Greeting Pats fans! I'm from Pennsylvania and I'm taking my girlfriend to a Pats game on Dec. 17th at Gillette! I can't say I'm a huge Pats fan (sorry....I was born and raised in Steeler country), but my girlfriend is a huge fan, and it's been a long-time dream of hers to go to a game at Foxboro. I'm excited to be a part of all of this as well, and am really looking forward to a trip to the Boston area! I just have a few quick question I thought maybe you fine people might be able to help me out with. First, since it will be the Christmas season when we're in town, is there anything that we should be sure to check out while we're in the area? We're hoping to make a weekend of it, so we'll have a little time to kill before sunday afternoon. I've never been to Boston at Christmas time, so not sure if there's any "must-see" things going on at that time. Second, we'd sure like to find a cool group of people to do a little tailgating with, and was wondering what the pre-game partying is like at Foxboro? Will we be able to find some people to hang with prior to kick-off? If anyone from these boards are going to that game and have any suggestions on where to get our pre-game "warm-up" in, I'd really appreciate it! One more thing....our tickets are in section 214. What's the view like from this area? Will we be able to see the players, or should we bring a good set of binoculars? Looking forward to visiting your hometown stadium! Let's hope the Pats kick some ***** (especially since my Steelers are lookin rough this year)! Thanks in advance for any replies!