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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.


Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Fri, November 15, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Edaville takes you into an enchanting wonderland where you can experience millions & millions of lights, unlimited Christmas train rides, unlimited use of all 90 plus rides and attractions including access to Thomas Land & Cran Central.
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Enjoy Short Vignettes from Black Nativity at the MFABoston
Wed, November 20, 2019  -  Wed, December 11, 2019   
Enjoy short 15-minute vignettes from Black Nativity, a cherished Boston tradition since 1970. These uplifting performances set out to restore hope and faith in the season of goodwill. Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family...
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Holiday Zoolights: Stone Zoo 2019Stoneham, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.
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Methuen's Festival of TreesMethuen, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
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.
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Winterlights at (Naumkeag, The Stevens-Coolidge Place, & Eleanor Bradley Estate)3 Locations, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This holiday season, the iconic gardens at two of our most cherished historic homes are being brought to life with thousands of festive and shimmering lights in spectacular, custom-designed light installations.
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture AvonAvon, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
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...
Holiday BRicktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center BostonCambridge, Free
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. Complete with themed workshops and a LEGO Santa!
Santa in the City...Photos with SantaBack Bay, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Come and get your holiday photos taken with Santa this season at Prudential Center! Photo package prices vary and start at $19.99. Santa will be there daily through Christmas Eve.
Bright Nights at Forest Park Holiday LightsWestern Mass, $
Wed, November 27, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Bright Nights in Springfield, Massachusetts brings you New England's largest holiday lighting display. Enjoy the wonders of Seuss Land, Jurassic World, Toy Land, North Pole Village, and many more from the comfort of your own car.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Wed, November 27, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Now through December 15, Westgate Mall ) and The Salvation Army of Brockton are making children’s holiday wishes come true! Select an ornament, each one has a child’s name, age and special gift wish.
La Salette Festival of LightsAttleboro, Free
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
This is one of the most beloved and popular Christmas displays in the state. Over 300,000 lights are spread over 10 acres of winter wonderland. The event is held at The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, so many of the displays celebrate the spiritual side of the...
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The Nutcracker: Commonwealth Ballet 2019Weston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
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Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town (Polar Express)Buzzards Bay, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
All aboard! Climb aboard the official Warner Brothers licensed train ride of The Polar Express! Daily departures to the North Pole from Buzzards Bay and Hyannis.
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Gardens Aglow - A Celebration of LightsSandwich, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
Heritage’s annual Gardens Aglow event offers a fabulous celebration of lights and includes live performances, decorating demonstrations, carousel rides & much more including Santa in his special place of honor – a...
Winter Lights at Tower HillBoylston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
The most dazzling display of winter lights in Central Massachusetts Marvel at glittering light displays indoors and out, decorated trees, fire-pits, thousands of handcrafted ornaments, children's activities, live music and more.
A Christmas CarolCambridge
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The ghosts of Christmas past, present & future come to life in this intimate retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, staged in the round and refreshed with puppetry and dancing.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Westgate Mall is pleased to offer FREE Santa photos for every family this holiday season, providing two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image for all Santa visitors.
Winter WonderlandBoylston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This December the public is invited to attend the Winter Wonderland daytime festivities at the nonprofit Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass., near Worcester.
WFT's Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Sock Skating, Elves, & more!Boston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Make your Holiday Snowmazing! at Boston Children's Museum with Curious George, music, skating, Museum elves, and more special activities! Meet Curious George and the other characters for a special Cocoa with Characters.
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Holiday Bazaar and Selfies with Santa at Faneuil HallBoston, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Santa Claus will be at Faneuil Hall Marketplace every Saturday until Christmas for photos! Get your phone ready and take a selfie with Santa as he strolls through the Marketplace and visits various merchants.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Westgate Mall is pleased to offer FREE Santa photos for every family this holiday season, providing two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image for all Santa visitors.
Old Town Trolley Holiday Lights & Sights TourBoston, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
You’ll have a front-row seat as you experience the dazzling lights and splendor of the season, riding through town as carolers fill the night air with music.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Be an angel to a child in need from December 3 through December 18, 2019 as CambridgeSide (CambridgeSide.com) and The Salvation Army make children’s holiday wishes come true!
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Boston Pops: Holiday Pops 2019Boston, $$$$
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Take part in one of Boston's most beloved traditions - a Holiday Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall. Matinee or evening concerts available.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza 2019Boston, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a 6-week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday MarketplaceLexington, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
The Annual Holiday Marketplace is a great place to support local artists and shop locally. Thousands of unique arts and crafts created by our 9 Guilds.
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NEC December 2019 Free Holiday Concerts6 Locations, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
New England Conservatory students and faculty are offering an array of free holiday concerts this December! Some take place in non-traditional venues like libraries or the Boston Public Market, and some are in Jordan...
Tree Jubilee for The Ipswich Humane Group: Over 100 Decorated Trees & WreathsIpswich, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Tour the gallery of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by local organizations, families, and businesses then choose the ones you want a chance to win!
Christmas In Salem Holiday House TourSalem, $$$
Today  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Discover Salem's Historical Holiday Event! Visit Twelve 18th and 19th century homes all decorated for the holidays, all within easy walking idstance. Enjoy free trolley service, discounts on the finest Salem restaurants and retail.
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Enchanted Trolley Tour BostonBoston, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
This year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place on Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8 in neighborhoods throughout Boston.
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Black Nativity 2019Boston, $$
Today  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
This year marks the 49th season of Langston Hugh’s Black Nativity in Boston, now at the Paramount Theater of Emerson College! Don't miss out!
North End Tree Lighting & Holiday StrollBoston, Free
Today   
The Holiday Stroll is a free event designed for the community to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season. Shoppers will have the chance to explore the narrow streets, trendy boutiques, wine stores, and specialty shops of Boston’s little Italy.
Christmas by Candlelight at Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, $$
Today  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.
Christmas by the Sea at Castle HillIpswich, $
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy Christmas at Castle Hill. Come Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with performances, as well as food & drink, and a visit from Old Saint Nick!
Bird Park Tree LightingWalpole, Free
Today   
Get into the holiday spirit at Bird Park as we celebrate the season with a tree lighting! On this magical night, enjoy the beautiful holiday sounds of the Walpole Children's Chorus and the Walpole High School Chorus.
SoWa Winter Festival 2019South End, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
SoWa Artists Guild is the place to kick-off the December Holidays! Everything you want for your shopping list will be there, from original contemporary art to unique and lovely gifts.
Holiday Gift Sale at Artspace MaynardMaynard, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Forget ordinary - buy stand-out gifts created by creative artists. Stop by to shop for the holidays -lots of vendors with handcrafted items including jewelry, art, ornaments and textiles.
Winter Market at The Umbrella Arts CenterConcord, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
For one weekend a year, The Umbrella transforms into a bustling marketplace with: 30+ resident artists opening studios; 28 guest fine art and craft vendors from the region; annual small works gallery exhibition; more
Light Up Seaport Holiday StrollBoston, Free
Today  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Enjoy live holiday tunes, an interactive art installation, and fun for the whole family. Additionally, we invite you to warm up at local stores during our first-ever Holiday Stroll from 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Haverhill Christmas Stroll 2019Haverhill, Free
Today  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Kick off the holiday season with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce at the 2019 Christmas Stroll! Bring the entire family and enjoy shopping, dining, live music and activities throughout Haverhill’s downtown.
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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees 2019Boston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
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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Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree LightingRockport, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Santa arrives at Rockport’s wharf on a lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree with carols.
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Reagle Music Theatre Presents 'ChristmasTime' SpectacularWaltham, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present its annual holiday spectacular, ChristmasTime, from December 1-9th at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).
Sutton Chain of LightsSutton, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Sutton's Annual Grand Celebration of the Christmas Season. Experience small-town New England with Free Trolleys Rides available to all participating locations with fun for the whole family.
Waldorf School of Lexington Annual Holiday FairLexington, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Waldorf School of Lexington will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00–3:00 p.m. at 739 Mass. Ave. in Lexington. Admission is free and open to everyone!
Breakfast with Santa at Royal Sonesta HotelCambridge, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Children of all ages are welcome to make their holiday wishes while enjoying a seasonal brunch, holiday cookie crafts, and a dramatic reading of the Night Before Christmas by Santa himself, all designed to warm hearts and elicit smiles.
Taunton's Lights On Festival 2019Taunton, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019   
The City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green & Lights On Festival is an annual community celebration featuring live entertainment, kid's activities, fireworks, and a magical display of holiday lights on historic Taunton Green.
Breakfast & Story Time with Mrs. ClausNorth Andover, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Story time at Smolak Farms is especially festive when it’s hosted by Mrs. Claus upstairs in the barn. She will delight guests with stories and mingle with guests at cookie and ornament decorating stations.
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Blue Man Group Holiday ShowsBoston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Blue Man Group Boston is getting festive this holiday season by offering an extended show schedule, seasonal selfie opportunities and spirited holiday content that will delight both Bostonians and visitors alike.
Free Live Nativity and Christmas Celebration in the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Live nativity scene with live animals, Christmas carols, readings of a Christmas narrative (in English and Spanish at 7PM), and more Christmas fun in the Boston Common!
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A Charlie Brown ChristmasLowell, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage will bring holiday cheer to Boston with a limited engagement at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for 3 shows only.
Sudbury Tree Lighting 2019Sudbury, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Mark your calendar for December 7th for the Sudbury Tree Lighting in the Town Center! Family activities begin at 4:30 and the tree will be lit at 6:00 pm.
Breakfast with Santa at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Please join CambridgeSide on Saturday, December 1 at 9 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Children will enjoy a jolly good time with games, music, refreshments, prizes and holiday cheer.
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35th Annual Fall River Children’s Holiday ParadeFall River, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019   
The 35th Annual Fall River Children’s Holiday Parade Committee and Greater Fall River RE-CREATION are pleased to invite the public to kick-off the holidays in Fall River.
Lunch With Santa CruiseBoston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Saturday December 7th & 14th Cruise along Boston Harbor with incredible skyline views Delicious buffet lunch menu with kid friendly items Unlimited coffee, hot and iced tea Children's activities and a special appearance by Santa!
Holiday Marketplace at the W Gallery in WaylandWayland, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Holiday Marketplace @the W Gallery featuring Small Works Art Exhibit & Artisan Crafts. On Sunday at 1 pm, this will coincide with the Holiday Stroll at the Wayland Town Center where the kids can meet Santa!
Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's BostonBoston, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019   
Maggiano's & Santa Claus cordially invite you to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa & share their holiday wish lists, get their picture taken and do a holiday craft!!
Pancakes and Photos with Santa and Frozen sistersBridgewater, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund! Free professional photo with Santa, meet and greet-songs-Photos with Anna and Elsa. Pancake breakfast and holiday themed activities such as cookie decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, and balloon animals.
Holiday Model Train Show at Bay State Model Railroad MuseumRoslindale, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Come to the renowned Bay State Model Railroad Museum for our annual Holiday Show featuring Santa! The club features three operating layouts in N (small), HO (medium), and O (large) scales respectively.
Breakfast with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Santa is hosting breakfast at Westgate Mall on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m sponsored by IHOP, with giveaways and holiday cheer! Registration required.
Primark’s Share the Joy CelebrationBurlington, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
This holiday season, Primark is the ultimate destination for where festive meets fashion! Join us as we celebrate our partnership with Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Share the Joy with a fun in-store event!
Cookie Decorating Workshop at Davio’s LynnfieldLynnfield, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
This holiday season Davio’s Lynnfield is getting creative with confections during their annual Cookie Decorating Workshop on Saturday, December 7th, hosted by pastry chef Danielle Roberts!
Holiday Open House at Golden Ball Tavern MuseumWeston, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
The Golden Ball Tavern Museum will host its 50th Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm. Our nearly 250-year-old Tavern, on the original Boston Post Road, will be decorated in holiday finery courtesy of the Country Garden Club of Weston.
Breakfast with Santa at Plimoth PlantationPlymouth, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
You are cordially invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa. Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own holiday gingerbread man and visit with Santa.
BYSO Intensive Community Program Holiday ConcertBoston, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join in the holiday fun as ICP musicians perform classic holiday tunes and lead a sing-along! This concert is free and open to the public.
Saint Bernard Sled Pull at Smolak FarmsNorth Andover
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join the New England Saint Bernard Club at Smolak Farms for a sled pull! Families can cut their own tree or choose from our extensive selection of pre-cut trees. The varieties of trees at the farm include Fraser, Balsam and Douglas Firs.
Pancakes with SantaActon, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa! Kids will decorate a cookie and everyone will enjoy a hot chocolate bar. Kids will meet Santa -- great photo opportunity!
The Shops at Chestnut Hill Host Caring SantaChestnut Hill
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Caring Santa provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment before regular mall hours.
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Chanukkah Wonderland and Gift ShopBoston, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Fantastic community wide Chanukkah Wonderland & Gift Shop! Channukah themed hands-on activities, crafts, music and treats. PLUS great Chanukkah Gift Shop - Gifts for all ages!
Beacon Hill Holiday House TourBoston, $$$$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
An insider's visit to a select group of elegant private homes in historic Beacon Hill. We hope you can join us for this festive event!
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahFramingham, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Amazing Things Arts Center (160 Hollis Street) in Framingham on Sunday, December 8 from 10-11:30am.
MarketStreet Lynnfield’s annual Holiday StrollLynnfield, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
MarketStreet Lynnfield’s annual Holiday Stroll has been postponed due to Sunday’s forecast for inclement weather. Originally scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the event will now take place Sunday, December 8th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Candy Cane Hunt & Holiday FairWestford, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Bring the family to this fun and free holiday event! 50+ vendors, free crafts, festival of trees, scavenger hunt, holiday music, and visits with Santa (ticket required).
Cookie Decorating Workshop at Davio’s BraintreeBraintree, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
This holiday season Davio’s Braintree is getting creative with confections during their annual Cookie Decorating Workshop! This year, on Sunday, December 8th, Davio’s will be hosting a hands-on class from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.
Storytime with Santa's Favorite Elf at Smolak FarmsNorth Andover, $
Wed, December 11, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Santa’s Elf will delight guests with stories, mingle with guests at cookie decorating and ornament decorating stations. Donuts and drinks are included with your ticket.
Maud's Handmade Holiday Market & Kids Only SaleCambridge
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join the festivities at the first ever Maud’s Handmade Holiday Market and Kids Only Sale - a pop-up show and sale at Maud Morgan Arts
“Ugly Sweater Stroll” at Legacy PlaceDedham, Free
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Guests are invited to stroll the property in their favorite ugly holiday sweaters and visit businesses for special sales and festive activities. Have fun, eat, play, and shop!
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The Christmas Revels 2019Cambridge, $$$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
Very Merry Hollyday Celebration!Acton, Free
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
Join us for this fun, free outdoor holiday event at NARA Park. We'll have a sign-a-long on a big screen, games, prizes and a visit from Santa's elf!
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To LittletonLittleton, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Performing Arts Center for two performance only on Saturday, December 14, 2:30 & 6:30
Santa Teas at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
During the Santa Teas, families enjoy a 3-tiered tea with scones, sandwiches, and sweets in the beautiful 1793 carriage house and songs and stories from Santa.
New Bedford Preservation Society's 28th Annual Historic Holiday TourNew Bedford, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
New Bedford Preservation Society 28th Annual Historic Holiday Tour: Visitors will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season.
Santa's Coming to Buttons & BowsActon, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Why wait in the long lines at the mall when we will have Santa here taking FREE photos from 10am-12pm on Sat. Dec 14th!
Joys of the Season - an A Cappella Holiday ShowLexington, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
If you can only make it to one holiday performance this season...you do not want to miss one! An uplifting show with holiday music.
Photos With Santa! at Faith Lutheran ChurchAndover, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
All are welcome at this festive family event!! Professional photos with Santa will be available for download or print at no additional cost. Holiday Crafts, letters to Santa and hot cocoa will also be available.
Cookies, Paws & Santa Claus at Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Come let your imagination go WILD at our cookie decorating station, and don’t forget to make some reindeer food for Santa’s flying friends! You’ll be able to get up close with some of our animal ambassadors and also enjoy a visit with SANTA in Buttonwood’s frozen North Pole!
Can't Stop Singing That SongSturbridge, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Santa will be visiting Samuel Slater's Restaurant on Saturday, December, 14! Brunch and photo opportunities with Santa will be available. Donations for Toys for Tots Worcester are welcomed.
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The Very Merry Dickens Carolers at Newport Car MuseumRhode Island, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Very Merry Dickens Carolers will help visitors to the Newport Car Museum ring in the season in four-part harmony. Enjoy Cars & Caroling during two different performances: one on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 22...
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A Christmas Carol at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.
Visit Santa Claus at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford)Chelmsford, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Each year the elves in Chelmsford deck the halls of the Garden Center with beautiful decorations, serve up holiday treats, and set aside a special spot to welcome Santa and all the families who come to visit.
Visit Santa Claus at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford)Hopkinton, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Each year our Elves transform our greenhouse into a Winter Wonderland. Explore the magical winter forest, watch the Weston Nurseries Express wind its way along the tracks, and write a letter to the North Pole and post it in our magic mailbox.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To WorcesterWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the beautiful Mechanics Hall for two performance only on December 15, 1:00 & 5:00
Chanukah partyMedford, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Temple Shalom of Medford welcomes everyone to its much anticipated Hanukkah celebration featuring Munsey's Magic, a Porter Square book sale, menorahs with Archie Nahman, homemade latkes and so much more!
Santa Visits Jam Time in NorwoodNorwood, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Ho, Ho, Ho! Come and meet Santa Claus and enjoy a festive morning of winter and Christmas themed arts & crafts along with lots of playtime to your favorite holiday tunes!
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahWalpole, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Elm Street School, located at 415 Elm Street in Walpole on Sunday, December 15 from 4-5:30pm.
Hanukkah PartyMedford, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Temple Shalom of Medford welcomes everyone to its much-anticipated annual Hanukkah celebration! Join us for magic by Mike Harrington, Latkes, menorah making, crafts, games, and balloon animals!
Hanukkah PartyMedford, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Temple Shalom of Medford welcomes everyone to its much-anticipated annual Hanukkah celebration! Join us for magic by Mike Harrington, Latkes, menorah making, crafts, games, and balloon animals!
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahNewton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at the Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, December 15 from 10:30am-12pm.
Hanukkah at MFABoston, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Come together for an evening of art, music, and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Immerse yourself in history and tradition with a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection.
Caroling with CaninesActon, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Here is a fun event to bring the entire family to! Bring your own flameless battery operated candle. Hot chocolate, cookies, dog biscuits provided while they last.
Celebrate Chanukah at the MFABoston, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Celebrate Chanukah with other Russian Speaking Families at the 6th annual Museum of Fine Arts event co-hosted by Jewish Arts Collaborative on Wednesday, December 18 from 4-8pm.
Holiday Sing a LongBrookline, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Celebrate the season with a family friendly sing-a-long featuring dancing snowmen, jingle bells, and lots of snowy fun! Two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through sing-alongs, stories, and imagination games.
Masterworks Chorale’s Annual Messiah SingsLexington, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join the Masterworks Chorale, accompanists, soloists for our annual Messiah Sings, a New England holiday tradition for over half a century! No reservations necessary; suggested donation $12.
Santa Visits Jam Time in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Ho, Ho, Ho! Come and meet Santa Claus and enjoy a festive morning of winter and Christmas themed arts & crafts along with lots of playtime to your favorite holiday tunes!
Concord Women's Chorus presents 'The Harps Eternal'Concord, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Incuding, and drawing inspiration from Benjamin Brittens incomparable A Ceremony of Carols, our winter concert offers a program of elegant, lustrous works written for womens voices and harp, featuring celebrated harpist Franziska Huhn.
Rock This Town Christmas Spectacular – Brian Setzer Orchestra TributeBeverly, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Celebrate the holiday season with Rock This Town Orchestra’s “Christmas Spectacular.” This highly energetic and visually stunning show features hits from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats as well as your favorite Christmas classics.
Ballet Misha presents'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Dana Center at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21st at 1pm and 7pm and on Dec. 22nd at 1pm.
Masterworks Chorale’s Annual Messiah SingsLexington, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Join the Masterworks Chorale, accompanists, and soloists for our annual Messiah Sings, a New England holiday tradition for over half a century! No reservations necessary; suggested donation $12.
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Boston Pops Christmas Concert - LowellLowell, $$$$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
There are many traditions throughout the holiday season, but none as magical as the Holiday Pops. This year, Keith Lockhart and the orchestra ring in the season with holiday favorites The concert also features a...
Holiday Sing-a-Long with Santa and Mister Vic at Jam TimeMaynard, Free
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Spend a festive and musical morning at Jam Time in Maynard with Santa, Mister Vic and lots of friends singing everyone’s favorite holiday songs!
Ballet Misha presents'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Dana Center at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21st at 1pm and 7pm and Dec. 22nd at 1pm.
First Light Up Chanukah CelebrationNewton
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Grand Menorah Lighting & Celebration Jazz Band & Performance by Juggler Bryson Lang! Enjoy a HUMMUSIYA - variety of Hummus and dippers Activities for Kids ~ Delicious food ~ Premium Open Bar and more ~ Dreidels & Photos with 'Dreidel Man'
'Boston's Big Band Christmas' at City WineryBoston, $$
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
The new Boston holiday music tradition! The 19-Piece Compaq Big Band with vocalist Renee Dupuis performing holiday favorites like you've never experienced, at a phenomenal venue. Powerful, inspiring, and fun!
Menorah Lighting at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Join us at CambridgeSide on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Level 2 for a festive gathering as we light the Menorah with the Cambridge Jewish Center for the Arts. For all ages.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Tue, December 24, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Westgate Mall is pleased to offer FREE Santa photos for every family this holiday season, providing two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image for all Santa visitors.
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Boston First Night 2020Boston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
For over 40 years, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
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First Night Family Fireworks Display on the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019   
On December 31 at 7 PM, a 12-minute New Year’s Eve fireworks display takes place at the Boston Common Ballfield so that families and children can celebrate the New Year without having to wait until midnight.
Bessie's Noon Year's Eve Pajama Dance Party!Acton, $
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Wear your pajamas and get ready to shake, rattle, and roll by making party hats and noise makers! At 11:45am our DJ will help us kick up our heels and countdown to 12 (noon).
13th Annual Labyrinth WalkFranklin, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019   
First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) will ring in the new year on December 31 with its 13th Annual Labyrinth Walk, a sacred walking meditation.
Beverly’s New Year 2020Beverly
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
It’s the 26th Anniversary of the North Shore's BEST Family-Friendly Celebration of the New Year. Performances and some activities require an admission button, kids 2 and under are free.
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Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus ParkBoston, Free
Tue, February 4, 2020  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
For the second year, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are decorating the waterfront trellis with a Valentine's Day theme, beautifully lit up every night.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade - WorcesterWorcester, Free
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Join Worcester for this community-wide celebration, which features floats, bands, color guards, clowns and boosters of Irish heritage.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade Boston - 2020Boston, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
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...
St. Patrick's Day Parade - ScituateScituate, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
Scituate's annual St. Patrick's Day parade is popular among the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. Over 15,000 people come out annually to view this time-honored tradition.
St. Patrick's Day Parade - AbingtonAbington, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
Parade includes 20-25 floats and decorated vehicles, 300 marchers, and a variety of marching bands. Begins at St. Patrick’s Square.
July 4th Celebration: Family Fun / Concert / FireworksActon, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020  -  Sat, July 4, 2020   
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.


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