Italian restaurants are the North End's only draw. The old-world neighborhood also boasts a number of independently owned boutiques that proffer unique finds that fit perfectly under the tree. On this night, shops (including Heart & Sole, Injeanius, Luke Aaron, Savas Studios and Shake the Tree) stay open late to offer special deals, discounts and other treats. Pick up postcards at information stand at Cross and Hanover streets, 6-8 pm; get it stamped at all participating venues and enter to win a grand prize. Event runs 6-11 pm.