Maybe you'll see something that tickles your fancy...
Boston Santacon 2011
meet at Tavern in the Square, 1815 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
Noon -- Christopher's & Tavern in the SquareWho doesn't love hundreds of Santas stumbling from bar to bar? Either put on you red felt suit or sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
2pm -- Cambridge Common, Temple Bar, West Side Lounge, O'Sullivan's(?)
3:30pm -- Grafton Street, John Harvard's, Whitney's, Grendel's, Charlie's Kitchen
(Mini-jump) -- People's Republik, Plough & Stars
5pm (dinner) -- Tavern in the Square, The Asgard, Cantab Lounge, Miracle of Science
9:30pm -- Middlesex Lounge, Zuzu, Phoenix Landing
Of course, no bar can hold all of them. Drinkers along Mass Ave may be naughty or nice, so you better watch out and you better not cry. You better be ready to dance with someone jolly if you join near the end.
1pm to 3pm
"Everyone Loves Latkes"
in front of Crema Cafe, 27 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
This may be the fourth annual event where various nearby restaurants donate hundreds of latkes and condiments in the Chanukkah spirit.
If you're in Harvard Square, grab a free potato pancake or more…
4pm to 6pm
at Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St, Boston (Copley Sq)
3pm -- Doors openLet's be clear that this is a religious service, so they will be including some original Christmas content with the singing.
3:30pm -- Prelude music begins
When they mention that the doors open an hour ahead of time, I expect it to be a full church.
They say, "While tickets are not required, a free-will offering is gratefully received at these services."
2nd Annual Illuminations Bicycle Tour
meet at the Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$5 suggested donation
Your chances of getting on an Illuminations trolley tour is almost nil, because no one will buy tickets and bail unless there's a good reason.
They say the bicycle ride will be relatively slow and should last about an hour with a bunch of stops to admire the overwhelming holiday decorations, and Somerville has some of the most ridiculous around.
Required -- warm clothes & bike lightsExpect to leave at 6:20pm.
Recommended -- holiday lights, costumes & good cheer
Your donation benefits the Somerville Arts Council.
International Pancake Film Festival
at The New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville
If you live in Newton and wonder why you have to travel to so many cheap thrills, stick around your 'hood for silly short films about pancakes.
The ones I watched are weird, so plan your high to be in the 'munchies zone', so you can take advantage of the free pancakes and have 'the best time ever'.
(Cash bar too.)