The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.
Kick off the holiday season with "What Christmas Means to Me", a one-stop shopping, dining and musical event, that perfectly blends standard carols, musical parodies, and smart-seasonal sketches. Choice of three performances: Thursday, December 6 at noon ~ Friday, December 7 at noon ~ Saturday, December 8 at 8pm. Advance reservations recommended as shows frequently sell out.
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
Enjoy extra holiday cheer with special child-friendly activities while your family tours the Eustis Estate, which is decorated for Victorian Christmas. Join Historic New England educators in the kitchen for drop-in craft workshops to make top hats and stockings in connection with the special exhibition Head to Toe. Head upstairs to the library for holiday storytime at 12:30 p.m.
Included with museum admission. Recommended for families with children ages 5 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.
Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Celebrate the season with a Victorian afternoon tea at the Eustis Estate. Relax in the beautifully decorated hall and enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, and other treats, including an optional champagne toast. Your ticket includes admission to the museum and the special exhibition, Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England.
Seating is limited. Advance tickets required. Champagne can be purchased the day of for an additional $10. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.
Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon. Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music. Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers. Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.