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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment 2019 - Boston
The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Bostons most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across...
Monday, Dec 16
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Boston
White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production telling the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process.
December 17 - 29, 2019
Candyland Playathon at Faneuil Hall - Boston
Join the fun Play Candy Land with your family and enjoy games, children's activities, holiday music & entertainment, snacks and more. The event...
Saturday, Dec 14
Illuminations Holiday Trolley Tour - Somerville
The 45-minute trolley tour celebrates the folk-artistry of the many Somerville residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated...
Saturday, Dec 14
The Christmas Revels 2019 - Cambridge
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 13 - Dec 29
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 ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz.
December 19-28, 2019
Black Nativity 2019 - Boston
This year marks the 49th season of Langston Hughs Black Nativity in Boston, now at the Paramount Theater of Emerson College Don't miss out...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 6 - Dec 22
Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice Celebration - Cambridge
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...
Saturday, Dec 14
Matt Heatons Holiday Hootenanny - 3 Shows - Brookline
Boston-based family band Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys will perform their dance-filled, laugh-laced Holiday Hootenanny at three local venues...
Saturday, Dec 14 - Sunday, Dec 22
Mayor's Holiday Special Ticket Deals - Boston
Experience the magic of Boston this holiday season, with tickets to your favorite holiday shows up to 50% off with Mayor’s Holiday Special.
Now thru December 31, 2019
Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'- Boston
Back for a limited engagement, Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie brings you a rollicking celebration of friendship and fun. Recommended for ages 3+. Use code “piggie” for $5 discount.
Sat & Sun, December 14-15
Cultural Survival Bazaar - Cambridge
Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to exchange, connect,...
Saturday, Dec 14 - Sunday, Dec 15
Snowmazing and Curious George Show - Boston
Wheelock Family Theatre performs Live Musical Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Sock Skating, the Museum's elves, music, games and more at Boston Children's Museum.
Now thru Dec. 29
What The Dickens! - Boston
Weaving contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, projections, narration and more, ‘What The Dickens!’ is an enchanting dance-theater rendition of Dickens’ classic, timely story of transforming greed into kindness and joy.
December 14-22, 2019
The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan and Santa Visit Franklin Park Zoo - Boston
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...
Saturday, Dec 14
Family Hike: Short Days, Long Nights - Boston
Join us for a winter family hike. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. Meet at the Hunnewell Building Visitor...
Sunday, Dec 15
Snowport Boston Seaport Ice Rink - Boston
Now open, the Seaport's new Snowport winterland features a 3,000 square foot ice skating rink, open from December through February in the same...
Sunday, Dec 15 - Sunday, Mar 1
Dinosaur World Live - Boston
Experience the delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Meet a host of impressive (and remarkably life-like) creatures, including every child's favorite flesh-eating giant, the T-Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor & Segnosaurus!
January 12, 2020, Emerson Colonial Theatre
Allston-Brighton Winter Market - Boston
A free, family-friendly holiday craft market featuring Boston-based vendors, creative pop-ups, a beer garden by Aeronaut Brewing, live music,...
Thursday, Dec 12 - Sunday, Dec 15
North Suburbs
Miracle on 34th Street - Stoneham
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...
Friday, Nov 29 - Sunday, Dec 22
Tree Jubilee at Marini Farm: Over 100 Decorated Trees & Wreaths - Ipswich
Tour the gallery of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by local organizations, families, and businesses then choose the ones you...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 6 - Dec 15
SNEACY Research Study - Boston
9-10 year old children needed for a research study on movement and the brain. Earn up to $200 ($20/hr) by participating in research. Come walk, read, and learn about the benefits of physical activity.
Dates and times to fit your schedule!
Breakfast & Story Time with Mrs. Claus - North Andover
Story time at Smolak Farms is especially festive when its hosted by Mrs. Claus upstairs in the barn. She will delight guests with stories and...
Saturday, Dec 7 - Sunday, Dec 15
Winterlights at Naumkeag, The Stevens-Coolidge Place, & Eleanor Bradley Estate
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...
Friday, Nov 22 - Sunday, Dec 29
Chanukah party - Medford
Temple Shalom of Medford welcomes everyone to its much anticipated Hanukkah celebration featuring Munsey's Magic, a Porter Square book sale,...
Sunday, Dec 15
Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol - Boston
Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, Dickens’s classic characters and Dolly Parton’s one-of-a-kind songwriting expertise are certain to make this a holiday event you’ll want to share with those you love…and one you’ll want to experience here first.
December 3 – 29 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre – Tickets on Sale Now!
Frozen Jr. - Winchester
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...
Sunday, Dec 8 - Sunday, Dec 15
An Afternoon of Winter Concerts - Manchester-by-the-Sea
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras presents An Afternoon of Winter Concerts on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Manchester-Essex High...
Sunday, Dec 15
Holiday Artisans Market at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell - Lowell
Over 100 artists, artisans and craftspeople open for your creative holiday shopping delight. Workshops and demos. Food trucks. Plus a brewery...
Sat, Sun, Dec 7 - Dec 15
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...
Saturday, Nov 23 - Wednesday, Jan 1
Winter Skate at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Winter Skate at Patriot Place, offering day and evening public skating, is the perfect antidote to cabin fever this winter. The 60-by-140-foot,...
Friday, Nov 8 - Wednesday, Feb 26
Gardens Aglow - A Celebration of Lights - Sandwich
Heritages annual Gardens Aglow event offers a fabulous celebration of lights and includes live performances, decorating demonstrations, carousel...
Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 29 - Dec 30
La Salette Festival of 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 28 - Sunday, Jan 5
PJ Library Lights Up Chanukah - Walpole
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Elm Street School, located at 415 Elm Street in Walpole on Sunday,...
Sunday, Dec 15
Cookies, Paws & Santa Claus at Buttonwood Park Zoo - New Bedford
Come let your imagination go WILD at our cookie decorating station, and dont forget to make some reindeer food for Santas flying friends Youll...
Saturday, Dec 14 - Saturday, Dec 21
West Suburbs
The Nutcracker: Commonwealth Ballet 2019 - Weston
The Commonwealth Ballets production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
Friday, Nov 29 - Sunday, Dec 22
Festival of Trees and Snow Village at Mass Hort - Wellesley
Mass Horts Societys Festival of Trees, Nov. 23 Dec. 9 showcases over 65 beautifully decorated trees, raffle, and features Snow Village―...
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 29 - Dec 29
Visit Santa Claus at Weston Nurseries - Chelmsford
Each year the elves in Chelmsford deck the halls of the Garden Center with beautiful decorations, serve up holiday treats, and set aside a special...
Sunday, Dec 15
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To Littleton - Littleton
Dont miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Performing Arts Center for two performance only...
Saturday, Dec 14
Santa Teas at Gore Place - Waltham
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...
Sat, Sun, Dec 14 - Dec 15
Tuck Everlasting - Concord
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...
Friday, Dec 6 - Sunday, Dec 22
Oliver Musical - Watertown
The cherished family musical based on Charles Dickens famous novel, Oliver Twist. Book, music and lyrics by LIONEL BART and directed by Michael...
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 29 - Dec 29
Make a Mess: Spin Art - Acton
Were putting a fresh spin on art Well twist our tools, twirl our paper, and give our watercolors a whirl to create a uniquely spun piece of...
Saturday, Dec 14
Very Merry Hollyday Celebration - Acton
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...
Friday, Dec 13
Concord Band Holiday Pops Concert - Concord
Elaine Crane, founder and executive director of Greater Worcester Opera, will sing holiday favorites as The Concord Band holds its 43rd annual...
Fri, Sat, Dec 13 - Dec 14
Santa Visits Jam Time in Norwood - Norwood
Ho, Ho, Ho Come and meet Santa Claus and enjoy a festive morning of winter and Christmas themed arts & crafts along with lots of playtime to...
Sunday, Dec 15
PJ Library Lights Up Chanukah - Newton
Join PJ Library for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at the Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton...
Sunday, Dec 15
Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at the W Gallery - Wayland
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at the W Gallery in Wayland which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide...
Saturday, Dec 14 - Tuesday, Dec 17
Intro to Printmaking Workshop: Gift Art and Holiday Cards at the W Gallery - Wayland
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at The W Gallery in Wayland, which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide...
Saturday, Dec 14 - Sunday, Dec 15
New Philharmonia Orchestra Presents Celebrations Family Concert - Newton
Celebrations, is the first family concert of the 2019-2020 season featuring guest performers from the Boston Ballet School, Newton Campus and...
Sunday, Dec 15
Central Mass
A Christmas Carol at Hanover Theatre - Worcester
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption....
Sunday, Dec 15 - Monday, Dec 23
Wild About Winter at The Ecotarium - Worcester
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! Wear cozy socks to slide and glide on our sock skating rink in the warm indoors.
Saturday & Sunday, December 7-15, 2019
Winter Lights at Tower Hill - Boylston
The most dazzling display of winter lights in Central Massachusetts Marvel at glittering light displays indoors and out, decorated trees, fire-pits,...
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 29 - Dec 30
Christmas by Candlelight at Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling,...
Friday, Dec 6 - Sunday, Dec 29
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