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Posted by Jen Clark Estes October 30, 2013 08:36 AM
Take advantage of Mayor Menino's 10th annual Holiday Special: half-price off tickets for theatre, dance and musical performances, as well as discounts to area restaurants. Find half-price seats to holiday blockbusters such as Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" and Boston Holiday Pops, as well as fantastic shows presented all over the region, such as "A Christmas Story," "Miracle on 34th Street," and others. On the "Mayor's Special" website, you can download a free restaurant voucher for $10 off when you spend $40 at participating restaurants, as well as information on free and low-cost festivities, and special offers to help you shop, eat, stay and even park for less. The site also provides a complete guide to beloved Boston holiday traditions, such as the public menorah lighting on Boston Common, tree lightings, skating on the Frog Pond, and the Macy's "Enchanted Trolley Tour," plus deals on hotels, shopping and more. The Mayor's Holiday Special is the perfect way for you and your family to add a little extra sparkle to the holiday season. Ongoing, through Jan. 1, 2014. Holiday show tickets move quickly, and inventory changes daily. Check back on the site frequently or sign up for emails that give you updates on what is available online. In some cases, blackout dates apply. www.mayorsholiday.com
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.