Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn't mean the fun has to stop. From holiday shows to sports galas and more, here are the best things to do in Boston this week.
5 fun things to do in Boston this week
There's no shortage of tree lighting events happening in Boston this week. The Copley Square event is set for Monday night, while the Faneuil Hall festivities will take place on Tuesday night. Nov. 26-27, various locations
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Back for its 17th year, the Sports Museum will once again host its fundraising gala at the TD Garden on Wednesday night. The event will honor a number of local sports legends, including former Celtics star Paul Pierce, former Patriots Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch, former Bruins coach Don Cherry, Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Lonborg, plus NASCAR star Richard Petty as well as Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champ Julie Foudy. Jackie MacMullan and Tom Caron will host this year's festivities. Nov. 28, 6 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $350+, sportsmuseum.org/event/the-tradition
'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
The hit musical based on the beloved Dr. Seuss story returns to Boston this week. The show kicks off its run at the Wang Theatre on Wednesday night. Nov. 28-Dec. 9, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $25+, bochcenter.org
Don't ruin your week by missing out on this show. Fresh off the premiere of "Adam Ruins Everything" season 3 on Tuesday, host Adam Conover ships up to Boston on Wednesday as his "Mind Parasites" tour takes over Royale. Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston, $38.50+, royaleboston.com
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Before the blues rock band drops its latest album in 2019, the super group comprised of husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi comes to Boston this week. See them rock out at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday night. Nov. 29, 6:45 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Pl., Boston, $35+, crossroadspresents.com