Culture Park 11th Annual Short Plays Marathon
Featuring 29 new plays by regional playwrights.
Taking place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum (18 Johnny Cake Hill)
Saturday Nov 24, 1-10:30pm
Downtown New Bedford
Downtown New Bedford has everything you need for a jolly holiday! Enjoy children’s activities, live entertainment, Santa & Mrs. Claus, antique fire engine rides, handmade goods & boutique shopping, creative cuisine & so much more!
Saturday Dec 1, noon-4pm
Sunday Dec 2, noon-4pm
New Bedford Preservation Society’s
21st Annual Holiday House Tour
Come visit beautifully restored historic 19th Century homes, all decked out for the holidays.
Saturday Dec 8, 4-8pm Candlelight Tour
Sunday Dec 9, 1-5pm Afternoon Tour
City of New Bedford Tree Lighting Ceremonies
- Cove Street Neighborhood Group
Friday Nov 30, 6pm, corner of Ruth Street & Salisbury Street
- Downtown New Bedford
Saturday Dec 1, 4:30pm parade up William St to Library, 5pm lighting
Join Santa & Mrs. Claus, the New Bedford High School Marching Band, Mayor Jon Mitchell, the City Council, Miss New Bedford & the the All City Youth Choir for this festive annual event.
- Festival of Lights Celebration at Clasky Common Park
Sunday Dec 2, 4:30pm, Clasky Common Park
Join the countdown celebration to illuminate festive displays of dazzling lights throughout Clasky Common Park. Members of the Parker Elementary School chorus will perform and Santa Claus is expected to join the celebration.
- Far North End Neighborhood Association
Sunday Dec 2, 6:30pm, Fire Station # 5, 3665 Acushnet Avenue
- South End Business Association
Tuesday Dec 4—Reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 4pm & tree lighting at 5:30pm
- Goulart Square Association
Sunday Dec 9, 6:30pm Ashley Park on the corner of Rivet Street & Bolton Street
- South Central /South First Association
Tuesday Dec 11, 4:30pm Monte Park on the corner of Russell Street & Acushnet Avenue
- Rockdale Avenue Neighborhood Association
Thursday Dec 13, 6:30pm Harrington Park on the Corner of Court Street & Liberty Street (across from Hathaway School)
- Bullard Street Neighborhood Association
Saturday Dec 15, 6pm Riverside Park on the corner of Belleville Avenue & Coffin Avenue
AHA! Made in NB
Head to AHA! Night when Art, History & Architecture come alive in New Bedford. On December 13th, celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also a perfect evening for unique holiday shopping. So come early & stay late - there's so much happening you will need the extra time to fit it all in!
Thursday Dec 13, 5-9pm
Spend the Holidays with the Z!
A Christmas Carol
The annual holiday celebration returns to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Saturday Dec 1, 2 & 7pm
Winter Wonderland at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
Bring your family and friends to enjoy some winter crafts, hot chocolate, winter sports and games, and sign-up for Winter 2013 programs. Plus official lighting of the Holiday Giving Tree!
Saturday Dec 8, 3-5pm
More info HERE
New Bedford 5k Santa Fun Run
Thousands will gather to participate in another chapter in the world-wide phenomenon known as the Santa Race. The race is open to all ages and all levels of runners.
Saturday Dec 8, 11am
Holiday Events at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!
- Winter is for the Birds!
Bird house making workshop
Saturday Nov 24, 1pm
- Holiday Wreath Workshop
Sunday Nov 25, 1pm
- HollyJolly Time
Join Santa’s elf in creating holiday crafts that will make great gifts for parents and grandparents. Each week will feature two different holiday crafts.
Friday Dec 7, 14, & 21, 10:30am
- Holiday ZOObilee
Saturday Dec 8, 15, & 22, 11am-4pm
- Zoo Year's Eve
Calling all party animals! Celebrate the New Year in style at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. The ball drops at noon (including a countdown and ginger ale toast), but the fun and games will run from 11am– 2pm. Dance the early afternoon away to the sounds of DJ Steve from Music ‘n Motion. Fun for all ages!
Monday Dec 31, 11am-2pm
The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents Family Holiday Pops Concert
A one-of-a-kind Holiday Season tradition on the South Coast. Featuring guest vocalist Amanda Carr and the popular holiday sing-along, this warm and festive concert will make your season bright!
Saturday Dec 22, 3:30 & 7pm
City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve
Presented by the AHA! Partners &
the City of New Bedford
Join us for a family friendly evening in Downtown New Bedford! Arrive early and stay late!
17th Annual Moby Dick Marathon
The longest continually running readathon of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece.
Friday Jan 4 - Sunday Jan 6, 2013
Annual Holiday Show & Sale @ Artworks!
Find the perfect locally made unique gift for everyone
on your list.
An eclectic collection of fun and fine silver,
gold and designer jewelry.
Holiday Hours, Thanksgiving thru Christmas Eve:
Tues & Wed 10am-5pm
Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-7p
The CRAFT-O-RAMA Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ UGLY Gallery (246 Union Street)
CRAFT-O-RAMA has partnered with their friends at Ugly Gallery to bring you a month long holiday pop-up shop, featuring artists from MA and RI. Shop the best in locally-handmade gifts this season and support dNB!
Crowell's Fine Art Gallery & Fine Framing Studio
A Few of My Favorite Things:
Ideas and Objects for Artful Living
Showcasing paintings, prints, antiques, jewelry, furniture, creative clothing and accessories. See examples of how we live with art, whether it is worn, experienced or consumed.
Judith Klein Art Gallery
"4th Anniversary Exhibit"
Featuring over 16 artists. View & shop paintings, photographs, printmaking, textile art & high crafts, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood work & more.
Gallery will be open all week through the month of December (11am-5pm) as well as 5-9pm for Made in NB AHA! Night (12/13), 5-9pm for DNB Men's Shopping Night Out (12/20), & 11am-6pm for City Celebrates! New Year's Eve.
88 Hatch Street Annual Holiday Sale
Every year the artists at the Hatch Street Studios, 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA, open their doors for a festive and fun holiday market featuring high-end yet affordable fine art and craft - unique and perfect for holiday gift giving.
Friday Nov 23, 1-6pm
Saturday Nov 24, 10am-5pm
Sunday Nov 25, 10am-5pm
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
invites you to the RJD Greens Market in the Coachman’s House.
Purchase unique tabletop decorations, wreaths and exceptional greens.
Saturday Dec 1, 9-11:30am
New Bedford Art Museum's 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique
The “Boutique” is an opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, and will showcase local and regional artists. All items will be for sale, and will benefit the art community as well as raise funds for the museum.
Sunday Dec 2, 10am-4pm
Celia's Boutique presents the 3rd Annual Holiday Open House ~ a 2 Day Event!
Enjoy appetizers, holiday spirits, & 15% off your entire purchase.
Saturday Dec 8, 1-4pm
Mimosa Sunday Dec 9, 11am-2pm
Downtown NB Men's Shopping Night Out
Come shop for the woman in your life while enjoying refreshments & appetizers at 23 stores & galleries in Downtown New Bedford.
Thursday Dec 20, 5-9pm
Click for more info
Handel's Messiah with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Performed at St. Anthony's Church on Acushnet Ave. A relaxing and beautiful concert by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and over 100 local choral group members!
Sunday Nov 25, 3pm
“The Many Moods of Christmas”
The 48th annual Christmas Concert of the Sippican Choral Society at Grace Episcopal Church
Friday Nov 30, 8pm
Chucho Valdez Quartet
Hailed as "the dean of Latin jazz," the legendary, multi-Grammy® Award-winner Chucho's concerts serve as a sonic voyage through the roots and branches of Afro-Cuban music
Friday Nov 30, 8pm
The Zeiterion presents Paul Winter 2012
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice concert is one of the greatest and most popular holiday traditions of New York City and we are honored to present a version of it at the beautiful St. Anthony’s Church during its 100 birthday year.
Friday Dec 12, 8pm
There’s something for everyone on your list in New Bedford—and don’t forget those gift certificates to one-of-a- kind shops!
For info on places to shop, visit: www.destinationnewbedford.org or ahanewbedford.org
From cafes to tapas, Cape Verdean to Thai & the freshest seafood around, New Bedford is your one-stop-shop for eclectic eateries.
For info on places to eat, visit: www.destinationnewbedford.org
Extend the holiday cheer and spend a night or two in New Bedford!
The Newly Opened Fairfield Inn & Suites is offering a special "Holiday in New Bedford" rate of $99.00!
For more places to stay, visit: www.destinationnewbedford.org