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Thursday, December 26, 2013

 

The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings you the best places to use your WOO Card around town for discounts and WOO Points.

Help your friends and family get in on the act as well. WOO Cards make great gifts! Share discounts and special offers at more than sixty area cultural destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transportation providers and more! Best of all–WOO Cards NEVER expire!

Use the coupon code 'GLW' to save $5 off the online purchase of a WOO Card today. Click here to purchase your own.

Tuesday, December 31st

First Night Worcester – venues throughout downtown Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card at the Worcester Common Oval for WOO points
With nearly 50 performances on 15 stages throughout the City, First Night Worcester has something for everyone! Headline performances include American Idol semifinalist Ayla Brown and America’s Got Talent min-reader comedian semi-finalist Eric Dittelman. Get your button and join in the fun!

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Tuesday, December 31st  

Back to the Future New Year’s Eve Ball at Beechwood Hotel
363  Plantation Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points
Go back into the 80's and celebrate the Future. WXLO DJ Chuck Perks will be on hand with DJ Ken Costco to set the mood. Hors D'oeuvres and Champagne toast at midnight. You can add dinner at Ceres Bistro to the total ticket price and save $15 on your ticket!

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Tuesday, December 31st

Punch Drunk Monday rocks New Years Eve at Lucky Dog Music Hall
89 Green Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points!
Ring in the new year with a truly engaging, high energy rock & roll performance by Punch Drunk Monday – playing a variety of high energy music from the 80's, 90's to current radio and Internet hits. $8 cover include complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

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December 26 & 27th

Special Weekday skating at Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card at the Skate Shack for WOO points
Visit the Worcester Common Oval for special family fun to celebrate December School Vacation Week, special weekday hours 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.!

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Saturday, December 28th

Families @ WAM: Make Art! at the Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points
Get inspired by the museum’s collection and try making something uniquely yours. Materials will be provided. Come recover your childlike sense of free spirited play!

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