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By Shapleigh Webster, Nicole Taylor, & Casey DiBari – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff

The Nutcracker

Looking for a treat outside the traditional tree lighting? Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is one of the city’s longest running traditions. The ballet, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work, is held annually at the Boston Opera House. Per- formances run daily until December 31. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at the Boston Ballet box office Monday through Friday 9:30-5, online at, or by calling (617) 695-6955.


Ugly Sweater Race

Reach into your closet for running shoes and a hideous holiday sweater to gear up for Boston’s Ugly Sweater Run. Starting at Suffolk Downs at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, the 5K run includes inflatables, holiday music, and photo stations. Registration is online and it is $40 per runner.

Participants receive a custom knit hat and unlimited hot chocolate during the event, while volunteer perks include a beanie, hot chocolate, and beer (if you are of age). For more informa- tion about the Ugly Sweater Run, visit www.

CAB goes to the NACA

Campus Activites Board (CAB) attended the annual National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), conference. NACA is a four- day conference which allows different schools’ CAB to find acts to bring to their campus. The acts consist of a variety of bands to comedians to magicians.

There were also workshops, in which the organizations learned what other schools do to bring interest to their acts.

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