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Monday, November 17, 2014
Countdown to Turkey Day. Let the baking begin! This week kicks-off with a number of pre-holiday celebrations in Boston, including several Holiday Tree & Trellis Lightings, the official opening of Frog Pond Skating Rink, Fanueil Hall's Annual Candyland Tournament; and the Annual Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration Parade in Plymouth.

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Family Fun for the Week of 11/19 - 11/25

Mayor's Holiday 1/2 Price Tickets 2014 - Display Image

Now thru New Year's Day: Mayor's Holiday 2014 - Boston
ArtsBoston invites you to take part in Mayor's Holiday 2014, a celebration of what makes the holiday season in Boston so special. Explore thousands of 1/2 price tickets to over 130 theater, music, and dance performances throughout the region, as well as free festivities, dining deals, gift ideas, and more. Your holiday magic begins here!

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Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting - Boston
Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a day full of holiday entertainment, delicious food and shopping This event will include a special appearance by Santa.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Holiday Trellis Lighting: Christopher Columbus Park - Boston
The lighting display will bedeck all 260 feet of the trellises at the heart of the park with 50,000 blue bulbs. The fr-ee celebration will include entertainment.
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Christmas Festival Lights: Edaville USA - Carver
Hop on board and make the holidays really special. Hundreds of lights surround you on this magical train ride. Come enjoy one of New England's largest display of holiday lighting.
Weekends in November; and December1-31, 2014

Brookline's First Light Festival - Brookline
Enjoy live performances, fr-ee food, activities for everyone, and more. Come share this night with your family, friends, and community to shop, eat, and discover Brookline's best
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Ice Skating on Frog Pond - Boston
Frog Pond opens for the season this weekend. A hopping spot for ice-skating, Boston Common's Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Saturdays at Fay - Mike the Bubble Man - Southborough
Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month's program will feature Mike the Bubble Man and his show all about bubbles! Through music, choreography, and comedy bubbles come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. Space is limited so please click here to register.
Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Candyland Tournament at Faneuil Hall - Boston
Join the fun! Play Candy Land with your family and enjoy games, children's activities, holiday entertainment, snacks and more.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show - Brookline
As a kid, Sally had big dreams, a big heart and big feet. By the age of 10, Sally was acting in theatre and performing as a ventriloquist with puppets.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Flip Over Chanukah with PJ Library - Natick
Back by popular demand - Create your own miracles with PJ Library at a Chanukah celebration at the Cole Center (179 Boden Lane) in Natick Kids will flip, jump and tumble through holiday-themed gym activities. Chanukah songs, crafts and snacks are included. Geared for families with children ages 2-6 years. For more information, contact or 508-879-3300.
Sunday, December 7 from 10-11:30am.

BU Dance Theatre Group: Origins 2014 - Boston
Boston University´s Dance Theatre Group is pleased to present ORIGINS 2014, a fall dance concert with performances on Friday, November 21th at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 22th at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fri, Sat from Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'The Yankee Peddler' - Brookline
Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'The Yankee Peddler' by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

PJ Library Chanukah Playtime and Story Hour - Watertown
Join PJ Library for a Chanukah celebration, playtime and story hour at Watertown Free Public Library (123 Main Street) in Watertown. Enjoy stories, songs, activities, and a 1st night "candle lighting" with other families. Geared for families with children ages 0-5 years. No charge. Register at
Tuesday, December 16 from 4-6pm

Boston Bhangra Competition 2014 - Boston
Watch the best Bhangra dance teams from North America compete in Boston for one night only We will also be selling indian food and have an internationally known Bhangra artist performing that night
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Cambridge
A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World. Shop unique-handmade art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Proceeds support Indigenous artisans and community projects worldwide.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

North Suburbs

Methuen's Festival of Trees - Methuen
Holiday festival features more than 200 decorated Christmas trees that are on display for 2 weeks and then raffled off to attendees. Lots of events for kids.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 - Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Rockport
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Neverland Theatre's Broadway Kids Revue - Beverly
Neverland Theatre is proud to bring you this upbeat Broadway Kids Revue starring a talented all youth cast performing everyone´s favorite and popular songs from Broadway and movies.
Wed, Sat, Sun from Nov 19, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

42nd Annual Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair at Wenham Museum - Wenham
The finest New England artisans present quality handcrafted gifts at this festive craft fair. Silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux´s hand-cut portraits make treasured gifts (appointment recommended).
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Salisbury PTA Winter Craft Fair - Salisbury
Performances, raffles, face painting, bake sale, kids craft table , and lots of amazing local crafters, artisans, and merchants. Santa will make an appearance, for some photo ops
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Blackwatch Event: Into the Jabberwock's Lair - Burlington
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Disney's High School Musical - Beverly
Neverland Theatre is proud to present this stage adaption of the Disney Channel's smash hit original movie musical, High School Musical Bring the kids and enjoy this talented cast
Thu, Sat, Sun from Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

St. Athanasius Parish Christmas Faire - Reading
Fun for everyone: bargain hunters and collectors will love the White Elephant; Christmas shoppers will find bargains in the country store and snowflake boutique; hundreds of jewelry items; family fun-- games and crafts and great food
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

South Suburbs

Dog Sled Fun Run: Houghton´s Pond - Milton
Meet a real sled dog up close and personal The Yankee Siberian Husky Club will host an educational demonstration on dog sledding in New England. Watch as these canine athletes train on wheeled rigs before the busy winter season.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration - Plymouth
The Annual America´s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year as it is each year at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

The Polar Express Train Ride at Edaville USA - Carver
Get in the holiday spirit with this Polar Express train ride at Edaville USA in Carver, MA. The train ride is fun for all ages. Order tickets online today
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Edaville USA Christmas Train - Carver
Get in the holiday spirit with a train ride through Edaville USA and see all of the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the park. Admission includes all of our other amusements.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Seussical - Foxboro
The Un-Common Theatre Company begins our 35th season with our Fall Production of the classic story – Seussical. Get your tickets and enjoy this really great show
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Family Owl Prowl at The Trailside Museum - Milton
Explore the world of owls for ages 6 and up. Meet our resident owls and go on a night hike in search of owls and other nocturnal life.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

West Suburbs

Paradise City Arts Festival - Marlborough
Contemporary crafts, art, and sculpture by more than 250 exhibitors from 40 states; gourmet food tent, live music, children's entertainment and craft demos.
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Wellesley Marketplace Craft Fair - Wellesley
Wellesley Marketplace is one of the premier holiday craft fairs in the Boston area. Featuring over 130 of New England's finest artisans. Proceeds from ticket sales go to charity.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Jingle Bell Run / Walk - Newton
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others Wear a holiday themed costume.
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Jack & The Beanstalk - Natick
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre returns with this hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales that is full of fun and loaded with laughs. The gorgeously whimsical stage houses a life-sized cow and Jack's ever-patient Mom.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Make a MESS: Color of Music - Acton
Different types of music can help create different emotions and memories. While painting, how are our designs and ideas influenced by the music we listen to?
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

Chicken Eggs-travaganza - Waltham
On November 22, 2014, Gore Place, the historic estate of Governor Gore, will offer a Chicken Eggs-travaganza program for families between 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Appropriate for all ages. $5 per person.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

SteveSongs Concert to Benefit Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery - Acton
Join us for a concert with PBS Kids´ musician Mr. Steve on November 22nd. Kids are sure to be up and dancing during the show, and Steve´s music is entertaining, educational, and imaginative
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical - Acton
The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) presents their production of Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical. Don't miss this opportunity to see Disney Channel's smash hit movie come to life on stage
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

The Little Prince - Watertown
An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 - Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Holliston Newcomers Club's 37th Annual Craft Fair - Holliston
The Holliston Newcomers Club Proudly Announces Its 37th Annual Craft Fair Featuring a 30 Percent Increase in Crafters, a juried fair of 150 crafters showcasing the finest handmade items from around New England.
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Gobble Wobble for SMILE Mass - Sudbury
The 3rd Annual Gobble Wobble Road Race to benefit SMILE Mass. New this year a 10K route has been added to the 5K and kids fun run.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Central Mass

Castleberry Holiday Craft Faire - Worcester
Castleberry Faire is travelling is craft festival that tours all over New England. Visit more than 300 juried booths overflowing with original art, fine jewelry, pottery, stained glass...
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
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