Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities and festive treat with the Catered Affair and Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea!

Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea

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The hanging of the Christmas wreaths, the lighting of the Menorah, the smell of cookies baking in the oven. The Catered Affair has a deep affection for holiday traditions. That’s why we’ve created one of our own right here at The Boston Public Library. Our Annual Candy Cane Tea is a free community event that brings families together to kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities, delightful treats and a festive traditional tea prior to the popular Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is happy to invite you to join them for this unique Boston holiday activity and family tradition. The Candy Cane Tea is free and open to the community, drawing children of all ages with seasonal activities and seasonal food and drink.

Join them for a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates all of the joyful traditions of Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. Kids can partake in a variety of festive holiday-themed crafts, listen to book readings dedicated to the season, and enjoy a true tea experience from The Catered Affair. Featured treats include:

  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Candy Apple Juice & more!

Add the Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library to your holiday traditions this year and start out with a warm, festive afternoon before heading out to enjoy the Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

Due to the popularity of this event, the organizers will be distributing tickets via raffle. REGISTERING IN THIS EVENT WILL ONLY ENROLL YOU IN THE RAFFLE. They will be giving away 200 tickets to randomly selected winners registered to this event. Winners will be notified on 11/13 via email, so please be sure to provide your email address when registering. You can request up to 4 tickets with your entry.

If you are a winner, you will have until Tues., November 21st to register your tickets and secure your spot at this year’s Candy Cane Tea. Note: you may only register for the number of tickets you requested in your raffle entry—we want to make sure all families selected to attend will have their requested tickets!

Click here to register for your chance at tickets!

CWF Book Sale to Benefit the Boston Public Library
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CWF Book Sale to Benefit the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The perfect event for book lovers — all benefitting the Boston Public Library!

The City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library will host a book sale from 10am to 4pm. Most books are $1-$2, and they have something for everyone- mystery, romance, biography, history, art, science, cooking, and a ton of books for kids! If you’re more musically inclined, we have sheet music, records, and CDs.

Too many books? Bring donations to the sale! Or, if it’s one bag of books, drop them at the circulation desk anytime- just make sure they’re labeled City-Wide Friends. If you have a larger donation, call us at (617) 859-2341 and they’ll make an appointment for drop-off.

All proceeds from these sales are used to purchase equipment and sponsor programs for the BPL.

For more information on the FrIends or to make sure you never miss a sale, follow them on Facebook ( or Twitter (@cwfbpl) or check out our website at