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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
 
Welcome to December! We've reached level 12 in the game of 2021. This week we highlight a number of festive tree lightings & celebrations, along with lots of fun holiday shows & performances. The coming weeks also feature many impressive holiday markets in support of local artists & shops. Lots more to come...
 
Boston Metro
 
Boston Common Tree Lighting 2021 - Boston
The heart of the city will be illuminated with seasonal cheer at Bostons Official Holiday Tree Lighting. Holiday lights throughout the Public...
Thursday, Dec 2
 
A Christmas Story, The Musical - Boston
The classic 1983 movie comes to hilarious life on stage in Boston at Boch Center. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
December 7 - 19, 2021
 
Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees 2021 - Boston
These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 19
 
CANCELLED! Skating Club of Boston's Skating Spectacular
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. The rink needs maintenance that can only take place during the off-season so a temporary rink needs to be installed before it is ready to open.
CANCELLED - Thursday, Dec 2
 
Enchanted Trolley Tour Boston - Boston
This year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place on Friday, December 3, Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5 in neighborhoods...
Friday, Dec 3
 
Urban Nutcracker - Boston
Don’t miss this Boston-centric holiday classic showcasing winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances also include tap, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz.
December 18-22, 2021
 
Black Nativity - Boston
A legendary Christmas event featuring a joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope,...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 3 - Dec 19
 
SoWa Winter Festival & Holiday Market 2021 - Boston
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...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 3 - Dec 12
 
Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair and Music Day - Boston
30 New England artists will vend their unique offerings amidst Christmas greens and splendor, plus three special music events: all free and open...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Cambridge
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston with Winter-Wonder MINILAND, LEGO-tastic big build, and more....
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Jan 2
 
Sensory Friendly Holiday Pops Kids Matinee - Boston
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart Leads The Orchestra in its first-ever Holiday Pops sensory-friendly concert. The 60-minute version of the...
Sunday, Dec 5
 
McMullen Holiday Celebration at Boston College - Chestnut Hill
Enjoy holiday-themed vocal performances by the Madrigal Singers of Boston College and live music by the Music Guild while visitors sip hot chocolate...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
Light Up Seaport: Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll - Boston
Celebrate the season in Seaport on December 3rd, from 5:00pm-9:00pm, with holiday tunes, a celeb appearance by Betty the Yeti, and more. Enjoy...
Friday, Dec 3
 
North Suburbs
 
A Christmas Carol: North Shore Music Theatre - Beverly
Ebenezer Scrooge and (assorted ghosts) discover the true spirit of the holiday in this North Shore Music Theater favorite.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 2 - Dec 23
 
A Christmas Story, The Musical - Boston
The classic 1983 movie comes to hilarious life on stage in Boston at Boch Center. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
December 7 - 19, 2021
 
Gingerbread Express Model Trains - Wenham
Winter holiday trains are coming to the Wenham Museum Our exclusive, holiday-themed train exhibit includes the beloved annual favorite Snow...
Friday, Nov 26 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Methuen Memorial Music Hall Christmas Events - Methuen
Enjoy two musical Christmas events at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Holiday Music will be performed on the Great Organ, including a Christmas...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Marblehead Christmas Walk 2021 - Marblehead
The Annual Marblehead Christmas Walk is right around the corner A weekend extravaganza of family activities, entertainment, shopping, dining,...
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 3 - Dec 5
 
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting - Rockport
Santa arrives at Rockports wharf on a lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway welcoming Santa and the...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Lowell
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage will bring holiday cheer to Boston with a limited engagement at Chevalier Theatre for 2 shows only.
Sunday, Dec 5
 
Saint Bernard Sled Pull at Smolak Farms - North Andover
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...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
Festival of Trees - Reading MA - Reading
Visitors will be delighted and inspired by a winter wonderland of decorated holiday trees that are raffled off. Trees of every kind, You will...
Sat, Sun, Dec 4 - Dec 5
 
Santa's Sing-A-Long: Direct from Rockefeller Center - Peabody
Santas coming to town, but Oh No Santas reindeer have lost their Christmas spirit and cant fly the sleigh. Help them get it back by singing...
Wednesday, Dec 1
 
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry Banke - New Hampshire
Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 19
 
South Suburbs
 
Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture Avon - Avon
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordans Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the...
Thursday, Nov 11 - Saturday, Jan 1
 
Urban Nutcracker - Boston
Don’t miss this Boston-centric holiday classic showcasing winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances also include tap, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz.
December 18-22, 2021
 
Gardens Aglow - A Celebration of Holiday Lights - Sandwich
This year Heritage will continue the celebration of lights that has become a treasured holiday tradition with a fully outdoor experience. Enjoy...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 26 - Dec 26
 
Taunton's Lights On Festival 2021 - Taunton
The City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green & Lights On Festival is an annual community celebration featuring live entertainment, kid's activities,...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Jan 2
 
Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet & Greet and Celebration - Foxboro
Visit Patriot Place to enjoy the Giving Tree Light Show and a dazzling pyrotechnic display, musical performances, giveaways. and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
 
La Salette Festival of Holiday Lights 2021 - Attleboro
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....
Thursday, Nov 25 - Sunday, Jan 2
 
Magic of Lights at Gillette Stadium 2021 - Foxboro
Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the...
Friday, Nov 19 - Friday, Dec 24
 
Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Marshfield
The display at the Marshfield Fairgrounds is returning for its third year for those looking for a drive-thru lights display on the South Shore....
Friday, Nov 19 - Monday, Dec 20
 
St. Nicholas Festival - Quincy
Kick start the festivities with a Friday evening concert and fair preview. The musical event consists of holiday songs featuring the instrumental...
Friday, Dec 3 - Saturday, Dec 4
 
West Suburbs
 
Annual New England Model Train Expo - Marlborough
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,...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Lexington Symphony Presents Holiday POPS - Lexington
Celebrate the season with Lexington Symphony's Holiday POPS This event includes three concerts: Kids POPS at 4:00 p.m. and Evening POPS at...
Fri, Sun, Dec 3 - Dec 5
 
New England Model Train EXPO - Marlborough
The regions largest holiday season train show with operating layouts in multiple scales, over 220 dealer tables, new and used model trains and...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
The Holiday Marketplace at The W Gallery - Wayland
Come shop local at the Holiday Marketplace at the W Gallery of Wayland. Delight your family and friends with one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry,...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Winter Market 2021 - Concord
Celebrate the holidays with The Umbrella, in the heart of historic Concord For one weekend a year, The Umbrella Arts Center transforms into...
Friday, Dec 3 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
A Christmas Story, The Musical - Boston
The classic 1983 movie comes to hilarious life on stage in Boston at Boch Center. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
December 7 - 19, 2021
 
A Night of Stars at The Skating Club of Boston - Norwood
The Skating Club of Boston, the third oldest skating club in the United States, will celebrate the grand opening of their brand new, best-in-class...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
Kids' Night Out at Danforth Art Museum - Framingham
For this kids-only event, children will enjoy art-making activities, games, and food at the Danforth Art School and Museum Drop the kids off...
Friday, Dec 3 - Friday, Dec 17
 
Holiday Party with Santa at Jam Time Maynard - Maynard
Come meet Santa at Jam Time in Maynard and enjoy a cheerful morning of playtime, meeting Santa, holiday crafts, and festive fun Free with normal...
Sunday, Dec 5
 
A Christmas Carol at Mosesian Arts Center - Watertown
Talented voice actor Dick Terhune performs as Tiny Tim, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and more - all 30+ roles in Charles Dickens's classic...
Saturday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There - Wellesley
The play finds Alice, on a sleepy afternoon, playing chess when she enters the looking glass into a world of strange back-to-front magic.
Friday, Dec 3 - Sunday, Dec 5
 
Newton Holiday Lights Spectacular - Newton
A dazzling drive-thru light and music display Join us on Monday, December 6th for Mayor Fuller's Holiday Lights Spectacular. Arrive between...
Monday, Dec 6
 
Central Mass
 
Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather...
Friday, Dec 3 - Thursday, Dec 30
 
Urban Nutcracker - Boston
Don’t miss this Boston-centric holiday classic showcasing winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances also include tap, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz.
December 18-22, 2021
 
Holiday Pops Worcester - Worcester
Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert.
Friday, Dec 3
 
Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday Lights - Boylston
Two of our beautiful garden properties will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for...
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 26 - Dec 30
 
Sutton Chain of Lights - Sutton
Sutton's Annual Grand Celebration of the Christmas Season. Experience small-town New England with Free Trolleys Rides available to all participating...
Saturday, Dec 4
 
Seasonal Guides
 
Boston Holiday Events & Performances
Many cherished holiday traditions are back, including festive shows & performances. Enjoy the glistening lights, holiday concerts, and shows happening throughout the city once again.
 
Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
When the temps drop in Boston, the holiday lights go up and outdoor ice skating rinks open up for winter recreational fun. Here's a handy list of where to ice skate in Boston on some of our favorite, (and a few new) outdoor ice rinks.
 
Holiday Lights Displays & Celebrations
Holiday Lights Displays are back for the whole family to enjoy this year! Here's our growing list of this year's twinkly events.
 
Skiing Near Boston
New England offers lots of options for skiing, both near Boston and withing a few hours drive. Enjoy the outdoors this winter at a ski area near you and try your hand at snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sledding and other snow sports.
 
 
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