Thanksgiving Week + Weekend Roundup

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend! We enjoyed a lovely weekend in Brattleboro, VT -- I'll share more about that soon, but meanwhile, I'm so excited for the holiday week! I'm mashing up the Weekly Blueprint and Weekend Roundup today so you can make plans accordingly, and I can enjoy some time off the grid. Have a wonderful week, friends, and if you need some encouragement to do less, listen to Less is More Thanksgiving!

November 23: Time for the Annual Holiday Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park (Boston)

November 23: Story Hour on the Farm, with stories and songs and animals (Dover)

November 23: Hike the stroller-friendly Norwell Pathway (Norwell)

November 24: Learn how to Eat Like A Bird with STEAM concepts (Acton)

November 24: A fun sing-a-long at the Robbins Library (Arlington)

November 24: A special Thanksgiving FEASTival Farmer's Market just in time for Thanksgiving (Lexington)

November 24: Make a fall diorama (Boston)

November 24: Thanksgiving Crafternoon, with crafts, snacks and baked goods (Boston)

November 25: Early Release Day Craft, where children can make a harvest decoration for the Thanksgiving table (Boston)

November 25 - January 3: Family Trees features 38 gorgeous Christmas trees, with decor inspired by children's storybooks (Concord)

November 25: A Full Moon Night Hike for a peaceful start to Thanksgiving celebrations (Lincoln)

November 26: Take a hike on the Westville Lake Loop and along the Heritage Trail (Sturbridge)

November 26: The Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race includes a group especially for kids (Andover)

November 26: Challenge yourself with the Franklin Park Turkey Trot (Boston)

November 26: Take part in the Turkey Trot 5K Family Gratitude Run and Kids 1/2 Mile (Dedham)

November 27: The Commonwealth Ballet debuts its version of the Nutcracker (Acton)

November 27-29: Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins at the Regent Theatre (Arlington)

November 27: A Black Friday hike on beautiful Castle Island (Boston)

November 27: UnShopping Day at the Boston Children's Museum, with art projects, musical crafts, and more (Boston)

November 27: Opening day of The Little Mermaid, presented by the Fiddlehead Theatre Company (Boston)

November 27: José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the Nutcracker (Boston)

November 27: Celebrate! with Wampanoag Nation singers and dancers during this free performance (Boston)

November 27: Opening day of the Boston Ballet's version of the Nutcracker (Boston)

November 27: The annual Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities (Boston)

November 27: Create a Christmas Countdown paper chain (Boston)

November 27: Indoor and outdoor light displays, activities and live music at Winter Reimagined (Boylston)

November 27-29: Squirrel Stole My Underpants is a puppet show that delivers laughter and magic (Brookline)

November 27: Matchless & the Happy Prince are staged with actors and puppets, exploring transformations and love (Cambridge)

November 27: Santa arrives at the CambridgeSide Galleria (Cambridge)

November 27: The Old Manse is open for guided tours, cider, cookies, and a stroll along the Concord River and the Old North Bridge (Concord)

November 27: The Hopedale Polar Express is a magical one hour ride with music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a reading of the book (Hopedale)

November 27: Your first chance of the season to ride The Train to Christmas Town (Hyannis)

November 27: Giving Thanks at Drumlin Farms involves a rock band, arts and crafts, storytelling, and more (Lincoln)

November 27: A Royal Ballet & Tea Party drop off event at Jam Time (Maynard)

November 27: An after hours meet and greet with Mickey Mouse, including a musical parade and a craft (Natick)

November 27-December 27: At Gardens Aglow, over nine miles of lights stretch through gardens, there's marshmallow roasting, vintage carousel rides, and much more (Sandwich)

November 27-January 3: Opening day for Zoolights at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

November 27-December 27: Christmas On The Air gives a behind-the-scenes look at radio shenanigans (Stoneham)

November 27-29: Winter Market at Old Sturbridge Village offers amazing crafts just in time for holiday shopping (Sturbridge)

November 27-December 13: It's the opening day of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees (Wellesley)

November 27-29: The Castleberry Faire brings arts and crafts to Shriner's Auditorium (Wilmington)

November 27: Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra present the Nutcracker (Worcester)

November 27-29: Holiday Festival of Crafts highlights work by talented artists (Worcester)

November 28: Take in a Family Story Time with stories, songs and crafts (Arlington)

November 28: Santa On Stage brings a multimedia presentation of The Night Before Christmas, a sing-a-long, and an appearance by Santa (Beverly)

November 28-December 4: The ArtROX! Holiday Pop-Up Shop brings hand-crafted gifts to Dudley Square (Boston)

November 28-29: The BUST Holiday Craftacular is a showcase for trendy craftspeople at The Cyclorama (Boston)

November 28: The 30th Annual Boston Tuba Christmas Concert at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

November 28: A free ICA play date, Leap Before You Look (Boston)

November 28: Ornament art projects, reindog competition, dog parade, and free hot chocolate, and Santa arrives in a firetruck at the Roslindale Tree Lighting (Boston)

November 28: Go see The Muppets Take Manhattan at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)

November 28: The annual tree lighting at the Charles Hotel has entertainment and holiday treats (Cambridge)

November 28-December 20: At Zebra's Bistro, parents and children can build gingerbread houses together (Medfield)

November 28: Christmas on the Farm at Smolak Farms features a tree lighting, the arrival of santa, and carolers, and all activities are free (North Andover)

November 28: Take in a free showing of Home Alone at Assembly Row (Somerville)

November 28: Light up The Row, and enjoy performances, visit with Karson & Kennedy, and more (Somerville)

November 28: The Wintergreen Market brings handcrafted herbal products, demonstrations, music and more (Somerville)

November 28: The New England premiere of The Snow Queen (Watertown)

November 29: Join the Jukebox Dancers for a fun-filled show (Boston)

November 29: Enjoy a live interactive performance by the New England Philharmonic Woodwinds Section (Boston)

November 29: Have a Newfoundland tow your tree to your car at The Newfie Christmas Tree Pull (North Andover)

November 29: Enjoy a delicious meal with your favorite elf during Brunch with Santa at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

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