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Ice Skating On Frog Pond (Hours, Admission, & Info)Boston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
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Frog Pond Ice Rink Opening DayBoston, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019   
The Skating Club of Boston is looking forward to another season of fun on the ice at the Frog Pond! Come down to skate and have some fun kicking off the 2019 - 2020 season.
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Brookline's First Light FestivalBrookline, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019   
Enjoy live performances, free food, activities for everyone, and more. Come share this night with your family, friends, and community to shop, eat, and discover Brookline's best!
The Bremen Town MusiciansBrookline, $
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! Join CactusHead Puppets for this hilarious retelling!
A Drag Queen ChristmasBoston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019   
A Drag Queen Christmas. It’s a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show on VH1.
The Seven Deadly SinsBoston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
The world premiere of Wilder’s entire one-act play cycle of 'The Seven Deadly Sins', presented by Suffolk University Theatre Department. Directed by Wesley Savick, Micaleen Rodgers (SU '20) and Sydney T Grant (SU '15)
'Child's Play' -- A Serious Look At A Time Of InnocenceBoston, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
SA+C's new exhibition, 'Child's Play,' offers a look at the protected bastion of childhood through the eyes of adult artists from around the country working in contemporary craft.
The Remarkable Nature of Edward LearCambridge, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Robert McCracken Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, who mysteriously abandoned his scientific work soon after achieving preeminence in the field.
Showcase Cinemas presents “Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest”Revere
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing “Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest” to the big screen. Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans across the globe.
Primark Share the Joy Holiday Window UnveilingBoston, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Join Primark, Boston Ballet, and the nutcracker himself to witness the unveiling of our 2019 holiday window! Curtain drops 5:00pm on Washington Street. After join Primark inside to enjoy a holiday treat.
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FRIENDS Boston PopupBoston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
The FRIENDS™ Pop-Up is coming to Boston! Immerse yourself in your favorite show with set re-creations, photo ops and, of course, Central Perk.
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Holiday Zoolights: Stone Zoo 2019Stoneham, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.
Paradise City Arts FestivalMarlborough, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Contemporary crafts, art, and sculpture by more than 175 exhibitors from 40 states; gourmet food tent, live music, children's entertainment and craft demos.
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Methuen's Festival of TreesMethuen, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Holiday festival features more than 200 decorated Christmas trees that are on display for 2 weeks and then raffled off to attendees. Lots of events for kids.
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America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade CelebrationPlymouth, Free
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
The Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year as it is each year at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Saint Joseph School 36th Annual Christmas Craft FairWakefield, Free
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Fun for the whole family! Get your Christmas shopping started, get pictures with Santa in plenty of time for your cards, and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner at our Christmas Craft Fair!
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Winterlights at (Naumkeag, The Stevens-Coolidge Place, & Eleanor Bradley Estate)3 Locations, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This holiday season, the iconic gardens at two of our most cherished historic homes are being brought to life with thousands of festive and shimmering lights in spectacular, custom-designed light installations.
St. Athanasius Christmas FaireReading, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
1000s of items (new and gently used): White Elephant, jewelry, toys. Also, homemade baked goods and gifts; handmade knit/crochet items; and kids crafts and games!
Roald Dahl's Matilda The MusicalFoxboro, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Tickets on sale now for Un-Common Theatre's Road DAhl's Matilda The Muscial. Four shows, Nov. 22-24 at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/The Orpheum, Foxboro.
Backyard and Beyond: Lantern Light-upActon, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
We’ll have all the materials you’ll need to make a one of a kind lantern. When you’re finished, put in an LED candle and join us for a lantern procession at 4:15pm!
Blackwatch Adventure Gobble Gobble GoblinsBurlington, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
Join us for Blackwatch Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio at Concord Conservatory of MusicConcord, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
The Concord Conservatory of Music presents the Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 22nd—an exciting collaborative bluegrass performance in Concord. ($25 for adults, free for students 18 and under)
Christmas Fair - Christ ChurchQuincy, Free
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
One of the best Christmas fairs in the greater Quincy area. Christmas gifts and holiday sweets in one location. Snack bar with hot and cold foods.
Yoga for ChildrenWellesley, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Isha Yoga for Children offers a unique possibility for every child to experience a joyful blossoming of their natural potential. It brings physical and emotional balance to the system.
The Rum Cooperative Volume Two: Tasting with Will & Dave WillisBoston, Free
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
Join Bully Boy Distillers’ co-founders Will and Dave Willis for a bully good time tasting The Rum Cooperative Volume Two, the latest spirit in their innovative Rum Cooperative lineup!
Voices of MetroWest presents: Live from WoodstockNatick, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Fri, November 22, 2019   
Join community choir members of Voices of MetroWest for our fall concerts Friday Nov 22 and Saturday Nov 23 as we celebrate the music of Woodstock. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children 5 and under free.
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Holiday Wonderland: Newport MansionsRhode Island, $$$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Experience the magic of Christmas when the opulent summer cottages of the Gilded Age are transformed into a winter wonderland. Santa, too!
Celebrate World Anteater Day at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo, the giant anteater at his exhibit inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest on November 23, between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture AvonAvon, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction and restored the vintage collection to its...
43rd Annual Wellesley MarketplaceWellesley, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (WHJWC) will host the 43 rd annual Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley from 9am-4pm.
Ice Skating at the Worcester Common OvalWorcester, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Mon, February 24, 2020   
Right in the heart of Worcester’s downtown, there’s a skating rink where you can skate on the cheap. Admission is only $2 and rentals are $3… which only sets you back $5 for an evening of fun, fresh air, and exercise.
Mandolin Orange at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy.
Mike the Bubble ManBrookline, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Mike the Bubble man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles — in all different shapes and sizes — come alive, sparking imagination and wonder.
Boston Bhangra Competition 2019Boston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Come to the 16th annual Boston Bhangra Competition. Check out some of the most explosive dancing you will see all year! Team from all over North America will be there!
From Gustav with LoveNewton, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
New Philharmonia’s Classics I concert, From Gustav with Love, is set for November 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM and 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church.
Night in the Blue Hills: An Accessible AdventureMilton, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Explore the night-time woods in the Blue Hills and discover the changes created in the gathering dark. The path is accessible for participants on foot, using wheelchairs, or using other mobility devices.
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter FansBoston, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 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.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Concert: Klezmer MadnessBoston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Klezmer Madness: a one-night only concert of contemporary music by three composers exploring their Jewish heritage through klezmer music.
The 15th Annual Groton Community Home TourGroton, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Come tour distinctive homes and a variety of vendors from our community at the Groton Community School’s most important fundraiser, the Groton Community Home Tour.
Irving Berlin's Holiday InnWeston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway—as well as his fiancé dance partner Lila—to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut …
The Wizard of Oz, Youth Version (Neverland Theatre)Salem, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Neverland Theatre invites you to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the movie, The Wizard of Oz! Join a talented all youth cast for this magical show, which is true to the movie!
All Aboard! Trains! at Science ParkCambridge, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Miniature trains, snow-covered peaks, engaging hands-on activities, and even a few surprises await! Experience a whimsical setting where powered model trains at different scales run through various colorful scenes, complete with intricately created décor, buildings, and...
Musical Storytelling Program: 'Anansi Goes Fishing'Belmont, Free
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Powers Music School will present the next performance in the Musical Storytelling Program, “Anansi Goes Fishing,” at the Belmont Public Library on Saturday, November 23, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Water Works with Sharon Concert BandSharon, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Sharon Concert Band presents 'Water Works' - a program of music inspired by water - on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm at Sharon Middle School in Sharon, MA.
The Boomer Boys - A Hilarious Music RevueArlington, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
The show features a book and lyrics by the writing team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Music is by Wayland Pickard. Van Zandt also directs.
Holiday Season 3D Printing Show at ToysinboxWellesley, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Toysinbox Holiday Season 3D Printing Show is available once a year during holiday season. It is a family-friendly event designed to educate and inspire the K-12 students in STEM.
Holiday 3D Printing Workshop: Make Name KeychainWellesley, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
In this workshop, you will learn to design and 3D print a keychain in two colors. Toysinbox associate will guide to finish this unique project.
Voices of MetroWest presents: Live from WoodstockNatick, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Join community choir members of Voices of MetroWest for our fall concerts Friday Nov 22 and Saturday Nov 23 as we celebrate the music of Woodstock. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children 5 and under free.
Voices of MetroWest presents: Live from WoodstockNatick, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Join community choir members of Voices of MetroWest for our fall concerts Friday Nov 22 and Saturday Nov 23 as we celebrate the music of Woodstock. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children 5 and under free.
Holiday BRicktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center BostonCambridge, Free
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. Complete with themed workshops and a LEGO Santa!
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Sing-Along Sound of MusicArlington, $$
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. Costumes are highly recommended.
Third Annual Free Thanksgiving DinnerBrockton, Free
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Third Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner - Free event. Serving dinner to the Unfortunate Families around ,South Shore Area. Will your company help us meet our goal to provide these families with a wonderful holiday experience?
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Project Oscar: Boston Composting Pilot ProgramBoston, Free
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Tue, November 24, 2020   
Boston has 5 community composting bins located throughout the city called Project Oscar (after Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch). See a list of locations and join the compost revolution,
Etiquette Boot Camp for Children {Ages 7-12}Boston, $$$
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Etiquette Boot Camp Comes to Town Just In Time for the Season of Socializing! Over the course of three modules an array of etiquette topics will be covered.
North Shore Food & Gift EmporiumIpswich, $
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Join us, again, at the gorgeous and majestic Turner Hill estate in Ipswich MA. It's a vibrant marketplace nestled in the rooms of a beautiful historic mansion.
Northshore Mall Hosts a Pet Photo Night Event with Santa!Peabody
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for members of the family, pet & human, to visit with Santa! Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa as part of the Santa Photo experience at Northshore Mall.
Showcase Cinemas presents “Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest”Revere
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing “Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest” to the big screen. Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans across the globe.
Square One Mall Hosts Pet Photos with Santa!Saugus
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for all members of the family, pet & human, to visit with Santa! This is part of the Simon photo experience at Square One Mall.
Heritage Chorale Fall 2019 Concert: Midnight to SunriseSouthborough, $
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Heritage Chorale Fall 2019 Concert: Midnight to Sunrise. Join us for an afternoon of choral works by Charpentier and Gjeilo, accompanied by chamber orchestra, on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm at St. Mark’s School in Southborough.
South Shore Plaza Hosts Pet Photos with Santa!Braintree
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa. Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa.
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Verdi, Mendelssohn, and MahlerBoston, $$
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra opens its season with Verdi’s La Forza Del Destino Overture, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto featuring Stefan Jackiw.
Pet Photo Nights with Santa at Burlington MallBurlington
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 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.
Harvard World Music Collective ConcertCambridge, Free
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Join the GSAS World Music Collective on a genre-defying musical journey through music from Mali, Lithuania, India, Ireland, Turkey, Bulgaria, and beyond! Family-friendly, for accommodations please contact the GSAS Student Center.
Showcase Cinemas presents “FRIENDSGIVING”Revere
Sun, November 24, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing “Friends” to the big screen. 42, 38, HIKE! 'Laughter can be infectious,' so who better to kick off Thanksgiving with than Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey!?
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Holiday Trellis Lighting: Christopher Columbus Park 2019Boston, Free
Mon, November 25, 2019  -  Mon, November 25, 2019   
The lighting display will bedeck all 260 feet of the trellises at the heart of the park with 50,000 blue bulbs. The free celebration will include entertainment.
Historic HolidaysDanvers, $
Mon, November 25, 2019  -  Mon, November 25, 2019   
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of their holiday shopping and visit us for a good old-fashioned holiday celebration on the gorgeous antique grounds of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead.
Showcase Cinemas presents “FRIENDSGIVING”Revere
Mon, November 25, 2019  -  Mon, November 25, 2019   
Showcase Cinemas is bringing “Friends” to the big screen. 42, 38, HIKE! 'Laughter can be infectious,' so who better to kick off Thanksgiving with than Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey!?
Tinker Tuesday: Crafty CreationsActon, $
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
Explore the possibilities of reusing what we usually throw away. Today we’ll be creating masterpieces using mostly paper, cardboard, and wood. What kind of treasure can you create out of repurposed recyclables?
Agassiz Baldwin Community's 48th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck FeastCambridge, Free
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
Our biggest community event of the year, the Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast is where old friends and new neighbors meet and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings.
Dreion: Made for ThisBack Bay, $
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
Dreion, an R&B, soul, and gospel performing artist who is a fourth-year songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, presents an explosive celebration of black music, art, and culture.
Technology Fair at the Carroll Center for the BlindNewton, Free
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
Discover life-changing products and assistive devices that can make an immediate impact on your life at the Carroll Center for the Blind’s annual Technology Fair.
Open Mic Night at the W GalleryWayland, Free
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
This open mic provides performers a venue where their music will be heard, and provides those attending the ability to hear every note and lyric without being distracted by loud conversation.
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Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature 2019Concord, $$
Wed, November 27, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
The Concord Museum’s galleries are filled with fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites.
Bright Nights at Forest Park Holiday LightsWestern Mass, $
Wed, November 27, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Bright Nights in Springfield, Massachusetts brings you New England's largest holiday lighting display. Enjoy the wonders of Seuss Land, Jurassic World, Toy Land, North Pole Village, and many more from the comfort of your own car.
What's Open on Thanksgiving Day?New England
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
What's open for fun on Thanksgiving Day? Check here to find out.
La Salette Festival of LightsAttleboro, Free
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
This is one of the most beloved and popular Christmas displays in the state. Over 300,000 lights are spread over 10 acres of winter wonderland. The event is held at The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, so many of the displays celebrate the spiritual side of the...
Boston Volvo Village Thanksgiving 5K Road RaceMassachusetts, $$
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
Whether it be for competition or leisure, join us at the Annual Boston Volvo Village Thanksgiving Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and help the 21,000 fellow New Englanders living with MS
Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2019Dorchester, $
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
Start your Thanksgiving Day with a healthy and fun run or walk on the beautiful paths of our “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park!
Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Lunch CruiseBoston, $$$
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
Thursday, 11.28.19 Delicious Lunch Buffet Menu 2 hour cruise on the Boston Harbor with skyline views DJ entertainment, dance floor & interactive games Fun for the whole family!
7th Annual Franklin Park Turkey TrotBoston, $$
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is a Boston family tradition! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the park’s most beautiful and historic views and includes great prizes for age-group finishers and best costumes.
Thanksgiving Day BrunchSouth End, $$
Thu, November 28, 2019  -  Thu, November 28, 2019   
Spend more time this Thanksgiving focused on your friends and family! Let Aura at the Seaport Hotel take care of the cooking with their annual Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at DaviosBoston, $$
Thu, November 28, 2019   
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings at Davio’s Boston. Special Thanksgiving Day menu by Executive Chef Eric Swartz. Dinner menu is also available.
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Downtown Boston Annual Christmas Tree LightingBoston, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019   
Kick off the holiday season with Santa and his elves at Macy's Downtown Boston. Join in on family fun activities such as face painting, balloon artists and more.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall Christmas EventsMethuen, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Enjoy two musical Christmas events at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Holiday Music will be performed on the Great Organ, including a Christmas Carol Sing-along, at the Open House; and the Christmas concert will feature festive holiday tunes on organ and brass instruments.
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The Nutcracker: Commonwealth Ballet 2019Weston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
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The Nutcracker - Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Kick off your holiday season Thanksgiving weekend with a spectacular treat for the whole family, The Nutcracker. Featuring a full-sized, live orchestra, this production will enchant you with its brilliant dancing and...
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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2019Boston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to...
Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction: MIT MuseumCambridge, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
MIT Museum’s annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction Event featuring over 25 mini chain reactions linked together with the help of artist and chain reaction creator, Arthur Ganson.
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Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town (Polar Express)Buzzards Bay, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
All aboard! Climb aboard the official Warner Brothers licensed train ride of The Polar Express! Daily departures to the North Pole from Buzzards Bay and Hyannis.
Handel and Haydn Society: Handel MessiahBoston
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Join H&H for an outstanding rendition of Handel’s masterwork, performed in the US by H&H in its first concert in 1815. No holiday season is complete without this stunning oratorio.
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Miracle on 34th StreetStoneham, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's Department store. Based on the...
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Gardens Aglow - A Celebration of LightsSandwich, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
Heritage’s annual Gardens Aglow event offers a fabulous celebration of lights and includes live performances, decorating demonstrations, carousel rides & much more including Santa in his special place of honor – a...
Festival of Trees and Snow Village at Mass HortWellesley, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Mass Hort’s Society’s Festival of Trees, Nov. 23 – Dec. 9 showcases over 65 beautifully decorated trees, raffle, and features Snow Village― a magical exhibit of model trains, holiday villages, Fenway Park, Beacon Hill.
Winter Reimagined: Holiday Lights at Tower HillBoylston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
The most dazzling display of winter lights in Central Massachusetts Marvel at glittering light displays indoors and out, decorated trees, fire-pits, thousands of handcrafted ornaments, children's activities, live music and more.
A Christmas CarolCambridge
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The ghosts of Christmas past, present & future come to life in this intimate retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, staged in the round and refreshed with puppetry and dancing.
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Go Home, Tiny MonsterBrookline, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Told entirely without words, “Go Home Tiny Monster” features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, physical theater, live music, joyously absurd silliness, and surprising poignancy.
Handel MessiahBoston
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Handel Messiah at Boston Symphony Hall for 3 days starting Friday November 29th at 7:30pm, Saturday November 30th at 3:00pm and Sunday December 1st at 3:00pm
FREE Photos with Santa at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Santa is waiting for your list! Visit Santa at CambridgeSide this season and receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a high-resolution digital download of a single image, for every family!
Boston Ballet's The NutcrackerBoston
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Boston Ballet proudly presents the return of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker. Celebrate the holiday season with one of New England’s most beloved annual traditions.
Enjoy the day after Thanksgiving at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 29 at Franklin Park Zoo! Admission will be half-price on November 29th. Come and join the fun!
Enjoy the day after Thanksgiving at Stone Zoo!Stoneham, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 29 at Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price on November 29th. Come join the fun!
Killington Resort Hosts 2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup with Weekend of Ski RacesBoston, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and part of POWDR, will host for the fourth year the FIS Ski World Cup November 29- December 1.
Oliver! MusicalWatertown, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The cherished family musical based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel, Oliver Twist. Book, music and lyrics by LIONEL BART and directed by Michael J. Bobbitt
Visit with Santa at Carousel VillageRhode Island, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Visit with Santa Claus, then enjoy a ride on the historic Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground!
Meet a 'real' Dinosaur at Jam Time in Norwood on Black FridayNorwood, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Come meet a 'real' Dinosaur at Jam Time in Norwood with lots of dinosaur stamping fun in the party room plus of course playtime! A dino-rific way to spend the day after Thanksgiving!
Meet Lego Batman at Jam Time in Maynard on Black FridayMaynard, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Stop by Jam Time in Maynard on Black Friday for a SUPER fun morning with your favorite HERO - Lego Batman! Playtime, superhero masks to create and high-fives, hugs, and pictures with Lego Batman.
Meet Cookie Monster at Jam Time in Natick on Black FridayNatick, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Come enjoy a morning of playtime, arts and crafts and hugs and high fives from Cookie Monster! Please note this event is at Jam Time in Natick at 251 West Central Street, NOT the Natick Mall.
Green Friday Brew Moon HikeMedfield, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Join us on Green Friday for a guided night hike, topped off with local brews! Opt-Outside this year and explore all the hidden gems of Rocky Woods!
Trustees Trekkers Family & Freinds Green Friday HikeMedfield, $
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Let's get trekking! Bring the entire family to Rocky Woods on Green Friday for a special family hike guided by one of our knowledgeable rangers.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 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.
Winter WonderlandBoylston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
This December the public is invited to attend the Winter Wonderland daytime festivities at the nonprofit Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass., near Worcester.
City of Quincy's Christmas FestivalQuincy, Free
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Before you’ve even finished your leftover turkey, Santa will be coming to town! The weekend-long Quincy Christmas Festival begins on Black Friday offering free family fun!
WFT's Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Sock Skating, Elves, & more!Boston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Make your Holiday Snowmazing! at Boston Children's Museum with Curious George, music, skating, Museum elves, and more special activities! Meet Curious George and the other characters for a special Cocoa with Characters.
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Boston Christmas Tubas at Faneuil Hall 2019Boston, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019   
Get in the holiday spirit! Experience over 150 local tuba players playing your favorite holiday tunes! Faneuil Hall Marketplace is proud to host the Annual Boston 'Tuba Christmas' concert.
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Santa Arrives in Quincy by ParachuteQuincy, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019   
After his arrival by parachute, Santa and his elves will ride the fire engine through downtown Quincy to the Quincy Center fire station. If wind and weather conditions are favorable, the North Pole entourage will touch...
Smolak Farms Annual Tree Lighting FestivalNorth Andover, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
Smolak Farms Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Festival with Activities for the Entire Family! Enjoy complimentary crafts for kids, as well as live entertainment and holiday movies available for viewing while we wait for Santa to arrive and light the magnificent Smolak Farms tree.
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The Nutcracker: José Mateo Ballet Theatre 20192 Locations, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre honors the classical tradition by continuing what may well be New England’s longest running interpretation of The Nutcracker ballet.
2019 Lowell City of Lights ParadeLowell, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
Come and celebrate during the annual City of Lights parade hosted in downtown Lowell to announce the official start to the holiday season and see the lighting of City Hall.
Smolak Farms Tree Lighting Festival Collecting Toys for TotsAndover, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019   
Smolak Farms invites you to join us in our annual Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 30th. The tradition continues this year as families come to choose and cut their own Christmas tree from our fields or select from an assortment of pre-cut trees.
MadonnaBoston, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Madonna will bring her recently announced Madame X Tour to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for three performances from November 30th through December 2nd.
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Holiday Bazaar and Selfies with Santa at Faneuil HallBoston, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Santa Claus will be at Faneuil Hall Marketplace every Saturday until Christmas for photos! Get your phone ready and take a selfie with Santa as he strolls through the Marketplace and visits various merchants.
Wreath DecoratingMilton, $$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum by creating a beautiful and unique wreath to take home with you.
Small Business Choco-palooza Weekend!Cambridge
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
EHChocolatier is kicking off the holiday season with their seasonal chocolates and advent calendars! Come in and see their delicious new flavors and taste their hot chocolate!
South Shore Plaza to Host Disney Junior Holida-Themed Play DateBraintree, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
Aimed at entertaining and delighting children of all ages, the event will feature activities inspired by some of Disney Junior's most popular television series with holiday-themed fun.
2nd Annual Cupcake 5KLexington, $
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
The Cupcake 5K will inspire experienced and novice runners to participate in a race throughout historic Lexington all to support the children and families affected by Leukodystrophy.
Annual Charles Square Tree Lighting 2019Cambridge, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
Join us as The Charles Hotel kicks off the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Charles Square in Cambridge on Saturday, November 30th.
SoWa Small Business SaturdaySouth End, Free
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sat, November 30, 2019   
Shop local in the SoWa Art + Design District on Sat, Nov. 30, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Discover, meet, support talented local artists who create vibrant & eclectic original contemporary art that you can browse and buy.
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Gloucester Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Parade 2019Gloucester, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Get in the holiday spirit in Gloucester. Enjoy hot chocolate, holiday carols, a parade and the annual tree lighting.
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31 Nights of Light at Prudential CenterBoston, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Prudential Center will shine a light on Boston organizations this holiday season. Each organization will have one night in December to light the top of the Prudential Tower.
Newburyport's Santa Parade & Tree LightingNewburyport, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
As the holiday season approaches, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in Newburyport in the most fitting way for this seaport town...by US Coast Guard boat!
An American Tail: Kids MovieBrookline, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
From director Don Bluth and creator David Kirschner, this critically acclaimed full-length animated triumph chronicles the wide-eyed adventures of a courageous little mouse named Fievel.
Holiday Light Shows at the Greenway CarouselBoston, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
This winter, come experience beautiful light shows with family and friends at the Greenway Carousel. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs as you watch bright, festive light shows that perform every 30 minutes from 4:45 pm to 7:00pm.
Infant Research Studies at UMass Boston Baby LabBoston, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Wed, December 29, 2010   
What are babies thinking? Help us find out! At the UMass Boston Baby Lab, we study how babies perceive the world around them and how they learn from it.
Larz Anderson (Kirrane) Ice Skating RinkBrookline, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Enjoy ice skating at the Larz Anderson Skating Rink, featuring a heated pavilion, snack bar, skate rentals and skate sharpening shop.
Backyard and Beyond: Winder Tracking with PrimiTimActon, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Signs of animals are all around us, if we know where to look! Join primitive-skills expert, Tim “PrimiTim” Swanson, to learn and practice the ancient skill of tracking. .
Northshore Mall Hosts a Pet Photo Night Event with Santa!Peabody
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for members of the family, pet & human, to visit with Santa! Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa as part of the Santa Photo experience at Northshore Mall.
FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate MallBrockton, Free
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 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.
Old Town Trolley Holiday Lights & Sights TourBoston, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
You’ll have a front-row seat as you experience the dazzling lights and splendor of the season, riding through town as carolers fill the night air with music.
The Shops at Chestnut Hill Host Pet Photos with Santa!Chestnut Hill
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa at The Shops at Chestnut Hill.
The Thanksgiving Sunday Antique ShowMarlborough, $
Sun, December 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
The Thanksgiving Sunday Antique Show and Sale. 85 Quality Dealers offering 18th and 19th Century Antiques, Jewelry, folk art, nautical, decoratives, art, furniture, moderne, and sterling.
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Copley Square Tree Lighting 2019Boston, Free
Mon, December 2, 2019   
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square will welcome revelers to the annual Copley Square Holiday Tree Lighting.
Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company's Toys for Tots DriveBoston, Free
Mon, December 2, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Public invited to drop off toys for kids and clothes for homless Veterans outside the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company's headquarters at Faneuil Hall, Boston.
MIT Technology ReviewCambridge, $$$
Mon, December 2, 2019  -  Tue, December 3, 2019   
This event brings together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy leaders and media at the MIT Media Lab to explore the nature of computing across AI, neuromorphic chips, edge computing, 5G, quantum computing, IoT and more.
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Faneuil Hall Holiday Tree Lighting SpectacularBoston, Free
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Tue, December 3, 2019   
Join thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city's first holiday tree of the season! Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a day full of holiday entertainment, delicious food and shopping! This event will include a...
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas CarolBoston, $$$
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The fabulous, heartwarming holiday tale is coming to Boston! Experience the Smoky Mountain reimagination of Charles' Dickens' classic story this holiday season. December 3rd through 29th.
Music Pups Class for Babies, Toddlers, and PreschoolersBelmont, $$
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Registrations are now being accepted for the Winter Session of Powers’ popular Music Pups® program! Participate in 10 weeks of singing, learning melodies, playing instruments, and movement.
LexArt's Annual Holiday MarketplaceLexington, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Welcome the holiday season and visit LexArt (Lexington Arts & Crafts Society) for shop for beautiful handcrafted creations in many different mediums made by local fine artists and craftspeople.
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Boston Pops: Holiday Pops 2019Boston, $$$$
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
Take part in one of Boston's most beloved traditions - a Holiday Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall. Matinee or evening concerts available.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza 2019Boston, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a 6-week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday MarketplaceLexington, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
The Annual Holiday Marketplace is a great place to support local artists and shop locally. Thousands of unique arts and crafts created by our 9 Guilds.
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PJ Masks LIVE! at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019   
PJ Masks Live! is back with an all-new, super-heroic, musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series, “The PJ Masks,” leaping, flipping and climbing, live on stage.
Backyard and Beyond: Trim a Tree for the BirdsActon, $
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Wed, December 4, 2019   
Can you design a birdfeeder from the materials provided? Engineer a birdfeeder and hang it in Discovery Woods for the birds, or bring it home to feed the feathered friends in your own backyard!
Curious Minds: Crazy for Color!Dedham, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Wed, December 4, 2019   
Come spend the afternoon at The Rashi School. Experience the rainbow through hands-on experiments...build, count, mix, and observe. Discover new ways to see colors and make projects to take home.
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A Celtic Family Christmas w/ Natalie MacMaster & Donnell LeahyAmherst, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019   
The award-winning fiddle virtuosos are joined by their stellar band and their amazingly, talented children, as they invite you into an intimate Cape Breton, MacMaster-Leahy Christmas celebration.
Beacon Hill Holiday StrollBack Bay, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019   
Families are invited to a festive evening of refreshments, shopping, Santa, carriage rides, caroling, and fun! Wonderful for all ages.
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Boston Common Tree Lighting & Skating SpectacularBoston, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019   
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...
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Marblehead Christmas Walk 2019Marblehead, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
The Annual Marblehead Christmas Walk is right around the corner! A weekend extravaganza of family activities, entertainment, shopping, dining, sales, promotions, craft fairs and concerts. Festivities continue...
2019 Lighting of the Commonwealth Avenue MallBoston, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019   
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and The Committee to Light the Commonwealth Avenue Mall will light the trees on the Mall on December 5 at 8 p.m., immediately following the Boston Common Tree Lighting.
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Illuminus Boston 2019 - A Festival of LightsBoston, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
ILLUMINUS is a nighttime festival where Boston’s artists, designers, performers, and creative technologists converge to showcase their most thoughtful, innovative, and imaginative works.
Cirque Du Soleil presents: AxelWorcester, $$$
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice a New Experience Fusing World-Class Ice Skating with Breathtaking Acrobatics at the DCU Center for six performances only.
Free First Thursday - DecemberFitchburg, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Thu, December 5, 2019   
Explore the galleries at night and see them in a different light. Enjoy free admission and exhibition tours. Each month features a special activity or event. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market starting in November.
African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African ContinentCambridge
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Thu, December 5, 2019   
American born Carol Beckwith and Australian Angela Fisher's lecture will feature highlights from African Twilight, a fifteen-year study and visual homage to the vanishing traditions of the continent.
OGOBrookline, $
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Ogo is a tribute to the kindness, curiosity, and creativity that are unleashed when we have nothing to do but wait. The show celebrates the imagination of young spectators and is accompanied by live music on the harmonica, melodia, kalimbola and xylophon
Ugly Sweater Cocktail Cruise (Adults)Boston, $$$
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Thu, December 5, 2019   
You’ll never forget a holiday cruise on the Boston Harbor! Make this December more cheerful aboard Spirit of Boston— delicious food, fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views make for a picture-perfect celebration
Different From the OthersDorchester, $$
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Thu, December 5, 2019   
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the earliest surviving feature film about LGBT people, the Provincetown Film Society presents a special screening of the recently restored DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS.
Christmas In Salem Holiday House TourSalem, $$$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Discover Salem's Historical Holiday Event! Visit Twelve 18th and 19th century homes all decorated for the holidays, all within easy walking idstance. Enjoy free trolley service, discounts on the finest Salem restaurants and retail.
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SoWa Winter Festival & Holiday MarketBoston, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
From the fashionably chic to the hip and cutting edge, shoppers are sure to find an original gift for everyone on their list at the Annual SoWa Holiday Market. Featuring 80 juried artists and designers from around New...
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Enchanted Trolley Tour BostonBoston, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
This year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place on Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8 in neighborhoods throughout Boston.
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Black Nativity 2019Boston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
This year marks the 49th season of Langston Hugh’s Black Nativity in Boston, now at the Paramount Theater of Emerson College! Don't miss out!
Tree Jubilee at Marini Farm - Over 100 Decorated TreesIpswich, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Tour the gallery of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by local organizations, families, and businesses then choose the ones you want a chance to win!
North End Tree Lighting & Holiday StrollBoston, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019   
The Holiday Stroll is a free event designed for the community to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season. Shoppers will have the chance to explore the narrow streets, trendy boutiques, wine stores, and specialty shops of Boston’s little Italy.
Christmas by Candlelight at Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.
Christmas by the Sea at Castle HillIpswich, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy Christmas at Castle Hill. Come Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with performances, as well as food & drink, and a visit from Old Saint Nick!
Festival of Lights, WorcesterWorcester, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
See the city of Worcester go up in lights at this popular festival. The massive Christmas tree looks like something out of a storybook, and the oval ice rink has room enough for all.
Bird Park Tree LightingWalpole, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019   
Get into the holiday spirit at Bird Park as we celebrate the season with a tree lighting! On this magical night, enjoy the beautiful holiday sounds of the Walpole Children's Chorus and the Walpole High School Chorus.
SoWa Winter Festival 2019South End, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
SoWa Artists Guild is the place to kick-off the December Holidays! Everything you want for your shopping list will be there, from original contemporary art to unique and lovely gifts.
Holiday Gift Sale at Artspace MaynardMaynard, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Forget ordinary - buy stand-out gifts created by creative artists. Stop by to shop for the holidays -lots of vendors with handcrafted items including jewelry, art, ornaments and textiles.
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Don’t miss this family favorite that the Boston Globe is calling a “holiday staple” and the Orlando Sentinel deems an “utterly charming, top-notch production.”
Moscow Ballet Great Russian NutcrackerBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Friday, December 6! This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s MessiahBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Ring in the holiday’s with Boston Baroque’s annual holiday tradition, Handel’s Messiah! A longtime Boston favorite, this event is not to be missed!
Tuck EverlastingConcord, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Based on the book by the same name which also inspired a 2002 Disney movie, this magical, musical adventure by The umbrella Stage Company is fun for the whole family and a dazzling spectacle!
Rocky Woods Nature PlaygroupMedfield, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
To encourage outdoor play and familiarity with the natural world, a nature-based toddler playgroup will be held at Rocky Woods. Come explore the woods and trails.
Meet the ScientistsActon, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Talk to real scientists and engineers and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed to showcase their work during this special free program during First Friday Night Free at the museum.
Winter Market at The Umbrella Arts CenterConcord, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
For one weekend a year, The Umbrella transforms into a bustling marketplace with: 30+ resident artists opening studios; 28 guest fine art and craft vendors from the region; annual small works gallery exhibition; more
The Warrior's Path D&D NightBurlington, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Join us for monthly Dungeons & Dragons games and events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your own character or use ours. New D&D adventures every month.
Adult NERF Night Return Of The BlastersBurlington, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Join us for monthly Nerf Wars, Nerf Games and Nerf events at Guard Up in Burlington MA. Bring your blasters or use ours! Hope to see you and your friend this Friday night!
Tavern Nights @ Boston Tea Party Ships & MuseumBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019   
Join us every 1st Friday of the month for a night of colonial merrymaking! Grab a mug of ale, and join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for the best hospitality in 18th century Boston.
Light Up SeaportBoston, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Enjoy live holiday tunes, an interactive art installation, and fun for the whole family. Additionally, we invite you to warm up at local stores during our first-ever Holiday Stroll from 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Haverhill Christmas Stroll 2019Haverhill, Free
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Kick off the holiday season with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce at the 2019 Christmas Stroll! Bring the entire family and enjoy shopping, dining, live music and activities throughout Haverhill’s downtown.
The Longwood Players and Brain Aneurysm Foundation Present Burst, a Play by AmyBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
The Longwood Players in partnership with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation proudly present Burst, a play by Amy Leigh Horan and directed by Adrienne Boris at Chelsea Theatre Works.
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ICS's Polar Express Ride 2019Newburyport, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019   
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...
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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees 2019Boston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Tue, December 24, 2019   
These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats.
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Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree LightingRockport, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Santa arrives at Rockport’s wharf on a lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree with carols.
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Visit with Santa at Verrill FarmConcord, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Visit with Santa in the heated, decorated greenhouse at Verrill Farm. Bring a wish list and a camera for taking family photos. This event is free and includes cookies and cider.
Holiday House TourConcord, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Spend the afternoon with some of your children's favorite authors and illustrators! Bring the kids to meet the names behind some of their favorite books including Ilse Plume and Peter H.Reynolds.
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Reagle Music Theatre Presents 'ChristmasTime' SpectacularWaltham, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present its annual holiday spectacular, ChristmasTime, from December 1-9th at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).
Holiday Craft ShowNewton, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Just in time for holiday shopping, the popular craft show at Newton City Hall, with 50 vendors selling hand made, unique gifts and treasures for everyone on your shopping list!
Winter Wreath Raising at Weir River FarmHingham, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Help us make a wreath that hangs from our big red barn this holiday. The kids will love sharing a cup of cocoa, making festive crafts, and watching the finished wreath being hoisted and illuminated.
Sutton Chain of LightsSutton, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Sutton's Annual Grand Celebration of the Christmas Season. Experience small-town New England with Free Trolleys Rides available to all participating locations with fun for the whole family.
Annual New England Model Train ExpoMarlborough, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
See operating train layouts and shop at the region's largest holiday season train show. At the Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.
First Parish of Westwood Silent Auction, Christmas Fair with Family ConcertWestwood, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The First Parish of Westwood Silent Auction and Christmas Fair is an annual tradition, offering attendees ideas for gifts, dining, and entertainment. Along with auction items are handmade wreathes and crafts, baked goods, and jewelry.
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry BankeNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering the joys of simpler times
Waldorf School of Lexington Annual Holiday FairLexington, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Waldorf School of Lexington will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00–3:00 p.m. at 739 Mass. Ave. in Lexington. Admission is free and open to everyone!
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The 15th Annual Holidays on the GreenPlymouth, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The ever-popular Reindog Parade is back for another year of costumed canines and tail-wagging good times. Dogs from all over New England will be dressed in their best festive holiday apparel to participate in the...
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Red Bow FairNorth Andover, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Join us for the 2019 fair, which will include juried crafters and artisans, gift baskets, holiday arrangements, wreaths, boxwood trees, country store crafts, a book shop, silent auction, lunch, photos with Santa, and...
Breakfast with Santa at Royal Sonesta HotelCambridge, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Children of all ages are welcome to make their holiday wishes while enjoying a seasonal brunch, holiday cookie crafts, and a dramatic reading of the Night Before Christmas by Santa himself, all designed to warm hearts and elicit smiles.
Sudbury Town Tree and Menorah LightingSudbury, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Join the SHS for the Annual Carol Sing on the Steps of Sudbury's Town Hall and Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Kids can also visit our Kindermarkt to shop for their family.
Breakfast & Story Time with Mrs. ClausNorth Andover, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Story time at Smolak Farms is especially festive when it’s hosted by Mrs. Claus upstairs in the barn. She will delight guests with stories and mingle with guests at cookie and ornament decorating stations.
Snow White and Other Tales at Puppet ShowplaceBrookline, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
See “Little Red Riding Hood” as it might have been performed in ancient Rome, play pranks with the medieval puppet cast of “The Princess and the Pea” and get a taste of Dad’s unusual sense of humor in a dinner-table retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
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Wild About Winter at the EcotariumWorcester, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Celebrate the wonders of winter at the EcoTarium this December! Join us for indoor sock skating, winter science and crafts, and to celebrate the first birthday of our mountain lions!
Russian Holiday Tree Traditions & Soviet New Year’s OrnamentsClinton, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
A tree lighting & talk by Masha Goncharova from St. Petersburg, Russia, with tea and refreshments. Join us for the first glimpse of a traditional Russian New Year’s tree, decorated by designer Masha Goncharova.
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Blue Man Group Holiday ShowsBoston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Blue Man Group Boston is getting festive this holiday season by offering an extended show schedule, seasonal selfie opportunities and spirited holiday content that will delight both Bostonians and visitors alike.
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Holly-Day on the Harbor!Boston, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
This holiday season Atlantic Wharf will be hosting the 5th Annual “Holly-Day on the Harbor” on Saturday, December 1st from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM in Waterfront Square.
Free Live Nativity and Christmas Celebration in the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Live nativity scene with live animals, Christmas carols, readings of a Christmas narrative (in English and Spanish at 7PM), and more Christmas fun in the Boston Common!
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A Charlie Brown ChristmasLowell, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage will bring holiday cheer to Boston with a limited engagement at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for 3 shows only.
Sudbury Tree Lighting 2019Sudbury, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Mark your calendar for December 7th for the Sudbury Tree Lighting in the Town Center! Family activities begin at 4:30 and the tree will be lit at 6:00 pm.
Breakfast with Santa at CambridgeSideCambridge, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Please join CambridgeSide on Saturday, December 1 at 9 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Children will enjoy a jolly good time with games, music, refreshments, prizes and holiday cheer.
Gorse Mill Studios 11th Annual Holiday Open HouseNeedham, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Visit over 25 artists working in a variety of media, see demonstrations and purchase their work. Listen to stories by the artists at 5 pm on Saturday
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35th Annual Fall River Children’s Holiday ParadeFall River, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019   
The 35th Annual Fall River Children’s Holiday Parade Committee and Greater Fall River RE-CREATION are pleased to invite the public to kick-off the holidays in Fall River.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
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.
Jason Palmer Quintet Jazz Holiday ConcertDorchester, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Presents: The Jason Palmer Quintet will present a free jazz holiday concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in collaboration with the Summer Street Brass Band.
Festival of Trees - Dec. 7, 2019Reading, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
This signature fundraising event, held at Reading’s Parker Middle School, is a magical and memorable community holiday tradition for adults and children of all ages.
Film Eco of Festival RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W: Brother AzariClinton, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Directed by Alexey Burykin, Russian, English subtitles. This film was screened at RusDocFilmFes, an annual independent documentary film festival in New York organized by Novyi Zhurnal, the oldest intellectual, literary journal of the Russian-speaking Diaspora.
Fourth Annual HARMONY & HOPE concertRoxbury, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
An annual concert and a free community event designed to celebrate the life of those lost to violence and to take a collective stand against gun violence in our communities.
The Nutcracker SweetHopkinton, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Kids will enjoy a shortened 50-minute performance of The Nutcracker followed by a meet and greet with the cast and a sweet surprise. At the Hopkinton Center for the Ars.
Light the World with Boston Children’s ChorusDorchester, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Come and join Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) by the firelight this holiday season. Enjoy cherished tales paired with music celebrating light, joy, and peace.
Boston McDonald's Education Workshop at HarvardCambridge, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The purpose of this event is to help students to improve their learning skills, test taking tech-niques, curricula and activities, college admissions, essay and writing skills.
Festival of SharingActon
Sat, December 7, 2019   
Come to the Festival of Sharing to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, to love one another, by bringing together people in our local communities committed to social justice and making the world better.
Evergreen FaireNorwood, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Evergreen Faire, 10am-3pm, featuring holiday crafts, handmade items, and homemade foods. Silent Auction, 10am-2pm. Bid on gift baskets, jewelry, sports memorabilia and gift cards. Lunch including our famous corn chowder served 11:15am-1pm.
First Parish of Westwood Christmas ConcertWestwood, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The First Parish of Westwood Christmas Concert has something for everyone. Adults will enjoy hearing baritone RaShuan Campbell and Willie and Friends Jazz Band. Kids will enjoy singing carols and seeing Santa bring a surprise.
Playing For The Planet: World Music Against Climate ChangeBoston, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The twentieth “Playing For The Planet” benefit concert showcases master musicians from three different musical traditions, in a benefit for the environmental advocacy group 350MA.org.
Lunch With Santa CruiseBoston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Saturday December 7th & 14th Cruise along Boston Harbor with incredible skyline views Delicious buffet lunch menu with kid friendly items Unlimited coffee, hot and iced tea Children's activities and a special appearance by Santa!
Advent Festival - Free family fun!Saugus, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Cliftondale Congregational Church is hosting its Annual Advent Festival with food and fun for the entire family! The Advent Festival will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Mini Etiquette Boot Camp for Kids (Ages 5-7)Brookline, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The program is designed with the young audience in mind, and will cover basic manners and table manners over two hours on Sunday, Dec. 6th from 3pm to 5pm.
Holiday Marketplace at the W Gallery in WaylandWayland, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Holiday Marketplace @the W Gallery featuring Small Works Art Exhibit & Artisan Crafts. On Sunday at 1 pm, this will coincide with the Holiday Stroll at the Wayland Town Center where the kids can meet Santa!
Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's BostonBoston, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019   
Maggiano's & Santa Claus cordially invite you to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa & share their holiday wish lists, get their picture taken and do a holiday craft!!
Holiday Open House at Golden Ball Tavern MuseumWeston, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
The Golden Ball Tavern Museum will host its 50th Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm. Our nearly 250-year-old Tavern, on the original Boston Post Road, will be decorated in holiday finery courtesy of the Country Garden Club of Weston.
Vanessa Trien & The Jumping MonkeysBrookline, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Boston's Parents' Choice Award-winning band, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, returns for their highly anticipated, annual Coolidge Corner Theatre show, which is known to be a lively, sold-out neighborhood party!
Breakfast with Santa at Plimoth PlantationPlymouth, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
You are cordially invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa. Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own holiday gingerbread man and visit with Santa.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker to SudburySudbury, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Rogers Theater for two performance only on December 8, 1:00 & 5:00
Roxbury Stringfest with Voci AngelicaRoxbury, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica, a frequent Neighborhood Arts partner organization, leads the Roxbury Stringfest, featuring youth ensembles Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United.
Christmas Tree Nesting Doll WorkshopClinton, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
For adults and children 9+ Limited to 20 participants, registration required by Tuesday, December 3. Learn to paint your very own nesting doll at the Museum of Russian Icons
BYSO Intensive Community Program Holiday ConcertBoston, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join in the holiday fun as ICP musicians perform classic holiday tunes and lead a sing-along! This concert is free and open to the public.
Sensory-Friendly SundaysCharlestown, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join us on the 2nd Sunday of the month (November through March) for sensory-friendly mornings at the USS Constitution Museum! Open to visitors of all ages.
Light the World with Boston Children’s ChorusDorchester, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Come and join Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) by the firelight this holiday season. Enjoy cherished tales paired with music celebrating light, joy, and peace.
Saint Bernard Sled Pull at Smolak FarmsNorth Andover
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join the New England Saint Bernard Club at Smolak Farms for a sled pull! Families can cut their own tree or choose from our extensive selection of pre-cut trees. The varieties of trees at the farm include Fraser, Balsam and Douglas Firs.
The Concord Orchestra: Fairytale AdventuresConcord, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
A family concert, “Fairytale Adventures” Joyce Kulhawik narrates two fairy tales: Michael Gandolfi’s Pinocchio in Funland and Paul Patterson’s Little Red Riding Hood Songbook. The performance concludes with a holiday sing-along.
Festival of Trees - Dec. 8, 2019Reading, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
This signature fundraising event, held at Reading’s Parker Middle School, is a magical and memorable community holiday tradition for adults and children of all ages.
Pancakes with SantaActon, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa! Kids will decorate a cookie and everyone will enjoy a hot chocolate bar. Kids will meet Santa -- great photo opportunity!
Frozen JuniorWinchester, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
KCT Stage Company presents FROZEN JR with a cast of 50 students ages 7-14. This musical is a perfect entertainment for all ages based on the 2018 Broadway musical!
Frozen Jr.Winchester, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
KCT Stage Company presents FROZEN JR with a cast of 50 students ages 7-14. This musical is a perfect entertainment for all ages based on the 2018 Broadway musical!
The Shops at Chestnut Hill Host Caring SantaChestnut Hill
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Caring Santa provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment before regular mall hours.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays Reggae for KidsCambridge, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
We’re back! The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to return to Boston this fall season with more family concerts at the Sinclair! Join us on 12/8/19 for Reggae for Kids at noon.
Club Drosselmeyer 1942Cambridge, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
In this immersive, interactive rendition of the Nutcracker, you’ll find puzzles, swing dancing, music, and theatrics all set in the world of a 1942 night club.
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Chanukkah Wonderland and Gift ShopBoston, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Fantastic community wide Chanukkah Wonderland & Gift Shop! Channukah themed hands-on activities, crafts, music and treats. PLUS great Chanukkah Gift Shop - Gifts for all ages!
Living Legends GalaBack Bay, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join the Museum of African American History on December 8 at the Living Legends Gala, one of the most anticipated events celebrating Boston's unique African American experience.
Beacon Hill Holiday House TourBoston, $$$$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
An insider's visit to a select group of elegant private homes in historic Beacon Hill. We hope you can join us for this festive event!
Dads, Donuts & DrumsWellesley, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Calling all Dads! Join us for a fun morning of singing, dancing, and drumming with your little ones. Leave the moms at home and enjoy the morning at Jammin with You!
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahBelmont, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Run away to the circus for Chanukah! Join PJ Library and Simply Circus for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Studio Cinema (376 Trapelo Road) in Belmont on Sunday, December 8 from 4-5:30pm.
Jam Time MaynardMaynard, $
Mon, December 9, 2019  -  Mon, December 9, 2019   
To celebrate Jam Time's 9th Anniversary, admission will be just $9 all day on Monday December 9th! This is valid at all Jam Time locations (Maynard, Natick, Norwood)
Jam Time's 9th Anniversary3 Locations, $
Mon, December 9, 2019  -  Mon, December 9, 2019   
To celebrate Jam Time's 9th Anniversary, admission will be just $9 all day on Monday December 9th! This is valid at all Jam Time locations (Maynard, Natick, Norwood), so plan a playdate at Jam Time!
Jam Time's 9th Anniversary3 Locations, $
Mon, December 9, 2019  -  Mon, December 9, 2019   
To celebrate Jam Time's 9th Anniversary, admission will be just $9 all day on Monday December 9th! This is valid at all Jam Time locations (Maynard, Natick, Norwood)
Nature On Tap...A Mighty Wind-Birds and Offshore Wind Power (21+)Framingham, $
Wed, December 11, 2019  -  Wed, December 11, 2019   
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)
Storytime with Santa's Favorite Elf at Smolak FarmsNorth Andover, $
Wed, December 11, 2019  -  Wed, December 18, 2019   
Santa’s Elf will delight guests with stories, mingle with guests at cookie decorating and ornament decorating stations. Donuts and drinks are included with your ticket.
Rupi Kaur at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.”
Winter Workshop: Snow GlobesActon, $
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Guarantee a little “snow” for the holidays with a homemade snow globe. A sprinkle of “snow” and a dash of creativity is all you need to make and take your very own mini snow globe.
ChoreoLab: InFlight: An Informal Presentation of Aerial DanceBoston, Free
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Boston University’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is pleased to present ChoreoLab: InFlight 2019, our inaugural all-aerial dance informal showing of works created by instructors and students of the Boston University Dance Program.
Ice Rink at 401 Park in the FenwayBoston
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
A 6,000-square-foot ice rink is slated to come to 401 Park - the renovated former Sears, Roebuck & Co. warehouse, in early December. The seasonal, outdoor rink is the first public skating rink in the Fenway.
Maud's Handmade Holiday Market & Kids Only SaleCambridge
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join the festivities at the first ever Maud’s Handmade Holiday Market and Kids Only Sale - a pop-up show and sale at Maud Morgan Arts
Women of Wayland Podcast SocialWayland, Free
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
This event will focus on bringing people to get to know our podcast and also interact with the speakers who have been on the episodes.
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The Christmas Revels 2019Cambridge, $$$
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.
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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, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join Director Ian Ives the morning of December 14 for a 'holly-day' season walk at Ashumet Holly in Falmouth—home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England!
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Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice CelebrationCambridge, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Join us for our annual Holiday on Ice celebration at Community Ice Skating @Kendall in Cambridge! Enjoy a free skating show at 2pm with world class professional skaters and international competitors.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To LittletonLittleton, $$
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
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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.
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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.
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