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12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FAMILY FUN Santa in the Seaport Santa knows where it’s classy, so it’s hardly a shock that he’ll be in the Seaport District Saturday to meet with his “clients,” i.e. your kids. Kids can also color on the walls, decorate cookies, get some hot cocoa and the nearby café...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:12pm

Joe Biden brings 'American Promise' tour to Medford

Massachusetts is getting a double dose of Joe Biden this winter. The former vice president is heading back to the Bay State in 2018 when his "American Promise" tour stops in Medford. The famed politician has been hitting the road over the past few months to promote his recently published...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:50pm

These are the most visited spots in Boston, according to Lyft

Lyft revealed the winners of its 2017 Lyftie Awards on Wednesday. Now in its third year, the annual awards celebrate the most visited restaurants, bars and other locations by users of the ride-sharing company in various metropolitan areas, including Boston. According to Lyft, the number of riders...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:11pm

Holiday gift guide: Where to shop in Boston

Welcome to the season of weeping wallets. Your bank account may take a hit this holiday season, but the good news is we’ve rounded up some of Boston’s neatest local shops and organizations in this handy gift guide. For the chocolate lover Cardullo’s literally boasts a wall of...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:31pm

Adopt a family’s Christmas wish list with USPS Operation Santa

Shopping for gifts has to be one of the most stressful parts about the holidays. What are you ever supposed to get your dad? How do you balance making the holidays memorable for your kid and not spoiling her? What’s a suitable gift for the boyfriend you’re planning to break up with in...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:13pm

Ski deals around New England you have to check out this winter

Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the snow that might be headed our way this weekend or just seeking out an enticing sticking stuffer for the skier or rider in your family, there are plenty of early-season deals check out as the holidays approach. Here are a few ski deals you...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:04pm

Meet Why Don't We, your new favorite boy band

Move over One Direction, there's a new boy band in town. Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach Herron of the group Why Don't We have quickly become bona fide pop stars and may be the hardest working teens in music at the moment. In their first year as a band, Why...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:20pm

Julian Edelman to read new children's book at Christmas event

Julian Edelman may be injured, but he's keeping himself busy this holiday season. The Patriots star and proud new papa will read his latest children's book at the 6th annual Christmas in the City Celebrity Holiday Tree and Wreath Auction on Dec. 7. Fans who stop by the Seaport Hotel...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:28pm

Forbes calls 'SMILF' character 'a Southie'

"A Southie" seems to be catching on and it's not sitting well with Bostonians. Earlier this week, a California newspaper was lambasted online by locals—and New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg—for writing that guests can "eat like a Southie" at a new...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:55pm

California paper apologizes to Donnie Wahlberg, Boston over Southie snafu

Hell hath no fury like a Bostonian scorned. A California newspaper caused a bit of an uproar this week over its piece about a new Wahlburgers location that opened up in the Golden State. Mercury News wrote that visitors can "eat like a Southie" at the burger chain, which didn't...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:28am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Irish playwright-turned-auteur Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this dark dramedy, starring Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes, a woman angry over what she considers the indifference of local law enforcement toward violent murder of...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:17pm

Luke's Lobster opens in Boston's Seaport this week

Bostonians have another spot to feast on their favorite crustacean now that Luke's Lobster is open in the Seaport. The popular fast-casual chain, which already has a pair of locations in Back Bay and Downtown Crossing, debuted its latest shack in Boston's waterfront neighborhood on Nov. 29...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:54am

Scott Hamilton to host figure skating events in Boston

The Skating Club of Boston is teaming up with Olympian Scott Hamilton’s CARES Foundation to bring a spirit of charity to a favorite seasonal pastime with Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer. The event, which takes place Dec. 1 at The Skating Club’s Brighton facility, features some of Boston’s...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:07pm

Massachusetts town to recreate Norman Rockwell Christmas painting

Life will imitate art in Stockbridge this weekend as the quaint Massachusetts town will transform itself into a beloved Norman Rockwell painting. Locals will help recreate his famed 1967 piece "Home for Christmas" at the 28th annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas ...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:26pm

10 things you have to do in Boston this winter

Winter tends to be a magical time of year in Boston—well, as long as the snow doesn't pile up too high. While the season is a pain for drivers looking for parking spots, winter is one of the best times for adventurous locals looking to explore the city. From holiday shows to end-of-the-...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:36am

It's officially ski season in New England

Maybe it’s the first images of New England ski areas testing out the snow guns at the first sight of frost on the mountains in mid-September. Or, perhaps it’s an early November stroll at the Boston Ski Expo that does the trick, generating excitement amidst the promises of a fresh season...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:09am

Boston Common Tree Lighting brightens up the city

The Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony returns for its 76th year this week. The annual festivities kick off at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 with a special show featuring musical acts and more. Channel 5 will air a live, televised broadcast of the ceremony on Thursday night. Though it’s the 76th tree...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:33pm

Blink! lights up Faneuil Hall this holiday season

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be brighter and better than ever when the newly improved Blink! show returns this holiday season. The annual festivities kicks off with a special televised sneak peek on Nov. 28, which will air live on WBZ-TV. The show will include a first look at the tree lighting as...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

'Man v. Food' host tackles Boston's food challenges

"Man v. Food" host Casey Webb is shipping up to Boston for the new season of his hit Travel Channel show. Season two of the recently revived series kicks off on Dec. 4 with Webb's trip to the Hub, featuring stops at a trio of local restaurants, including Flann O’Brien...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:03am

Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers

As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal in Anthony Bourdain's household. The famed chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" loves to go all out for the holiday and always plans an epic meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Bourdain revealed his Turkey Day strategy to...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:03pm