Friday, December 7, 2012
Strollers enjoyed sales, songs and horse-drawn carriage rides on a relatively warm night.
Unlike strolls of recent years that have left frigid fingers clinging to their cups of complimentary hot cocoas, Thursday night's event enjoyed mild temperatures that brought out a large crowd. Though always popular, this year's Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll seemed to bring out even more neighbors who popped into the shops along Charles Street, sat on Santa's lap and took in the caroling. The Clydesdales were back this year, too, shuttling revelers up and down Charles Street, which was closed to traffic.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The night will feature Santa, the neighborhood tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides and more.
It's hard to believe with the mild temperatures we've had lately, but the holiday season is upon us – and the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll is less than three weeks away. Charles Street will be closed to traffic on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. as shops open their door to strollers, offering warm drinks, treats and sometimes sales, and horse-drawn carriages take revelers up and down the street. Kids can visit Santa at the Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon St., from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. And don't miss the neighborhood holiday tree lighting outside of the Meeting House at 7:15 p.m. To see photos of past Beacon Hill Holiday Strolls, see Patch's 2010 gallery and 2011 gallery.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Residents of Beacon Hill and beyond came out for carriage rides, treats and music along Charles Street.
In what has become an annual tradition to celebrate the holidays on Beacon Hill, Charles Street was closed to traffic as storekeepers welcome crowds with treats, songs and sales. Strollers also got to see the Hill's holiday tree being lit just outside of the Meeting House, and take horse-drawn carriage rides.
Hundreds come out for the holiday stroll; Menino evicts Occupy Boston; the Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour raises funds; Santas in Speedos; and a high of 52.
1. Hundreds of Beacon Hillers came out for the 6th annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll Thursday evening to enjoy live music, wine, and horse-drawn carriage rides. See the photos on Beacon Hill Patch today. 2. Yesterday the mayor issued a midnight deadline for the Occupy Boston protestors to leave their camp in Dewey Square. Our reporters were there to capture the events. Check back on Beacon Hill Patch later this morning for photos and the story of what happened in Dewey Square last night. 3. The 18th annual Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour is this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The tour is a fundraiser for the Nichols House Museum and proceeds will go to support preservation projects and programming at the museum. Eight private residences will …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Beacon Hill's holiday stroll is tonight; The Federal becomes Griddler's; deteriorating lampposts on the Hill; and the mercury continues to drop.
1. It was a big night at the Beacon Hill Civic Association's Zoning and Licensing Committee meeting Wednesday. The group considered requests from JP Licks, Villa Mexico Cafe and Deluca's Market. JP Licks had its request that the committee support a variance approved; Villa Mexico and Deluca's each had its request denied. Check back on Beacon Hill Patch today for the full story. 2. The 6th annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll is tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Charles Street will be closed for the festivities so that neighbors can roam freely, enjoying carols and popping into area businesses for treats and sales. Want a preview? See this video of last year's events. 3. The Cambridge Street deli formerly known as The Federal is opening Monday …