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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
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Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinees - 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 2 - Tuesday, Dec 24
The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays - Boston
A merry magical night that is perfect for the entire family! SPECIAL OFFER: buy a 4-pack of tickets for just $160 with code MAGIC4. Discount valid in price level 2 & 3. Not valid on previous purchases.
December 8-10, 2023
Ice Sculpture Stroll at Assembly Square - Somerville
Our signature Ice Sculpture Stroll is only two days away, with nine ice sculptures on display around The Row. Grab a map and follow along - surprises...
Thursday, Dec 7
Annual USS Constitution Tree Lighting - Charlestown
The free on-ship tree-lighting event will include a visit and photo opportunities with Santa Claus, free hot chocolate and cookies, holiday music,...
Friday, Dec 8
The Singing Nuns Summer Street Plaza - Boston
The Downtown area will be graced by the presence of the Daughters of St. Paul Choir as they enchant the public with a delightful performance...
Thursday, Dec 7
Belmont World Film's 21st Annual Family Festival
Embark on an enchanting adventure at Belmont World Film's 21st Family Festival, a four-day celebration of international culture, featuring a diverse selection of films from around the world for children age 3-12 ensuring an immersive and culturally rich experience for young audiences.
SAVE THE DATE! January 13-21, 2024
Hood Park Winter Village - Charlestown
Get ready to experience the ultimate winter wonderland at Hood Park Winter Village where festive fun, cozy vibes, & festive delights await Come...
Saturday, Dec 9
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights Event at the MFA - Boston
Families can enjoy an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights with holiday themed performances, gallery talks...
Thursday, Dec 7
Merry Moakley - Boston
Join us for a family-friendly evening of festive fun with pizza, music, hot cocoa, crafts, free books, photos, games, and more.
Thursday, Dec 7
Toysinbox Holiday Season 3D Printing Show - Wellesley
Enjoy this unique 3D printing fun from Toysinbox! Our family-friendly holiday event is designed to educate and inspire K-12 students through hands-on activities, presentations, and goodies to take home.
Dec 16, 17, 23, 28, 29. 30, 2023
Family Fun Chaunukah Celebration - Boston
Light up the Holidays with a Chanukah Celebration for kids, parents & grandparents with three activity stations with drinks for kids & adults,...
Sunday, Dec 10
Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll 2023 - Back Bay
Families are invited to a festive evening of refreshments, shopping, Santa, live music, traditional bell ringers, and fun Wonderful for all...
Thursday, Dec 7
Winter Wonder Fest 2023 - Boston
Local community winter festival in Dorchester hosted by Neighborhood Villages featuring special guest speakers, activities for children and families,...
Saturday, Dec 9
Hanukkats by Talking Hands Theatre - Brookline
How do you play dreidel and why? Join Ziva the cat as she goes back to the time of the first Hanukkah to recover the missing letters on her dreidel...
Saturday, Dec 9 - Sunday, Dec 17
North Suburbs
Ben Rudnick and Friends: Holiday Extravaganza - Beverly
One of Bostons best Holiday traditions, Ben Rudnick and Friends play Christmas and Chanukah songs with their trademark hip and humorous gusto...
Saturday, Dec 9
Holiday Zoolights: Stone Zoo - Stoneham
This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along a winter wonderland of tree-lined...
Friday, Nov 17 - Sunday, Jan 7
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, featuring dazzling...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 7 - Dec 23
Family and Children's Concert: Tufts Wind Ensemble - Medford
The Tufts Wind Ensemble performs their fall semester concert for families & children. John McCann, director. Special Guests include vocalists...
Saturday, Dec 9
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 - Stoneham
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Mans Land singing Stille Nacht....
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 8 - Dec 23
Christmas Spectacular - Essex
Experience St. Theresa Parish's Christmas Spectacular in North Reading. Saturday features a Cookie Walk; Sunday, meet Santa. Enjoy...
Saturday, Dec 9 - Sunday, Dec 10
Middle Street Walk - Gloucester
On Saturday, December 9, the Cape Ann Museum is proud to be a partner of the Middle Street Walk. Join us at the Museum for a series of free winter...
Saturday, Dec 9
Christmas Movie Event: Muppet Christmas Carol - Billerica
Come and see movie on the big screen- The Muppet Christmas Carol. Bring your friends and/or family for a fun afternoon movie. Fr-ee movie,...
Saturday, Dec 9
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry Banke - Portsmouth
Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering...
Saturday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 17
South Suburbs
Flying Santa arrives via Helicopter - Hull
Santa's coming to Hull - and he's arriving by helicopter Be at the Hull Lifesaving Museum at 12 noon to see Santa and his elves arrive in their...
Saturday, Dec 9
La Salette Festival of Holiday Lights - 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 23 - Monday, Jan 1
MBTA Commuter Service | Army-Navy Game - Foxboro
The MBTA Commuter Rail and Keolis will be providing round-trip, special event train service from Boston and Providence to the historic 2023 Army-Navy...
Saturday, Dec 9
Holiday Party Toy Drive - Fall River
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Party Toy Drive at Fall River Country Club Let's celebrate the holiday season & a successful year...
Thursday, Dec 7
Coastal Christmas Tree Make and Take Workshop - New Bedford
Come join Jessie for a fun-filled Coastal Christmas Tree Make & Take where you can create your own beach-inspired holiday masterpiece Don't...
Wednesday, Dec 6
Visit with Santa at Little Wanderers - Fall River
A sensory friendly visit with Santa at Little Wanderers Sensory Play. It's a play and visit event Bring your kids and let them experience the...
Saturday, Dec 9
The Enchanted Village - Avon
This new Enchanted Village attraction is a beautiful wooden structure thats about 72 feet long by 16.5 feet wide for a quick gliding ride. Its...
Friday, Dec 1 - Monday, Jan 1
Mom's Night Out: Derby Street Holiday Crawl - Hingham
In need of a kid-free night out? Join Macaroni Kid South Shore and Derby Street Shops for our Mom's Night Out Holiday Shopping Crawl. See you...
Wednesday, Dec 6
West Suburbs
The Nutcracker: by Commonwealth Ballet Company - Weston
The Commonwealth Ballets production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 24 - Dec 17
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 8 - Dec 10
A Christmas Carol at Mosesian Arts Center - Watertown
A Solo Performance of Charles Dickens' Classic Holiday Ghost Story.A treasured holiday tradition returns to the Mosesian Arts Main Stage as celebrated...
Saturday, Dec 9
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas & Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer - Maynard
See The Grinch and Rudolph movies for free in support of Buddy Dog Email a photo of your doggie or pet and see them on the big screen
Saturday, Dec 9
Winter Workshop: Snow Globes - Acton
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play.Advance reservations are required to visit the museum....
Wednesday, Dec 6
The Concord Band and the Nutcracker - Concord
The Concord Band annual Holiday Pops concert on December 9 will feature dancers from the Commonwealth Ballet Company in Acton performing highlights...
Saturday, Dec 9
Sudbury Cooperative Preschool Diverse Book Fair - Sudbury
Please join us for us for the Sudbury Cooperative Preschool Diverse Book Fair A great way to pick up some amazing books Dates and details are...
Fri, Sat, Dec 8 - Dec 9
Sensory-Friendly Winter Wonderland in Needham - Needham
Snowflakes, Santa hats, and twinkling lights - oh my Bundle up and join Bierman Autism Centers in Needham for a sensory-friendly soire where...
Wednesday, Dec 13
Chanukah Festival - Newton
Enjoy an interactive live music show with Josh & The Jamtones, festive games with Knucklebones, PJ Library books, STEM projects, a teen hangout...
Sunday, Dec 10
First Night Chanukah Celebration - Newton
Join us for our Annual First Night of Chanukah Celebration and Gathering in Solidarity with Israel Grand Menorah Lighting the Amazing Chocolate Gelt Drop...
Thursday, Dec 7
Seasonal Guides
Holiday Lights & 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.
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.
Boston Holiday Markets
Boston's festive winter holiday markets pop up around the area in late November and run through December, bringing lots of holiday sparkle and cheer. Twinkling lights, handmade items, seasonal treats and unique gift ideas await.
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.
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