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Family & Kids Event Calendar: Friday, December 8, 2023
Seasonal Fun Events
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry Banke...New Hampshire  $$
Annual USS Constitution Tree LightingCharlestown  Free
Bright Nights at Forest Park Holiday Lights...Western Mass  $
Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge...Sturbridge  $
Deck The Halls Holiday CelebrationGloucester  $
Emerald Glow at Charlesgate: LED Trees in...Boston  Free
Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture Avon...Avon  $
Festival of Trees and Snow Village at Mass...Wellesley  $$
Gardens Aglow - A Celebration of Holiday...Sandwich  $$
Holiday BricktacularSomerville  $$
Holiday Zoolights: Stone ZooStoneham  $
Holidays at the Newport MansionsRhode Island  $$$
Illuminations Somerville Tour 2023Somerville  Free
Kids Xmas PartyFitchburg  $
La Salette Festival of Holiday LightsAttleboro  Free
Lancaster Celebration of LightsCentral Mass  $
Merrimack Celebration of LightsMethuen  $$
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops with...Foxboro  Free
Snowmazing! at Boston Children's MuseumBoston  $$
Snowport - Boston Seaport's Winter Wonderland,...Boston  -
SoWa Winter Festival & Holiday MarketBoston  $
The Train to Christmas Town on Cape Cod Central...Buzzards Bay  $$
Visit With Santa - In Person! (DECEMBER 2023...Amherst  $
Winter Lights at Naumkeag, The Bradley Estate...Canton  $$
Winterlights at Naumkeag, The Stevens-Coolidge...3 Locations  $$
Animals
Franklin Park Zoo Winter Activities & Exhibits...Boston  $$$
Stone Zoo Winter Activities and ExhibitsStoneham  $$
Arts & Crafts
Arts Wayland Presents: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop...Waltham  -
Make, Mingle, and Munch: Create Your Own...Harvard  $$$
Arts & Culture Events
Art of Penobscot Bay Exhibit at Thos. Moser...Maine  Free
Destination: Nature Juried Art ExhibitHarvard  Free
Earth & Planetary Sciences GalleryCambridge  $
Marine Heatwaves 3D Art InstallationNew Bedford  $
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition...Chelsea  $$
Of Many MindsBoston  Free
SoWa Artists Guild Winter FestivalSouth End  Free
Sudbury Cooperative Preschool Diverse Book...Sudbury  Free
The Band's Visit: Huntington TheatreBoston  $$
The Heart SellersBoston  $$
Exhibits
'Framing Mass Killings' Exhibit at Old State...Boston  $
All Aboard! Trains at Science ParkBoston  $
Body Worlds: The Anatomy of HappinessBack Bay  $$
Exhibition: Fashioned by SargentBoston  $$
Impassioned Destruction: Politics, Vandalism,...Boston  $
Interwoven: Women's Lives Written in Thread'...Concord  $$
Lunchbox Moments exhibitionBoston  Free
Maritime History Exhibition: All Hands! Yankee...New Bedford  $
Material Mapping: Data-driven Sculpture by...Brockton  -
On View Now -- 'Future: Illustrated' Exhibit...Arlington  Free
Polly Sumner Doll: Conventional & Controversial...Boston  $
Swimming with Sharks: A Deep Dive into Shark...Cambridge  $
The Humble Petitioner: Fighting for Rights...Boston  $
Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures at...Boston  $$
Welcome to the Table - Holiday Exhibition...New Hampshire  $
Movies
The Heart of New EnglandBoston  $
Fitness Classes
Arogya Yoga AshramBrookline  $
Free Fencing Class for KidsNewton Highlands  Free
Sunday Run Club at Castle Island Brewing...Norwood  Free
Food Fun Events
Gingerbread House Decorating NightOther Boston Area  $$
Fundraisers
The Giving Machines at CambridgeSideCambridge  -
Holiday Events
28th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of...Concord  -
31 Nights of LightBoston  Free
Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town (Polar Express)...Buzzards Bay  $$
Carolers and Cocoa at the PruBoston  Free
Christmas Festival of Lights: Edaville USA...Carver  $$
Deck The Halls at Hammond Castle: Guided...Gloucester  $$
Gift of Lights at NH Motor SpeedwayNew Hampshire  $$
Hanukkah at Town Meeting BistroLexington  $$
Historic Holiday Freedom Trail StrollBoston  $$
Holiday Lights Spectacular at RWP ZooRhode Island  $
Night Lights: Starry Skies at New England...Boylston  $$
Santa in the CityBoston  -
Santa visits The Shops at Chestnut HillChestnut Hill  Free
Santa’s Wonderland Returns to Cabela's with...Berlin  Free
Winter Wonderland at Southwick's ZooMendon  $$
Holiday Markets
Boston Women's Holiday Marketplaces (3 locations)...3 Locations  Free
Downtown Boston Holiday MarketBoston  -
Downtown Crossing Holiday Market 2023Boston  -
Holiday Market at Powisset Farm StoreDover  Free
Holiday Market Place at LexArtLexington  Free
Holiday Shopping at Powisset Farm StoreDover  Free
LexArt Holiday Market PlaceLexington  Free
Snowport Holiday Market at the SeaportBoston  Free
Sudbury Art Association Holiday MarketSudbury  Free
The Holiday Market at SNOWPORTBoston  Free
Ice & Snow Fun Events
Ice Rink at 401 Park in the FenwayBoston  -
Ice Skating at the Worcester Common OvalWorcester  $
Ice Skating On Frog Pond 2024 Season (Hours,...Boston  $$
Lectures/Discussions
Drive your Future in Real Estate: Apply...South End  Free
Music & Concerts
Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The...Cambridge  $
Four Decades of MadonnaBoston  $
Lexington Symphony Presents Holiday POPS!...Lexington  $
Toni Lynn WashingtonBoston  $$
Nature & Outdoors
Free Entrance Days in the National ParksOther Boston Area  Free
Parents Only Events
Arlington Parents Group (for NEW parents...Arlington  Free
Arlington Parents of InfantsArlington  Free
Friday Night FlightsBoston  $
Sharon Parents of Infants GroupSharon  Free
Watertown Parents of Infants VIRTUAL Group...Virtual/Online  Free
Performances
Black NativityBack Bay  -
Les Sages Fous presents TricyckleBrookline  $$$
Preschool Fun Events
Participate in a paid research study at Boston...Boston  Free
PJ Library Shabbat Drop In Playgroup at JCDS...Watertown  Free
Sales & Deals
Ski NH - 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport...New Hampshire  Free
Ski Vermont 5th Grade PassportVermont  $
Zoodoptions at Zoo New EnglandBoston  $$$
School Vacation Events
April Vacation Week at the Old State House...Boston  $
Special Events
31 Nights of Light at Prudential Center 2023...Boston  Free
Army-Navy Game Week at the USS Constitution...Charlestown  Free
Winterfest and the Tunnel of LightsConnecticut  $
Sporting Events
Curling at SeaportBoston  -
Story Hours
Story Hour with Mr. Ed: Barnes & Noble, Burlington...Burlington  Free
Story Time: Barnes & Noble (Peabody)Peabody  Free
Storytime for 2 Year Olds: Somerville Library...Somerville  Free
Theater & Shows
A Christmas Carol: North Shore Music Theatre...Beverly  $$$
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Stoneham  $$
Black NativityBoston  $$
Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2023Boston  $$
The Illusionists: Magic of the HolidaysBoston  -
The Nutcracker: A Family Tradition by Commonwealth...Weston  $$
Tours
Harvard Square Chocolate TourCambridge  $$
Santa Express Train: Lincoln, New Hampshire...New Hampshire  $$
The Polar Express Train Ride - Blackstone...Rhode Island  $$$
Virtual Activities
Arts Wayland Presents: The December Online...Wayland  Free
Boston University virtual paid research study...Boston  -
New Adoptive Parents GroupVirtual/Online  Free
New Adoptive Parents Support GroupBoston  Free
Virtual Watertown Parents Group for NEW Parents...Watertown  Free
Water Fun Events
Cookies and CarolsCambridge  -
Fun Family Activities
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Winter Fun
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