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ELC Boston This Week in Boston: December Edition December 11th, 2014

Michelle’s 600B Conversation Class is delighted to inform you of events that happened, are happening, and will happen not only at ELC but also around Boston this December.

Christmas Tree Lighting

There are numerous tree lightings around Boston in December, but the biggest one takes place in Boston Common. Listen to Mohamed describe its importance and what happened at this year’s tree lighting.

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ELC students enjoying holiday decorations

photos courtesy of Sarah Lagache

Holiday Shopping

Monica describes some places which are decorated for the holiday season around ELC, Downtown Crossing and Quincy Market.

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photos by Monica Ruiz

For the art lovers…

Holiday Season in Boston and means lots of festive events across the area! Here are three suggestions from Lily about what to do in December – especially for art lovers 🙂

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker

*Please note: The ballet is at the Boston Opera House, NOT Boston Symphony Hall!

Boston Ballet Nutcracker

photo courtesy of babble.com

CraftBoston Holiday Show at Hynes Convention Center

Craft Boston Holiday Show

photo courtesy of societyofartsandcrafts.org

Harvard Square Holiday Fair

Harvard Square Holiday Fair

photo courtesy of harvardsquareholidayfair.com

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

You know the holiday season has arrived when you see and hear the bell ringers around Boston. Paola explains exactly who they are and what they do.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

photo courtesy of Boston.com

The Salvation Army

photo courtesy of salvationarmyusa.org

Government Center MBTA Renovation If you take the T (Boston’s subway), you have noticed that Government Center is under renovation. You will have to wait some time before you can get on or off at Government Center. Daniel will give you a little history of the place and what to expect with the new renovations.

New Government Center

photo courtesy of mbta.com

Old Government Center

photo courtesy of boston.com

Frog Pond Ice Skating and Activity

Have you ever try ice-skating? Do you like ice-skating?  Welcome December, it is ice-skating time. You have to visit the Frog Pond in the Boston Common. The Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and offers skate rentals and even hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.  The prime location of the Frog Pond makes it easy to squeeze in just few minutes of skating. After a long day at ELC, you should go ice-skating to relax and meet people.  The admission fee is only $5, skate rentals are $9, and lockers are available for $2.  Also, every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm until 9:00pm, you can skate with your university during College Night. Bring your current college ID and get half-price admission for just $2 .

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