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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 7, 2012 Page 9 by j00Ingela Cornacchio Not his traditional transportation ... Santa on a Harley is just one of many ice sculp- ture from past First Night displays, yet sets the tone for what kind of festive fun the celebration holds. (Photo courtesy of agenda at this time is Mag- a boat on Boston Harbor, The netic Fields with special boat departs at II:00 pm and guest Tanya Donelly in Sym- returns at 12:3tSam,;;You phony Hall at 9:00 pro, Lee are able (o'joy tf%sh' Fields & The Expressions bar and DJientei'tainment with special guests Jenny on board. This event has sold Dee & The Deelinquentas at out quickly every year, so NEC's Jordan Hall also at interested people are advised 9:00 p.m. and John Scofield to buy tickets early. First at Berklee performance Cen- Night Boston, the original ter starting at 8:45 pm. There citywide festival of art and will be a live broadcast in culture, is the country's old- Boston on 89.7 FM and on est and largest New Year's stations across the country Eve celebration. On Mon- as part of NPR's annual New day, December 31, 2012 from Year's Eve broadcast "Toast noon to midnight, First Night of the Nation". The Midnight presents its annual day-long Fireworks Cruise on Boston festival of art, music, dance, Harbor is an opportunity to ice sculptures and so much view the traditional First more. First Night welcomes Night firework display from children and families of Concerto dl Christmas in the North End Christmas Continues .... With Boston having so much to offer I do my best in cov- ering ballet, opera, concerts, galleries, special presenta- tions and more. Although, with it being such a jolly time of year, I thought why not once again dedicate my column to the "Holidays in the Hub"? First Sight at First Night .... First Night Boston has announced some highlights of the 37 h edition of the country's oldest and largest New Year's Eve arts festival which will include over 1000 artists in 200 exhibitions and performances in 35 dif- ferent locations. On the all ages to celebrate commu- nity through the arts. First Night Boston, Inc., is an independent non-profit organization. It is supported by public and private con- tributions, sponsorships, and through the admission sales of the First Night button. First Night Boston's major supporters are: The City of Boston, Thomas M. Menino, Mayor; Greater Boston Con- vention and Visitors Bureau; LogMeln, Inc.; FedEx; Karm- aloop/Future of Boston Alli- ance; Massachusetts Conven- tion Center Authority; Mas- sachusetts Cultural Coun- cil; Sheraton Hotels & Re- sorts and WBZ-TV. All First Night outdoor events are free, though supported by sales of the First Night but- ton, which is the ticket for admission to indoor events. A reserved seating section has been set aside for some events, so people may pur- chase a guaranteed seat if they wish. Buttons are avail- able at dozens of locations, including Shaw's, Tedes- chi's and Au Bon Pain and through December 23 rd. For further The Grinch's heart grew three sizes that day .... With the honor from the Who's at the Whooville feast he was blessed to carve the roast beast. (Photo courtesy of The Grinch Productions) information you can call 617-542-1399. You can also visit the website for more information as the events continue to be released. Buon Natale .... Come and celebrate Christmas in the heart of Boston's own Little Italy. The 6 th Annual Buon 6:00 pm with the holiday tree lighting and a surprise visit from Santa at the cor- ner of Cross and Hanover Street. The tree lighting is being sponsored by the North End Beautification Commit- tee. Hot chocolate with cook- ies will be served and Cafd Natale North End Holiday Paradiso will be donating Strol:ill tap/ Frtliay, t, chocolate. Deceer -bn--r!:0"0pl(t. :'i; Adriana to ii:00 pm. This holiday shopping stroll includes 19 boutiques, shopsl galleries and specialty stores. Each venue will contribute to the holiday season with dis- counts, gifts with purchase, cocktails, refreshments and holiday surprises. Partici- pants who pick up a passport stroll card and get it stamped by all of the nineteen busi- nesses (no purchase neces- sary) will get a chance to win a gift basket or gift 'certifi- cate from each of the stores. The raffle will be held after the stroll. Elaine DiGangi, owner of Heart and Soul on Hanover Street and a native of the area says, "The North End is still a neighborhood and has become a place to shop. Now when people come to eat here, there are places to shop." The fun kicks off at DeStefano commented, "I am wishing everyone a happy holiday and encourage them and their families to come and enjoy. It would be nice to share this as the local businesses and neighbor- hood contributors put a lot into making it an event fes- tive for the whole family. We in the North End care very much for our neighborhood and look forward to continu- ing tradition." In a section of Boston so full of culture and community this is definitely entertainment to show up for. For more info about the North End Holiday Stroll, contact Marian Klausner at 617-742-0484. No Rest for the Wicked Funny .... It seems the North End is the place to be (Continued on Page 13) E I to Bumrmntee your child a friendly Introduction to the lanlUmlre and culture of Italy. Toys A Books and Newly Arrived Italian Imports