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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 2023Rhode Island, $$
Thu, September 28, 2023  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
Revel in the marvelous magic of the Halloween season at this year's nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on Rhode Island’s biggest and greatest walk-through...
The Great Jack O'Lantern Journey at Southwick's ZooMendon, $$
Thu, September 28, 2023  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
Step into a world of Spooky Fun for Everyone as we present “The Great Jack O Lantern Journey” – an extraordinary Halloween festival, exclusively at Southwick’s Zoo!
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Oktoberfest at the EcoTariumWorcester, $$
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the EcoTarium! Bring your friends and enjoy a beverage tasting, a selection of craft beer and food for sale, and live German music!
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Witch's Woods Screampark & Haunted Hayride 2023Westford, $$$
Today  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
Witch's Woods is America's most elaborate haunted hayride experience. This annual Halloween event features spooky attractions like Castle Morbid, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, & the famous Witch's Woods Haunted...
Sukkot Community DinnerNewton, $
Today  -  Fri, September 29, 2023   
Celebrate Sukkot with a gourmet meal in the Sukkah in joyous spirits together with friends! Enjoy eating under the stars and socializing while learning about the holiday of Sukkot.
PJ Library Sukkot Art Ramble with The Umbrella ArtsConcord, $
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sat, September 30, 2023   
Celebrate the joy of Sukkot, the fall harvest holiday, and the appreciation of nature. Join PJ Library for an outdoor, art walk to view nature-inspired works that explore how and why nature is ever-changing.
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2023Salem, $
Sun, October 1, 2023  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
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.
Celebrate Sukkot!Newton, $
Sun, October 1, 2023  -  Sun, October 1, 2023   
Welcome to JCC Greater Boston’s Sukkot Party! Celebrate Sukkot, the New Year, and the fall season. Enjoy a fall morning of music, crafts, the playground, food and drink for purchase, and more for all ages.
Indigenous People's Day at the ICABoston, Free
Mon, October 9, 2023   
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the ICA is offering FREE museum admission for all on Monday, October 9. Advanced timed tickets required to ensure a safe capacity.
Hale-o-weenWestwood, Free
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sat, October 21, 2023   
Participate in nature activities, arts and crafts, a spooky hike, and s'mores by the fire. The haunted cabin and Madame Curious are back for this Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite—visit if you dare!
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sat, October 21, 2023   
Happy Hour Halloween Pub Crawl For Halloween weekend, the Faneuil Hall district of Boston is brightly lit and frightening! Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween pub crawl!
The Halloweekend Pub Crawl BostonBoston, $
Fri, October 27, 2023  -  Fri, October 27, 2023   
Happy Hour Halloween Pub Crawl For Halloween weekend, the Faneuil Hall district of Boston is brightly lit and frightening! Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween pub crawl!
Halloween at Fay SchoolSouthborough, Free
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
Join Fay School and the Southborough Library for a Halloween event for children on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
Put on your Halloween costume or your favorite dress-up clothes and come to the Wenham Museum for stories, songs, and a fun Wenham Museum 132 Main Street Wenham, MA 01984
Halloween HullabalooActon
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sun, October 29, 2023   
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. Advance reservations are required to visit the museum. Visit to learn more.
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Barbie vs Wednesday Halloween BallBerlin, $$
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
The Addams Family has moved into Barbie Land and they're having a Halloween party! Pick a side and join the festivities with music, dancing, tasty Fall favorites and fun!
Halloweekend Hangover Pub Crawl BostonBoston, $
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
Halloweekend Pub Crawl Boston For Halloween weekend, the Faneuil Hall district of Boston is brightly lit and frightening! Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween pub crawl lets get crazy Boston!
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Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) CelebrationBoston, Free
Tue, October 31, 2023  -  Wed, November 1, 2023   
Dia de Muertos is celebrated in traditional Mexican homes where departed family members are remembered by altars lovingly decorated with photographs, papel picado paper decorations, offerings of fruit, favorite food and...
Official Halloween Pub Crawl BostonBoston, $
Tue, October 31, 2023  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
Official Halloween Pub Crawl Boston Boston Faneuil Hall area gets super lit and spooky for Halloween! Get ready for a Halloween pub crawl of a life time!
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Methuen's Festival of TreesMethuen, $$
Fri, November 17, 2023  -  Sat, December 2, 2023   
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.
Historic Holiday Freedom Trail StrollBoston, $$
Sat, November 18, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Walk the Freedom Trail and discover how Boston’s holiday traditions evolved. Led by 19th-century Dickensian costumed guides, the festive stroll is complete with a tour of holiday lights and Christmas trees along the Freedom Trail.
Thanksgiving DinnerLexington, $$
Thu, November 23, 2023  -  Thu, November 23, 2023   
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Inn at Hastings Park! Gather with friends and family to enjoy a full fall feast. Dinner is served buffet style, with choice of entrée.
Holiday Lights SpectacularRhode Island, $
Fri, November 24, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Stroll through a magical winter wonderland of holiday lights while enjoying some sounds of the season! The Zoo will be sparkling from entrance to exit with intricate displays of twinkling lights.
Hanukkah at Town Meeting BistroLexington, $$
Thu, December 7, 2023  -  Fri, December 15, 2023   
Join us in Town Meeting Bistro to celebrate Hanukkah! Hanukkah specials can be ordered as a three-course meal or a la carte and are in addition to the regular Dinner menu.
Lexington Symphony Presents Holiday POPS!Lexington, $
Fri, December 8, 2023  -  Sun, December 10, 2023   
Celebrate the season with Lexington Symphony's Holiday POPS! This event includes three concerts: Kids’ POPS! at 4:00 p.m. and Evening POPS! at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 12/1, plus a just-added performance at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 12/3.
Santa Tea at Town Meeting BistroLexington, $$
Sat, December 9, 2023  -  Sun, December 10, 2023   
Kick off the holidays with the Inn at Hastings Park’s popular Santa High Tea. With friends and family, enjoy tea, cocktails, activites, and bites.
Baroque ChristmasBoston, $$
Thu, December 14, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
Celebrate the spirit of the season with Boston’s biggest, Baroque-est holiday party! Join H + H Society Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 PM.
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Mike Birbiglia Live: Christmas ParmesanBoston, $$$
Wed, December 20, 2023  -  Sat, December 23, 2023   
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall to Broadway.
Christmas Eve BrunchLexington, $$
Sun, December 24, 2023  -  Sun, December 24, 2023   
Join the Inn at Hastings Park for Christmas Eve Brunch at Town Meeting Bistro! Bring your loved ones to savor the warmth and holiday spirit while enjoying a delicious selection of holiday favorites.
What's Open on New Year's Day?New England
Tue, December 26, 2023  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
What's open for fun on New Year's Day in Boston? Check here to find out.
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First Night Boston 2024 - New Year's EveBoston, Free
Sun, December 31, 2023  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
For over 40 years, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
New Year's Day BrunchLexington, $$
Mon, January 1, 2024  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
Start 2023 off right with New Year’s Day Brunch at the Inn at Hastings Park! Reservations are available from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Brunch features buffet offerings, choice of entrée, and mimosa bar.
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ICA Boston offers MLK Day Free AdmissionBoston, Free
Sun, January 14, 2024   
The ICA is offering FREE admission for all on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16. Advanced timed tickets are required and will be available to reserve beginning on Sunday, January 15 at 10 AM.
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MLK Day Celebration at Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Boston, Free
Sun, January 14, 2024  -  Sun, January 14, 2024   
Citizens has sponsored the MFA’s MLK Day community celebration for 20 consecutive years—allowing the Museum to welcome more than 120,000 visitors to enjoy free performances, tours, talks, art-making activities, and more.
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