Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Holiday Light Projection Show to Jamaica Plain

The Boston Main Streets Foundation and JP Centre/South Main Streets have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $5,000 by September 30 to bring a new lighting display to the neighborhood this holiday and year-round. "The community's identity is as distinctive as any other neighborhood in Boston, but the district’s holiday displays have suffered from lack of funding, locations, manpower, and storage," said a press release from JP Centre/South Main Streets (JPCSMS). But JPCSMS wants to do state-of-the-art light displays, and if the community raises $5,000, it will be matched with a grant from the Boston Main Street Foundation (BMSF). You can learn more and donate to the JP Centre/South Main Streets holiday lighting by clicking here. “The holidays are a joyous time to reflect on the idea of community.


Sign Up for Holiday Photo Pet Sessions in JP, Help Boston Animal Shelter

Do you ever wonder whether the people keep the holiday cards you send? You may never know the answer. But you will get an awwwwwww if you send them a holiday photo with your dog, kitty or other creature (well, maybe not all creatures). Our friends at Sacred Harbor Photography are offering holiday pet photo sessions during the next two weeks and 50 percent of the proceeds will go to Boston's Animal Shelter. The upcoming photo sessions are on Dec.


Holiday Happenings at Loring-Greenough: Dog Portraits, Wreath & Tree Sales, Storytelling and More

Do dogs wear ugly Christmas sweaters? That question may be answered at the Loring-Greenough House on Dec. 1 when the historical house hosts Mrs. "Claws" for a family holiday photo opportunity with all two- and four-legged family members. Along with its Precious Pooch Holiday Photos event, the Loring-Greenough House is hosting numerous events throughout December. Here is a schedule:



Bingo! Win $250 in Gift Cards with JP Local First Shopping Game

Do your shopping in Jamaica Plain this holiday season and you'll be supporting local businesses while also having the opportunity to win gift cards when participating in the JP Local First Bingo Game. First you'll want to download the official bingo card by clicking here. Under the bingo card you can see a list of dozens of JP Local First business members where you can go shopping. When you visit those businesses you need to fill out your bingo card by writing the name of the business and date you visited it on the card. Once you've filled five bingo squares in a row -- bingo!