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Holiday Lights
Bask in the brilliance of the Boston area’s best displays of seasonal cheer Blink! (Faneuil Hall Marketplace; pictured): Sound and light come together at the city’s beloved dining and shopping des
Two Decades and Counting
 For the 20th year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company brings its Free Shakespeare on the Common production to the heart of America’s oldest public park, Boston Common. Setting up near the Parkma
Common Cause
 After a one-year hiatus, Outside the Box returns with a second helping of music, dance, theater and more. This performing arts festival that debuted in 2013 offers a free showcase for hundreds o
Boston: A City of Firsts
Even prior to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino dubbing the South Boston waterfront the Innovation District, the Hub was a center of progressive ideas. Innovation has long been a part of the city’s fabric dating back to its very beginnings. Here’s just a small sampling of sites associated with some of the more prominent Boston firsts.
Peek at the Past: Frog Pond
The Boston Common Frog Pond is a fun destination for visitors year-round, whether they’re splashing in the shallow water during the summer or twirling on the ice in the winter. However, not many people are aware of the fact that they’re frolicking on the site of a prehistoric gathering place.
Peek at the Past: Boston Common Christmas Tree
Boston’s official Christmas tree is pretty special—and not just because you can follow it on Twitter (@treeforboston). The nearly 50-foot, 40-year-old white spruce traveled all the way from Nova Scotia to Boston Common, accompanied by a police escort on the last leg of its journey.

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