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Calendar of family and kids events happening in the Greater Boston and New England Area - lots of fun things to do.



Birthday Tot ShabbatNewton, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Fri, June 4, 2021   
Join us the first Shabbat of every month to celebrate your birthday in-person with all of your Tot Shabbat friends! We will sing our favorite songs, create crafts, and share a treat together in celebration.
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ICS's Polar Express Ride 2021 - SOLD OUTNewburyport, $$$
Sat, December 4, 2021   
The Annual ICS Polar Express will leave Newburyport Train Station for the North Pole ......Enjoy a wonderful evening train ride, a sea of elves, and of course, Santa himself! This adventure is our rendition of the...
Taunton's Lights On Festival 2021Taunton, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
The City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green & Lights On Festival is an annual community celebration featuring live entertainment, kid's activities, fireworks, and a magical display of holiday lights on historic Taunton Green.
Christmas Tree Lot at Follen ChurchLexington, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 25, 2021   
For more than 65 years, Follen Church has transformed its parking lot into a charming Winter Wonderland complete with fragrant balsam fir Christmas Trees for sale. Our trees are grown by Mingo's Products of Maine.
The Brementown Musicians at Puppet ShowplaceBrookline, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom.
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A Night of Stars at The Skating Club of BostonNorwood, $$$
Sat, December 4, 2021   
The Skating Club of Boston, the third oldest skating club in the United States, will celebrate the grand opening of their brand new, best-in-class skating facility in Norwood, MA on Saturday, December 4th at 6:00 pm...
Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair and Music DayBoston, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
30 New England artists will vend their unique offerings amidst Christmas greens and splendor, plus three special music events: all free and open to the public!
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Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree LightingRockport, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
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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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees 2021Boston, $$$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats.
Christmas In Salem Holiday House TourSalem, $$$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Discover Salem's Historical Holiday Event is back to being in person this year! Visit Twelve 18th and 19th century homes all decorated for the holidays. If you cannot make it in person, there will still be a virtual option.
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry BankeNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering the joys of simpler times
McMullen Holiday Celebration at Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021   
Enjoy holiday-themed vocal performances by the Madrigal Singers of Boston College and live music by the Music Guild while visitors sip hot chocolate and eat holiday treats, tour the exhibition, play games, and participate in arts and crafts activities throughout the museum.
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Meet the Saint Bernards!Andover, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021   
Join us on December 4th from 10am - 2pm to meet the Saint Bernards from New England Saint Bernard Club, take some photos with these furry friends, and if you're buying a Christmas tree, have them pull your selected tree...
Festival of Trees - Reading MAReading, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Visitors will be delighted and inspired by a winter wonderland of decorated holiday trees that are raffled off. Trees of every kind, You will love the experience!
'So She Wants to Write A Fugue' | Gessner-Schocken: Jessica Osborne, pianoCambridge, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
Like so many other musical forms, the canon of counterpoint traditionally didn’t make room for women composers. This concert will challenge our definition and context of musical fugues.
New England Film Orchestra Holiday ConcertArlington, $
Sat, December 4, 2021   
The New England Film Orchestra, with the NEFO choir, presents music from some favorite holiday films along with other holiday classics! One night only, Saturday, December 4.
A Christmas Carol at Mosesian Arts CenterWatertown, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Talented voice actor Dick Terhune performs as Tiny Tim, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and more - all 30+ roles in Charles Dickens's classic Christmas ghost story!
Draw The Line – A Tribute to AerosmithBeverly, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
Draw The Line celebrates more than 25 years paying homage to rock ‘n roll legend Aerosmith. With endorsements from Aerosmith, journalists, top DJs, and fans worldwide, Draw The Line is recognized as a one-of-a-kind.
Saturday Open Studio at Isabella Gardner MuseumBoston, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
This month, as a nod to Isabella Stewart Gardner’s love of letters and correspondence with close friends, artists, musicians, and more, you’ll create greeting cards for your family and friends in the Studio.
All Aboard For The HolidaysCanton, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
'ALL Aboard For The Holidays!': Toy train exhibit and demos, make your own train, history of Revere Family and trains, meet the train conductor, greens, bows and crafts!
More Than Words Holiday Fest 2021Boston, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
Our youth-run bookstore will be filled with local artisan booths at our annual Holidayfest! Join us on Saturday December 4th to do your holiday shopping with a purpose.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall Christmas EventsMethuen, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Enjoy two musical Christmas events at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Holiday Music will be performed on the Great Organ, including a Christmas Carol Sing-along, at the Open House; and the Christmas concert will feature festive holiday tunes on organ and brass instruments.
Saint Bernard Sled Pull at Smolak FarmsNorth Andover
Sat, December 4, 2021   
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.
Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center BostonCambridge, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston with Winter-Wonder MINILAND, LEGO-tastic big build, and more. Included with General Admission.
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The Holiday Marketplace at The W GalleryWayland, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Come shop local at the Holiday Marketplace at the W Gallery of Wayland. Delight your family and friends with one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, ceramics, glass bowls, baby gifts, fabric art, decorative pillows,...
Sutton Chain of LightsSutton, Free
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
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.
Christmas by the Sea at Castle HillIpswich, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Don’t miss this year’s elegant Roaring-Twenties-themed decorations–pearls, feathers, champagne glasses, and more. Each room in our 1920s mansion is uniquely decorated for the holidays.
Annual New England Model Train ExpoMarlborough, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
See operating train layouts and shop at the region's largest holiday season train show. At the Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.
That Holiday FeelingStoughton, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
The Paris Cabaret Starline Theatre presents a special double header at a very special time! Always a good time and always changing it up year after year with all your favorite songs of the season.
Tree Tour at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
We’ll leaf no branch unturned in this tour of trees at Gore Place. Join us to get to the root of both the science and history of individual trees and species on our grounds.
Nutcracker Magic Dance Party EventCharlestown, $$
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
Join Mini Movers Studio for a special holiday event-Nutcrcker Magic Dance Party. Our event will include a Nutcracker themed dance class, activities, craft, and treat.
New England Model Train EXPOMarlborough, $
Sat, December 4, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
The region’s largest holiday season train show with operating layouts in multiple scales, over 220 dealer tables, new and used model trains and supplies, manufacturer displays, railroadiana, books, collectibles, white elephant table, and more.
Sensory Friendly Holiday Pops Kids MatineeBoston, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart Leads The Orchestra in its first-ever Holiday Pops sensory-friendly concert. The 60-minute version of the show includes lower volume and lighting levels, relaxed house rules, designated support spaces, and Autism therapist volunteers on...
Hands-on Chanukah STEAM projectsWatertown, Free
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Join JCDS for hands-on Chanukah STEAM projects! Stay for holiday songs, blessings, and a special treat. For children in PreK - 2nd grade. Registration required.
Longwood Symphony Orchestra: All-Beethoven with Victor RosenbaumBoston, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
The award-winning Longwood Symphony Orchestra returns to New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 3:00 PM with an all-Beethoven program featuring pianist Victor Rosenbaum.
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Family Fun Chanukah Celebration!Boston, Free
Sun, December 5, 2021   
A wonderful spirit is alive at The Boston Synagogue! We are a warm, small, neighborhood shul. Come celebrate the Festival of Lights in our Family Chanukah party.
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DELAYED: Ice Skating On Frog Pond (Hours, Admission, & Info)Boston, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Tue, March 8, 2022   
A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time MaynardMaynard, Free
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Come meet Santa at Jam Time in Maynard and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun! Free with normal admission price of $15/child. Doors open at 9am.
Cookies with Santa at Jam Time MaynardMaynard, $
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Only 25 kids max at this special event w Santa. Holiday cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, holiday crafts, reindeer food station, dance party w Olaf and playtime! Everyone must have a ticket for this event
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55th Annual Maynard Christmas Parade with SantaMaynard, Free
Sun, December 5, 2021   
Sponsored by the Maynard Rotary Club, the parade starts at 5 PM at the Mill & Main parking lot off Sudbury St, travels down Main Street, turns left up Summer Street, left onto Nason Street, and back to Main Street.
Pictures with Santa at the Inn at Hastings ParkLexington, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Santa is coming to the Inn at Hastings Park! Avoid those long lines at the mall and enjoy brunch or a cocktail while your family takes a picture with Santa Claus!
Jingle Bell ExtravaganzaNew Hampshire, $
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Enjoy a socially-distanced visit with Santa at the Children's Museum of NH in Dover, then play in all the hands-on exhibits, enjoy crafts and fun.
The Sounds of Christmas: Salvation Army Massachusetts Division BandBoston, Free
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division will play, carols will be sung, there will be holiday refreshments to enjoy, and the true message of Christmas will ring loud and clear.
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A Charlie Brown ChristmasLowell, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage will bring holiday cheer to Boston with a limited engagement at Chevalier Theatre for 2 shows only.
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Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life TourVirtual/Online, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021   
Your favorite holiday a cappella group is back! Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a...
Backyard and Beyond: Sensory SundaysActon
Sun, December 5, 2021  -  Sun, December 5, 2021   
Every Sunday morning we’ll do a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, either in Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land.
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Boston Pops - Holiday Pops Sensory Friendly ConcertBoston, $$
Sun, December 5, 2021   
The show is designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities. Enjoy a shortened 60-minute version of our standard Holiday Pops concert, with a...
Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Omni Parker HouseBoston, $$
Mon, December 6, 2021  -  Mon, December 6, 2021   
On December 6th the legendary Parker House Rooftop Ballroom will host the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra for a special holiday event, performing classic big band hits and holiday classics. Come dance the night away!
Newton Holiday Lights SpectacularNewton, Free
Mon, December 6, 2021  -  Mon, December 6, 2021   
A dazzling drive-thru light and music display! Join us on Monday, December 6th for Mayor Fuller's Holiday Lights Spectacular. Arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave.
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A Christmas Story, The MusicalBoston, $$
Tue, December 7, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
Tot Time at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Tue, December 7, 2021  -  Tue, December 7, 2021   
Explore nature with rocks, sticks, water, and more. Provocations to explore different elements of nature are open-ended and allow children to do as little or as much of an activity as they like.
Drop-In PlayNewton, Free
Wed, December 8, 2021   
Join us for Drop-in Play to help your little one burn off excess energy in our newly renovated playground! We can't wait to see you!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Crazy Crackers & DipsDover, $$
Wed, December 8, 2021  -  Wed, December 8, 2021   
Learn to make homemade crackers and delicious dips to dip them in animal cracker and sweet dip and herb dip and herd flatbread crackers with vegetable dip.
Adult Fan of LEGO® Night at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center BostonSomerville, $$
Wed, December 8, 2021  -  Wed, December 8, 2021   
Calling all Adult Fans of LEGO®! Join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston and Aeronaut Brewing Company on Wednesday, December 8th for a Holiday Bricktacular Adult Night!
Wire-Wrapped Holiday Ring ClassWayland
Wed, December 8, 2021  -  Wed, December 8, 2021   
A Wire-Wrapped Holiday Ring Workshop taught by Neela Kiely and held at The W Gallery in Wayland on Wednesday, December 8th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Backyard and Beyond: Nature Journaling – Signs of the Season: WINTER!Acton
Wed, December 8, 2021  -  Wed, December 8, 2021   
Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing. We’ll provide supplies to create your own nature journal, then you can take your journal on a nature walk to search for signs of winter.
Holiday Cookies: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 9, 2021  -  Thu, December 9, 2021   
Change your holiday cookie game with this hands-on cooking class in Powisset’s Kitchen. Chef Thi will show guests how to bake creative and seasonal cookies that are sure to bring cheer this holiday season.
7th Annual Union Square Holiday StrollSomerville, Free
Thu, December 9, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Join in The Holiday Stroll, a three-day celebration of Union Square sparkle, discovery, and holiday delight on December 9, 10, and 11. Revel in this Union Square neighborhood tradition & enter to win cash prizes up to $1000!
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The Anchor Annual Holiday Tree LightingCharlestown, Free
Thu, December 9, 2021   
The Anchor is so excited to announce that its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is back and better than ever! Enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday festivities, ice sculpture carving, Christmas carols, and more. Be sure to...
Singers Showcase: Tina Turner—Simply the BestBoston, $$
Thu, December 9, 2021  -  Thu, December 9, 2021   
Join a global cast of students for an exhilarating evening of entertainment honoring the legendary singer, songwriter, actor, and author Tina Turner. The concert will showcase some of Berklee’s most outstanding talent.
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Illuminations Holiday Lights Tour 2021Somerville, $
Thu, December 9, 2021  -  Thu, December 30, 2021   
Come celebrate the folk-artistry of the many Somerville residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, caroling, and shrines of devotion and fantasy during the darkest time of the...
Leslie Odom Jr. The Christmas TourBoston, $$$
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.
Symphonic ExplorationConcord, $
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Fri, December 10, 2021   
Join the Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) on Friday, December 10th at 7:00 pm for a fascinating presentation - Symphonic Exploration lecture presented by guest speaker-composer Sepehr Pirasteh.
Larz Anderson (Kirrane) Ice Skating RinkBrookline, $
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sat, March 6, 2021   
Enjoy ice skating at the Larz Anderson Skating Rink, featuring a heated pavilion, snack bar, skate rentals and skate sharpening shop.
Indigo Fire Holiday Pottery SaleWatertown, Free
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
A Holiday Pottery Sale at Indigo Fire Watertown- find a unique gift for a loved one or come to learn more about our ceramics studio!
Bird Park Tree LightingWalpole, Free
Fri, December 10, 2021   
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.
Harvard Square Holiday Craft FairCambridge, Free
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
The Harvard Square Holiday Fair returns as the undisputed popular favorite and longest running of the areas annual craft fairs. The fair is a Harvard Square winter highlight drawing thousands of local residents and visitors from across New England.
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2021Boston, $$
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2021 season with the must-see holiday show. Featuring features over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers celebrating the most wonderful time...
Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas CarolGroton, $
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
This December 2021 New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents an original musical adaptation 'Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol'. A spiritually uplifting musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens' classic.
SCFGLive! - MedicineVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Fri, December 10, 2021   
How does medicine work? Join the Science Club for Girls Crew as we explore the world of medicine through experimenting and learning from experts at Syros Pharmaceuticals.
Polar Express Dance Party EventSwampscott, $$
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Fri, December 10, 2021   
Join Mini Movers Studio for a holiday event! Event will include a Polar Express themed dance class, activities, a take home treat and a special guest appearance from Santa! This is a drop off event.
Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas CarolGroton, $$
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
This December 2021 New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents an original musical adaptation 'Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol' at the Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St. Groton, MA.
Disney’s Moana JRFoxboro, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for our 2022 Young Performers Production of Disney’s Moana JR for students currently in grades 1-6.
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Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice Celebration 2021Cambridge, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Join us for our annual Holiday on Ice celebration at Community Ice Skating @Kendall in Cambridge! Enjoy a free skating show at 2pm with world class professional skaters and international competitors.
Sticky Bun School: Virtual Baking Class with Joanne ChangVirtual/Online, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
GBH is partnering with Chef Joanne Chang and Flour Bakery for a special Saturday morning one-hour virtual baking class led by Joanne Chang, the renowned pastry chef and founder of Flour Bakery.
Live Nativity 2021Hingham, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Live Nativity telling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. It will take place Saturday December 11, 2021 from 5-8 PM. Refreshments provided!
P.A.F Makers Market 2021Groveland
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
The Makers Market is a one-day, indoor arts and crafts holiday shopping event, hosted by Pentucket Arts Foundation. 40 vendors. The market will include a Mini Makers Workshop for children to make gifts for friends/family.
Mini Makers Workshop @ Makers Market presented by Pentucket Arts FoundationGroveland, $
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Mini Makers Workshop for children to make gifts for friends/family. Each project will cost $5 and there will be complimentary gift wrapping supplies for the kids to wrap their gifts. Pre-registration available on website.
Joy Around the World: The Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt for KidsBoston, $
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Sleigh ride across the internet on a virtual holiday family scavenger hunt! You’ll be searching for answers to fun, holiday-related questions, all without leaving home.
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time at the Natick MallNatick, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Come meet Santa at Jam Time inside the Natick Mall and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun! Free with normal admission price of $15/child.
Mrs. Claus Holiday Hoopla at Long HillBeverly, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Come one, come all to Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Hoopla! This festive holiday celebration is jam-packed with activities to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.
Holiday Suites Ballet: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, and other Festive ClassicsAndover, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Celebrate the Magic of the Season in Northeast School of Ballet’s Production of Holiday Suites (Act II of The Nutcracker, Land of The Sweets and More!)
A Time to Dance: Flamenco WorcesterGrafton, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021   
The fundraising event is called A Time to Dance and will include light bites and a talk about flamenco dance as well as the history of the Clock Museum.
Santa's Coming To WCCWorcester, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Our 13th Annual FREE Santa’ s Coming event provided by the Blackstone Valley Children’s Place Staff. Our Santa’s Coming event will be held in the WCC’s Gymnasium!
Comedy Illusionist Ben PrattBeverly, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Ben’s award-winning comedy magic show consists of unique form of stand-up comedy with a big helping of magic and illusion thrown in! Family-friendly show that can be enjoyed by all ages!
Get into the Holiday Spirit with Santa Claus on a Lunch CruiseBoston, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Holiday lunch cruise for the whole family with Santa Claus and local author with holiday music, kid-friendly treats and onboard activities that brings the magic of the holiday season to life.
Hear Me Out: Free In-Person Winter Event at HMNHCambridge, Free
Sat, December 11, 2021   
Save the date for an evening to enjoy the new work from the Hear Me Out/Escúchame Project, which involves teens of Latina/o/x descent with our gallery spaces.
Holiday House TourBeverly, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Historic Beverly’s Holiday House Tour is BACK! Our coastal tour of holiday homes that include unique architectural elements and feature design by Henry Bailey Alden and the team of Cabot and Chandler.
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It's a Wonderful Life MovieNatick, $$
Sat, December 11, 2021   
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) is one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made by director Frank Capra. The holiday classic to define all holiday classics is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing...
Christmas Tea at the Inn at Hastings ParkLexington, $$$
Sat, December 11, 2021  -  Sat, December 11, 2021   
Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Tea at Inn at Hastings Park! Bring the whole family to enjoy the experience with tea, cocktails, and small bites!
Lexington Tea BurningLexington, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Minute Men invite all to the Lexington Tea Burning, an all-day event free and open to the public at historic Buckman Tavern.
Gingerbread House Decorating Event at A&B KitchenBoston, $
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Gingerbread House Decorating Event at A&B Kitchen + Bar. We provide everything you need to decorate your own gingerbread house including a pre-made house, various candies and icing. You provide the creativity.
Annual Holiday Hack-A-ThonWellesley, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Celebrate the holidays with a FUN friendly game competition for Toys For Tots™! Open to anyone between the ages of 5-14. Win amazing prizes at Code Ninjas!
Boston Veterinary Clinic's 7th Annual Pet Photos with SantaBoston, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Join Boston Veterinary Clinic for our 7th Annual Photos with Santa event. Mingle (safely socially distanced) and nosh on holiday treats (human & pet) with the BVC care team on Sunday December 12th.
Coro-Dante Christmas ConcertCambridge, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Coro-Dante Christmas Concert - Presenting Vivaldi's Gloria and traditional Italian carols! December 12 at 5:00pm, at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts (41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139) (admission free, donations gratefully encouraged)
Fernando Brandão QuintetWayland
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Join us on Sun. Dec. 12th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the W Gallery (57 Andrew Ave, Wayland) for the Fernando Brandão Quintet. To learn more visit: https://artswayland.com/pages/fernando-brandao-quintet
Leo Kottke & Mike GordonBeverly, $$
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Noon features 11 tracks of warmly askew folk-pop, intricate playing, and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Gordon, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.
Holiday Hack-A-Thon Game CompetitionWellesley, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Join us for our 4th Annual Holiday Hack-A-Thon for a fun friendly game competition. Exercise your creativity skills in ScratchJR or Scratch and see if you can possibly win some amazing prizes.
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Presents: A Winter ConcertIpswich, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
NMYO presents a Free-to-the-public youth orchestra concert in Ipswichon Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3pm. New this year - the concert will be live-streamed at www.nmyo.org.
Beacon Hill Holiday Wreath TourBoston, $$
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
The Nichols House Museum invites you to join us for the Beacon Hill Holiday Wreath Tour! Come see how some of Boston's most historic homes decorate for the holiday season.
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Jingle All the Way to Holidays on the GreenPlymouth, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
The ever-popular Reindog Parade is back for another year of costumed canines and tail-wagging good times. Dogs from all over New England will be dressed in their best festive holiday apparel to participate in the...
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Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk at Armenian Heritage Park on the GreenwayBoston, Free
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Join us for a Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk at Armenian Heritage Park. Tie a Ribbon on the Wishing Tree, walk the beautifully lit labyrinth, and enjoy hot Chocolate & desserts.
Holiday Laughs: A Stand Up Comedy Showcase (21+)Boston, $$
Sun, December 12, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
A Stand Up Comedy Showcase featuring the opening acts from the Impractical Jokers Tour, Mark 'Jiggy' Jigarjian, Chris Johnston, Mike Finoia, J.F. Harris and hosted by Jay Miller.
GIS Admissions Open House – Lower CampusVirtual/Online, Free
Mon, December 13, 2021  -  Mon, December 13, 2021   
You are invited to join us for a virtual Admissions Open House. Enjoy an online tour of our beautiful child-scaled Lower Campus and learn about our German immersion program in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Old North Church & Historic Site Presents David Walker's Appeal: The Pen as theBoston, Free
Wed, December 15, 2021  -  Wed, December 15, 2021   
Digital Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, Dec. 15. This talk will be the second of a three-part series dedicated to Walker, his work, and his legacy.
The Berklee Concert Jazz OrchestraBoston, $
Wed, December 15, 2021  -  Wed, December 15, 2021   
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features some of the finest jazz instrumentalists playing refreshingly original music written by the most talented composers here at Berklee.
Ten Minute Hors D’oeuvres: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 16, 2021  -  Thu, December 16, 2021   
Join Chef Thi as she shows how to create easy, make-ahead hors d’oeuvres for holiday entertaining. Guests will craft a variety of spreads and small bites integrating flavor profiles.
If You Could Write a Poem for the Statue of Liberty, What Would You Say?Virtual/Online, Free
Thu, December 16, 2021  -  Thu, December 16, 2021   
Join us as we hear from the youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston as they express their vision for America inspired by Emma Lazarus’ poem, The New Colossus.
Community Art Show Closing Event: 'Strength, Perseverance, and Hope in Beverly'Beverly, Free
Thu, December 16, 2021  -  Thu, December 16, 2021   
Historic Beverly's popular Community Art Show is closing soon, so take this opportunity to view and purchase the art in person on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 5-7pm.
A Taste of Shabbat AliveNewton, Free
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
Join us for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service filled with singing, dancing, and stories, geared specifically for families with young children. We can't wait to see you!
Festival Ballet Presents The NutcrackerSeekonk, $$
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 24, 2021   
Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker. A Brand New Production! Experience the magic of Festival Ballet Providence’s brand-new production of The Nutcracker for the first time ever at the majestic Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
In My Tribe: 10,000 Maniacs Tribute ShowBeverly, $$
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
​The Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs Tribute Show. 'In My Tribe' honors American songstress Natalie Merchant, both as the frontwoman of the internationally acclaimed group the '10,000 Maniacs' and as a solo artist.
Holidays Under The UmbrellaConcord, $$
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
The Umbrella’s beloved holiday concert returns the mainstage after last season’s virtual presentation. Familiar faces and Umbrella Stage Company favorites will return to sing seasonal songs and share their own holiday memories.
Santa Visits the CastleGloucester, $
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
Enjoy a very special visit with Santa and his elves! Each child will receive a new, wrapped gift and cookies and milk. Hammond Castle Museum will be fully decorated for the holidays .
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time NorwoodNorwood, Free
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
Come meet Santa at Jam Time and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun! Free with normal admission price of $15/child. Doors open at 9am. Just show up!
Cookies with Santa at Jam Time NorwoodNorwood, $
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
Only 25 kids max at this event with Santa! Holiday cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, holiday crafts, reindeer food station, dance party w Olaf and playtime! Everyone must have a ticket for this event.
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The Nutcracker: Commonwealth Ballet 2021Weston, $$
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
The Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
SCFGLive! - Young Scientist Take OverVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 17, 2021   
Join Science Club for Girls for a special season finale where we will learn all about the human body and the important body systems that allow our bodies to function through experiments, interviews and demonstrations.
Tot Shabbat, Kiddush and Drop-In PlayNewton, Free
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Join us for Tot Shabbat with Maya and Sydney where we will sing our favorite songs and create crafts together. After we’ll come together for kiddush and drop-in play time for your little ones.
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Kids' Shows: The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as told by everyone's favorite band of muppets!
MFA Reopens Art of the Ancient World Gallery with Free AdmissionBoston, Free
Sat, December 18, 2021   
Opening December 18, five newly transformed galleries at the heart of the MFA’s George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing for Art of the Ancient World will invite visitors to explore nearly 550 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Classical art in...
Date Night: Solstice SupperDover, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Ticket price includes three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. A la carte wine pairing available for additional purchase along with craft beer and other beverages. We are not able to accommodate any specific food requests.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Make & Decorate Holiday CookiesDover, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Join us in this hands-on weekend cooking class to make, bake and decorate holiday cookies. We’ll bake delicious sugar cookies in every shape and size to decorate with your favorite holiday icings and trimmings.
Free Holiday Themed Party for ages 5-9 at Acton Stage Music CenterActon, Free
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Get in the holiday spirit with Acton Stage Music Center at our FREE Holiday Party for ages 5-9! Join us for singing, dancing, crafts, and more! We hope to see you there!
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Jazzmus 2022: A Pre-New Year's Day Conscious Cabaret!Boston, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Hibernian Hall invites you to celebrate our award-winning festive performance filled with live music, dancing and poetry by Verna Hampton and Big Redd's House band!
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Urban Nutcracker: Anthony Williams' 20th Anniversary SeasonBoston, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Wed, December 22, 2021   
Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, celebrates its 20th season this December! The live in-person performances take place December 18-26,...
Make your own Aromatherapy Heat PadMattapan, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
A hands-on herbalism class in the heated greenhouse at the City Natives plant nursery - learn how the sensory benefits of herbs and make your own aromatherapy heat pad!
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, January 15, 2022   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
GBH’s A Christmas Celtic SojournBoston, $
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
In 2021, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn will be both live on-stage and virtual for you to enjoy. Our goal is to be there for you again this holiday season as we reemerge.
Christmas Tea at the Inn at Hastings ParkLexington, $$$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Tea at Inn at Hastings Park! Bring the whole family to enjoy the experience with tea, cocktails, and small bites!
Merry & Bright--Boston Gay Men's Chorus Virtual ConcertVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Enjoy the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus holiday experience from the comfort of your home. Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols with the BGMC!
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time NatickNatick, Free
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Come meet Santa at Jam Time in Natick (not the mall) and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun!
Cookies With Santa at Jam Time NatickNatick, $
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Only 25 kids maximum at this special event with Santa at Jam Time in Natick! Meet Santa, holiday cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, holiday crafts, reindeer food station, and a dance party with Olaf!
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time NatickNatick, Free
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
Come meet Santa at Jam Time in Natick (not the mall) and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun!
Virtual Visit with SantaVirtual/Online, $$
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
On Sunday, December 19 at 10 a.m., Gore Place, the historic estate in Waltham, will present an online visit with Santa. Santa will be broadcasting from the 1806 mansion right to your home!
Virtual Committed to Curing NF FundraiserVirtual/Online, $$
Sun, December 19, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
The 12th Annual Committed to Curing NF Fundraiser is bringing the raffle fun to you! Join us to help raise funds for the genetic disorder NF.
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.
December Vacation with Puddlestompers in Newton & WellesleyNewton, $
Mon, December 20, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
There’s still lots to explore outside when the weather gets colder! Join us for December Vacation Drop-Off Programs this winter in Newton & Wellesley. Sign up for one day or multiple!
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Imagine Van Gogh! The Original Immersive Experience: BostonBoston, $$
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Sun, February 20, 2022   
Imagine Van Gogh, the ORIGINAL immersive exhibition in Image Totale featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, is making its debut in Boston at the iconic SoWa Power Station centrally located in the city’s...
Fiddler On The RoofBoston, $$
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Sun, December 26, 2021   
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece.
Tot Time at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Tue, December 21, 2021   
Explore nature with rocks, sticks, water, and more. Provocations to explore different elements of nature are open-ended and allow children to do as little or as much of an activity as they like.
Drop-In Play at Temple EmanuelNewton, Free
Wed, December 22, 2021  -  Wed, December 22, 2021   
Join us for Drop-in Play to help your little one burn off excess energy in our newly renovated playground, which includes a climbing structure, riding track, outdoor kitchen, imagination center and more!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Holiday Cookie MadnessDover, $$
Wed, December 22, 2021  -  Wed, December 22, 2021   
In this popular hands-on class children will make, bake, and decorate holiday sugar cookies with icing. Be sure to sign up early for this popular class!
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Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search PartyBoston, $$
Thu, December 23, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is bringing the magic to guests through dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air. This adventure delivers compelling storytelling through multi-leveled...
Festival Ballet Providence Presents The NutcrackerRhode Island, $$
Sun, December 26, 2021  -  Sun, December 26, 2021   
Festival Ballet Presents The Nutcracker-- A new production at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium with choreography by Yury Yanowsky and Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
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Sing-Along Sound of MusicArlington, $$
Sun, December 26, 2021  -  Wed, December 29, 2021   
Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. Costumes are highly recommended.
Music and Movement with Little BeatsNewton, Free
Mon, December 27, 2021  -  Mon, December 27, 2021   
This 45-minute class promotes early childhood learning through song, dance, instrument and prop play. Participants will use their bodies and brains in new ways while having fun and building social skills.
Family Nature Walk at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Mon, December 27, 2021  -  Thu, December 30, 2021   
Join our outdoor educator for a guided walk. We will look for plants and animals living at Gore Place, learn about what we find, and discover ways to find nature in our own neighborhoods.
Candy Engineering at Waterworks MuseumBoston, Free
Wed, December 29, 2021  -  Thu, December 30, 2021   
Join us live and in-person at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum to engineer a wide variety of spice drop structures and design your own candy maze!
First Night BostonBoston, Free
Fri, December 31, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
First Night is New England's largest New Year's Eve celebration that welcomes kids, teens, adults, and families! With ice sculptures, music, and more, it is sure to be a great start to a new year!
Family New Year's Eve CelebrationNew Hampshire, $
Fri, December 31, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Ring in the New Year before bedtime at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Enjoy several countdowns to 'midnight', crafts, wish blimps, decorations, photo booths, and of course the hands-on exhibits.
Noon Year’s Eve Party Prep and Pajama Dance PartyActon
Fri, December 31, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Wear you pajamas to shake, rattle, and roll into the New Year by making party hats and noise makers! Stick around for our pajama dance party at 11:45am with a countdown to 12 (noon).
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Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022Boston, $$$
Sat, January 1, 2022  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, and a violinist.
NHSCOT's Hogmanay CelebrationNew Hampshire, $$
Sun, January 2, 2022   
Ring in the New Year in Scottish Style with live music, a cash bar, indoor and outdoor games, torch-lit parade and more at NHSCOT's Hogmanay Celebration.
Jesus Christ SuperstarBoston, $$$
Tue, January 4, 2022  -  Sun, January 16, 2022   
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America.
Tot Time at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Tue, January 4, 2022  -  Tue, January 4, 2022   
Come and play at the Nature Playscape! Explore age-appropriate art, science, engineering, and nature play projects with our educators. Each session has different activities as well as some returning favorites.
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Wayland Winter Farmers Market (Russell's)Wayland, Free
Sat, January 8, 2022  -  Sat, March 12, 2022   
The Market takes place weekly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, Jan. 9 -March 13, 2016. The market is located in the greenhouses at Russell's. More than 100 vendors will attend over the course of our 10-week season.
Winter Kids Jazz & Ballet ComboWatertown, $
Sat, January 8, 2022  -  Sat, February 12, 2022   
Our Kids Winter Session is open for registration! Spots are limited. Sign up TODAY! We can't wait to dance with you during the winter season!
Winter Kids Dance With MeWatertown, $
Sat, January 8, 2022  -  Sat, February 12, 2022   
Our Kids Winter Session is open for registration! Spots are limited. Sign up TODAY! We can't wait to dance with you during the winter season!
The Joshua TreeBeverly, $$
Sat, January 8, 2022  -  Sat, January 8, 2022   
As the nation’s premiere tribute to U2, The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations.
Family Nature Walk at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Sat, January 15, 2022  -  Sat, January 15, 2022   
Join our educator for a guided walk on our grounds. We'll look for plants and animals living at Gore Place, learn about what we find, and discover ways to find nature in our own neighborhoods.
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Kids' Shows: My Neighbor TotoroBrookline, $$
Sat, January 15, 2022  -  Sun, January 16, 2022   
Often regarded as one of the best children’s films ever created, Hayao Miyazaki’s watercolor ode to childhood imagination is both a delightful, exhilarating adventure and nuanced portrait of youth, innocence, and growth.
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Mon, January 17, 2022  -  Sat, March 12, 2022   
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury...
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Pretty Woman: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, January 18, 2022  -  Sun, January 30, 2022   
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award Winner Pretty Woman: The Musical will be on tour in the fall of 2021!
Tot Time at Gore PlaceWaltham, $
Tue, January 18, 2022  -  Tue, January 18, 2022   
Come and play at the Nature Playscape! Explore age-appropriate art, science, engineering, and nature play projects with our educators. Each session has different activities as well as some returning favorites.
Dinosaur World Live!Boston, $$
Sat, January 22, 2022  -  Sat, January 22, 2022   
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer to discover a pre-historic world of dinosaurs.
Boston Ballet School Open Studio WeekNewton, Free
Sun, January 23, 2022  -  Sat, January 29, 2022   
Boston Ballet School Open Studio Week at Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston locations. Pre-registration is required and space is allocated on a first come-first served basis.
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Blippi the MusicalBoston, $$
Sat, February 5, 2022   
Blippi the Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, young audience engagement and amazing music.
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The Wizard of Oz at Wheelock Family TheatreBoston
Fri, February 11, 2022  -  Sun, March 6, 2022   
Based on the beloved novel and Classic Motion Picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of a young girl, Dorothy, as she finds the true meaning of “home.”
The Greeting CommitteeBoston, $$
Fri, February 11, 2022  -  Fri, February 11, 2022   
Comprised of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte, and Austin Fraser, The Greeting Committee will be performing in Boston at the Red Room at Cafe 939.
Trolls LIVE!Boston, $$
Sat, February 12, 2022  -  Sun, February 13, 2022   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on February 12-13! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
5K To End Domestic ViolenceVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, February 13, 2022  -  Sun, February 13, 2022   
Virtual 5K to Support Domestic Violence Victims! Join us on Super Bowl Sunday - the day most domestic violence incidents occur - to support our Massachusetts communities
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Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, February 22, 2022  -  Sun, March 6, 2022   
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving...
February Vacation Creative Arts Camp with Keys for KidsLexington, $$
Tue, February 22, 2022  -  Fri, February 25, 2022   
Kids ages 6 - 12 explore and discover their own unique talents in this action-packed 4-day February Vacation Music Camp. Sample a variety of instruments including piano, ukulele, guitar, violin, and drums, singing, musical theater.
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Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!Boston, $$
Wed, February 23, 2022  -  Sun, February 27, 2022   
Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to TD Garden in Boston, MA for 8 performances during holiday vacation week, Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, 2012.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade - Yarmouth, Cape CodYarmouth, Free
Sat, March 12, 2022   
The Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held in Yarmouth, Massachusetts and will muster at 11:00am. at Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth. Enjoy marching bands, floats, special guests, Irish Step...
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St. Patrick's Day Parade Boston - 2022Boston, Free
Sun, March 20, 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...
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Hanging Nasturtiums at Isabella Gardner MuseumBoston, $$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Mon, April 18, 2022   
As part of this beloved annual tradition, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum will have these vined flowers draped from the balconies of the courtyard — some hanging as long as 20 feet.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
A global sensation returns! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance.
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The Town and The City Festival 2022 (DATE CHANGE)Lowell, Free
Fri, April 8, 2022  -  Sat, April 9, 2022   
The Town and The City Festival is a 2-day music and arts festival that will take place in various event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell, Massachusetts.
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L.O.L. Surprise!™ LiveBoston, $$
Sun, April 10, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
Calling All B.B.’s will feature fan favorites and best sellers Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular with original music, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen live holograms.
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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The TemptationsBoston, $$$
Tue, April 19, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Monster Energy Supercross Returns to Gillette StadiumFoxboro
Sat, April 23, 2022  -  Sat, April 23, 2022   
Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced that Gillette Stadium will host 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross races April 2022. Fans can sign up for preferred access or make ticket purchases online at SupercrossLIVE.com.
KAINA at Cafe 939Back Bay, $$
Sat, April 30, 2022  -  Sat, April 30, 2022   
First generation artist KAINA from Chicago will be performing her new album at The Red Room @ Cafe 939. A night filled. with music and magic, don't miss it!
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New England Gem & Mineral Show 2022Topsfield, Free
Sat, April 30, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Children's activities include Spin-A-Gem, gold panning, mineral sifting and geode cracking. For adults Minerals, Fossils, Gem Stones, Jewelry, Beads, Lapidary & Jewelry supplies.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2022Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 8, 2022  -  Sun, May 8, 2022   
This beloved Boston tradition celebrates the lilacs as well as many other special collections at their peak at this lovely time of year. Come celebrate spring at the Arnold Arboretum.
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Riverdance: 25th Anniversary TourBoston, $$
Tue, May 10, 2022  -  Sun, May 15, 2022   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 10 - 15, 2022. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
Nantucket Wine Festival 2022Nantucket, $$$$
Thu, May 12, 2022  -  Mon, May 16, 2022   
More than 100 wineries and restaurants will be featured at this annual event. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings in Nantucket homes, dinners and seminars.
Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival 2022Brookline, $
Wed, May 18, 2022  -  Wed, May 18, 2022   
Join us for spring festival celebrating Japanese culture! This is a family-friendly community event with taiko drums, music, dance, story-telling, crafts, Japanese food, games and more!
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Boston Calling Music Festival 2022Allston, $$$
Fri, May 27, 2022  -  Sun, May 29, 2022   
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music! The musical celebration takes place at the Harvard Sports Complex, with easy access to stages,...
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Boston Fireworks 2022 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Thu, June 2, 2022  -  Tue, August 23, 2022   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2021 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 2, 2022  -  Thu, June 2, 2022   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
Newton PorchFest 2022Newton, Free
Sat, June 4, 2022  -  Sat, June 4, 2022   
Newton PorchFest is a free community music festival performed outside of people's homes through several neighborhoods in Newton. Stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the music!
WickedBoston, $$$
Wed, June 8, 2022  -  Fri, June 24, 2022   
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin– is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular.
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston: Highland Street Foundation (NEW PROGRAM!)Massachusetts, Free
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Fri, August 26, 2022   
The Free Fun Fridays program usually invites residents to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. This year, a NEW program called
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Brockton Fair 2022Brockton, $
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs! Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks & more! There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
Teen JUST-USBoston, Free
Mon, June 27, 2022  -  Fri, August 5, 2022   
Paid summer social justice experience for current high school sophomores and juniors with access to public transportation in the greater Boston area. Internship, service and leadership development through a Jewish lens.
Walpole 3rd of July Parade & Fireworks - CANCELLEDWalpole, Free
Sun, July 3, 2022  -  Sun, July 3, 2022   
On the Third of July, Walpole celebrates the independence of our Nation by holding it's popular parade and fireworks display. A staple in Walpole, this celebration has been going strong for over 50 years, and has grown into quit a spectacle.
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.
Acton's July 4th Celebration & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Acton, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
This event is cancelled for 2021. Family Fun from 5-8:30, Free Concert featuring Thirty6Red, 7:00-9:30, fireworks at Dusk! Free Admission with the option of a $15 unlimited bounce bracelet. Activities subject to change if necessary.
Ipswich 4th of July Parade 2022Ipswich, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
The Ipswich 4th of July Parade is on Wednesday, July 4th starting at 10am at the Winthrop School in downtown Ipswich. Kids can decorate their bikes at the school starting at 9:15 am.
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!
Plymouth's 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Plymouth, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
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Lowell Folk Festival 2022Lowell, Free
Fri, July 29, 2022  -  Sun, July 31, 2022   
Today the Lowell Folk Festival and its producing partners announced plans for Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival.
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The Bolton Fair 2022Bolton, $
Fri, August 12, 2022  -  Sun, August 14, 2022   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, demo derby and monster trucks. The Bolton Fair will be open three full,...
Arts Fest Beverly 2022Beverly, Free
Sat, August 13, 2022  -  Sat, August 13, 2022   
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family! The event is free and open to the public. Artist application for 2020 – please click here https://www.beverlymainstreets.org/arts-fest-landing-page/
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AnastasiaBoston, $$$
Tue, August 16, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey across America at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of...
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Marshfield Fair 2022Marshfield, $
Fri, August 19, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily free shows, free grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
92.5 Seaside Music Festival at Stage Fort ParkGloucester, Free
Sat, August 20, 2022  -  Sat, August 20, 2022   
Spend the day on the waterfront in Gloucester! This year Guster will headline the festival, an joined by Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy and Tall Heights for the free concert.
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Beach Road Weekend 2022Martha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, August 26, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
Beach Road Weekend is back! The three-day music festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven July 23rd - 25th. Three days of music, fun and food on Martha's Vineyard.
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Antique & Classic Boat Festival 2022Salem, $
Mon, August 29, 2022  -  Tue, August 30, 2022   
The historic port of Salem hosts the Annual Boston Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Classic sailboats, powerboats, and hand-powered craft on display.
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The Big E 2022Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 16, 2022  -  Sun, October 2, 2022   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
Beacon Hill Art WalkBoston, Free
Mon, September 26, 2022  -  Mon, September 26, 2022   
The one-of-a-kind Boston tradition turns the quiet streets and alleyways of Beacon Hill into a fantastical art gallery where walls and gardens are adorned with beautiful creations.
New Hampshire Pumpkin FestivalNew Hampshire
Sat, October 15, 2022  -  Sun, October 16, 2022   
It’s official: Coronavirus concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2021 NH Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Laconia. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2022 - October 15 & 16
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Halloween Trick or Treat In Maynard & Hudson2 Locations, Free
Thu, October 27, 2022   
Trick or Treat in downtown Hudson & Maynard from 4 to 6 pm. Streets will be closed and kids can get treats at local businesses. Look for the pumkins in the window for participants!
Snowbound FestivalBoston
Sat, November 19, 2022  -  Mon, November 21, 2022   
The Snowbound Festival serves as the official kick off for winter that brings the community together to celebrate our collective excitement about the coming season.
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
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Santa Arrives in Quincy by HelicopterQuincy, Free
Sat, November 27, 2027   
After his arrival by helicopter, Santa and his elves will ride the fire engine through downtown Quincy to the Quincy Center fire station. If wind and weather conditions are favorable, the North Pole entourage will...
Digital Party on Wheels!Virtual/Online, $$
Tue, May 15, 2029  -  Tue, May 15, 2029   
Celebrate and learn about New York and all things trains and transit, and support the New York Transit Museum right from home! Virtual tours of our vintage subway cars and more!
CTeen T.G.I. ShabbatBrookline, Free
Wed, January 23, 2030  -  Wed, January 23, 2030   
✸ Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of friends. ✸ 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Buffet. ✸ Spend time with old friends and make new ones! ✸ Open to all High School Students
The Core Workshop with Hannah Adams - LivestreamCambridge, $
Thu, May 30, 2030  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
We will discuss what is core, what gets in the way of core-engagement, and how we can engage on our mats in ways to optimize the use of core in our natural movement.
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
Mon, April 8, 2047  -  Sat, April 8, 2017   
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, Abdul Gheit Dance, Bhal Kabul Singh
Free Demo Music Together Class in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, September 11, 2077  -  Mon, September 11, 2017   
Join us for Free Demo Music Together Class in Natick to see why families love our internationally acclaimed Music & Movement program for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers!
Probing the Edge of the Solar System with IBEXNew Hampshire
Thu, April 5, 2103  -  Mon, April 15, 2013   
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer has been imaging the Solar System boundary and collecting interstellar wind from our galactic neighborhood. Dr. Eberhard Mobius, a lead scientist on the IBEX team, will discuss the latest discoveries.
Make a MESS at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Wed, July 31, 2013   
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Come and have a good time.
Run Wild 5K at Stone ZooStoneham
Fri, October 26, 2103   
Get ready to Run Wild at Stone Zoo: Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for the Run Wild 5K at Stone Zoo!
Preschool Story Time: Tiny Living ThingsWaltham, $
Wed, May 14, 2104  -  Wed, May 14, 2014   
Bugs are curious creatures and fun to learn about. After stories and a craft activity, you’ll look for tiny living things out in the garden!
Brookview House 'End of Summer Sizzler'Boston, $$$
Fri, September 26, 2104  -  Fri, September 26, 2104   
Please support the Brookview House, a 24 year old non-profit that takes in homeless moms and their children and hits the life reset button for those families.
Party in the Park Presents Second Annual 'A Walk in the ParkBoston, $$$
Sat, April 9, 2107  -  Sun, April 9, 2017   
Party in the Park, the much-anticipated annual luncheon benefiting the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, introduces its second annual “A Walk in the Park” Children’s Tea and Fashion Show.
Sushi making classBurlington, $$
Thu, October 13, 2107  -  Fri, October 13, 2017   
Roll up your sleeves! This class takes you deep into Maki-making. We will be rolling four different kinds of Maki with fun, flavor-packed fillings, perfected by herbs and seeds.
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
Tue, March 5, 3016  -  Sat, May 28, 2016   
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same.
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Snowflake Stow Box CraftArlington, $
Tue, January 12, 3019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Create a box with pearl paints and icy glass bubbles for a fun place to stow your treasures. $15pp. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.
Virtual Screening Room via Coolidge Corner TheaterBrookline, $$
Wed, March 24, 3030  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
Coolodge Corner Theater is offering some of our great, curated Coolidge programming, virtually. Your rental of these films and purchase of tickets for film education classes helps support the Coolidge and compensate our staff during this unprecedented time. Thank you!
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To Kill A MockingbirdBoston, $$$
Tue, April 5, 4022  -  Sun, April 17, 2022   
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway...
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