The Mall at Chestnut Hill hosts a day of holiday fun. For the first time ever, Santa will be visiting Mall. He will read stories and will be available for photos from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. There will also be a Boston Ballet Nutcracker meet and greet by a special performer from this year’s Nutcracker Ballet from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. The Land of Nod will be hosting a craft table and there will be holiday treats and more.
Two Gift-laden Church Bazaars will be held in West Newton Square within a block of one another. One at the First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St., and the other at Second Church, UCC, 60 Highland St. Both the Unitarian Fair and the Second Church Bazaar will offer a wide variety of merchandise for holiday shopping, including jewelry, seasonal items, books, toys, small furniture and household goods. The events begin at 9 a.m. See more details here.
Over 1,000 homemade cookies, candies, tea breads, jams/jellies for sale on Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 258 Concord St. Newton Lower Falls, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Special Gingerbread House auction. All proceeds fund community outreach by the Women of St. Mary’s.The 23rd annual Auburndale Community Nursery School Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the 218 Walnut Street, Newtonville location. There will be a 100+ Family Yard Sale, Silent Auction, Craft Vendors, Bake Sale, Delicious Food, donated by Paddy's/O'Haras Restaurants and Kids activities. See more here.
The Jameson Singers present Gladness of Heart, featuring works by Britten,Mendelssohn, Byrd, Brahms, and Thompson with traditional carols and more. The concert will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street, Newton. Find out more here.
Newton Baroque will give a free Advent Concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. Newton Baroque director Andrus Madsen celebrates the 17th century German tradition of giving free weekend Advent concerts with a performance of music by Dietrich Buxtehude, Matthias Weckmann, Nicolaus Bruhns, Johann Christoph Pez, and Heinrich Biber. See more here.
The Nonantum Children's Christmas Party Association will host the Annual Holiday Lighting at Coletti-Magni Park on Washington Street. There will be caroling on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and lights at 7 p.m. You can also enjoy candy canes, hot chocolate and put a letter in Santa's Mail Box.
Join the Holiday Hustle 5K Road Race on Sunday at 9 a.m. at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street, Newton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The course goes through West Newton, and there will be prizes and refreshments. See how to register and more information here.
Come to the Carol Sing-Along at United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock St., Auburndale on Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Newton hosts a holiday craft fair on Sunday at Newton South High School, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be live music, a kids crafts table, food, and most importantly, a host of fabulous artists and craftspeople, most of whom are your Newton neighbors. Find out more here.
Newton Baroque strings and the Chancel Choir of Second Church combine forces to perform the stunning Missa St. Josephi by Johann Christoph Pez during Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. at Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. Get more info here.