Sensational Saturday! Holiday Stroll, Shop with a Cause, Boston Pops & Mayor’s Tree Lighting

This Saturday is packed with local holiday events as JP Centre/South Main Streets is holding its Holiday Stroll, numerous businesses are participating in the 4th Annual Shop with a Cause, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour has two stops in JP — and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is performing.

Numerous businesses on Centre and South streets are planning events throughout the day from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be an information table at the Monument (South and Centre streets) from 11 am to 4 pm with a list of the day’s events — and free hot cocoa. You can also check online here for a map of events.

At 11:30 am, a jazz trio from the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform at the JP Branch Library. This performance is part of the new BSO in Residence program in JP.

The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will stop for two tree lightings in JP: the first in Hyde Square at 1:45 pm, and then at the Monument (Centre and South streets) at 2:30 pm. The group Random Chants A Cappella will sing holiday hits at the Monument at 2 pm.

The 4th Annual Shop with a Cause, organized by Fire Opal and sponsored by the JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) is also taking place on Saturday. Each participating business will donate a percentage of profits to the charity of their choice listed below:

40 South St., donating to Mass Trans Political Coalition (MTPC)

Blue Frog, donating to JP Centre South Main Streets

Boing! JP’s Toy Shop, donating to Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Fire Opal (JP), donating to Community Servings

Fresh Hair, donating to Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

George’s Shoe Store/Benton Shoe co, donating to The Home for Little Wanderers

hatched, donating to Room to Grow

J P Licks Homemade Ice Cream Company (Centre Street), donating to Community Servings

On Centre, donating to MSPCA-Angell

Papercuts J.P., donating to Mass LEAP

Polkadog Bakery, donating to MSPCA-Angell

SALMAGUNDI for ladies and gents…, donating to The Footlight Club

Station 8 Salon, donating to Paws4Survival Rescue Inc.. dogs and cats of Puerto Rico

Tres Gatos, donating to 826 Boston