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Boston Holiday Events for Kids and Families

Find Boston Holiday Events for kids and teens all year long, with holiday themed activities, performances, music, crafts and more. Think Valentines Day, Easter & Springtime, Halloweem, Chinese New Year and more.

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Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Spectacular:Roger Williams Zoo 2021Rhode Island, $$
Thu, September 30, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Revel in the marvelous magic of the Halloween season at this year's nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2021Salem, $
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem.
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'Brick or Treat' Halloween Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery CenterSomerville, $$
Thu, October 7, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Brick or Treat will feature a costume contest, pumpkin patch photo op complete with a 3 ˝ foot LEGO pumpkin, a themed building challenge, LEGO trick or treating and more. Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween...
Holiday Photo Sessions at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$$
Sat, October 16, 2021  -  Sat, October 23, 2021   
This October, you can have your family photos taken by a professional photographer on the beautiful grounds at Gore Place. This is a fundraising event for the historic museum.
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Stone Zoo's Boo at the Zoo 2021Stoneham
Sat, October 23, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. This fun filled event will feature Halloween themed crafts and games, along with a haunted maze.
Zoo Howl at Franklin Park ZooBoston
Sat, October 30, 2021  -  Fri, October 31, 2031   
Thrills, chills, and animals await you at Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl! Visit during October 26th through the 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM!
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Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Virtual Family ConcertsVirtual/Online, $$
Sun, October 31, 2021   
Get set for an un-boo-lievably fun time at Laurie Berkner's Halloween Party Family Concerts! Two live, interactive, virtual performances on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 12:00pm & 5:00pm.
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Mon, November 15, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Edaville takes you into an enchanting wonderland where you can experience millions & millions of lights, unlimited Christmas train rides, unlimited use of all 90 plus rides and attractions including access to Thomas Land & Cran Central.
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Marshfield Holiday Light ShowMarshfield, $$
Fri, November 19, 2021  -  Mon, December 20, 2021   
The display at the Marshfield Fairgrounds is returning for its third year for those looking for a drive-thru lights display on the South Shore. It’s got dozens of large displays along the mile, and they’ll twinkle in...
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture Avon - CLOSED for 2020 SeasonAvon, $
Mon, November 22, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction and restored the vintage collection to its...
What's Open on Thanksgiving Day?New England
Thu, November 25, 2021  -  Thu, November 25, 2021   
What's open for fun on Thanksgiving Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out. If you are looking for fun things to do over the holiday weekend, be sure to visit our event guide.
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, November 26, 2021  -  Fri, November 26, 2021   
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves.
Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday LightsBoylston, $$
Sat, November 27, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Two of our beautiful garden properties will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.
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Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric ChristmasBoston, $$$
Sat, November 27, 2021   
Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in Lightwire Theater’s A...
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Boston Pops: Holiday Pops 2021Virtual/Online, $$$$
Thu, December 2, 2021  -  Fri, December 24, 2021   
Take part in one of Boston's most beloved traditions - a Holiday Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall. Bring your family and friends for a matinee or evening concert and enjoy the glorious 2021 New England holiday...
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Boston Blink! Holiday Lights & Sound Extravaganza 2021Boston, Free
Fri, December 3, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees 2021Boston, $$$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats.
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A Christmas Story, The MusicalBoston, $$
Tue, December 7, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
Leslie Odom Jr. The Christmas TourBoston, $$$
Thu, December 9, 2021   
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. THE CHRISTMAS TOUR promises Odom’s renditions of holiday classics, along with original tunes sure to make your season bright.
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2021Boston, $$
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2021 season with the must-see holiday show. Featuring features over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers celebrating the most wonderful time...
What's Open on Christmas Day?New England
Mon, December 20, 2021  -  Sat, December 25, 2021   
What's open for fun on Christmas day? Check here to find out where you can grab those last minute items.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade Boston - 2022Boston, Free
Sun, March 13, 2022   
Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the City's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Celebrate Irish heritage in Boston's most Irish neighborhood. Parade begins at Broadway T-stop and ends at Andre...
July 4th Celebration: Family Fun / Concert / Fireworks CANCELLED for 2021Acton, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Join the Town of Acton as we celebrate July 4th! Family Fun Time starts at 5:30 p.m. A free concert will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
4th July Fireworks Family-Friendly Cruise PlymouthPlymouth, $$$
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
July 4th: Exceptional viewing of fireworks without crowds. Narrated view Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Clark's Island, Lighthouses. **THIS BOAT WILL BE ALCOHOL FREE** We will have popcorn, popsicles, glow sticks, tattoos, and more! Seating limited so reserve your...
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Sudbury 4th of July Parade (Rain or Shine) - CANCELLED 2021Sudbury, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Come out and enjoy Sudbury's Annual 4th of July Parade celebrating our Country's Independence. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades!
Salem 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Salem, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, fireworks and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!
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