There is a lot happening this weekend! Friday, Dec 9th is guys night out in downtown with retailers there to help you make your special holiday purchases. Shops will remain open late and many will offer refreshments! Saturday brings a menu of options to enjoy the holiday season. The Art Bar will offer a Sip & Shop event upstairs at 317 High Street from 3pm – 7pm. The Dorchester Chorus performs starting at 4pm at Christ Episcopal Church. Seating is limited and fills up so arrive early! Between 12pm – 5pm WHCP 101.5FM will be playing a special program of holiday music, and the Dorchester YMCA will wrap gifts in exchange for donations at 519 Poplar St (Dorchester Star). Thank you to The Whitten Group for sponsoring this partnership!

Join us downtown on 400 Race & 500 Poplar Streets between 5pm – 9pm for a special Second Saturday event! Live musical performances, holiday carolers, a visit by Santa, fire features, carriage rides, holiday street market, and the prize drawing for our downtown shopping and dining promotion at 8pm. Prize drawings include special drawings for Second Saturday shoppers, followed by the grand prize drawings for $800, $500, and $300 value in downtown bucks and gift certificates! Dorchester Santa Toy Drive will also be holding their special toy drive event with specials for those that bring an unwrapped, unopened toy donation between 12pm – 2am. We’ll have a couple of fire pits – plus a couple of really cool fire features thanks to McCready’s Hearth & Home – out on the street, so bundle up and come join us downtown Saturday night!

Second Saturday will conclude with a Santa Crawl kicking off at 9pm til late! Folks is Santa Suits enjoy Happy Hour specials at Stoked, High Spot, RAR, Canvasback, Rock Lobstah!