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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.

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Elf The MusicalNew Hampshire, $
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf. Unaware he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to NYC to find his...
Brian O'Donovan presents: GangspilSomerville, $
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
Brian O'Donovan, 24 Hour Concerts, and Burren Backroom Series presents: Gangspil - two of Denmark's leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country!
Owl Pellet DissectionActon
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
Investigate and dissect real owl pellets. Find out what these silent hunters have been eating by opening an owl pellet and exploring the tiny bones of their prey.
Character Extravaganza! at the Arsenal YardsWatertown, Free
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
Bring the whole family to meet some of your holiday favorite characters Elsa, Ana, Olaf (and don't forget Kristoff!), the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, the Abominable Snowman & more!
Kelsey Waldon| Singer SongwriterBack Bay, $
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
On her new album, No Regular Dog, singer-songwriter and guitarist Kelsey Waldon shares a gritty and glorious portrait of living in devotion to your deepest dreams. Come see her live in The Red Room @ Cafe 939!
Kiddos in the Kitchen Afterschool: Winter Warmers!Dover, $
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
As you sip on your cocoa, we’ll cream butter, crack eggs, add sugar and mix in special ingredients to make two different types of cookies.
BackRoom Boston & the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music Presents: New KlezmerBoston, Free
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
It's a Dance Party with Live Music! Featuring Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band with special guest Grant Smith of the Klezmer Conservatory Band on percussion! Open top shelf bar follows the Concert!
Winterlights at Stevens-CoolidgeNorth Andover, $$
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Winterlights is back with a brand new experience! Join us for a magical evening at Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens as we unveil a new route, more lights & displays!
Two Track Live: A Headphone ConcertBack Bay, $
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
Experience Berklee’s first-ever headphones-based concert, as performers from the popular YouTube series “Two Track” take the stage for one night only. More than a dozen Berklee acts will perform original material and covers.
Portuguese & Lusophone World Lecture Series: John Dos Passos - The Man, the WorkNew Bedford, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
Assistant professor at the University of Madeira in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Bernardo de Vasconcelos will speak on the importance of John Dos Passos and his work, and the binding transatlantic connection.
for KING & COUNTRY A Drummer Boy ChristmasLowell
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
The for KING&COUNTRY 'A Drummer Boy Christmas' Tour is coming to Lowell, MA. We want to celebrate it with YOU! Tickets are on sale now.
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Boston Pops: Holiday PopsBoston, $$$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, December 24, 2022   
Take part in one of Boston's most beloved traditions - a Holiday Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall. Bring your family and friends for a matinee or evening concert and enjoy the glorious 2021 New England holiday...
Chuck McDermott BandSomerville, $
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Award winning singer/songwriter Chuck McDermott returns to The Burren with his incredible band in the backroom!
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A Christmas Carol: North Shore Music TheatreBeverly, $$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Ebenezer Scrooge and (assorted ghosts) discover the true spirit of the holiday in this North Shore Music Theater favorite, featuring dazzling special effects and traditional songs like God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman and We...
Preschool Farm Explorers at Chestnut Hill FarmSouthborough, $
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
Each week will have different themes, and we encourage you to sign up for a month at a time! We will also be spending time outdoors so make sure to come with layers!
SusannahBack Bay, $
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Written at the height of the McCarthy persecutions in the United States, this novel is based on the Biblical tale of Susannah and the Elders.
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Beacon Hill Holiday StrollBack Bay, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022   
Families are invited to a festive evening of refreshments, shopping, Santa, carriage rides, caroling, and fun! Wonderful for all ages.
The Rashi School Open HouseDedham, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
Learn about Rashi’s interdisciplinary curriculum, focus on social justice, and team teaching model for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8. The Open House includes a brief overview of our program and an optional tour.
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Brookline's First Light FestivalBrookline, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022   
Enjoy an evening of performances, free food, activities for everyone, and more. Come share this night with your family, friends, and community to shop, eat, and discover Brookline's best!
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Boston Common Tree Lighting 2022Boston, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022   
The heart of the city will be illuminated with seasonal cheer at Boston’s Official Holiday Tree Lighting. Holiday lights throughout the Public Garden and Common will light up just before 8 p.m., and a fireworks display...
Crazy for You: Youth EditionWestford
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre.
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Boston Winter Igloo Dining ExperiencesBoston, $$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
Winter in Boston can be cold and challenging, but Igloo dining might just be the adventure experience for you. Several restaurant venues now offer this unique experience for groups up to six.
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Skating Club of Boston’s Tree Lighting Skating SpectacularBoston, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
The Skating Club of Boston hosts their Boston Tree Lighting Skating Spectacular at the Boston Common Frog Pond 12/1 at 5:00 pm. This exciting FREE ice skating show featuring a cast of local skaters from The Skating...
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Reindeer Quest at Powisset FarmDover, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Tue, January 31, 2023   
Grab your snow boots and get everyone outside to discover our elusive herd of nine wooden reindeer, found throughout the farm trails!
2022 Marblehead Christmas WalkMarblehead, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Join the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce for a festive weekend including the tree lighting, Santa’s arrival by lobster boat, parade, artisan markets, Gingerbread festival, music and more!
Hot Cocoa with Santa at the Arsenal YardsWatertown, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Have you been good this year?! Meet us at Brewer's Tree Farm on Thursdays to meet Santa and warm up with a hot cocoa! Photos are complimentary and take-your-own.
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Lighting of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Trees 2022Boston, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022   
Mayor Michelle Wu and The Committee to Light the Commonwealth Avenue Mall will light the trees on the Mall on December 1 at 8 p.m., immediately following the Boston Common Tree Lighting.
Open Mike Eagle at the Red Room CafeBoston, $
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
Open Mike Eagle will be coming to perform at The Red Room at Cafe 939 Thursday , Dec 1. Make sure to grab your tickets now, so you don't miss out!
Practical Philosophy for Living: AristotleCambridge, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
In this workshop, we will discuss a few of the ideas of Aristotle on what we can do to live a happy life, and hopefully find some keys for finding our best life.
Carolers and CocoaBoston, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Prudential Center will be hosting professional carolers in center court to perform famous holiday songs as well as hot cocoa from Eataly. Fun for all ages.
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Seaport Snowport Holiday Tree LightingBoston, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Join us on December 2nd at 6pm at the Seaport Common for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and a stroll around the Seaport Snowport market.
The FiggsSomerville, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Back room Series presents: Rock 'n' roll mainstays The Figgs return once again to the back room stage of The Burren!
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Sleigh Bells Concert and FairQuincy, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Kickstart festivities with a Friday evening concert and fair preview. The musical event consists of holiday songs featuring the instrumental and choral talent of South Shore Children's Chorus and South Shore Piano...
Community Stargazing with the Christa McAuliffe CenterFramingham, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Use telescopes to observe a waxing gibbous Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, the Pleiades star cluster, and Albireo double star with the McAuliffe Center at FSU! Free, and participants of all ages are welcome!
Charlie Farren at Niagara Coffee HausMillis, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Local favorite, and national performer, Charlie Farren performs solo at the intimate Niagara Coffee Haus, on the 2nd floor of the 19th century Niagara Firehouse
Festival of Lights 2022Worcester, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
The City of Worcester’s annual family-friendly winter event, the Festival of Lights celebration, will return to the Worcester Common on Friday, December 2nd from 4:30-9pm.
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Joppa Dance Company presents Nutcrackah!Newburyport, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Evil rats are NY Yankees, and our cast of characters tour the likes of the Boston Aquarium and Frog Pond, among other beloved sites. The festive music and dancing are sure to entertain!
Winter Market 2022Concord
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Join us for our Annual Winter Market held Dec 2-4 at The Umbrella Arts Center. Featuring work by Umbrella Studio Artists, Guest Artists and annual 'Off-the-Wall' show.
Laura Elliot | Singer SongwriterBack Bay, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Don’t miss your chance to see Laura Elliot at the Red Room @ Cafe 939 on Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3etJ9G7
Pre-Chanukah Kabbalat ShabbatBoston, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Join us for a pre-Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat with a musical duo followed by a delicious dinner! There will be tables for the general public, young professionals and families!
Charlie Farren, live at Niagara Coffee HausMillis, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Join Charlie Farren in a rare hour-long solo performance of original songs chosen from his storied career as a national singer, songwriter, and guitar self-accompanist. Special Guest: Hobo Coat
The Dance Inn at the Regent TheatreArlington, $$
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Dance Inn has been offering dance classes for ages three to adult since 1983 and performing their Holiday Recital at Arlington's Showplace for nearly 20 years!
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North End Holiday StrollBoston, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022   
This year’s Holiday Stroll has 14 local businesses participating including FORMAT Studio, LIT Boutique, Boston Bottle, Uvida, I Am Books, Loft and Vine, Heart and Sole, Soma Yoga, Shake The Tree, Salmagundi, Good Taste...
Christmas PartyFitchburg, $
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Join us for a Christmas themed Build-A-Bear. Enjoy freshly baked sugar cookies (MB Bakery) and hot chocolate with candy canes. we also have our famous Candy Launcher, blasting off Xmas Candy every hour on the hour starting at 5pm, 6pm, & 7pm
Holiday Stroll at BellforgeMedfield, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Experience the spirit of the season at this festive family event featuring 30+ artists at three indoor sites, food trucks, carolers, ice sculpting demonstration, MEMO’s outdoor tree lighting ceremony, and much more in downtown Medfield!
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ICS's Polar Express Ride 2022 - SOLD OUTNewburyport, $$$
Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Annual ICS Polar Express will leave Newburyport Train Station for the North Pole ......Enjoy a wonderful evening train ride, a sea of elves, and of course, Santa himself! This adventure is our rendition of the...
Powisset Farm’s Haybale Tree LightingDover, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Get into the holiday spirit at Powisset Farm as we celebrate the season with our annual haybale tree lighting! Enjoy the beautiful holiday sounds of the farm while sipping on hot chocolate. Please dress warmly.
Sensory Friendly Holiday Pops Kids Matinee, BostonBoston, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
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...
Draw The LineMassachusetts, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Eagles Experience The Most Authentic Tribute Show to the Eagles Available Today. The Eagles Experience aims to be the most authentic tribute show to the Eagles available today
Pop-Up Holiday Market at Powisset Farm StoreDover, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Indulge in natural soaps, scrubs and bath salts, sample artisan olive oils, beverages and soups and delight in jewelry, home accessories and more. This holiday season, shop with intention!
Dumpling Day!Concord, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Barefoot Books and edibleBoston invite you to a Dumpling Day adventure! Try a variety of dumplings, enjoy storytime, and shop our shelves. You won't want to miss this special event!
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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids MatineesBoston, $$$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 24, 2022   
These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats.
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Enchanted Trolley Tour BostonBoston, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
This year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4 in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Enjoy visits with Santa, tree lightings, and more.
Sustainability Saturday @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing CompanyFramingham, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Sustainability Saturday will highlight businesses and nonprofits that focus on eco-conscious and sustainability forward concepts and products. Featured organizations will offer info booths, interactive demos, product samples, volunteer opportunities and resources for...
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. New HampshireBoston, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on New Hampshire at their home, Agganis Arena!
Festival of SharingActon, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Support charitable organizations that work locally, nationally, and across the globe while also getting all your Christmas gifts. 100% go directly to these groups.
'The Shoemaker And The Elves With Holly Days' By Wayne Martin PuppetsBrookline
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
The Shoemaker and the Elves tells the classic story of a humble shoemaker in trouble: his holiday deadline is fast approaching and there's no way he'll be able to make all the shoes in time!
Swing!Boston, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Featuring classic and contemporary arrangements of some of the most well-known songs from the jazz era, Swing! celebrates the music, and brilliant artistry that fundamentally shifted ethnic and cultural barriers in America—and the world.
Holiday Happenings at Suffolk DownsBoston, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Join us for a very merry day at The Track at Suffolk Downs. Enjoy free photos with Santa, a hot cocoa bar, cookies and cannoli’s, and holiday crafts with Essem Art Studios!
Young Dancers Program Cambridge Open HouseCambridge, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Join José Mateo Ballet Theatre on Saturday, December 3 for an Open House for children ages 3-10! Try out a free class! No previous experience required!
Gwendolyn's Nutty Nutcracker BalletNatick
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Community Dance Academy presents a ballet performance of the popular children's book, Gwendolyn’s Nutty Nutcracker! A fun 1 hour “child friendly” event. Autographed books available at the performance.
Tots in the Kitchen: Weekend Special!Dover, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
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Kendall Square Community Ice SkatingCambridge, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Tue, February 28, 2023   
Kendall Square Community Ice Skating is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of East Cambridge just minutes from downtown Boston. The rink offers skate rentals, lessons, private rink rentals, and a...
Music Worcester Presents: The Worcester Chorus | Handel MessiahWorcester, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Worcester Chorus is one of America’s longest-running choral ensembles. Attending their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on December's first weekend is a holiday tradition for many fans in the Greater Worcester community and beyond.
Makers Market 2002, presented by the Pentucket Arts FoundationGroveland
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Pentucket Arts Foundation presents the 3rd edition of their Makers Market on Saturday, December 3rd. Join us to shop from local makers, enjoy great food and free Kids Maker Space activities too!
Boston Skyline Chorus presents HolidayPaloozaLexington
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Music and Shopping: What a beautiful Harmony! We will have various performances throughout the afternoon along with vendors lining the room selling their goods. What a great way to get in the holiday spirit!
Family Tree Farm at Christmas In MetroWestNatick, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Join us for a fun morning to kick off the Christmas season. One tree per family. You don't want to miss this! No prior registration required. Limited trees.
Sweets and Treats for the HolidaysCanton
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Cookie decorating, vendors selling sweets and treats, Canton Garden Club, Pictures with “Grandma Sugar”, vote in the gingerbread house contest, and other family activities. Gingerbread Construction Contest - Register here (space is limited!):...
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Holiday Stroll, Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan & Santa at Boston LandingBoston, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022   
The annual holiday stroll is a kick-off to the holiday season featuring shopping at Boston Landing retailers, crafts, carolers and more!
Multiverse Concert Series: Reef MusicMassachusetts, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Music and science for all ages! After a sold out smash-hit run of Black Hole Symphony (as featured in the Boston Globe) this summer, Multiverse partners with Integral Steps to present Reef Music.
Jennifer Truesdale Band - Holiday Hootenanny!Somerville, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Celebrate the season with the Jennifer Truesdale Band 'Holiday Hootenanny' (blues/soul/rock&roll) at The Burren, Somerville MA on Sat. 12/3. Jennifer Truesdale and her amazing 10-piece band return to The Burren Backroom in Somerville, MA!
Arts Wayland Presents: Holiday Block Printing with Bryan ClockerWayland
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
On Saturday, December 3rd from 12 pm to 2 pm at The First Parish in Wayland, come make fun holiday cards in a beginner linoleum block class with Bryan Clocker through Arts Wayland.
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South End Holiday Stroll 2022South End, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Shop at a distance, wear a mask & have some fun. Your local businesses appreciate your support more than ever! Check individual businesses for specials, events & special hours.
Meet and Greet: Good Witch Happy Holiday HelperSalem, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Stop by the Good Witch of Salem’s shop at 2 North St. in Salem on Saturday 12/3 from 12pm to 2pm and meet her happy holiday helper!
Jennifer Truesdale Band - Holiday HootenannySomerville, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: Jennifer Truesdale Band - Holiday Hootenanny! Blues, soul and rock & roll in the back room of The Burren!
Rachel Grae | Singer SongwriterBoston, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
New York based singer-songwriter Rachel Grae will be performing at the Red Room at Cafe 939 on Saturday, Dec 3. Make sure to grab your tickets now!
Holiday Mini Golf Hole In FunNewton
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
For two days only you will be able to come with family and friends and traverse Newton City Hall while playing Mini Golf for the first ever Holiday Mini Golf Hole In Fun!
That Holiday Feeling/Forever Country Volume 2Stoughton
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Starline Tradition continues with That Holiday Feeling! Such a special show for all with favorite songs of the season! A fun night for all your holiday gatherings with Food and Bar!
Ludo Mlado Dance EnsembleArlington, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Celebrating 20 Years of Dance. An invitation to unique music, dance, colorful costumes, and the vibrant energy of this Bulgarian dance ensemble based in Boston, MA.
Wreathmaking Workshop with Wildfolk StudiosDover, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Design and create a stunning holiday wreath to enhance your seasonal home décor in this wreathmaking workshop led by Caroline O’Donnell, creative director and owner of Somerville’s popular Wildfolk Studios.
Photos with Santa at the Paragon CarouselHull, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Photos with Santa at the Paragon Carousel Saturday, December 3, 2022 and Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.. Professional photographer on site, incudes a ride on the Carousel. $10.00
Junior League of Boston Holiday MarketBack Bay, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Junior League of Boston invites you to its first-ever Holiday Market at our headquarters on Newbury Street! The Holiday Market will include local artisan vendors, light snacks, and festive drinks. 
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Cupcakes!Dover, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Children will make cake batter from scratch, delicious frostings, and spend time decorating the cupcakes they create. At the end of the class, students will share their creations and enjoy eating the cupcakes they’ve prepared.
Black Women in Science: Moon MathActon
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Join us for an exciting and new program series that honors the contributions of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Boston Bhangra Competition 2022Boston, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Come to the annual Boston Bhangra Competition. Check out some of the most explosive dancing you will see all year! Team from all over North America will be there!
Meet Santa and Princesses with breakfast Hosted by My Princess Dream PartyOther Boston Area, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
This morning meet and Great with Santa and the Princesses will blow your kids away! Enjoy singing, dancing and photos with Santa. See you there!
Heritage Chorale 2022 Fall Concert: Peace and JoyFramingham, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Heritage Chorale 2022 Fall Concert: Peace and Joy, on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten with professional orchestra and soloists.
All the Long Echoes: A Score of Solstice CelebrationsBeverly Farms, Free
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Seven Times Salt presents their twentieth winter solstice concert: carols, dances, and wassails from 16-18th century Europe and the New World performed on period instruments.
Matt Heaton presents: TODDLERBILLY!Somerville, $
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Back room Series presents: Matt Heaton's Toddlerbilly! A fun time for the whole family in the back room of The Burren!
Tiger Moan First Sunday Blues featuring The Rubin BrosSomerville, $
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Tiger Moan Blues band play their monthly residency featuring The Rubin Bros in the backroom of The Burren!
The Nutcracker by Dance PrismSudbury, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
No holiday season is complete without seeing this beloved holiday classic, see it again or start a new tradition! Young audience members are invited to meet a special Nutcracker character following all performances!
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Joyful & Triumphant--Boston Gay Men's ChorusVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Join us for BGMC’s first in-person holiday show since 2019. It will be Joyful & Triumphant & Gay! Celebrate the season with BGMC’s traditional favorites and modern classics. Celebrate the season with BGMC’s...
Boston College Bands Presents 'A Christmas Festival'Chestnut Hill
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
BC bOp! | The University Wind Ensemble of Boston College | Boston College Symphonic Band Presents: A Christmas Festival A free, family-friendly holiday concert including classics such as 'The Nutcracker' and 'Frosty the Snowman'!
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56th Annual Maynard Christmas & Holiday Parade with SantaMaynard, Free
Sun, December 4, 2022   
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.
That Holiday Feeling- Family ShowStoughton, $
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Don't miss out on our Annual Tradition with 'That Holiday Feeling' designed just right for all the kids! So much fun for all the families!
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Jingle All the Way to Holidays on the GreenPlymouth, Free
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
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...
An Afternoon with Authors & IllustratorsConcord, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in the Concord Museum's Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature and explore the decorated trees.
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Life of PiCambridge, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, January 29, 2023   
Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with just four other survivors—a hyena, a zebra, an...
An Afternoon with Authors and IllustratorsMassachusetts
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature On Sunday December 04, 2022
Wire-Wrapped Holiday Ring ClassWayland
Mon, December 5, 2022  -  Mon, December 5, 2022   
Join Neela Kiely on Monday, December 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm at The First Parish in Wayland (225 Boston Post Rd, Wayland) for a fun and social workshop where you’ll make beautiful rings!
Stromae: Multitude TourBoston, $$$
Tue, December 6, 2022  -  Tue, December 6, 2022   
Paul Van Haver (Stromae) is a Belgian singer-songwriter-composer born in Brussels. He is back and bringing his tour to Agganis Arena December 6th! Don't wait, tickets will go fast.
Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little OnesSouthborough, $
Tue, December 6, 2022  -  Tue, December 6, 2022   
We’ll read a fun farm story or two, make a craft, and explore the farm! The theme will be centered on the seasons and what’s happening on the farm!
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, December 6, 2022  -  Tue, December 6, 2022   
Each session, children will make a simple recipe –muffins, cookies and more — to enjoy on the spot or take home to share with the family. Adult supervision/participation is required.
In Living Color: Giant Clams, Up Close with Dr. Joshua BogerBoston, Free
Wed, December 7, 2022  -  Wed, December 7, 2022   
The New England Aquarium Lecture Series features Dr. Joshua Boger, a scientist, entrepreneur, and professional underwater photographer, who will introduce the audience to the extraordinary world of giant clams.
Full Moon Lantern CelebrationConcord, Free
Wed, December 7, 2022  -  Wed, December 7, 2022   
Full Moon Celebration co-presented by The Umbrella Arts Center and The Old Manse. Join us for lantern crafts, hot chocolate and a full moon walk in the woods.
Eric Schwartz & the Alpha Romeos, Tom BianchiSomerville, $
Wed, December 7, 2022  -  Wed, December 7, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: With Fabio Pirozzolo holding down rhythm, Eric Schwartz and Tom Bianchi team up for a night of great music and laughs!!!
Santa Paws at the Arsenal YardsWatertown, $
Wed, December 7, 2022  -  Wed, December 7, 2022   
Happy Howl-idays! Bring the pup for professional photos with Santa at Arsenal Yards. Reservations required. All proceeds benefit Ruff Tales Rescue. See you there and let's have fun!
Kiddos in the Kitchen Afterschool: Easy Holiday Biscuits & BreadDover, $
Wed, December 7, 2022  -  Wed, December 7, 2022   
Children will make their own biscuits & bread using homemade buttermilk in the recipe. Next, they’ll make two flavors of homemade butter and fresh squeezed lemonade to wash it all down.
Pet Friendly Santa in the CityBoston, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
An opportunity to bring your furry and non-furry friends to Santa's work shop. Spread Christmas cheer to your beloved pets. Santa will be at his work shop in Prudential Center.
Singers Showcase: Synchronicity—The Music of Sting and the PoliceBoston, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Join an outstanding global cast of Berklee students for a unique musical experience celebrating the prolific career of singer-songwriter, bassist, activist, actor, and philanthropist Sting ’94H
Kathryn Kolbert Lecture: The End of Roe v. Wade and the Future of Reproductive RBoston, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
The MassArt Art Museum will host public lecture and book signing by Kathyrn Kolbert. The public-interest attorney will present about her 50 year legacy in advancing women’s reproductive rights.
Preschool Farm Explorers at Chestnut Hill FarmSouthborough, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Each week will have different themes.We have an indoor space to use for art and other activities, but we will also be spending time outdoors so make sure to come with layers!
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Annual Ice Sculpture Stroll at Assembly SquareSomerville, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
FUN! FREE! FESTIVE! Get in the holiday spirit with the return of our Annual Ice Sculpture Stroll. Check out nine different designs across The Row while enjoying free perks and surprises along the way
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The Anchor Annual Holiday Tree LightingCharlestown, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
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...
Evan GoodrowSomerville, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Back room Series: Evan Goodrow returns - jazzy funk guitarist that sings soul music in the back room of The Burren!
THE GAME AWARDS: The IMAX® Live ExperienceBoylston
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Join gaming enthusiasts for the biggest viewing party of the year to celebrate the best of video games, new announcements, world premieres of upcoming game and film footage, surprise appearances, musical performances, and much more.
Ceramics Program Winter Show and Sale 2022Allston, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Approximately 95 artists from the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work in this sale, from functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces to ceramic ornaments and jewelry.
Sweet Baby JamesBeverly, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
The #1 James Taylor Tribute. #1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese visits from Nashville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show. Join us and have fun,
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Ice Sculpture Stroll at Assembly SquareSomerville, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
Our signature Ice Sculpture Stroll is only two days away, with nine ice sculptures on display around The Row. Grab a map and follow along - surprises will greet you along the way, and you’ll receive a holiday memento...
Song of HopeBack Bay, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Boston Conservatory chorus and orchestra welcome guest soloist Karen Slack(Opens in a new window) (soprano) to present the New England premiere of Florence Price's Song of Hope.
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Somerville Illuminations Holiday Lights TourSomerville, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
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...
OTP by Elise WienBoston, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2022-2023 Season: OTP by Elise Wien runs Dec 8-18. It's 2015, and two 15 year-old best friends want to write the best Obama fanfiction ever.
Holiday Entertaining SpiritDover, $$
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
We’ll mix it up and make holiday mezze grazing boards with dips, roasted vegetables, meats and breads to share with friends at laid back holiday gatherings.
Kids Christmas Party at Grace Chapel WatertownWatertown, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Take a break from all the baking, the shopping, the endless rolls of wrapping paper, and join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience complete with fun, games, music, lights, and food!
Holiday Happy HourBoston, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Meet new music loving friends, enjoy a favorite beverage and listen to awesome music by clients & staff. Performances will go from 7PM-8:30PM with a celebration to follow.
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A Christmas Story, The MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
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Winter Market at North Bennet Street SchoolBoston, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
North Bennet Street School will host its first-ever Winter Market, featuring work sold by NBSS alumni and students, in the parking lot of our building—complete with apple cider, heaters, tents, and festive spirit.
CopilotSomerville, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: Copilot - rock-pop driven by its powerful triage of singers and tight supporting rhythm section in the backroom of The Burren!
Kids Only! Holiday SaleCambridge, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
The Kids Only Holiday Sale provides an opportunity for youth up to age 18 to purchase gifts for family and friends in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
Maud's Handmade Holiday MarketCambridge, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Maud Morgan Arts presents the second ever Maud's Handmade Holiday Market. Shop handmade goods, sip delicious hot beverages and support local artists this holiday season!
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Harvard Square Holiday Craft FairCambridge, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
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...
Through the Wardrobe: A Winter Wonderland Panto!Newburyport, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Edward Speck and Joshua Shack bring back a favorite Theater in the Open holiday panto, Through the Wardrobe! Fauns and turkish delight and pies-in-the-face return to the Firehouse Center for the Arts!
Music for All – A Holiday CelebrationMassachusetts, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
New and exciting international pop-opera crossover group. Freda World Music, a new and exciting international pop-opera crossover group Music for All – A Holiday Celebration.Christmas
Serge ClivioArlington, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Serge Clivio Clivio and his band will ring in the holiday season by promoting his upcoming debut LP release, JOY Clivio and his band will ring in the holiday season by promoting
THE CANNON THEATRE Proudly Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play”Devens, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
The Cannon Theatre is pleased to announce their holiday show, a 1940's radio show interpretation of It’s a Wonderful Life, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of this timeless classic.
Teen Night @ ACA: Spectacular Self CareArlington, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Join ACA for a FREE self care night just for teens. Hang with friends and leave with a self care tool to use in the future.
Miracle of 34th StreetAndover, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’
Elvis Christmas Acoustic ShowWeymouth
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Elvis fans enjoy the night out this Christmas holiday season with great food and Elvis! Date and Time: 9th December 2022 at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Elvis Christmas Acoustic ShowWeymouth
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Celebrating 50 years of performing in Boston and the New England area! Elvis fans enjoy the Christmas season with great food and Roland Julius aka Elvis of Boston!
Dress Your Stuffed PetActon
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Fri, December 9, 2022   
Treat your favorite stuffed animal to a new outfit! Bring a stuffed animal from home to the Museum today and use your imagination to construct a special costume for your furry friend.
Holiday Stroll at Prudential CenterBoston, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
A shopping event that will offer exclusive discounts and promotions at participating eateries and shops. This event will take place on Saturday, December 10th at 2:00pm through 4:00pm.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Make & Decorate Holiday CookiesDover, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
We’ll make sugar cookies from scratch, lots of icing, and create unique designs for the best holiday cookies ever.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12.
Winter Wonderland Kids Succulent WorkshopDover, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
This is a hands-on workshop — children will get dirty, and imaginations will soar.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12. Class is limited to 12 students.
Studio TwoMarshfield, $$
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band, comprised of Berklee Alumni who focus on the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles – the early years (1962-1966.)
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Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice ShowCambridge, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Cambridge and Boston's newest winter attraction presents the Annual Free Holiday Show on Ice. Free skating show at 2:00pm with former Olympians and international medalists, produced by Frozen Frog Productions
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Boston Christmas Tubas at Downtown Crossing: DATE CHANGEBoston, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Get in the holiday spirit! Experience lots of local tuba players playing your favorite holiday tunes! Downtown Crossing is proud to host the Annual Boston 'Tuba Christmas' concert.
Campfire Cooking under the Full MoonSouthborough, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Ranger Bob has a wealth of campfire cooking methods to share. Have a warm treat near a crackling fire and go home with that wonderful woodsmoke scent in your hair.
8th Annual Union Square Holiday StrollSomerville, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Join in The Holiday Stroll, a celebration of Union Square sparkle, discovery, and holiday delight on December 10. Revel in this Union Square neighborhood tradition & enter to win cash prizes up to $1000!
Chestnut Hill by Moonlight: Campfire CookingSouthborough, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Ranger Bob has a wealth of campfire cooking methods to share. Have a warm treat near a crackling fire and go home with that wonderful woodsmoke scent in your hair.
American Originals: A Moravian ChristmasBoston, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Immerse yourself in beautiful music for the season by a unique 18th-century community. With soprano Jessica Petrus and mezzo soprano Hilary Walker. At Emmanuel Church, Boston.
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping MonkeysBeverly, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Join Boston’s beloved, Parents’ Choice Award-winning kids’ band, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys for a fun-filled, sparkling celebration of winter and the holiday season!
Pure Leaf Holiday Pop-UPBack Bay, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Join us for a festive fun pop-up event with tea-infused mocktails, professional photos and an exclusive sneak peek of Hallmark's new film, 'Christmas Class Reunion'.
Kids Cookie Decorating with Santa!Western Mass, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
White Lion Brewing is hosting a family event for the little ones. Kids Cookie Decorating w/ Santa. Leave with a bucket full of memories and cookies.
Won't Back Down - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tribute BandSomerville, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Won't Back Down performs the songs of Tom and The Heartbreakers in the backroom of The Burren!
Santa Visits Jam Time in NorwoodNorwood
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Come spend your day playing at Jam Time and meet Santa! Santa visit from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:00 am!
The Good Witch of Salem's Holiday TrolleySalem, $$
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Join the Good Witch of Salem on a quest to find the Gingerbread Man on the Holiday Trolley! The race through Salem begins at Good Witch of Salem with a story about the Gingerbread Man!
Young Dancers Program Dorchester Open HouseDorchester, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Join José Mateo Ballet Theatre on Saturday, December 10 for an Open House for children ages 3-10! Try out a Creative Dance, Pre Ballet, or Ballet class. No previous ballet or dance experience required!
Parent Tour: Cey Adams ExhibitionBoston, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Parent Tours offers art and museum tours for parents with their babies. Crying, sleeping, hungry babies are all always welcome! For more info, visit ParentTours.com
That Holiday Feeling - Forever Country volume 2Stoughton, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
The Starline Tradition continues with That Holiday Feeling! Such a special show for all with favorite songs of the season! A fun night for all your holiday gatherings with Food and Bar !
Breaking Free from LonelinessCambridge, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
A meditation workshop to help manage some of the stresses that come this holiday season: Breaking Free From Loneliness. With western Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub. Everyone is welcome.
Santa at the Eustis EstateMilton, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022   
Santa Claus is coming to the Eustis Estate! Visit the 1878 mansion house decorated for Christmas and take a photo with Santa.
GISB Holiday MarketAllston, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Save the Date! We are pleased to announce that GISB's traditional Christkindlmarkt, one of GISB’s largest events, will return this winter after a two-year hiatus.
GISB Admissions Open HouseAllston
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Please join us for an in-person Open House at our preschool & kindergarten campus. Tour the building, meet teachers, students, and parents, and learn more about our German immersion program in preschool and kindergarten.
The Nutcracker - WorcesterWorcester, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
No holiday season is complete without seeing this beloved holiday classic, see it again or start a new tradition. Young audience members are invited to meet a special Nutcracker character after all performances!
American Originals: A Moravian ChristmasWorcester, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Immerse yourself in beautiful music for the season by a unique 18th-century community. With soprano Jessica Petrus and mezzo soprano Hilary Walker. In-person and online. At Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester.
ICA Harbor MarketBoston, Free
Sun, December 11, 2022   
Shop handmade goods, discover talented artisans, indulge with treats from the Sweet Ride Candy truck and catch a performance by acoustic duo Bookmatch.
JGB Tribute, The Diamond BluesSomerville, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: High-energy, soulful & exploratory performances in tribute to rock-gospel-soul group, Jerry Garcia Band in the backroom of The Burren!
Kids' Art Brunch - 1 pm seatingMedford, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Enjoy a great meal with your family and then drink your coffee hot (or your mimosas cold!) while your kids head to another corner of the restaurant to engage in a teacher-facilitated process art experience.
Celebrations! at The New Philharmonia OrchestraNewton, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
The New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Boston Ballet School combine for a favorite family tradition! This colorful holiday program will put the entire family in the holiday spirit!
Boston Veterinary Clinic's 7th Annual Pet Photos with SantaBoston, Free
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
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.
Brian O'Donovan presents: Cassie & Maggie Christmas TourSomerville, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Brian O'Donovan, 24 Hour Concerts, and Burren Backroom Series presents: World class traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world - Cassie & Maggie in the backroom of The Burren!
Matt Heaton & the Outside ToysBrookline, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Warm up the cocoa. Break out the candy canes. Dust off the Rudolph-singing pipes. Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys are coming to town! See you there!
The Nutcracker at WorcesterWorcester, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
No holiday season is complete without seeing this beloved holiday classic, see it again or start a new tradition. Young audience members are invited to meet a special Nutcracker character after all performances!
Christmas in Harvard Square with the Choir of Saint Paul'sCambridge, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
A spectacular celebration of Christmas and all the season has to offer, 'Christmas in Harvard Square' returns with live, in-person concerts. Join us Dec. 11th or 18th at 3pm at St. Paul's in Harvard Square.
Santa Visits Jam Time in MaynardMaynard, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Come spend your day playing at Jam Time and meet Santa! Santa visit from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:00 am!
An Afternoon of Winter ConcertsIpswich, Free
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras presents An Afternoon of Winter Concerts on Sunday, December 11, at the Dolan Performing Arts Center, 130 High Street, in Ipswich, MA.
Cookie Decorating WorkshopFoxboro, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
This Holiday Season Davio’s Foxborough is getting creative with confections during their annual Cookie Decorating Workshop! This year, on Sunday, December 11th, Davio’s will be hosting a class from 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Fine Art & MusicMalden, Free
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
MAP Family Learning Center and Creative Malden invite you to experience the amazing music of classical guitarist Devin Ulibarri while enjoying The [email protected]'s beautiful fine art and crafts.
Beacon Hill Holiday House TourBoston, $$$
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
This annual fundraiser offers a rare opportunity to experience a select group of remarkable private residences in Beacon Hill, festively decorated for the holiday season.
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Stories and Songs with Mrs. Claus at Wenham MuseumWenham, $$
Sun, December 11, 2022   
Stories & Songs with Mrs. Claus. Join us as Mrs. Claus makes her annual visit to the Wenham Museum.
Tumble Turn and LearnNewton, $$
Mon, December 12, 2022  -  Mon, March 13, 2023   
Tumble, Turn and Learn is a fitness based enrichment to preschool/ day care. Everyday includes gymnastics, crafts, stories, outside and more! Your child can meet friends and learn in a safe atmosphere of fun &play.
Virtual Admissions Open House – Lower CampusVirtual/Online, Free
Mon, December 12, 2022  -  Mon, December 12, 2022   
Join our virtual Admission Open House to learn more about our play-based German Immersion program in preschool and kindergarten. Students do not need to speak German to participate.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, December 13, 2022  -  Tue, December 13, 2022   
Each session, children will make a simple recipe –muffins, cookies and more — to enjoy on the spot or take home to share with the family.
Grand Gathering: Jazz and Gender Justice EnsemblesBack Bay, $
Tue, December 13, 2022  -  Tue, December 13, 2022   
Students from the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, directed by Edmar Colón, will perform “new standards” from the institute’s book of lead sheets, as well as original compositions.
Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little OnesSouthborough, $
Tue, December 13, 2022  -  Tue, December 13, 2022   
The theme will be centered on the seasons and what’s happening on the farm!This program is best suited for children ages 2-5, with an accompanying adult. Adults and siblings under age 2 join for free.
Sensory Friendly SantaBoston, $
Wed, December 14, 2022  -  Wed, December 14, 2022   
A free event for children with sensory difficulties to have their photos taken with Santa in a more controlled environment. Santa's Pru work shop is located in Prudential shopping Center next to Hynes Convention Center.
Kiddos in the Kitchen Afterschool: Mini Holiday Cakes!Dover, $
Wed, December 14, 2022  -  Wed, December 14, 2022   
Step one: kiddos will discover different cake batters and bake two cake varieties from scratch. Step two: we will explore and create different fillings and frostings.
Brian O'Donovan presents: Lunasa! w/special guest Dave Curley (two shows)Somerville, $
Wed, December 14, 2022  -  Wed, December 14, 2022   
Brian O'Donovan, 24 Hour Concerts, and Burren Backroom Series presents: World class traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world - Lunasa w/Dave Curley!
An Evening with Tom RushNewburyport, $$
Wed, December 14, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Tom Rush – Now celebrating 54+ years of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County.
8 Steps to Becoming a Foster ParentVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, December 14, 2022  -  Wed, December 14, 2022   
Join our monthly Webinar Wednesday with experienced foster parents! Learn more about foster care, particularly at Ascentria's Massachusetts programs. Have all your questions answered by parents who have experienced a foster care journey first-hand.
Holiday Super Sides! Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
The menu includes fluffy, golden brown Duchess parsnip potatoes, roasted winter squash with brown butter pecan crumble and a gorgeous winter salad with pomegranate molasses dressing.
Tom Anderson EP Release Party w/special guest FauxMencoSomerville, $
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: Tom Anderson EP release party, new EP 'Girl from Osaka', with FauxMenco opening in the backroom of The Burren!
MAAM Print-In: Reproductive Rights and Designing Motherhood Closing CelebrationBoston, Free
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Celebrate Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births by creating custom wearable art, designed by MassArt students and professional artists and inspired by the exhibition.
Preschool Farm Explorers at Chestnut Hill FarmSouthborough, $
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Each week will have different themes. We have an indoor space to use for art and other activities, but we will also be spending time outdoors so make sure to come with layers!
The Briar and Rusty Show: Viva Las VegasWatertown, $
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Boston's hottest drag couple, Briar Blush and Rusty Hammer, return with another retro-inspired drag and variety show! This time, a dazzling salute to Sin City combines drag, comedy, circus, live music, burlesque, and more.
TeenLife LIVE Summer Opportunities Virtual FairVirtual/Online, Free
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
TeenLife.com makes it easy to find academic and enrichment opportunities for students in grades 7-12. Register for free and hear short presentations from multiple teen-centered summer programs that cover a range of interests.
It's a Wonderful Life: Brattle TheatreCambridge, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Share in a Brattle Theatre holiday tradition!! Forget about watching this classic film at home on TV, we’re showing it the way it was meant to be seen: on the Big Screen!
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The Midwinter RevelsCambridge, $$$
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
The Midwinter Revels: A Solstice CelebrationCambridge, $$$
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
The Midwinter Revels is a cherished holiday tradition. Every December, the Cambridge Revels community gathers in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre to celebrate through the traditional songs, dances, & stories of cultures around the world.
Boston Tea Party 249th AnniversaryBoston, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Fri, December 16, 2022   
Revolutionary Spaces commemorates the 249th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with the return of the reenactment of the Meeting of the Body of the People at Old South Meeting House.
A Very FUNdraising XMASSomerville, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Fri, December 16, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: A Very FUNdraising XMAS: featuring rock star heroes of the 90's: Buffalo Tom, Mary Lou Lord, The Bags, members of Fuzzy and more
The Avocates: Big Band ConcertBeverly, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Fri, December 16, 2022   
The Avocates have been getting toes tapping continuously since 1965. Listen to the Big Band charts from the Standards of WWII to jazz arrangements of popular songs today.
Solstice Supper – Adults OnlyDover, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Adults only. Dinner will be a served buffet. Guests will be seated in the Powisset Kitchen at communal tables. Tickets are limited for this event, pre-registration required. Ticket price includes dinner for one...
Ugly Sweater Night Hike at Rocky WoodsMedfield, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
We’ll be hiking some of Rocky Woods’ most beautiful trails and wrapping up at the Chickering Cabin Visitors Center for brews, bites, and a blazing fire.
Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker”Boston, $$$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker”, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic, returns this December! The live in-person performances, December 17-23, 2022 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, showcase winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston.
Tony Williams' Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Anthony Williams’ URBAN NUTCRACKER, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic will return to the Shubert Theatre for the 2022 holiday season!
Solstice Illumination NightMilton, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
As the shortest day of the year approaches we’ll gather around campfires to make s’mores, sip warm beverages, and watch talented fire spinner Tetra light up the night!
Winter Solstice Family Fun: Folklore & the Farm Tomten CelebrationHingham, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with your family at the farm! We are excited to celebrate the Scandanavian solstice tradition of welcoming the Tomten elf to the farm to bless our animals, fields and farmers.
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Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, returns to Boch Shubert Center this December!
The Farm Nisse at Appleton FarmsIpswich, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The Nisse, a farm elf from Scandinavian folklore, visits Appleton Farms. While we wait for the Nisse to awake from his slumber in the hayloft, there will be storytelling, cookies and hot chocolate.
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Ballet Misha presents its award winning production of 'The Nutcracker' . Ballet Misha’s professional production of The Nutcracker is a magical experience for the whole family.
The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.
Kiss The Sky – The Jimi Hendrix Re-ExperienceBeverly, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
World’s Greatest Tribute to Jimi Hendrix is Jimy Bleu. Bleu is the longest-running Hendrix tribute specialist and a virtuoso left-handed guitarist like Hendrix himself. Bleu performs all the Hendrix moves
The Nutcracker at LittletonLittleton
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
No holiday season is complete without seeing this beloved holiday classic, see it again or start a new tradition. Young audience members are invited to meet a special Nutcracker character after all performances!
Santa Visits Jam Time in NatickNatick
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Come spend your day playing at Jam Time and meet Santa! Santa visit from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:00 am!
Meet and Greet: The Nutcracker and Ballerina TransformationsSalem, Free
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Stop by the Good Witch of Salem’s shop at 2 North St. in Salem on Saturday 12/17 from 12 to 1pm and meet a real-life Nutcracker!
Holiday Wagon RidesWaltham, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Enjoy a winter wagon ride to visit Santa! Santa will lead songs and tell a story. Then, your group will have a photo taken by a professional photographer.
Solstice Stargazing with Aldrich Astronomical SocietyLincoln, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Watch the last rays of sunset disappear into the night sky as you explore the Sculpture Park and learn about the season’s celestial bodies with Aldrich Astronomical Society.
MOSESIAN ARTS LIVE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROLMassachusetts, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
One talented voice actor plays over 30 roles in this classic holiday ghost story! Nationally celebrated voiceover artist Dick Terhune returns to the Mosesian Main Stage with his solo stage performance of A Christmas Carol.
Ugly Sweater Night Hike at Rocky WoodsMedfield, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
After the hike, relax by the woodstove with fellow trekkers to enjoy delicious beers and light snacks inside our visitors’ cabin. 21+ and registration required.
Solstice 'ScapesActon
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. Free with Museum Admission
Winter Dance Party with Greg Klyma BandSomerville, $
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Back room Series presents: Greg Klyma Band returns once again to The Burren Back room stage with a winter dance party!
Winter Solstice Lantern WalkSouthborough, $
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
At dusk we’ll light the lanterns and embark on a guided walk along the trails that will include presented passages from the story, “The Shortest Day,” by Wendy Pfeffer.
Solstice CelebrationSouthborough, $
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
When you arrive, you’ll start welcoming winter by making upcycled tin can lanterns. At dusk we’ll light the lanterns and embark on a guided hike led by Tim Puopolo.
Music Worcester Presents: The Worcester Chorus Women's Ensemble Holiday ConcertWorcester, $
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The Worcester Chorus Women’s Ensemble, directed by Mark Mummert, returns to the stage at Worcester’s Trinity Lutheran Church for their annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
The NutcrackerMassachusetts, $$
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Safe Haven Ballet presents their spirited, full-length ballet Safe Haven Ballet presents their spirited, full-length ballet of The Nutcracker to The Larcom Theatre! Show Duration: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Ballet Misha presents their award winning production of 'The Nutcracker'. Ballet Misha's professional production of The Nutcracker is a magical experience for the whole family.
75th anniversary of holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” Screenings at ShowcaMassachusetts, $$
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Wed, December 21, 2022   
This year also marks the 75th anniversary of holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”! Showcase Cinemas will be offering special screenings of the fan-favorite film on the big screen at select theaters.
The Good Witch of Salem’s Brunch with SantaSalem, $$$
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Join the Good Witch of Salem this Holiday Season for a Christmas Brunch with Santa Claus! Enjoy cookie decorating, dancing, story time, dancing, meet and greets and more!
The Nutcracker at AndoverAndover, $$
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
No holiday season is complete without seeing this beloved holiday classic, see it again or start a new tradition. Young audience members are invited to meet a special Nutcracker character after all performances!
Olaf Visits Jam Time inside the Natick MallNatick
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Come spend your day playing at Jam Time and meet Olaf! Olaf visit from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Doors open at 10:00 am!
Family Fun Chanukah CelebrationBoston, Free
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Chanukah Celebration for kids, parents & grandparents with three activity stations! This includes a book reading by Children's Book Author Amy Baron. Refreshments will be provided.
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White Christmas -- The Sing-A-Long Version of The Iconic Christmas Movie!Arlington, $$
Mon, December 19, 2022  -  Wed, December 21, 2022   
No list of classic Christmas movies could ever be complete without including White Christmas starring Bing Crosby. Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen! See it on the Big Screen this season and sing a long...
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, December 20, 2022  -  Tue, December 20, 2022   
Each session, children will make a simple recipe –muffins, cookies and more — to enjoy on the spot or take home to share with the family.
ARC Side Of The Moon w/special guest Chica Fuego and The GringosSomerville, $
Tue, December 20, 2022  -  Tue, December 20, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: ARC Side of the Moon performs Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon with Chica Fuego and The Gringos open in the backroom of The Burren!
What's Open on Christmas Day?New England
Tue, December 20, 2022  -  Sun, December 25, 2022   
What's open for fun on Christmas day? Check here to find out where you can grab those last minute items.
All the Long Echoes: A Score of Solstice CelebrationsWatertown, $
Tue, December 20, 2022  -  Tue, December 20, 2022   
Celebrate the winter solstice with Seven Times Salt! Festive wassailing songs, carols and dances, rugged shapenote hymns, Irish reels, and more, with audience participation encouraged.
A Sinatra ChristmasNewburyport, $$
Tue, December 20, 2022   
Rich DiMare is an American jazz singer who specializes in the Frank Sinatra songbook. “A Sinatra Christmas” is coming to the Firehouse! With all your Holiday favorites like “Jingle Bells” & “White Christmas.”
Kiddos in the Kitchen Afterschool: Make & Decorate Holiday CookiesDover, $$
Wed, December 21, 2022  -  Wed, December 21, 2022   
We’ll make sugar cookies from scratch, lots of icing, and create unique designs for the best holiday cookies ever. This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12.
Debo Ray and her Band of Bro's EP ReleaseSomerville, $
Wed, December 21, 2022  -  Wed, December 21, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Powerhouse singer Debo Ray playing some of the greatest rock tunes of all time with her all star Band of Bro's in the backroom of The Burren!
Backyard and Beyond: Winter Nature JournalingActon
Wed, December 21, 2022  -  Wed, December 21, 2022   
Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing. Pick up a simple nature journal and explore, investigate, and record in Discovery Woods and the Great Hill conservation land.
Annie and the Fur Trappers CD Release Party w/guests The Velvet DirtmunchersSomerville, $
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Thu, December 22, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Annie and the Fur Trappers, Boston-based traditional jazz and blues band celebrate their CD release w/The Velvet Dirtmunchers!
Samara Joy -- A Joyful HolidayArlington, $
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Thu, December 22, 2022   
Winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan
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Disney On Ice presents 'Find Your Hero'Boston, $$
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Mon, January 2, 2023   
Get ready to discover the hero inside us all when Disney On Ice returns with a magical adventure for the whole family! A magical medley of classic and modern tales including Moana, Tangled, and Frozen Skates Into...
Family & Friends Ugly Sweater Holiday Cookie Decorating PartyDover, $
Fri, December 23, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
We’ll make sugar cookies from scratch, lots of icing and create unique designs for the best holiday cookies ever.Class is limited to 15 child-adult pairs.
Adventure Days at Boston Bouldering ProjectSomerville
Mon, December 26, 2022  -  Mon, December 26, 2022   
Join us for a full day of rock climbing! Our experienced instructors are excited to take each group through bouldering, auto belays, top rope, slacklining, a giant rope swing, and more!
Baby Yoda DayFitchburg, $
Mon, December 26, 2022  -  Mon, December 26, 2022   
FREE “Baby Yoda Day” for every full paid admission Jumper ($15 2-hour pass) Every paid admission will receive a FREE reversible Baby Yoda plush! If season pass holders want to participate, each pass will cost $8.00
Anchored in Traditions: December School Vacation WeekCharlestown, $
Mon, December 26, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Come visit the Museum and show us your own holiday traditions! During December School Vacation Week, we’ll have a host of family friendly activities for a week of fun!
Shen YunBoston, $$$
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality.
Spin Art T-ShirtFitchburg, $
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Tue, December 27, 2022   
Funstuf Party Place will be hosting a “Spin Art T-Shirt” for our Jumpers. The event will be held in our facility at 791 Water Street, Fitchburg Ma (RTE 12).
Intimate IllusionsBoston
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Filled with amazing stories, hysterical situations, audience participation, and dazzling music, this 90-minute show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening out on the town with your family and friends that you will never forget.
Free Admission on National Visit the Zoo DayRhode Island, Free
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Tue, December 27, 2022   
We are celebrating National Visit the Zoo Day, with free admission to all on Tuesday, December 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items.
Everyday Engineering: Indoor Fort BuildingActon
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create room sized indoor forts with repurposed and recycled materials at the Discovery Museum in Acton.
Shen Yun in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
A global sensation returns to Boston! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. A perfect gift for the entire family! Don't miss it this year!
Grain ThiefSomerville, $
Wed, December 28, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: 5-piece string band from Boston MA and Burren front room favorites, Grain Thief in the backroom of The Burren!
Candy EngineeringBoston, Free
Wed, December 28, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
Join us at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum on 12/28 and 12/29 from 11am - 3pm to engineer amazing spice drop structures and design your own candy maze!
Minion DayFitchburg
Wed, December 28, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
FREE “Minion Plush” for every full paid admission Jumper ($15 2-hour pass). Also Meet & Greet with David (Minion) every hour on the hour starting at 11am
Candy EngineeringBoston, Free
Wed, December 28, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
Join us at the Waterworks Museum to engineer amazing spice drop structures and design your own candy maze! Date and Time: On Wed, 28 Dec 2022 11:00 - Thu, 29 Dec 2022 15:00
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Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022Worcester, $$$
Thu, December 29, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 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.
Nick HamesSomerville, $
Thu, December 29, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Back room Series presents: Nick Hames returns to play once again to the stage at the back room in The Burren!
Wax Hands DaysFitchburg, $
Thu, December 29, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
The event will be held in our facility at 791 Water Street, Fitchburg Ma (RTE 12). This will be available for any general admission Jumper ($15 2-hour pass).
Shemekia CopelandNewburyport, $
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
We are thrilled to have award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time.
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. HarvardBoston, $
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on Harvard at Walter Brown Arena!
Shemekia Copeland Sings the BluesNewburyport, $$
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most recognizable and soulful roots music voices of our time. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her music
Dino DayFitchburg, $
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
FREE Build-A-Bear Dino 8' Plush for every full paid admission Jumper ($15 2-hour pass)! If season pass holders want to participate, each pass will cost $8 Meet & Greet with Tyrannosaurus Fitch
Lurid Purple Flowers, Zigmont, bikethrasherSomerville, $
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: A night of local rock - Lurid Purple Flowers, Zigmont, and bikethrasher in the backroom of The Burren!
New Year's Eve Premier Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
Ring in the new year in style! Countdown to midnight with a New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise on the Boston Harbor. Enjoy a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Boston.
New Year's Eve Premier Brunch CruiseBoston
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Ring in the new year in style with a New Year's Eve Premier Brunch Cruise on the Boston Harbor. Enjoy a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Boston.
New Year's Eve Signature Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
Start 2023 off with a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Boston. Grab a front-row seat for fireworks and watch their glow illuminate your city like you’ve never seen before.
New Year's Eve with Ezekiel's WheelsSomerville, $
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: Celebrate the earlier part of your New Year's Evening with klezmer favorites Ezekiel's Wheels in the backroom of The Burren!
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New Year's Eve Waterfront Ice Sculpture StrollBoston, Free
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Wind your way along the waterfront through the trail of ice sculptures this New Year’s Eve. Get ready to count down to 2023 with over a dozen ice sculptures hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront.
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Boston First Night 2023Boston, Free
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
For over 40 years, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
New Year's Eve Signature Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
Start 2023 off with a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Boston. Grab a front-row seat for fireworks and watch their glow illuminate your city like you’ve never seen before.
New Years Eve PartyFitchburg, $
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
We are hosting a New Years Eve Day Party – Friday, December 31, Ringing-in 2022 from around the world with champagne toasts (Shirley Temples) every hour to other country's with noise makers, hats, confetti launches
New Year's Eve Signature Dinner Cruise - Boston Harbor City Cruises (Adults)Boston, $$$
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Ring in the new year in style and countdown to midnight with a dinner on the Boston Harbor. Grab the best seat in the city to see the fireworks.
New Year's Eve Premier Brunch Cruise (Adults)Boston, $$
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Ring in the new year in style and countdown to midnight with a New Year's Eve Premier Brunch Cruise on the Boston Harbor with Boston Harbor City Cruises.
Bessie’s Rockin’ Noon Year’s EveActon
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Let’s get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into the New Year by making party hats and noise makers! Free with Museum Admission Drop in - 10 am to 12 pm
Spider-Man DayFitchburg, $
Sun, January 1, 2023  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
'Nothing will stop me now! For I know at last that a man can't change his destiny... And I was born to be Spider-Man!' FREE Spider-Man Plush” for every full paid admission Jumper $15 2-hour pass
MiEN Innovation EventVirtual/Online, Free
Mon, January 2, 2023  -  Mon, January 2, 2023   
MiEN is always in the news for the innovative designs of schools, businesses, and social environments with furniture that continues to blend smart design, durable materials, and fun.
Multi-Sensory Tour for KidsWaltham, $
Wed, January 4, 2023  -  Wed, April 5, 2023   
Families are invited to participate in the history of Gore Place by experiencing what it was like to live there firsthand. Explore the life of an early 19th century family through your senses.
Noel Smyth Album Release Show w/special guest The Johnny Gray BandSomerville, $
Fri, January 6, 2023  -  Fri, January 6, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Album release party featuring Noel Smyth's best songs yet; flashy and unabashed in the backroom of The Burren!
Julia Robinson Math FestivalBoston, Free
Sat, January 7, 2023   
Young math lovers and families! Immerse yourselves in the beauty of numbers at the free Julia Robinson Math Festival. Engage in a variety of fun math activities, including puzzles, games, and arts and crafts
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. MassachusettsBoston, $
Wed, January 11, 2023  -  Wed, January 11, 2023   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on UMass at their home, Agganis Arena!
Miss Tess, Sarah BorgesSomerville, $
Fri, January 13, 2023  -  Fri, January 13, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Miss Tess and Sarah Borges - The rock em' sock em' co-headlining tour in the backroom of The Burren!
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. CornellBoston, $
Sat, January 14, 2023  -  Sat, January 14, 2023   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on Cornell at their home, Agganis Arena!
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Ice Castles, NH (New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Sat, January 14, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
Ice Castles, an acre of land filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights, is a literal winter wonderland.
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Tue, January 17, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
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...
Tim Mann, Captains of IndustrySomerville, $
Wed, January 18, 2023  -  Wed, January 18, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Tim Mann & band return to The Burren w/The Captains of Industry - original Americana rock & roll!
8 Steps to Becoming a Foster ParentVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, January 18, 2023  -  Wed, January 18, 2023   
Ascentria provides foster care to unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs). URMs are children, usually ages 15 to 17, that have come to the U.S. seeking safety and resources without a parent or guardian.
Grace Morrison, Marc Douglas BerardoSomerville, $
Thu, January 19, 2023  -  Thu, January 19, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Grace Morrison and Marc Douglas Berardo - saltwater country meets New England grit and soul in the backroom of The Burren!
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. MaineBoston, $
Fri, January 20, 2023  -  Fri, January 20, 2023   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on Maine at their home, Agganis Arena!
Ethan Rossiter, Joel JeromeSomerville, $
Fri, January 20, 2023  -  Fri, January 20, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Ethan Rossiter and Joel Jerome return to the Backroom stage as Rossiter celebrates his new EP 'Last Glass of Wine'!
Savoir Faire, Wyn DoranSomerville, $
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Savoir Faire (retro noir rock) and Wyn Doran (haunted soul) team up for a bill perfectly suited to a cold winter's night!
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. MaineBoston, $
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on Maine at their home, Agganis Arena!
Dragons and Mythical BeastsBoston, $$
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.
Parent Tour: Contemporary ArtWaltham, $
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
Parent Tours offers art and museum tours for parents with their babies. Crying, sleeping, hungry babies are all always welcome! For more info, visit ParentTours.com
Mel Fine's Rainbow Room at The BurrenSomerville, $
Sun, January 22, 2023  -  Sun, January 22, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and Burren Backroom Series presents: Mel Fine's Rainbow Room 4th Sunday of the month winter residency in the back room of The Burren!
Boston University Men's Hockey vs. Boston CollegeBoston, $
Fri, January 27, 2023  -  Fri, January 27, 2023   
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey is one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. Come watch five time national champions take on Boston College at their home, Agganis Arena!
Fancy Trash w/Jesse Joseph (Wood & Bone)Somerville, $
Fri, January 27, 2023  -  Fri, January 27, 2023   
24 Hour Concerts and The Burren Backroom Series presents: Founding members of folk-tinged indie rockers Fancy Trash w/special guest Jesse Joseph (Wood & Bone) in the backroom of The Burren!
The Ultimate Cher ExperienceBeverly, $
Sat, January 28, 2023  -  Sat, January 28, 2023   
Featuring Lisa Carter and Her Explosive NY-based Band. The musicians and backup vocalists in the band have an extensive touring background and cannot wait to.
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