‘TIS THE SEASONThe New England Direct Marketing Association is hosting its annual holiday party at Fire + Ice. Experienced chefs are on view as they cook a mix of food that guests select. At Fire + Ice, Cambridge, Mass.5:30-8:30 p.m. Info: Dec. 10.

STOP & SHOPThe Boston Idea Group and Filene’s present a B.I.G. Day Out. Consumers will receive 20 percent off pur-chases, including sale and clearance items not yet made public. Light refreshments will be served from 6-8 p.m. At Filene’s, Boston. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Info: 11.

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