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Moving trucks, dumpsters, and couches on sidewalks: It’s Christmas . . . in Allston.

Boston’s student haven is a hub of activity on September 1, a.k.a. Allston Christmas
Boston’s student haven is a hub of activity on September 1, a.k.a. Allston Christmas

Photos and video from the annual ritual in Boston known as Allston Christmas.

A first-year graduate student at Boston University, searched for apartment items on RedesdaleStreet in Allston.
A first-year graduate student at Boston University, searched for apartment items on RedesdaleStreet in Allston.(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Movers kept busy on Wadsworth Street.
Movers kept busy on Wadsworth Street. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
On Wadsworth Street, Boston University student Lina Guo took a break while moving.
On Wadsworth Street, Boston University student Lina Guo took a break while moving. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Armin Gunther, from Colorado, waited for his son on a coach in a moving van.
Armin Gunther, from Colorado, waited for his son on a coach in a moving van. (The Boston Globe)
Edward Cardona and Cameron Secorsky balanced a plant while moving a couch in Allston.
Edward Cardona and Cameron Secorsky balanced a plant while moving a couch in Allston.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A cutout of Tom Brady oversaw moving activities in Allston on Sept. 1.
A cutout of Tom Brady oversaw moving activities in Allston on Sept. 1.(David L. Ryan/globe staff)
People went through dumpsters looking for treasure near Brighton Avenue.
People went through dumpsters looking for treasure near Brighton Avenue. (David L. Ryan/globe staff)
(David L. Ryan/globe staff)
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