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Mayor Menino Gives Boston the Gift of Music

The holiday season can be an expensive time, because let’s face it, when it comes to spending time with family and friends, it’s easy to have that spare-no-expense attitude. But, with time and money devoted to buying gifts and preparing feasts, how will you actually enjoy the company and festivities?

Enter: The 8th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special

In its 8th season, this yearly event consists of a slew of holiday festivals, $10 off upscale Boston dining and ½ priced tickets to ballet, theatre and orchestra performances during the holiday season. Think of it as Mayor Thomas Menino’s gift to the city of Boston. That’s right you can cash in on everything you’ll need for a festive night out with all the trimmings.

While the ½ price tickets are only good for a specific set of dates, the selection of performances will shower any arts enthusiast with the gifts of swelling Christmas arrangements and extravagant ballets.  The highlights include performances by the renowned Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Christmas tunes presented Fridays at the Trinity Church and Sound of Music Sing-A-Longs at the Regent Theatre.

Claiming the tickets is easy. Simply go to the official website’s ticketing section. Here you’ll find the list of dates, how you can claim your dinner discount and a lot more.

In the words of Mayor Menino himself, “residents and visitors…[can] savor a great Boston experience that [they’ll] treasure forever, and support the local economy at the same time.” It’s really a win-win. So give yourself the gift of art and music this year.