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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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Witch's Woods Screampark & Haunted Hayride 2019Westford, $$$
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Witch's Woods is America's most elaborate haunted hayride experience. This annual Halloween event features spooky attractions like Castle Morbid, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, & the famous Witch's Woods Haunted...
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2019Salem, $
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.
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Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Spectacular:Roger Williams Zoo 2019Rhode Island, $$
Thu, October 3, 2019  -  Sun, November 3, 2019   
The now-famous Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo with all the “gourd-ly” grandeur that visitors have come to expect. See thousands of illuminated pumpkins on display in a woodland setting,...
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'Brick or Treat' Halloween Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery CenterSomerville, $$
Mon, October 7, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Brick or Treat will feature a costume contest, pumpkin patch photo op complete with a 3 ½ foot LEGO pumpkin, a themed building challenge, LEGO trick or treating and more. Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween...
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Stone Zoo's Boo at the Zoo 2019Stoneham
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. This fun filled event will feature Halloween themed crafts and games, along with a haunted maze.
Jam Time's Halloween Party with VampirinaMaynard, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019   
Jam Time's Halloween Party with Vampirina Come in your costume Trick or treat in the party room Enjoy arts and crafts projects Plus see Vampirina!
18th Annual DCR Neponset Pumpkin FloatDorchester, Free
Tue, October 22, 2019  -  Tue, October 22, 2019   
The DCR Neponset Pumpkin Float is a free community event which creates a floating parade of illuminated jack-o-lanterns down Davenport Creek to the Neponset River.
Halloween Art and Craft Workshop with Jam Time at the Natick Mall!Natick, $
Thu, October 24, 2019   
Join Miss Lauren from Jam Time for a morning of SPOOKtacular crafts for your little trick or treater to take home! Create crafts like...Stressball pumpkins! A Witch House! Paper Plate Frankenstein! Candy Corn Footprints!
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Tales of the Night: Drumlin FarmLincoln, $$
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
A frightfully fun evening for the whole family! Put on your favorite costume, grab a flashlight, and join us for the silliest, spookiest, and most family-friendly Halloween tradition.
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Halloween Prowl: Moose Hill Wildlife SanctuarySharon, $
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Moose Hill's very popular Halloween Prowl enables your family to enjoy this autumn holiday in a fun, creative, non-scary, safe, and educational manner. Pre-registration is required.
Creatorpult First Annual Halloween Game Night Party (Adults)Haverhill, Free
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Fri, October 25, 2019   
Please join us at Creatorpult in downtown Haverhill Friday October 25th at 6pm for our first annual Halloween Costume Party, Prizes, Halloween themed tabletop games, socializing, food and drinks.
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Halloween Celebration on Castle Island 2019Boston, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Children of all ages will love the Magical Halloween Castle and Celebration at Fort Independence. Enjoy storytelling, magicians, refreshments, and more at the star-shaped fort ... supposedly the inspiration for 'The...
Zoo Howl at Franklin Park ZooBoston
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
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!
Halloween Family Fun Lunch CruiseBoston, $$$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Halloween Lunch Cruise Saturday, October 26th Halloween music, games and goodie bags Kids' Halloween Costume Parade Kid-friendly activities Signature Lunch Buffet with kid friendly items
Jam Time's Halloween Party with VampirinaNorwood, $
Sun, October 27, 2019   
Come in your costume and trick or treat in the party room, enjoy tons of arts and crafts project, plus see Vampirina! Free with normal admission of $13/ child and 1/2 price for play and class memberships!
Boo in the Barnyard at Powissit FarmDover, $$
Sun, October 27, 2019   
Did you know barnyard animals love Halloween too?! Join us for this special children’s Halloween Trick or Treat event in the Powisset Barnyard. Bring a bag to collect treats, participate in a special Halloween barnyard craft, compete in the best barnyard costume contest,...
Sullivan Tire hosts Halloween Touch-A-Truck EventBridgewater, $
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Sullivan Tire and Auto Service is teaming up with the Greater Bridgewater Women of Today to host the 4th annual Halloween Touch-A-Truck on Sunday, Oct. 27th.
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Halloween Happenings at CambridgeSide 2019Cambridge, Free
Wed, October 30, 2019  -  Wed, October 30, 2019   
CambridgeSide is pleased to announce Halloween Happenings, October 30 for Trick-or-Treating, Photo Booth fun and MORE! Participants asked to bring canned food donation to The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
Annual Doggone Halloween Costume ParadeBoston, Free
Thu, October 31, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Dogs and humans of Downtown Boston gather to celebrate Halloween by getting in costume and showing off their festive spirit! Prizes will be awarded to a select few!
Jam Time's Halloween Party with VampirinaNatick, Free
Thu, October 31, 2019   
Come in your Halloween costume and trick or treat in the party room, enjoy tons of Halloween arts and crafts project, plus get hugs and high fives from Vampirina!
Sinners and Saints Halloween CruiseBoston, $$
Fri, November 1, 2019  -  Fri, November 1, 2019   
Boston's Biggest Haunted Party Cruise - 500+ passenger cruise featuring chilling spirits (cocktails), ghoulish grub and sinful DJ sets. Fast Times Band will feature the best hits from the 80's, 90's and today!
Veteran's Day ParadeBoston, Free
Mon, November 11, 2019  -  Mon, November 11, 2019   
Remember American’s veterans with a parade & ceremony. Boston’s Annual Veteran’s Day Parade: Come view the patriotic parade complete with local marching bands and citizen floats.
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
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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Holiday Trellis Lighting: Christopher Columbus Park 2019Boston, Free
Mon, November 18, 2019  -  Mon, November 18, 2019   
The lighting display will bedeck all 260 feet of the trellises at the heart of the park with 50,000 blue bulbs. The free celebration will include entertainment.
What's Open on Thanksgiving Day?New England
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
What's open for fun on Thanksgiving Day? Check here to find out.
St. Athanasius Christmas FaireReading, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
1000s of items (new and gently used): White Elephant, jewelry, toys. Also, homemade baked goods and gifts; handmade knit/crochet items; and kids crafts and games!
Etiquette Boot Camp for Children {Ages 7-12}Boston, $$$
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Etiquette Boot Camp Comes to Town Just In Time for the Season of Socializing! Over the course of three modules an array of etiquette topics will be covered.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza 2019Boston, Free
Wed, November 27, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a 6-week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Lunch CruiseBoston, $$$
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
Thursday, 11.28.19 Delicious Lunch Buffet Menu 2 hour cruise on the Boston Harbor with skyline views DJ entertainment, dance floor & interactive games Fun for the whole family!
Holiday Light Shows at the Greenway CarouselBoston, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
This winter, come experience beautiful light shows with family and friends at the Greenway Carousel. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs as you watch bright, festive light shows that perform every 30 minutes from 4:45 pm to 7:00pm.
Beacon Hill Holiday StrollBack Bay, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019   
Families are invited to a festive evening of refreshments, shopping, Santa, carriage rides, caroling, and fun! Wonderful for all ages.
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.
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.
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First Night First Day Boston 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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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 Boston - 2020Boston, Free
Tue, March 17, 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...

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