It's that time of the year where the Boston Red Sox fleece you for your money for tickets and then disappoint you. Hopefully that changes for the 2013 season.

Here's the release:

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox will host the 10th annual Christmas at Fenway Presented by Stop and Shop, Saturday, December 1, when Sox Pax first go on sale online and at Fenway Park.  The popular ticket packages feature summer weekend games, Interleague play, and battles versus the New York Yankees.  In addition, individual tickets to select home games go on sale at 10 a.m. by phone, online, or for those selected to attend the event at Fenway. 

Boston Red SoxThis year, Christmas at Fenway highlights a new, week-long Red Sox Holiday Fest that will bring team personalities and holiday cheer to all six states in New England.  Red Sox players including Andrew Bailey, Craig Breslow, Chris Carpenter, Pedro Ciriaco, Ivan De Jesus, Ryan Kalish, Ryan Lavarnway, Mark Melancon, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are scheduled to participate at various times.  More details will be announced in the coming days. 

The list of the 12 popular Sox Pax presented by MasterCard is attached.  Each includes four games, and up to four tickets per game.  Fans may purchase two Sox Pax per transaction.

Online registration for the chance to attend Christmas at Fenway begins today at noon on and ends Monday, November 26, at noon.  Selectees will be invited via email to visit Fenway Park at a specified time.  They will be asked to show their confirmation email and a photo ID for admission.  There is no charge for the event.

Christmas at Fenway will include current and former players signing autographs and talking with fans at roundtable discussions.  In addition, fans will be randomly selected throughout the day for special prizes and giveaway experiences (such as Opening Day tickets, dinner in the EMC Club, and Green Monster seats at a Yankees game).

Fans who go online, call, or attend Christmas at Fenway will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to select games starting at 10 a.m.  The phone number is 888-REDSOX6.

For single games, fans can purchase a maximum of ten tickets per transaction.  The select games are versus the Orioles, April 10-11; the Rays, April 12-14; the Royals, April 19-21; the A’s, April 22-24; the Houston Astros (making their Fenway Park debut as members of the American League), April 25-28; the Twins, May 6-9; and the Blue Jays, May 10-12.

Fans needing ADA accessible seating may call 877-REDSOX9; hearing impaired fans may call the TTY line at (617) 226-6644.

Tickets will remain on sale after Christmas at Fenway.  This year, has a faster system with shorter times in the virtual waiting room and live streaming of Red Sox interviews and entertainment.

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