA members; 21+
More than 100 of New England’s top artisans and specialty food vendors will be at the SoWa Power Station this weekend for a wide-ranging holiday shopping experience, selling everything from homemade brownies, coffee, and cocktails to knitted hats. Down the block, find a “Winter Wine Land” with plenty of great bottles available, as well as food from four local food trucks.
- Friday, December 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; SoWa Power Station; free; all ages
The Franklin Park Zoo is getting into the holiday spirit on the first three Saturdays this December, offering up free photos with Santa, winter-themed arts and crafts, and festive decorations for many of their animals’ habitats.
- Saturday, December 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Franklin Park Zoo; $19.95 GA, $16.95 for seniors ages 62 and up, $13.95 for kids ages 2-12
If you’ve got a bookworm on your holiday shopping list, this warehouse sale is a great place to stock up! The Harvard Book Store will be offering an additional 15 perfect off remaindered books, which have already been reduced 40-80 percent.
- Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Harvard Book Store Warehouse; all ages