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.

Free BSO and Boston Pops Concert in Franklin Park on Oct. 1st

For the first-time ever the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra will perform on the same stage in a free outdoor public venue at Franklin Park on Oct. 1st. The Boston Pops have actually performed at Franklin Park twice before, but this will be the first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Franklin Park. The outdoor concert will be led by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins. This will be the first-time that Nelsons leads the BSO in an outdoor venue in Boston.