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Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Irish Cultural Centre Featuring Erin's Melody

The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring Margaret Dalton and Erin's Melody at the ICC's New Year's Eve Celebration starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018.   A full dinner buffet is being served, followed by a champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets are $60 per person.  To make a reservation call 781 821-8291.

Here is a schedule of upcoming events at the ICC in January 2019.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Boston Pops New Year's Eve Concert with Seth MacFarlane

Writer, producer, comedian and singer Seth MacFarlane is the special guest with conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at the annual New Year Eve concert at Boston Symphony Hall,  starting  at 10 p.m.. on Monday, December 31,2018.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for dancing and music from the Winiker Band.

Tickets are $55 - $180 and can be purchased online or by calling 888 266-1200. 

This concert was named "Event of the Week" by the Boston Irish Tourism Association. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ciaran Nagel & Tara Novak w/ Ishna present “A Celtic Christmas” at Irish Cultural Centre on December 23

Ciaran Nagle (vocals) and Tara Novak (vocals, violin/fiddle) with their band, Ishna, present A Celtic Christmas at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Tickets are available online here, or by calling 781 821-8291.

Joining the music and dance is a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

A full Irish breakfast is available prior to the concert. 

Find more information about the Irish Cultural Centre, a year round facility on 46 acres just 10 miles from Boston.  

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Irish Singing Star Chloe Agnew Performs at Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on Sunday, December 16

Irish vocal star Chloe Agnew, formerly of Celtic Woman fame, is performing a Christmas concert at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 4:30 p.m..  She'll be joined by Irish tenor Dermot Kiernan and local special guests.

Tickets are $35 to $50, and ICC members pay $30.  To purchase tickets to the show, click here. 

 Earlier in the day, join the ICC for a special Children’s Mass & Nativity Pageant, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Here are more events at the Irish Cultural Centre, a year-round facility that promotes Irish culture, music, athletics, and education.

For year round details on Irish activities in New England, visit

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Win Tix to A Christmas Celtic Sojourn in Worcester & Boston

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away free pairs of tickets to this year's A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, on Tuesday, December 18 at Hanover Hall in Worcester, and on Friday, December 21 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.   To win, enter the contest here.

Now in its 16th year, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, hosted by WGBH radio host Brian O'Donovan, presents a magical reminiscence of Christmas in Ireland, full of music, song, dance and poetry.  In addition to Worcester and Boston, the show is also traveling to Rockport, New Bedford and Providence. 

You can also order tickets online to A Christmas Celtic Sojourn.

For year round details on Irish culture in New England, visit

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Boston Holiday Pops - Something for Everyone

The annual Boston Holiday Pops season at acoustically-renowned Boston Symphony Hall is a cultural treasure cherished by New Englanders. The 2018 season runs from December 6 through December 31 and includes 40+ evening and matinee performances.
Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra are joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, conducted by James Burton. And Santa Claus makes an appearance at each performance.
Lockhart, who is celebrating his 24th season as conductor, is carrying on a tradition that began in December 1973 by esteemed Conductor Arthur Fiedler.
Boston Symphony Hall itself is a big part of the Holiday Pops experience, specifically decorated to evoke all the magic and charm of the season. Pops patrons sit at cabaret-style tables and order food and drink with family and friends.
Among the shows this year are eight special matinees, which feature a short program without intermission, family-friendly music, a children’s sing-along and post-concert photos with Santa. Children younger than two are admitted free.
You can enjoy three Home Alone movies on the big screen on December 29-30, with live orchestral accompaniment. Enjoy a delightful score by Pops Conductor Laureate and legendary film composer John Williams, along with a special appearance by the Wellesley High School Chorus.
The final show of the year takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, with special guest Seth MacFarlane, funny guy and the creator of Family Guy. Party the night away with Seth and ring in 2019 with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops and enjoy a perfect end to the season!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Irish Tenors Perform in Lynn on December 9

The world-renowned Irish Tenors perform a Christmas holiday concert at the Lynn Auditorium in Massachusetts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Over the past two decades, the Irish Tenors’ Holiday Celebration Concert has become a beloved family tradition, bringing together children, parents and grandparents into one audience to hear the beautiful music of Ireland and the glorious Christmas music that marks this holiday. As honorary ambassadors of Ireland and its legendary music, the Irish Tenors tap into the Christmas spirit and their Irish heritage in a way that thrills audiences around the world.

Find out more about the Lynn Auditorium here.

For more details on Irish activities in Massachusetts and New England, visit

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tourism Ireland Launches "Fill Your Heart with Ireland" Campaign in 2019

Tourism Minister Shane Ross; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; and Joan O'Shaughnessy, Chairman of Tourism Ireland, at the Dublin launch of Tourism Ireland's 2019 marketing plans.

Tourism Ireland is launching an ambitious new marketing campaign in 2019 entitled 'Fill Your Heart with Ireland,' targeting 20 markets around the globe, including the United States.  The campaign includes TV, cinema, print, outdoor and online ads, as well as content for social platforms. The campaign will feature less visited attractions and locations and aims to attract visitors all year round.

Sustainability is the watchword for Tourism Ireland, heading into 2019 and beyond. The organization will place a greater focus on driving growth to less visited attractions and locations, as well as on driving business in the off-peak and shoulder seasons. 

The campaign was unveiled to tourism leaders in Dublin and Belfast last week. 

“We are heading into 2019 in a position of some strength, based on the success of 2018,” said Gibbons. “Our aim is to spread this success throughout the year and around the entire island of Ireland – ensuring we maintain our renowned welcome and superb visitor experience.

Gibbons described the ‘Fill Your Heart with Ireland’ campaign as “a great opportunity to drive continued growth to the regions next year and to encourage visitors to travel off-peak. It will feature locations that have been less visited by overseas visitors and will also highlight outdoor activities like cycling, walking and kayaking. We are confident that our new campaign will set the island of Ireland apart from our competitor destinations and help deliver another record year for overseas tourism in 2019.”

Tourism Ireland is also re-developing its entire suite of websites, which attracts more than 20 million visits a year, to ensure its digital marketing continues to be ‘best in class’ in the 2020s. The new technology will also allow Tourism Ireland to re-target visitors and potential visitors with personalized messages and offers, designed to appeal to their specific interests.

Tourism Ireland was formed 20 years ago as a result of the Good Friday Agreement, and was the first all-island agency to form a collaboration between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.