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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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MLK Day Open House at Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Boston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020   
The Museum opens its doors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to celebrate his legacy. Join us for a day of celebration with free general admission for all. Highlights include films, art activities, and performances.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community BreakfastBelmont, $
Mon, January 20, 2020   
Share community, music, and food and listen to a thought-provoking speaker. Supervised activities for children 5-10 years.
Cambridge MLK Day of Service 2020Cambridge, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Cambridge’s 9th Annual MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2020 at City Hall in Central Square, Cambridge. This is the largest day of service event in New England.
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MLK Day Free Admission at the ICABoston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020   
The ICA is offering FREE admission for all on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mon, Jan 20. Celebrate the legacy of MLK with the public opening of two new exhibitions: Tschabalala Self: Out of Body + Carolina Caycedo.
50th Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Memorial Breakfast (Adults)Boston, $$$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MLK Memorial Breakfast. It will feature Conversation with Governor Charlie D. Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senator Edward Markey, moderated by Barry Gaither
Celebrate Dr. King with Postage StampsWeston, $
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Learn about Dr. King and other famous African-Americans on stamps. Make a free collection of stamps. Do a scavenger hunt for prizes Arts and crafts with stamps. Make envelopes to send letters. Free postage.
A Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)Boston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
The City of Boston will present 'A Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'. This year's program will spotlight women who have advocated for social justice in Boston, including Coretta Scott King and Sue Bailey Thurman. The BU Band and Inner Strength...
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior DayNew Hampshire, $
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day Monday, January 20, 9am-5pm. Help us with a collaborative project – making a peace dove. Create your own peace sign, and explore your own dreams!
Boston Harbor Islands Winter Wildlife CruiseBoston, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020   
Bring your binoculars and explore the winter bird and wildlife in and around Boston Harbor. The cruise will travel to the outer islands and Hingham Harbor with narration provided by park rangers and bird experts.
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Boston Chinese New Year Parade 2020Boston, Free
Sun, February 2, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Celebrate the Year of the Rat in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year Parade!
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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.
T-Rex Tea PartyNew Hampshire, $
Sun, February 9, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
-Rex Tea Party Sunday, February 9, 9:30-11am This year the Dino Tea Party will be open to more visitors, and families can visit the museum before we open to the public!
Valentine's Dinner CruiseBoston, $$$
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Sat, February 15, 2020   
Make your Valentine's Day memorable on the water, join us aboard the Odyssey for dinner. Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience unlike any other make for the perfect celebration of love.
Valentine's Day Lunch CruiseBoston, $$$
Sat, February 15, 2020  -  Sat, February 15, 2020   
Your most memorable Valentine’s Day is waiting on the water, join us aboard the Odyssey for lunch. Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience that make for the perfect celebration of love.
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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.
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Boston Patriots' Day Parade & Flag Raising 2020Boston, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020   
Celebrate Events Leading to the American Revolution honoring the battle in Lexington and Concord! Patriot’s Day is celebrated in Massachusetts to remember the events that took place in Boston leading to the American...
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2020Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Fireworks 2020 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Fireworks & Pops: Esplanade 2020Boston, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual...
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Community Boating's July 4th Sailabration 2020Boston, $$$
Sat, July 4, 2020  -  Sat, July 4, 2020   
Enjoy the 4th of July on the docks of Community Boating this year. Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, yet preserve the spirit of camaraderie and the sounds of the Boston POPS.
4th July Fireworks Family-Friendly Cruise PlymouthPlymouth, $$$
Sat, July 4, 2020  -  Sat, July 4, 2020   
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...
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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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2020Salem, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
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, Massachusetts.
Salem Holiday HappeningsSalem
Sun, November 29, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate, shop, and dine in Salem during the holiday season. Festival highlights include Historic Salem, Inc.'s annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour and Santa's arrival atop the Hawthorne Hotel.


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