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The Christmas Revels 2019Cambridge, $$$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
December PantoNewburyport, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Bah, humbug! Theater in the Open celebrates the holiday season with this Dickens classic, presented in true TITO style. So be prepared for anything to happen!
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertBoston, $$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
This Holiday program explores the guiding light of Epiphany. The ensemble will premiere several cantatas and pastorales. With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim.
BOSTON DANCE THEATER at Institute of Contemporary Art/BostonBoston, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Under the co–artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers.
Hallmark Channel Presents: Mariah Carey: All I Want for ChristmasBoston, $$$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
Global singing icon Mariah Carey has announced an exclusive limited holiday run with her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre for Friday, December 13.
Very Merry Hollyday Celebration!Acton, Free
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
Join us for this fun, free outdoor holiday event at NARA Park. We'll have a sign-a-long on a big screen, games, prizes and a visit from Santa's elf!
Blackwatch Adventure Cold Rain & SnowBurlington, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
Concord Band Holiday Pops ConcertConcord
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Elaine Crane, founder and executive director of Greater Worcester Opera, will sing holiday favorites as The Concord Band holds its 43rd annual Holiday Pops concerts.
¡Bocón! by Lisa Loomer presented by Apollinaire Play Lab studentsChelsea, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Filled with humor and mysticism, the story of ¡Bocón! follows a twelve-year-old who is fleeing a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles.
Artist Shana Sood at Artist's Studio & Gallery, Patriot PlaceFoxboro
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
“I want my art to be a window into the soul of my life both here and in India,' says Shana Sood. Meet Shana Saturday and Sunday, 12/14 & 15.
A Christmas Carol Radio ShowLittleton, $$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
The Cannon Theatre (410 Great Rd, Littleton, MA) is pleased to present their popular 1940s Radio Show adaptation of Charles Dicken's holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.
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Candyland Playathon at Faneuil HallBoston, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join the fun! Play Candy Land with your family and enjoy games, children's activities, holiday music & entertainment, snacks and more. The event will take place in the Upper Rotunda of Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall...
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Illuminations Holiday Trolley TourSomerville, $
Sat, December 14, 2019   
The 45-minute trolley tour celebrates the folk-artistry of the many Somerville residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, and shrines of devotion and fantasy during the darkest...
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Kendall Square Community Ice SkatingCambridge, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Thu, February 28, 2019   
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...
Holiday Holly Hike at Ashumet Holly Wildlife SanctuaryFalmouth, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join Director Ian Ives the morning of December 14 for a 'holly-day' season walk at Ashumet Holly in Falmouth—home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England!
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Concord Acton Squash Club Open HouseActon, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019   
Come check us out and get on court yourself. Total beginner? New to squash? … no problem! Our fully qualified squash coaches will get on court with you and explain the rules and basic tactics.
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Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice CelebrationCambridge, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join us for our annual Holiday on Ice celebration at Community Ice Skating @Kendall in Cambridge! Enjoy a free skating show at 2pm with world class professional skaters and international competitors.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To LittletonLittleton, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Performing Arts Center for two performance only on Saturday, December 14, 2:30 & 6:30
Gingerbread House-Party at Eastern StandardBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Celebrate this holiday season with a deliciously fun tradition for all ages. Bring the family to Eastern Standard and decorate your own gingerbread houses to take home with you!
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'What the Dickens!' by Cambridge Youth Dance ProgramBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Weaving contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, projections, narration and more, ‘What The Dickens!’ is an enchanting dance-theater rendition of Dickens’ classic, timely story of transforming greed into...
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Matt Heaton’s Holiday Hootenanny - 3 Shows!3 Locations, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Boston-based family band Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys will perform their dance-filled, laugh-laced Holiday Hootenanny at three local venues this December. Nothing says holidays like fiddle drenched honky-tonk numbers,...
11th Annual AO Boston Winter BallBoston, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
The AO Boston Winter Ball is the Boston Soccer social event of the year. A night of fancy clothes, dancing, drinking, and socializing all while raising funds for Boston Scores.
Santa Teas at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
During the Santa Teas, families enjoy a 3-tiered tea with scones, sandwiches, and sweets in the beautiful 1793 carriage house and songs and stories from Santa.
Free Drop-In Family Art Activity DayConcord, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Free Drop-In Family Art Activity Days at The Umbrella Community Arts Center's brand-new classrooms and studios are a great opportunity for families to be creative together!
Dorchester Stringfest with Voci AngelicaDorchester, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica, a frequent Neighborhood Arts partner organization, leads the Dorchester Stringfest, featuring the young musicians from Conservatory Lab Charter School.
Cultural Survival BazaarCambridge, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to exchange, connect, and build great community
Brett Eldredge at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Following the release of his 2016 album Glow and its deluxe edition last year, country music star Brett Eldredge has become synonymous with the Christmas season.
Family Concert with the Claflin Hill String QuartetHopkinton, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
A new Holiday event for the entire family! Join us at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for kid-friendly classical concert featuring the Claflin Hill String Quartet.
New Bedford Preservation Society's 28th Annual Historic Holiday TourNew Bedford, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
New Bedford Preservation Society 28th Annual Historic Holiday Tour: Visitors will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season.
Santa's Coming to Buttons & BowsActon, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Why wait in the long lines at the mall when we will have Santa here taking FREE photos from 10am-12pm on Sat. Dec 14th!
Ugly Sweater Holiday Brew Moon HikeMedfield, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join us for an Ugly Sweater Brew Moon Hike Party! Dig through your closets and drawers - we know there's an ugly holiday sweater in there. Show it off at this fun night hike!
The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan and Santa Visit Franklin Park ZooBoston
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is coming to Franklin Park Zoo! Look for the festive truck as it brings Santa to the Zoo on Saturday, December 14.
Make a Mess: Spin ArtActon, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
We’re putting a fresh spin on art! We’ll twist our tools, twirl our paper, and give our watercolors a whirl to create a uniquely spun piece of art.
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship children's book eventLexington, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Rescue & Jessica is book based on a real partnership. Meet the authors and their service dog! Learn about the role of service dogs to help people with physical disabilities and what they can accomplish together.
Joys of the Season - an A Cappella Holiday ShowLexington, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
If you can only make it to one holiday performance this season...you do not want to miss one! An uplifting show with holiday music.
Photos With Santa! at Faith Lutheran ChurchAndover, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
All are welcome at this festive family event!! Professional photos with Santa will be available for download or print at no additional cost. Holiday Crafts, letters to Santa and hot cocoa will also be available.
Parents Night Out!Groton, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Parents Night Out! We are offering a gift making workshop for kids while there parents can take a night off or go have dinner at one of the great restaurants in Groton.
What The Dickens! A Contemporary Dance Twist on a Holiday ClassicBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Deborah Mason's Cambridge Youth Dance Company, with their roster of stellar guest artists, are bringing their acclaimed production of 'What the Dickens!' to John Hancock Hall for six performances.
Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place Relaunch CelebrationDedham, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Saturday, December 14th, Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place is celebrating its relaunch by inviting customers and the community to experience the all new cinema with a day filled with games, food, film and fun.
Cookies, Paws & Santa Claus at Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Come let your imagination go WILD at our cookie decorating station, and don’t forget to make some reindeer food for Santa’s flying friends! You’ll be able to get up close with some of our animal ambassadors and also enjoy a visit with SANTA in Buttonwood’s frozen North Pole!
Write a Letter to Santa! Workshop with Stamped CardsBoston, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
In this special workshop, children will write their own letter to Mr. Claus, and will receive a personalized, handwritten note from Santa himself before Christmas!
Can't Stop Singing That SongSturbridge, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Santa will be visiting Samuel Slater's Restaurant on Saturday, December, 14! Brunch and photo opportunities with Santa will be available. Donations for Toys for Tots Worcester are welcomed.
Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at the W GalleryWayland
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at the W Gallery in Wayland which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide the opportunity to make your own art and holiday cards.
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The Very Merry Dickens Carolers at Newport Car MuseumRhode Island, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Very Merry Dickens Carolers will help visitors to the Newport Car Museum ring in the season in four-part harmony. Enjoy Cars & Caroling during two different performances: one on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 22...
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Intro to Printmaking Workshop: Gift Art and Holiday Cards at the W GalleryWayland, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at The W Gallery in Wayland, which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide the opportunity to make your own art and holiday cards.
Longwood Symphony Presents Brahms, Harbison, and TowerBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Longwood Symphony Orchestra joins forces with Ayano Ninomiya (violin) and Blaise Dejardin (cello) for Brahms Double Concerto alongside works by John Harbison and Joan Tower
SMILE Mass Kids Holiday PartyWatertown, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join SMILE Mass for a sensory friendly kids holiday party. Meet Santa in a sensory friendly environment, make ornaments, decorate cookies and enjoy holiday music.
Holiday Show Trio: Rudolph, Frosty, & Santa Claus is Comin To TownCharlestown, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019   
Why sit at home binge watching your favorite holiday classics when you could be enjoying them in the most magical outdoor holiday venue in the city!? This Saturday, bring your family & friends down to enjoy this favorite Holiday Trio: Rudolph, Frosty, & Santa Claus is...
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A Christmas Carol at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.
Visit Santa Claus at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford)Chelmsford, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Each year the elves in Chelmsford deck the halls of the Garden Center with beautiful decorations, serve up holiday treats, and set aside a special spot to welcome Santa and all the families who come to visit.
Visit Santa Claus at Weston Nurseries (Chelmsford)Hopkinton, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Each year our Elves transform our greenhouse into a Winter Wonderland. Explore the magical winter forest, watch the Weston Nurseries Express wind its way along the tracks, and write a letter to the North Pole and post it in our magic mailbox.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To WorcesterWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the beautiful Mechanics Hall for two performance only on December 15, 1:00 & 5:00
Chanukah partyMedford, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Temple Shalom of Medford welcomes everyone to its much anticipated Hanukkah celebration featuring Munsey's Magic, a Porter Square book sale, menorahs with Archie Nahman, homemade latkes and so much more!
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This Holiday program explores the guiding light of Epiphany. The ensemble will premiere several cantatas and pastorales. With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim.
Celebrations!Newton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
On December 15th, New Phil will hold its annual holiday program Celebrations! The Boston Ballet School will join the New Phil to perform major excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Sherlock Jr. - Kids MovieBrookline, $
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Buster Keaton plays a movie projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he is showing and merges with the figures and the backgrounds on the screen. Before the film, a local scientist will discuss optical illusions and film special effects.
Annual Winter Concert with piano virtuoso Ivan GusevClinton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This year’s annual winter concert features the talented and brilliant concert pianist Ivan Gusev. In his first full-length performance at the Museum, Gusev presents an all-Russian program featuring Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky.
Science on Screen, Jr.: Sherlock Jr.Brookline, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Before the film, a local scientist will discuss optical illusions and film special effects. Buster Keaton plays a movie projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he is showing.
First Baptist Church in NewtonNewton, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
New Phil’s annual holiday celebration filled with beautiful music and dance for children of all ages. Presented in collaboration with Boston Ballet School and Newton All City Treble Singers.
Makers Market (presented by Pentucket Arts Foundation)Groveland, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
The “Maker’s Market” is a venue for local artists, students and artisans to sell their wares. Come shop, eat, and check out the kids maker space!
Family Hike: Short Days, Long NightsBoston, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join us for a winter family hike. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. Meet at the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center.
Art PartyNorwood, $
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join us for a paint party where you will learn to make an adorable painting! Add the Art in Party! Hope to see you there!
23rd Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle RideArlington, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This family-friendly ride brings holiday cheer to all! Decorate your trail-a-bike and join our happy crew, or just come by the start and say hello! All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
Pet Photo Nights with Santa at Burlington MallBurlington
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa. Pets will have a turn to visit with Santa on Sundays in November and December at his new Winter Wonderlights home.
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Snowport - Boston Seaport Ice RinkBoston
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Now open, the Seaport's new Snowport winterland features a 3,000 square foot ice skating rink, open from December through February in the same lot that the Cisco beer garden occupied during the summer, right on Seaport...
Santa Visits Jam Time in NorwoodNorwood, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Ho, Ho, Ho! Come and meet Santa Claus and enjoy a festive morning of winter and Christmas themed arts & crafts along with lots of playtime to your favorite holiday tunes!
An Afternoon of Winter ConcertsManchester-by-the-Sea, Free
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras presents An Afternoon of Winter Concerts on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Manchester-Essex High School Theater in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. There are two free concerts, one at 2:30pm and one at 5:00pm.
Knead Doughnuts Pop Up at EHChocolatierCambridge
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Back by popular demand, Knead Doughnuts of Providence RI, returns to EHChocolatier on December 15, 10am-1pm, after selling out in record time at their first pop up.
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahWalpole, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Elm Street School, located at 415 Elm Street in Walpole on Sunday, December 15 from 4-5:30pm.
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahNewton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at the Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, December 15 from 10:30am-12pm.
Showcase Cinemas presents “Goodfellas”Revere
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing back a fan favorite to the big screen, “Goodfellas.” The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family.
New Philharmonia Orchestra Presents Celebrations Family ConcertNewton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Celebrations!, is the first family concert of the 2019-2020 season featuring guest performers from the Boston Ballet School, Newton Campus and Newton’s All-City Treble Singers.
Showcase Cinemas presents “Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker”Revere
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing “Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker” to the big screen. The ultimate holiday classic takes audiences on a magical journey through a world of enchantment, set to Tchaikovsky's sublime score - December 15 only.
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Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment 2019Boston, $$
Mon, December 16, 2019  -  Mon, December 16, 2019   
The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Boston’s most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and...
December Vacation Drop-Off ProgramsNewton, $$
Mon, December 16, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Does your young explorer have something active to do this December Vacation? Register with PUDDLESTOMPERS where we will get outside look for tracks, identify plants and hop like bunnies this December!
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration December Vacation Drop-offNewton, $$
Mon, December 16, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Join PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration during December vacation! Each day we explore a new nature topic through songs, games, and hands-on exploration. Foster your child's love of nature and get them out and exploring with PUDDLESTOMPERS!
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Irving Berlin's White ChristmasBoston, $$
Tue, December 17, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”
Close Encounters at the Andover Center for History & CultureAndover, $
Tue, December 17, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Get Your Hands on the Past! Join a small group of curious people, don curatorial gloves, and have a close encounter with collection treasures and stories from Andover’s past.
Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place presents the Star Wars marathonDedham
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Thu, December 19, 2019   
Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place is one of only 21 locations in North America, and the only in New England, chosen to host the Star Wars Marathon.
Hanukkah at MFABoston, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Come together for an evening of art, music, and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Immerse yourself in history and tradition with a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection.
Caroling with CaninesActon, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Here is a fun event to bring the entire family to! Bring your own flameless battery operated candle. Hot chocolate, cookies, dog biscuits provided while they last.
Free TLC Holiday Sing-Along with Jeff Jam!Belmont, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Join us for some merry fun while we 'Sing-Along' to Holiday Songs with Jeff Jam! This is also a fundraiser for Room To Grow and we will be collecting new and gently used child-related donations.
Celebrate Chanukah at the MFABoston, Free
Wed, December 18, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Celebrate Chanukah with other Russian Speaking Families at the 6th annual Museum of Fine Arts event co-hosted by Jewish Arts Collaborative on Wednesday, December 18 from 4-8pm.
Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Urban Nutcracker will return to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre December 19 - 28! Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic, will celebrate its 19th annual season at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
A Baroque ChristmasBoston
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Handel + Haydn Society present A Baroque Christmas at the New England Conservatory Jordan Hall on December 19th at 7:30pm and on December 22nd at 3:00pm
Holiday Sing a LongBrookline, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Celebrate the season with a family friendly sing-a-long featuring dancing snowmen, jingle bells, and lots of snowy fun! Two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through sing-alongs, stories, and imagination games.
Accidentally On Purpose Improv Comedy TroupeBeverly, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Thu, December 19, 2019   
Spontaneous, entertaining, and fun! Influenced by popular improv TV comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” since 2011 Accidentally On Purpose Improv Comedy Troupe have entertained audiences big and small.
Thumbelina: A Little MusicalCambridge, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
A.R.T.’s family holiday programming returns with a new musical adaptation of the beloved story of a girl who forges her path, embraces her differences, and finds her place.
Solstice 'ScapesActon, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. We’ll use crayons, cray-pas and water colors to experiment with resist painting.
The Bard's Path D&D NightBurlington, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
NERF Adventure Night Splitting CrosshairsBurlington, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us for monthly Nerf Wars, Nerf Games and Nerf events at Guard Up in Burlington MA. Bring your blasters or use ours! Hope to see you and your friend this Friday night!
Nutcracker by North Atlantic Dance TheatreBeverly, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Celebrate this holiday season with everyone’s favorite ballet presented by North Atlantic Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker! Friends and family join together for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and tradition.
Masterworks Chorale’s Annual Messiah SingsLexington, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join the Masterworks Chorale, accompanists, soloists for our annual Messiah Sings, a New England holiday tradition for over half a century! No reservations necessary; suggested donation $12.
Winter Wonderland - an Indoor Amusement ParkBoston, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Winter Wonderland - an indoor amusement park with over 20 rides, open to the public on December 21st. All proceeds go to non-profit Christmas in the City which provides a holiday party for families in need.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To AndoverAndover, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the J. Everett Collins Center for three performances only on December 21-22, 2:30 & 6:30 and December 16, 2:30
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Kids' Shows: The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
'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!
MLK Day Healthy Community BrunchRoxbury, Free
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
MPDC is hosting an MLK Day Healthy Community Brunch for families and older adult residents of MPDC’s affordable housing properties as well as members of the broader Roxbury community.
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The Fairy Circus by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Fairy Circus' is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes. Each performance includes an interactive puppetry demonstration before and after...
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter FansBoston, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a scavenger hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts in search of art that echoes the characters, objects and places in the Harry Potter books and movies.
The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as told by everyone's favorite band of Muppets! 'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time!
Santa Visits Jam Time in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Ho, Ho, Ho! Come and meet Santa Claus and enjoy a festive morning of winter and Christmas themed arts & crafts along with lots of playtime to your favorite holiday tunes!
One Day English Mindfulness Observation RetreatCambridge, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
'One Day English Mindfulness Observation Retreat' on Saturday, December 21 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, a day of Mindfulness and Reflection at the end of the year
Motherland: A Celebration of Our HeritageRandolph, Free
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Celebrate the African in the diaspora community and support new members just arrived. Music, Food, Spoken Word, Panel and Awards. Please join us for a great evening.
Concord Women's Chorus presents 'The Harps Eternal'Concord, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Incuding, and drawing inspiration from Benjamin Brittens incomparable A Ceremony of Carols, our winter concert offers a program of elegant, lustrous works written for womens voices and harp, featuring celebrated harpist Franziska Huhn.
Rock This Town Christmas Spectacular – Brian Setzer Orchestra TributeBeverly, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Celebrate the holiday season with Rock This Town Orchestra’s “Christmas Spectacular.” This highly energetic and visually stunning show features hits from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats as well as your favorite Christmas classics.
Ballet Misha presents'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Dana Center at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21st at 1pm and 7pm and on Dec. 22nd at 1pm.
Masterworks Chorale’s Annual Messiah SingsLexington, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Join the Masterworks Chorale, accompanists, and soloists for our annual Messiah Sings, a New England holiday tradition for over half a century! No reservations necessary; suggested donation $12.
Welcome the Winter SolsticeMattapan, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Come to the BNC to help celebrate the first day of winter - the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. We will take a moonlit stroll through our meadow (maybe on snowshoes!) to look for animal tracks and listen for owls.
Lighting the Way: A Community Climate Change Theater Action EventNatick, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Community Reading of 8 Five min Climate Change Theater Action Plays & Talk by Jean-Luc Pierite of North American Indian Center of Boston and information action with local sponsors.
Christmas Break With Amazing Rescue Animals - Dec 21-23Bolton, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Finally, Christmas vacation is here! All vacation long we will be having special shows every hour from 11am to 3pm. Book your vacation week tours soon, spots will go fast!
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Boston Pops Christmas Concert - LowellLowell, $$$$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
There are many traditions throughout the holiday season, but none as magical as the Holiday Pops. This year, Keith Lockhart and the orchestra ring in the season with holiday favorites The concert also features a...
The Nutcracker BalletAshland, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Share in the joy of The Nutcracker! Join Clara on her adventure through the Land of Sweets. Presented by Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Directed by Jessica Wilson.
Cookie DecoratingNorwood, $
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Join in a fun afternoon of holiday cookie decorating and hot coco! Who doesn't love a fun afternoon filled with holiday music, cookie and everything warm
The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays Motown for KidsCambridge, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
We’re back! The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to return to Boston this fall season with more family concerts at the Sinclair! Join us on 12/22/2019 for Motown for Kids at 12:00pm.
Pet Photo Nights with Santa at Burlington MallBurlington
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa. Pets will have a turn to visit with Santa on Sundays in November and December at his new Winter Wonderlights home.
Holiday Sing-a-Long with Santa and Mister Vic at Jam TimeMaynard, Free
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Spend a festive and musical morning at Jam Time in Maynard with Santa, Mister Vic and lots of friends singing everyone’s favorite holiday songs!
Ballet Misha presents'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Dana Center at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21st at 1pm and 7pm and Dec. 22nd at 1pm.
Sunday Jazz at the W Gallery in WaylandWayland, Free
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The second Jazz event in the series features the trio MIXCLA on December 22, 2019 from 2-4 pm. This event is free although donations are greatly appreciated.
Winter Backyard Birding and CraftsMattapan, $
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Winter is a wonderful time to observe and appreciate local birds. In this program we will learn how to use binoculars, identify different bird species, and create seed and fruit art for the birds to enjoy.
Nutcracker SuiteAshland, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Two performances! Hopkinton Center for the Arts full-scale premiere featuring talented ballet dancers led by Director Jessica Wilson. Follow Clara as she befriends the nutcracker and journeys through magical worlds, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music.
First Light Up Chanukah CelebrationNewton
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Grand Menorah Lighting & Celebration Jazz Band & Performance by Juggler Bryson Lang! Enjoy a HUMMUSIYA - variety of Hummus and dippers Activities for Kids ~ Delicious food ~ Premium Open Bar and more ~ Dreidels & Photos with 'Dreidel Man'
Cinderella by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Thu, December 26, 2019   
All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and each marionette is manipulated with precision and grace by our talented puppeteers.
'Boston's Big Band Christmas' at City WineryBoston, $$
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
The new Boston holiday music tradition! The 19-Piece Compaq Big Band with vocalist Renee Dupuis performing holiday favorites like you've never experienced, at a phenomenal venue. Powerful, inspiring, and fun!
Menorah Lighting at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Join us at CambridgeSide on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Level 2 for a festive gathering as we light the Menorah with the Cambridge Jewish Center for the Arts. For all ages.
Castles, Knights, and PrincessesGroton, $$
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
This is a creative workshop offered for kids using cardboard, imagination, and creativity. We will go back to medieval times. Ages 6-11 welcome! Join us for this all day workshop.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Tue, December 24, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Westgate Mall is pleased to offer FREE Santa photos for every family this holiday season, providing two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image for all Santa visitors.
Family Menorah Lighting & Chanukah CelebrationBrookline, $
Wed, December 25, 2019  -  Wed, December 25, 2019   
Come to a fun family Chanukah party featuring donut decorating, latkes & gelt, and an interactive drum circle with 'Drum the Beat'. Fun for the whole family!
Christmas Brunch Buffet at the Seaport HotelBoston, $$
Wed, December 25, 2019  -  Wed, December 25, 2019   
Aura at the Seaport Hotel is hosting an expansive family-friendly buffet brunch with breakfast classics and traditional holiday dishes on Christmas morning from 11am – 4pm!
Ice Princesses at ZooLightsStoneham
Thu, December 26, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Feel like you’re in a winter wonderland of lights as you visit with the Ice Princesses at Stone Zoo’s ZooLights December 26 - 29. Guests can meet with the princesses and pose for photos.
Spend a WILD school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston
Thu, December 26, 2019  -  Fri, January 4, 2019   
Looking for a great way to end the year? During your winter school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo.
Christmas Break With Amazing Rescue AnimalsBolton, $
Thu, December 26, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Finally, Christmas vacation is here! All vacation long we will be having special shows every hour from 11am to 3pm. Book your vacation week tours soon, spots will go fast!
Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Peter and the Wolf”Brookline, $$
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Set in turn of the century Russia, this elegant production tells the story of how Peter, along with his animal friends, outsmarts and captures a wolf.
Secrets & IlllusionsBoston, $$
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It's a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling.
Candy Engineering at Waterworks MuseumBoston, Free
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Fri, December 27, 2019   
Enjoy Candy Engineering Activities at the Waterworks Museum! Drop in on 12/27 between 11am and 4pm to design a candy maze and build spice drop structures!
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony - 30th EditionBoston, $$$
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY celebrates the world's favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Boston Pops performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores LIVE!
Everyday Engineering: Balls and RampsActon, $
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
Design, build and test out some simple tracks and mini-rollercoasters. Make straightaways and loop-da-loops out of tubing and cardboard to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride.
Cinderella: presented by Tanglewood MarionettesNewton, $
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Mark your calendars now to see a spectacular production of the classic story Cinderella on Saturday December 28th. Two shows in Newton; 11am and 1pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.newtonmarec.com.
NHSCOT's Hogmanay CelebrationNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Ring in the New Year at NHSCOT’s Hogmanay Celebration on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, New Hampshire!  
The Amazing Story MachineBrookline, $
Sun, December 29, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
With help from the audience and a cast of unique puppet characters, fairy tales spring to life. This charming and highly interactive show features multiple styles of puppetry, original live music, and theatrical clowning.
Boston Baroque Presents Free Community Concert at The Strand TheatreDorchester, Free
Sun, December 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque performs its seventh annual Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre on Sunday, December 29 at 2pm. Music by Corelli, Bach and Rameau.
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First Night Skating SpectacularBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019   
The Skating Club of Boston celebrates the New Year at The Boston Common Frog Pond with our annual Skating Spectacular! Delight in watching spins, jumps, lifts and fancy footwork from our community of talented skaters.
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Boston First Night 2020Boston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
For over 40 years, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
Ice Sculpture Stroll along Boston's WaterfrontBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Join Boston Harbor Now and the Waterfront Businesses for an afternoon (1pm to 4pm) of family fun along Boston Harbor right before the New Year and marvel at ice sculptures.
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First Night Family Fireworks Display on the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019   
On December 31 at 7 PM, a 12-minute New Year’s Eve fireworks display takes place at the Boston Common Ballfield so that families and children can celebrate the New Year without having to wait until midnight.
Boston Baroque's New Year’s CelebrationCambridge, $$
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate the new year with this program of Baroque sparklers, including orchestral masterpieces by Bach, Corelli, and Rameau, and a glittering Vivaldi motet featuring soprano Maggie Finegan.
12th Annual Timeless Years Eve 2020, Boston's Most Exclusive NYE PartyBoston, $$$
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Don't just go to another party, because NYE is certainly not just another evening. Why not make it a memorable experience... and join us at TIMELESS - Boston's #1 Black tie event!
Bessie's Noon Year's Eve Pajama Dance Party!Acton, $
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Wear your pajamas and get ready to shake, rattle, and roll by making party hats and noise makers! At 11:45am our DJ will help us kick up our heels and countdown to 12 (noon).
13th Annual Labyrinth WalkFranklin, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019   
First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) will ring in the new year on December 31 with its 13th Annual Labyrinth Walk, a sacred walking meditation.
New Year's Eve Fireworks on the HarborBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council and the City of Boston is proud to announce the New Year's Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks!
New Year's Eve Ice Sculpture StrollBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
The Downtown Waterfront and Harborwalk will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland on Tuesday, December 31st from 1-4PM for our seventh annual Ice Sculpture Stroll!
Celebrate the Zoo Year at Stone Zoo!Stoneham
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Put on your party hats and get the whole family ready for the Zoo Year at Stone Zoo on December 31! And don’t miss the reindeer ice sculpture!
Beverly’s New Year 2020Beverly
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
It’s the 26th Anniversary of the North Shore's BEST Family-Friendly Celebration of the New Year. Performances and some activities require an admission button, kids 2 and under are free.
New Year’s Eve at Samuel Slater’s ( Adults 21+)Sturbridge, $$
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Come ring in the new year at Samuel Slater's Function Hall starting at 8PM. Hors D'oeuvres, drinks and party favors included. Don't forget to dress to impress!
First Night BostonBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
First Night is New England's largest New Year's Eve celebration that welcomes kids, teens, adults, and families! With ice sculptures, music, and more, it is sure to be a great start to a new year!
New Year's Open House at Newton City HallNewton, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Arrive by 10 am in the War Memorial Auditorium to sort items collected for December food drive. Once complete, enjoy free refreshments in the Mayor’s office, craft making, face painting and meeting the Mayor!
Doria Hughes Story Hour: Porter Square BooksCambridge, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Sat, December 5, 2020   
Doria Hughes is a wonderful storyteller and totally engages her audience. She reads at Porter Square Books for an hour and selects books with her toddler/preschool audience in mind.
New England Aquarium Winter ActivitiesBoston, $$$
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Fri, February 14, 2020   
Informative and entertaining live animal presentations happen at the Aquarium every day. During your visit, you can watch fur seals interact playfully with their trainers, turtles eat right from divers' hands, and penguins eagerly eating delicious treats.
Boston Area 2020 First Day HikesMassachusetts, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation by kicking off the New Year with a winter hike on January 1. Visit www.mass.gov for details and a location listing.
First Day Hike at Blue Hills ReservationMilton, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020   
Join the tradition and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From noon to 1 pm, visit with Trailside Museum live wildlife, purchase a cup of hot cocoa or a snack (no soup) from the Venture Scouts, share some holiday cheer by the warming fire, and then stretch your...
Mosesian Center for the Arts First Day 2020Watertown, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Come One, Come All! The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the New Year at First Day 2020. Everyone's favorite day of FREE family fun returns to kickoff another awesome year!
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Christmas Tree Bonfire: Salem WillowsSalem, Free
Thu, January 2, 2020  -  Thu, January 2, 2020   
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll invites all Salem residents to join in the fun at the city of Salem’s annual Christmas Tree Bonfire on Dead Horse Beach at Salem Willows.
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Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardener MuseumBoston, $$
Thu, January 2, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Join our lively public tours and talks are a great way to enhance your Gardner experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to the Museum or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper...
Free First Thursday - JanuaryFitchburg, Free
Thu, January 2, 2020  -  Thu, January 2, 2020   
Explore the galleries at night and see them in a different light. Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours. Each month features a special activity or event. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market starting in November.
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Moby Dick Read-Aloud Marathon: New Bedford Whaling MuseumNew Bedford, Free
Fri, January 3, 2020  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Moby-Dick Marathon celebrates Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece with a 25-hour nonstop public reading of the book during a weekend of activities and events.
First Friday Nights Free!Acton, Free
Fri, January 3, 2020  -  Fri, January 3, 2020   
Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for local food pantries.
The Warrior's Path D&D NightBurlington, $
Fri, January 3, 2020  -  Fri, January 3, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
Innovation Night Creating the Super Hero UniverseBurlington, $
Fri, January 3, 2020  -  Fri, January 3, 2020   
This is a free event for all interested participants, however, pre-registration is required. For ages 8-12. Pre-register here: https://fs19.formsite.com/guardup/form050229415/index.html
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 2020   
Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
CD DVD Vinyl Record ShowBurlington, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
One day sale of CDs, DVDs, 45s, LPs, Box Sets, Picture Discs, Imports, Books, Stickers, posters and more music goods. NEW & USED from $1 - 50 Tables filled with fun for all ages.
Concord Conservatory's Bluegrass Band ScrambleConcord, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
Bluegrass Band Scramble - learn, practice & perform. If you've ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come to CCM on January 4th, and try your hand.
Science on Screen, Jr.: The Pirates! Band of MisfitsBrookline, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
Before the film, hear a local expert discuss the process of evolution and how animals adapt to their environments. A educational and entertaining morning for the whole family!
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Snow Tubing at Nashoba ValleyWestford, $$
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Wed, March 25, 2020   
Cruise the slopes of Nashoba Valley's Snow Tubing Park seven days and seven nights. Bring the family and enjoy one of the fastest-growing winter recreational activities.
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Tue, December 29, 2020   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
Salute to Vienna New Year’s ConcertOther Boston Area, $$$
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Waltz into the New Year with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, and lively overtures performed by European singers, dancers, and the Strauss Symphony of America.
Backyard and Beyond: Winter Survival Workshop with PrimiTimActon, $
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Our expert survivalist, Tim “PrimiTim” Swanson, will cover basic shelter building, wild edibles, water gathering, fire starting, tracking, and ways to get rescued if you ever find yourself cold, hungry, and alone in the wilderness.
First SundayClinton, Free
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Come and enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation, as well as a free concert of Tchaikovsky’s Seasons at 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Especially for Me! Free Sensory-Friendly AfternoonsActon, Free
Tue, January 7, 2020  -  Tue, January 7, 2020   
Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion. During these events, the museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits.
Nature On Tap...Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Nature (21+)Framingham, $
Wed, January 8, 2020  -  Wed, January 8, 2020   
Join us at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (Pizza appetizer is included with each ticket)
Music & Movement with Jeff Jam!Belmont, $$
Thu, January 9, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! For children (0-5 years), with a caregiver.
Backyard and Beyond: Winter Scavenger HuntActon, $
Fri, January 10, 2020  -  Fri, January 10, 2020   
While you explore the wintery-wonderland of Discovery Woods, can you find something frosty or frozen, fuzzy, scratchy, smooth, and rough? You never know what you might discover!
Blackwatch Adventure Into The UnknownBurlington, $
Fri, January 10, 2020  -  Fri, January 10, 2020   
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
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Wayland Winter Farmers Market (Russell's)Wayland, Free
Sat, January 11, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
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.
The Saturday Thing in the EurekaLab (Rescheduled to 1/11)Weston, Free
Sat, January 11, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 2020   
Inspired by MIT Edgerton Center's 'The Saturday Thing,' the EurekaLab opens its doors to anyone looking to tinker and create. The Saturday Thing is known for 'unstructured play in a constructive environment.'
Especially for Me! Free Autism-Friendly EveningActon, Free
Sat, January 11, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 2020   
Come join in all the fun and explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods during this free evening event for families with members on the autism spectrum.
Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday at Stone Zoo!Stoneham
Sat, January 11, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 2020   
Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 14th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join in on all the festivities!
Stacey Peasley Band at The Center for the ArtsNatick, $
Sat, January 11, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 2020   
The Stacey Peasley Band at The Center for the Arts in Natick! A NAPPA and Parents' Choice Foundation winner, Stacey's music is 'joyful, playful, and inventive' with 'energetic beats, soaring vocals, and catchy melodies!'
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HaymarketBoston, $
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Fri, December 4, 2020   
Haymarket is Boston's famous outdoor market, where you can buy everything from fruits and vegetable to sugarcane to fish just off the boat.
Closing Tour of Labored Landscapes and Earth WaresFitchburg
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Take a guided tour of the special exhibitions Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground) and David Katz: Earth Wares on the closing day.
Sensory-Friendly SundaysCharlestown, $
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Join us on the 2nd Sunday of the month (November through March) for sensory-friendly mornings at the USS Constitution Museum! Open to visitors of all ages.
Dinosaur World Live!Boston, $$
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer to discover a pre-historic world of dinosaurs.
Pro Arte presents: Nuevo TangoCambridge, $$
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Pro Arte welcomes back Conductor Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor for a dazzling concert of South American works featuring Argentine bandoneon virtuoso Juanjo Mosalini and the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Animal Tracking at Broadmoor for AdultsNatick, $
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.
Fun with Animal Footprints and SignsNatick, $
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Have you wondered what animal made those tracks? Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.
Author’s Talk and Book SigningClinton, $
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Join author and illustrator Lynn Curlee for an inside look at his new book The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance. RSVP requested by Thursday, January 9.
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Weir River Farm Winter Barnyard Story HourHingham, Free
Wed, January 15, 2020  -  Wed, March 18, 2020   
Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters! Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time.
Free Oral Cancer ScreeningNewton, Free
Wed, January 15, 2020  -  Wed, January 15, 2020   
Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away.
New England Auto Show 2020Boston, $$
Thu, January 16, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The New England International Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!
Make a Mess: Kitchen ChemistryActon, $
Thu, January 16, 2020  -  Thu, January 16, 2020   
A dash of this and a sprinkle of that. Try your hand at a few simple experiments to uncover the special color changing properties of some common household ingredients.
Belmont World Film Annual Family Festival3 Locations, $
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Belmont World Film holds its 16th Annual Family Festival, “Where Stories Come Alive,” presented by Jackson-Walnut Park School, from January 17-20 (MLK weekend), at Arlington's Regent Theatre, the Belmont Studio Cinema, and Cambridge's Brattle Theatre.
John Denver Tribute Performed by Ted VigilActon, $$
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Fri, January 17, 2020   
If you like John Denver, you're in for a treat! Tickets are limited -- we are only selling 100 tickets. This is sure to be a great evening out!
Belmont World Film's Family FestivalArlington, $
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Film festival geared to children age 2-12, featuring some of the world’s most amazing animated, live action, and documentary films, animation workshops, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Storytime.
Belmont World Film's 17th Annual Family FestivalBelmont, $
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Film festival geared to children age 2-12, featuring some of the world’s most amazing animated, live action, and documentary films, animation workshops, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Storytime.
The Bard's Path D&D NightBurlington, $
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Fri, January 17, 2020   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
NERF Adventure Night Guard Up, Up & AwayBurlington, $
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Fri, January 17, 2020   
Join us for monthly Nerf Wars, Nerf Games and Nerf events at Guard Up in Burlington MA. Bring your blasters or use ours! Hope to see you and your friend this Friday night!
Tinkering With Toys: Build-a-TrackActon, $
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Build and test out roads and raceways using recycled and repurposed materials. We’ll have a plethora of toy vehicles for you to use or visit our car creation station to engineer your own.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
Celebrate the Lunar “Zoo” Year! The always-balmy Tropical Forest will be festively decorated for the occasion. Come see animals as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter FansBoston, $
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a scavenger hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts in search of art that echoes the characters, objects and places in the Harry Potter books and movies.
Midnight Knights All Night AdventureBurlington, $
Sun, January 19, 2020  -  Sun, January 19, 2020   
The event is free to anyone who is new to Overnight and has already registered for summer camp, but pre-registration is required. This event is for ages 8 and up.
A Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Boston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Join the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Museum of African American History, and distinguished leaders who will evoke the power and promise of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a spoken word performance and concert.
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Black Histories, Black Futures Exhibit at the MFABoston, $$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Sat, June 20, 2020   
Curated by young scholars as part of the MFA’s new partnership with local youth empowerment organizations, Black Histories, Black Futures features 20th-century paintings and works on paper by artists of color and is a...
MLK Full Day Adventure School Break AdventureBurlington, $
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
This event is for ages 7 to 14. Monster Campers 15 years or older will receive 50% off tuition for their participation. Extended day options are also available, moving the times to 8:30AM – 5:00PM.
The Rainbow FishNewton, $$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Experience the sparkling story of 'The Rainbow Fish' with his silver scales and heart of gold in this original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's award-winning book
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, admission to Franklin Park & Stone ZooBoston
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Come see amazing animals!
Tinkering with Toys: Colorful KaleidoscopesActon, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Fri, January 24, 2020   
Join us to explore this classic and colorful toy, as we create simple but dazzling kaleidoscopes. Experiment with different designs, creating unique and colorful patterns.
Mozart + Haydn PerformanceBoston
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Sun, January 26, 2020   
For two separate nights experience three grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances at the Boston Symphony Hall.
Blackwatch Adventure Winter WindsBurlington, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Fri, January 24, 2020   
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
RUBBERBAND (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Groundbreaking Montréal-based company RUBBERBAND brings together contemporary dance composition and West Coast hip-hop like none other. Choreographer Victor Quijada creates an electrifying new style of dance inspired by many styles of dance.
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping BeautyActon, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping Beauty! Acton Recreation is happy to once again bring another great Marionette show to the new Recreation Department in our large multipurpose room.
We Banjo 3 at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, and pop music propelled by lead singer David Howley’s emotive voice, with pitch-perfect harmonies from the band of brothers.
WE BANJO 3 at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific bands to emerge from Ireland. Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, and pop propelled by lead singer David Howley’s emotive voice.
BYSO presents Verdi's AIDA (One-Time Performance!)Cambridge, $
Sun, January 26, 2020  -  Sun, January 26, 2020   
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Presented by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and BYSO Opera Chorus. ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Tinkering With Toys: Dress Your Stuffed PetActon, $
Tue, January 28, 2020  -  Tue, January 28, 2020   
Bring a stuffed animal from home to the Museum today. You can use your imagination and a variety of creative materials to design and construct a special costume for your furry friend.
Sketching the Dynamic Form- An Evening with Janet ParkWayland
Wed, January 29, 2020  -  Wed, January 29, 2020   
This is a unique opportunity for Member Artists to sketch using their preferred media - charcoal, pastel, paint - as renowned performance artist Janet Park moves and poses in expressive and beautiful ways.
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Little Women: The Broadway MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
SUITCASE STORIES at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Suitcase Stories® features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through personal narrative.
Creature Feature: Birds of Prey showActon, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Presenting a Birds of Prey show for ages over 5 featuring 5 raptors like eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Limited show size. Tickets available in advance at actonrec.com or at the door pending availability.
Respect: A Boston Arts Academy Tribute to Aretha FranklinRoxbury, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
NPR's Scott Simon reads Sunnyside PlazaCambridge, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Join Porter Square Books at Cambridge's Peabody School auditorium to hear Scott Simon, award-winning broadcast journalist and host of NPR's Weekend Edition, read from his new middle-grade novel, Sunnyside Plaza! A signing follows the talk.
Silver Salon EveningNewton, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Silver Salon Evening at First Baptist Church in Newton, Ma 848 Beacon Street 02459 on Saturday February 1st, 2020. Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats!
PHILADANCO! (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Philadanco! is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970 in Philadelphia by Joan Myers Brown, Philadanco! is recognized worldwide for its artistic integrity, and electrifying...
YAMATO at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu (Passion), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the centuries-old Japanese taiko tradition. With virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance, Yamato displays its breathtaking performance on more than 20 drums.
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early 1960s.
Winter Carnival at NARA ParkActon, Free
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join us at NARA Park as we celebrate the fun outdoors in Winter! Bring your own sled, skates and helmets (pending favorable conditions). Other fun activities planned!
Respect: A Boston Arts Academy Tribute to Aretha FranklinRoxbury, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
First Sunday at MORI, FebruaryClinton, Free
Sun, February 2, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Come in from the cold for free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. Take a look at our permanent collection and stop by for tea and Russian treats in our tearoom!
Il Volo at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Mon, February 3, 2020  -  Mon, February 3, 2020   
Il Volo will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on February 3. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are the three members of IL VOLO.
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Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus ParkBoston, Free
Tue, February 4, 2020  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
For the second year, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are decorating the waterfront trellis with a Valentine's Day theme, beautifully lit up every night.
Free First Thursday - FebruaryFitchburg, Free
Thu, February 6, 2020  -  Thu, February 6, 2020   
Explore the galleries at night and see them in a different light. Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours. Each month features a special activity or event. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market starting in November.
Little Big Town at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Little Big Town first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.”
CCM Presents Mile TwelveConcord, $
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Fri, February 7, 2020   
On Friday, February 7th at 7:30 pm, the Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents Mile Twelve, a fresh, hard-driving, and spirited young band walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass.
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2019 New England Boat ShowBoston, $
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
The Show provides an opportunity for boaters and families to catch a glimpse at over 700 new boats, interact with others in the boating community, and attend educational seminars.
Opening Reception for After Spiritualism: Loss and TranscendenceFitchburg
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
This exhibition will use the history of Spiritualism in New England as inspiration to consider mourning and transcendence in contemporary art. This event is the opening reception open to all for this show.
PARSONS DANCE (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award‒winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the New York City‒based company is known around the world for choreography and dancers bursting with unstoppable energy.
DIANNE REEVES at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
A timeless voice and improvisational soul-jazz prowess mark Dianne Reeves as one of the world’s preeminent vocalists. She has received five Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Studio Two - The Beatles Before AmericaActon, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Special event with limited tickets available! Studio Two is a group of polished musicians who perform the best hits ever made! The Acton Recreation Department is proud to host this special winter concert!
Progressive Insurance 2020 New England Boat ShowBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
The New England Boat Show offers more than 700 of the latest boat models under one roof and something for all ages and boater of all types
Cupid's Chase 5kWakefield, $
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
The Cupid's Chase 5k is a fast, flat 5k course around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA. There will be chip timing for all participants. Register online!
Sensory-Friendly SundaysCharlestown, $
Sun, February 9, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
Join us on the 2nd Sunday of the month (November through March) for sensory-friendly mornings at the USS Constitution Museum! Open to visitors of all ages.
South Asian Showdown - Best Bollywood/Fusion Dance CompetitionBoston, $
Sun, February 9, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
Come watch the best bollywood/fusion dance teams from North America compete to be crowned the South Asian Showdown Champions! This is the fastest growing form of dance in the world! Don't miss it!
Film Diaghilev and the Ballets RussesClinton, $
Sun, February 9, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
Produced by the National Gallery of Art for their 2013 exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music, the documentary explores the impresario Serge Diaghilev.
Beethoven + Mozart at New England ConservatoryBoston
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
Beethoven + Mozart at New England Conservatory Jordan Hall Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 16th at 3:00pm, many other events are also available.
Winter Backyard Birding and CraftsMattapan, $
Sun, February 16, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
December 22, 2019 (Sunday) 1:00pm - 2:30pm Location: Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan MA Audience: Family(suitable for children 5 - 12 years) Members: Adult free, Child $6.00 Nonmembers: Adult free, Child $9.00
The Amazing MaxNewton, $$
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Mon, February 17, 2020   
Experience the magic of The Amazing Max this Presidents' Day! Max seamlessly combines tricks and comedy with his extraordinary skills as a magician and entertainer.
School Vacation Week Cartoons and CraftsClinton, $
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Grab a snack, watch a Soviet-era cartoon, and after craft your own Cheburashka or Gena the Crocodile to take home with you. Appropriate for ages 6-10.
Swan LakeBoston, $$
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
The Ballet of the Odessa National Opera Theatre will perform the famous Swan Lake at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, 2020.
CRASHFEST A Global Music Festival at House of Blues BostonBoston, $
Sat, February 22, 2020  -  Sat, February 22, 2020   
Celebrating music without borders, CRASHFEST transforms the House of Blues into a global music festival. With more than ten bands playing on three stages, CRASHFEST features a dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the mainstage.
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Fiddler on the RoofBoston, $$$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Heritage Chorale Open RehearsalsFramingham, Free
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Tue, February 25, 2020   
Come and sing with us! Explore what it's like to sing and perform with a chorus of talented, committed singers under truly distinguished musical leadership.
Eros Ramazzati At the Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Thu, February 27, 2020  -  Thu, February 27, 2020   
The Eros Ramazzotti show originally scheduled for June 22, 2019 at the Wang Theatre has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00pm. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.
Haydn + Beethoven ConcertBoston
Fri, February 28, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
No one could carry off this triple-header better than H+H, which is dedicated to connecting you with all the freshness and energy of this music as when it was brand new.
ALTAN at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Fri, February 28, 2020  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
Meet the Orchestra & Mr. TchaikovskyNewton, $$
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Discover the magic of Tchaikovsky's music and meet all the musicians and instruments that make it come to life on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 PM!
New Philharmonia Family Series: Meet the Orchestra with Peter and the WolfNewton, $
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Discover the magic of Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale, 'Peter and the Wolf,' and meet all the musicians and instruments that make it come to life!
First Sunday at MORI, MarchClinton, Free
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Come in from the cold for free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. Take a look at our permanent collection and stop by for tea and Russian treats in our tearoom!
SBN's Local Food & Specialty Crop Trade ShowBoston, $$
Wed, March 4, 2020  -  Wed, March 4, 2020   
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is offering our 9th Local Food Trade Show at The Curry Student Center at Northeastern University. Come learn about the local food producers in the New England area & network!
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertWayland, $$
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Fri, March 6, 2020   
Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, and a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini.
OMAR SOSA & YILIAN CAÑIZARES at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Fri, March 6, 2020   
Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas
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St. Patrick's Day Parade - Yarmouth, Cape CodYarmouth, Free
Sat, March 7, 2020   
The Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held in Yarmouth, Massachusetts and will muster at 11:00am. at the Corner of School St, & Rte. 28, West Dennis.
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Boston Massacre Commemoration 2020Boston, $
Sat, March 7, 2020   
On the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, there will be a full day of events for adults and children alike - activities for kids start at 11 am and the reenactment will be held at 7 pm!
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Discover Summer! Camps & Activities Fair 2020Dedham, Free
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Join us for our 6th Annual camps and activities fair. Talk with representatives, check out our give-a-ways, exclusive discounts, & chances to win free or reduced weeks of tuition.
Sol Y CantoBoston, $
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Sol y Canto showcases Puerto Rican music as part of the Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Pablo Casals celebration in a family concert at Union United Methodist Church, with tenor Christian Figueroa and cuatrista Fabiola Mendez.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade - WorcesterWorcester, Free
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Join Worcester for this community-wide celebration, which features floats, bands, color guards, clowns and boosters of Irish heritage.
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertBoston, $$
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, and a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini.
Sensory-Friendly SundaysCharlestown, $
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Join us on the 2nd Sunday of the month (November through March) for sensory-friendly mornings at the USS Constitution Museum! Open to visitors of all ages.
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Artistic Director, Osnel DelgadoBoston, $$
Fri, March 13, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
An exceptional contemporary company from Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.
St. Petersburg VirtuososNewton, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
On March 14th and 15th the orchestra’s Classics series continues with “St. Petersburg Virtuosos.” Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1. Tatiana Dimitriades, violin. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4.
Nick Jr. Live! Move to the MusicBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! 'Move to the Music', an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure.
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg VirtuososNewton, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
The New Phil has an exciting 25th season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev in our second Classics Concert this March!
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St. Patrick's Day Parade Boston - 2020Boston, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the City's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Celebrate Irish heritage in Boston's most Irish neighborhood. Parade begins at Broadway T-stop and ends at Andre...
St. Patrick's Day Parade - ScituateScituate, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
Scituate's annual St. Patrick's Day parade is popular among the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. Over 15,000 people come out annually to view this time-honored tradition.
St. Patrick's Day Parade - AbingtonAbington, Free
Sun, March 15, 2020   
Parade includes 20-25 floats and decorated vehicles, 300 marchers, and a variety of marching bands. Begins at St. Patrick’s Square.
TERRY RILEY with Gyan Riley: Live at 85! at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $
Fri, March 20, 2020  -  Fri, March 20, 2020   
Terry Riley turns 85 on June 24, 2020, and celebratory performances have already begun. This larger-than-life character created an unconventional minimalist musical style that inspired many, including Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
St. Patrick's Day Parade - LawrenceLawrence, Free
Sat, March 21, 2020   
Here's a St. Patty's Day parade with an entertainment flair. Dancers, pipe bands, Boris the Bike Rider, stilt walkers, unicyclist, jugglers, Shriners, clowns, llamas and more.
Jason Palmer QuintetRoxbury, $
Sat, March 21, 2020  -  Sat, March 21, 2020   
Jason Palmer Quintet (jazz) performs at the First Church, Roxbury (Tickets are $5) will benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Urban Ministry's youth programs. Jason is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator.
Soul Yatra TrioRoxbury, $
Sun, March 22, 2020  -  Sun, March 22, 2020   
Three master musicians come together in a trio concert when Mike Block (cello), Sandeep Das (tabla) and Shaw Pong Liu (violin, erhu) appear as Soul Yatra trio. Tickets are $5, proceeds benefit Legacy Lives On.
Israel Folkdance Festival of BostonCambridge
Sun, March 22, 2020  -  Sun, March 22, 2020   
The Israel Folkdance Festival is a wonderful afternoon of Israeli & Jewish dance suitable for all. Dance groups from Boston and beyond will perform & then join together in a fabulous finale
Improve Your Watercolor Skills with Nan RumpfWayland
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
These classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques. Handouts, demos, painting examples, and critiques will be supplied by the instructor.
Boston Design Week 2020Boston, Free
Wed, March 25, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Boston Design Week 2020 is coming up soon and we're now accepting applications for any and all events. Any inquiries can be answered via a call.
Boston Baroque Presents: Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsBoston, $$
Fri, March 27, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
Boston Baroque returns to two of Vivaldi’s masterworks for its spring concerts. The Four Seasons—Vivaldi’s quartet of concerti depicting the seasons—will feature GRAMMY-nominated concertmaster Christina Day Martinson.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
Tue, March 31, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre March 31 – April 5, 2020. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
Bach St. Matthew Passion ConcertBoston
Fri, April 3, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Arguably the greatest work in Western classical music, the St. Matthew Passion reflects on the central drama of the Christian religion: the trial, suffering, and death of Jesus as a redemptive act for humankind.
FLY HIGHER: CHARLIE PARKER @ 100 at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Acclaimed co‒musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history.
Ben Rector PerformanceBoston, $$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Ben Rector will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage Saturday, April 4. Emmy-nominated independent singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Rector announces 'The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” featuring special guest Cody Fry.
BRAD MEHLDAU at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Fri, April 10, 2020  -  Fri, April 10, 2020   
Over the the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
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.
ZAKIR HUSSAIN, JAYANTHI KUMARESH, KALA RAMNATH at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Sun, April 12, 2020  -  Sun, April 12, 2020   
World-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned violinist Kala Ramnath, and master veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh perform a brilliant evening of amazing traditional Indian classical music.
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Battle of Lexington: Boston Patriots Day Reenactment 2019 (with Video)Lexington, Free
Wed, April 15, 2020   
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
9th International Conference on Petrochemistry & Chemical EngineeringPembroke, $
Wed, April 15, 2020  -  Thu, April 16, 2020   
Meet leading Petroleum, Oil and Gas Experts, Researchers, Business delegates, Academic professionals, Students, Scientists from societies, associations, and Universities of UK, USA, Rome, Italy, Korea, Japan, Dubai and China to create a Bio based world
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Lexington Patriots Day Battle Day Schedule 2020Lexington, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. View the reenactment schedule of the events leading up to the...
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