5 Things to do in and Around Hingham MA
Brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce
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1) Christmas Music for Guitar
On Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm John Muratore will perform a free concert called “Christmas Music for Guitar” at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham. The performance is part of the Boston Classical Guitar Society’s Sunday Sounds Special concert series featured at the Hingham Public Library. John Muratore is a highly acclaimed classical guitarist who has performed as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Muratore has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, and Counterpoint. Mr. Muratore is on the faculty of the Boston University School of Music. John Muratore’s CD, “Noël: A Classical Guitar Christmas” was named one of the top selling Holiday-Classical albums of 2012 and is a collection of new and traditional arrangements for solo guitar of carols, hymns and folk music that spans six centuries of musical tradition.
For more information please visit the Hingham Public Library website.
2) Ron Della Chiesa & His Magic Victrola!
On Saturday, December 10th, at 3:00 pm come to the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, to be entertained by the legendary Ron Della Chiesa & His Magic Victrola program. Ron Della Chiesa was a radio announcer for WBCN in the 1960s and WGBH-FM radio in the mid-1970s. He also hosted Music America and Cooking Around Town on WGBH-TV.
Ron will present a program of opera, jazz, and popular music on his real, live 1903 RCA Victrola! Included will be vintage 78 rpm records from the early years of the 19th century. He will also present the development of recorded sound from the 1877 Edison cylinder phonograph to the 1897 Gramophone invented by Emil Berliner. You’ll also have a chance to meet and hear the story of “Nipper,” the famous RCA dog. It promises to be a fun afternoon and no reservations required.
For more information go to the Hingham Public Library website.
3) La Salette Shrine Illuminations
The National Shrine of Our Lady La Salette Illuminations at Christmas is something that people from all over New England come to see. La Salette Shrine, in Attleboro, MA at 947 Park Street is decorated with the most extensive and beautiful display of Christmas lights that you can see. There are well over 300,000 lights that are on over 10 acres of land. It is nothing short of spectacular and is a free event. Traffic tends to be very heavy on weekends, especially Saturday night, so try to get there early. House are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm every day through January 1st. There is also the International Crèche museum with hundreds of crèches from around the world, open 5-9pm weekdays and 2-9pm weekends
For more information please visit the National Shrine of Our Lady La Salette website.
4) Scituate North Pole Express
The 9th Annual Scituate North Pole Express will be held this Sunday, December 11th, with the first train ride departing at 9:45 am. There are 4 train rides scheduled in addition to the morning which depart at 12:30 pm, 2:40 pm and 4:40 pm. Take your children on this magical train ride that departs from the Greenbush Commuter Rail Station (247 Old Driftway) and arrives at the North Pole. The ride is 60 to 90 minutes long and includes the reading of this classic story of “The Polar Express”, milk and cookies, Christmas carols, and visits from Santa’s Elves, Frosty, Rudolph, and the big man in red, Santa, and Mrs. Claus. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to get into the spirit of the event.
You must buy your tickets ahead of time online at the Scituate North Pole Express website page.
5) Christmas at King Caesar
The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s annual holiday event, “Christmas at King Caesar,” presents the King Caesar House decorated thematically in the European traditions of travel. Volunteer decorators from all over the South Shore have adorned the Federal-style mansion with holiday trim and décor, transporting visitors to the days of travel via sailing ship, steam and rail in Europe. On Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm public tours are available at the cost of $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and children under 6 are free. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to support the educational and preservation activities of the DRHS. This year see if you and the family can find “Fanny” among all of the holiday decorations.
For more information please visit the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society website.
Hingham Event: Christmas Music for Guitar
Time: 3 PM
Place: Hingham Public Library
Hingham Event: Ron Della Chiesa
Time: 3 PM
Place: Hingham Public Library
Attleboro Event: La Salette Shrine Illuminations
Place: La Salette Shrine
Scituate Event: Scituate North Pole Express
Time: 2:40 PM
Duxbury Event: Christmas at King Caesar
Place: King Caesar House
With the holiday season upon us, South Shore homes are festive and bright and it is an ideal time to start looking for homes in Hingham MA and surrounding South Shore towns. There is no better Realtor to show you what the South Shore of Massachusetts has to offer than top South Shore real estate agent Alice Pierce. Alice is native to Hingham MA and can talk to you about Hingham’s neighborhoods and their distinctive characteristics, as well as Cohasset, Hull, Scituate, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Duxbury and all of the South Shore towns.