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Mayor's Holiday Special: Half-Priced Holiday Shows...

Experience The 8th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special, Greater Boston’s one-stop holiday entertainment website.

At you’ll find: info on over 75 holiday shows all over Greater Boston, made simple and easy to explore; thousands and thousands of half-price seats; a $10-off holiday dining voucher, good at dozens of restaurants; and a full calendar of the region’s holiday festivities. City ofBoston Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites you to enjoy the magic of a sparkling Boston-area holiday on this free website created in partnership with local non-profit ArtsBoston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Open November 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012.

Major Arts Discounts
Beginning November 1st, you can enjoy nearly 17,000 half-price tickets toBoston's favorite holiday events. Tip: act quickly to get the dates and times you prefer. Half-price ticket quantities are limited, and allotments change daily. Visit early and often, and be the first to know about new additions and special offers with email and social media alerts.

Holiday Shows all over Greater Boston
Greater Boston holiday shows offering half-price tickets will include Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Holiday Pops, Peter Pan, Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at The Strand, Revels, Handel’s Messiah presented by Handel & Haydn Society and Boston Baroque and dozens more. From theatre to dance, music to comedy, you can find the show that will help you create wonderful holiday memories. With arts deals powered by local non-profit ArtsBoston, reinvests every dollar patrons spend on theatre, dance and music tickets back intoBoston’s arts community, helping to sustain and grow local cultural programming.

Give the Gift of the Arts

Arts gift certificates are also available at Lucky recipients can choose among hundreds of shows and dates offered throughout the year on BosTix is the non-profit, half-price ticketing program of local non-profit ArtsBoston. Your gift goes twice as far, because two can see a show for the price of one!

$10-Off Restaurant Savings
Be sure to print your free Mayor’s Holiday Special $10-Off Restaurant Vouchers. Then get $10 off when you spend $40 at participating restaurants, brought to you by the same people who bring you Restaurant Week. The Voucher will be welcomed at Brasserie JO at The Colonnade, Masa in the South End, Kingfish Hall at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fugakyu Japanese Cuisine in Brookline, Bokx 109 in Newton, Brunello Bistro in Somerville, and Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, among others. The full list of restaurants and the printable voucher are online at

Guide to Free and Low-Cost Holiday Favorites also provides a complete guide to belovedBoston holiday traditions, including the Tree Lightings, Skating on the Frog Pond, and the Macy's Enchanted Trolley Tour.

More Great Deals
Discover a wide range of shopping and attractions deals all season. New this year: overnight hotel packages including The Colonnade, Seaport, and Renaissance Hotels.

Arts Organizations and Restaurants: You Can Still Join In
Arts groups interested in participating in should contact
Restaurants and holiday businesses should contact

The two-month program runs from November 1, 2011 to January 1, 2012

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