2020 Holidays in Roslindale

Small Business Saturday & our Roslindale Village Holiday To-Do List

Small Business Saturday: November 28th

Falling between the infamous “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” Small Business Saturday is a national campaign by American Express and the National Main Street Center to help spur business for neighborhood merchants. In 2020, more than ever before, small businesses need your support. Show your loyalty and spread the #ROSlove to the many local Roslindale shops, salons, and restaurants on the Saturday following Thanksgiving & all holiday season long.

This year, we encourage folks to find creative ways to support your local shops. This could mean shopping in person during the daytime on weekdays, shopping online, purchasing gift certificates, eating more takeout, etc.

Take part in our Roslindale Village Holiday To-Do List contest running from November 1st to December 31st 2020. Check off three boxes of each color, then send proofs of purchase (or posts when applicable) to manager@roslindale.net by December 31st to be entered to win a gift card to the Roslindale Village business of your choice! Click here to learn more and read the contest details.

Roslindale Village retails shops have lots of goodies in stock for the holidays, but they currently have limited capacity for shoppers inside their stores due to safety guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus. If you're shopping in person, shop earlier in the season, on weekdays, and earlier in the day this year to help our retailers manage larger groups of shoppers and make the most of their open hours. 


Ornament Making at Create: Art in Community

Workshops December 5th & 6th 

Join RVMS at Create: Art in Community for ornament decorating! While a Tree Lighting event is not possible this year, a holiday tree will still be up in Adams Park. These decorated ornaments may then be placed on the holiday tree in Adams Park or you can use them in your holiday decorating at home. Create will have wooden ornaments, paints, and some other fun accessories. Click here to register for one of the workshops happening Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th.


Roslindale Squares: Episode 2

Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm on Zoom

Roslindale Squares is BACK by popular demand!  Join us for Episode 2 on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm on Zoom co-hosted by our friends at ComedySportz Boston. Treat yourself and the family to some hilarious entertainment and support RVMS at the same time. All proceeds from this event support RVMS programs.

How it Works:

You'll attend the match via Zoom (we'll send you the link once you've bought your ticket). Tickets are available at a number of different prices to accommodate individuals or families tuning in at home. Pay what you can or get us back later; all proceeds from this event go towards RVMS programs. Click here to go to the ticketing page on ComedySportz Boston's website.

You can put your name in for a chance to be drawn as one of our six contestants for Episode 2 during registration (using the link we'll email you)!


Holiday Happenings Map

Explore this map of business happenings to learn about deals, specials, and virtual shopping opportunities in Roslindale Village this holiday season