It's Thursday, and you've got no idea what you'll do for the weekend. Dedham Patch is coming to the rescue.
- Black Friday Shopping
Where/When: Throughout Dedham; Shops open as early as midnight.
Why go: Hit the many stores early and get deals on your holiday shopping. Several local stores will open early in the morning on Friday. Shops in Legacy Place will open at their normal operating times.
- Small Business Saturday
Where/When: Locally owned stores in Dedham; All day Saturday.
Why go: Support the local economy and small business owners by shopping local, especially at the many merchants in Dedham Square.
- Showcase Cinema Dedham Food Pantry Fundraiser
Where/When: Showcase Cinema; Saturday, 10 a.m.
Why go: Get in the holiday spirit with a free showing on Saturday mornings through Dec. 17. Just bring in one non-perishable food item and you are admitted. All donations will be given to the Dedham Food Pantry.
Pricing: Cost of non-perishible item
- Annual Santa Visit to Cushman Home
Where/When: 121 Garfield Rd.; Sunday, 2:15 p.m.
Why go: Join the jolly fella at the Cushman household for their annual Christmas light display that will attract hundreds of people in the next month from all over the area. Santa will be by the house at 2:15 p.m., so bring the kids!
- Needham Holiday Stroll and Blue Tree Lighting
Where/When: Needham Town Common, Highland Avenue and Great Plain Avenue; Saturday, 1 p.m.
Why go: Hit up on of the first tree lighting events in the area and enjoy free parking in downtown Needham. Continue your holiday shopping and get it done all in one place!