If you feel like dressing up as Santa this weekend, you’re in luck. Both the Santa Speedo Run and SantaCon are on Saturday, so you can don all the red and white your heart desires and say “ho, ho, ho” all day long.


CraftBoston Holiday Show – 10am – 7pm – The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts – CraftBoston’s Holiday is a display of 90 contemporary artists, crafters and designers. The show runs through Saturday and Sunday as well.

EPHAS Annual Holiday Party – 6pm – 10pm – Storyville – Every Person Has a Story will the growth and success they had in 2012 with a party featuring raffles, games, food, drinks and more.

Harpoon Holiday Party  – 6pm – The Harp – Join Harpoon Brewery as they raise money for Toys for Tots. Bring a toy to donate and you’ll get in for free!

No Rest for the Wicked Funny – 8pm – Improv Asylum – Think you could do improv comedy for an hour on stage? How about 24-hours? In this improv show, comedians from ImprovAsylum will take the stage for 24 hours to raise money for Globe Santa, a fund that collects donations for underprivileged children in the Greater Boston area to receive gifts during the holidays.

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker – Check out the Jose Mateo Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker this weekend. Use BostInno’s code SUGARPLUM10 when buying tickets online for $5 off.


15th Annual MIT VC Conference – 7:30am – 5pm – MIT Media Lab – The MIT Venture Capital Conference brings together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges in Venture Capital investing.

8th Annual Candy Land Tournament – 10am – 12pm – Quincy Market Rotunda – Remember your favorite game as a kid? Get in on a Candy Land Tournament to raise money for local non-profit, Pitching in for Kids, Inc.

SoWa Holiday Market – 11am – 6pm – Benjamin Franklin Institute – SoWa returns in holiday form this weekend for its 9th annual Holiday Market, featuring craft vendors, designers and more. The market continues on Sunday as well.

Holiday Pet Shoppes – 12pm – 6pm – Sheraton Boston Hotel – Need a gift for Fido? Check out the Holiday Pet Shoppes this weekend for all the furry friends on your list.

SantaCon Boston– 12pm – Game On –What better way to celebrate the holiday season than dressing up as Santa and drinking? Join SantaCon Boston for a pub crawl through Fenway, Faneuil Hall and the Garden area.

Santa Speedo Run – 1pm – Lir – If you want some exercise while dressing up, check out the Santa Speedo Run in which hundreds of half-dressed Santas will make their way through Back Bay to raise money for charity.


EatBoutique Holiday Market – 1pm – 5pm – Artists for Humanity Epicenter – EatBoutique has pulled together 30 food makers, 10 drink makers and nine cookbook authors for a great holiday market. Sample fare, talk to makers and buy gifts for foodies on your list.

Boston Accent A Cappella Performance – 2pm – Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Boston Accent will be spreading holiday cheer throughout Faneuil Hall with an a cappella performance at 2pm.