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Thanksgiving Day (City Holiday)

Holidays City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Troops For Fitness Bootcamp

Parks Events A circuit style class incorporating strength and cardio into one high-impact workout. Contact: Justin P. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Mattapan. MBTA: Bus #28, Blue Hill & Almont. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Hunt Almont Park 40 Almont St Mattapan, MA 02126.

Troops for Fitness Family Yoga

Parks Events Three types of yoga will be offered: family, therapeutic and Beats & Breath. Participants will learn easily accessible yoga postures (poses), teachings and practices that can ease the body and the mind. This yoga program can assist in reduction of stress and emotional, physical and metal pain. All levels and experience welcome. Contact: Jessica C. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Green Line, Copley Square. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Copley Square Bay.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join Back Bay residents at Arlington Street for the lighting of Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Trees along the Mall will be illuminated through April 1 with elegant white lights made possible thanks to community support and private donations raised by the Committee to Light Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Entertainment will feature the Boston University Singers and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Taj Boston. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. South End. MBTA: Green Line - Arlington Station. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Park Event. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM. Commonwealth Avenue Mall Commonwealth Ave & Arlington St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Copley Square Tree Lighting

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square will celebrate the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting. The free event will feature appearances by Mayor Walsh, WHDH-TV’s Janet Wu, Santa Claus, and Rudolph along with live entertainment including members of the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble, the Trinity Church Choristers, vocalist Sheree Dunwell, and a holiday sing-along. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. South End. MBTA: Green Line - Copley Station, Orange Line & Commuter Rail - Back Bay Station. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Park Event. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Copley Square Park 560 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston Common Tree Lighting

Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, for Boston’s 73rd Annual Official Tree Lighting featuring holiday decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden including the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree, a 43-foot white spruce donated by John and Ethel Ann MacPherson of Nova Scotia. WCVB TV’s Anthony Everett and JC Monahan will host Channel 5’s live broadcast of the event beginning at 7 p.m. featuring Nashville’s Chaley Rose, The Voice contestant Brittany Butler, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, Nova Scotia band The Stanfields, the Floorlords dance troupe, and a headliner and additional acts to be announced. The holiday lights throughout both parks will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Walsh is joined onstage by Premier McNeil, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Santa Claus. The show will close with a pyrotechnic display by MagicFire, Inc. For updates please go to www.cityofboston.co… Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. South End. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Park Event. Performing Arts. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Boston Common 139 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111.

Christmas Day (City Holiday)

Holidays City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. Thursday, December 25, 2014.

New Year's Day (City Holiday)

Holidays City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect; see link below for more information. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. Thursday, January 1, 2015. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.