Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Weekend Roundup

Hello, hello everyone! I'm sharing the Weekend Roundup a day early this week because I need to hop a super early flight for a super quick trip to Los Angeles tomorrow. So, without further ado, here are 46 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. I'd be so grateful if you'd share this post with friends! Also, be sure to listen to Asha and my latest podcast episode on crap-free holidays. It's so, so good and as usual, I gleaned some seriously brilliant ideas from Asha!

1. This month's ASD-Friendly evening provides a chance to enjoy the Discovery Museums in a relaxed atmosphere (Acton)

2. At Frost Fest, enjoy a free day of holiday merriment including crafts, a hot chocolate bar, and a viewing of Frozen Fever (Andover)

3. At this Holiday Craft Fair, the kids have made all of the goods for sale (Arlington)

4. Breakfast with Santa at the Auburn Mall (Auburn)

5. Stacey Peasley performs during the free Belmont Second SaturDay Concert (Belmont)

6. Holly-Day on the Harbor brings a concert by Little Groove and other children's activities (Boston)

7. At the Family Fun Chanukah Festival, free fun includes games, crafts, live music, and much more (Boston)

8. Chanukah Minions on Ice presents photo opportunities, skating, crafts and more (Boston)

9. CraftBoston Holiday (Boston)

10. Enjoy a lunch cruise with Santa (Boston)

11. Santa visits Walter's Run 5K, and ribbons and candy canes are handed out to all Kids Run participants (Boston)

12. Crafts, a holiday sing-a-long, and the Polar Express at this free event (Boston)

13. Boston Children's Chorus has some great performances and a holiday sing-a-long (Boston)

14. SoWa Holiday Market (Boston)

15. Children can learn to make perfect cupcakes from a professional pastry chef (Boston)

16. Opening weekend of The Urban Nutcracker (Boston)

17. The Ugly Sweater Run is followed by fun festivities (Boston)

18. Cultural Survival Bazaar (Boston)

19. Karen K and the Jitterbugs celebrate a Holiday Jam-Brrrr-ee at the Coolidge Corner Theater (Brookline)

20. Feet of Clay Cooperative Holiday Show and Sale (Brookline)

21. Day two of Math MoSAIC Festival, with art exhibits, conversations, and activities (Cambridge)

22. Harvard Square Holiday Fair (Cambridge)

23. Free skating admission all day, and a show with former Olympians (Cambridge)

24. Framingham Auxiliary Police Craft Fair (Framingham)

25. The traditional Middle Street Walk brings open houses and special events in a beautiful setting (Gloucester)

26. Family Fun Free Day at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)

27. Handmade Holidays at the Hanover Mall (Hanover)

28. Winnekenni Castle's Holiday Craft and Gift Faire (Haverhill)

29. A Chanukah Cookie Baking Mitzvah, where cookies are given to senior citizens (Hingham)

30. The seventh annual Day of Percussion at Barnstable High School (Hyannis)

31. Miles of tracks and multiple main lines bring model train fun to some gorgeous layouts (Lexington)

32. Don a bonnet and toss some tea in the bonfire during the Lexington Tea Burning re-enactment (Lexington)

33. Meet a champion competition robot at Lincoln Labs (Lexington)

34. ARTfull Explorations at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum gives guests a chance to contribute to a huge collaborative drawing (Lincoln)

35. Dance Prism presents The Nutcracker (Littleton)

36. Holiday Open Studio at Western Avenue (Lowell)

37. Fun With Animal Footprints and Signs helps children learn about tracks (Natick)

38. Needham Winter Arts Festival (Needham)

39. A seasonal orchestra performance including dancers, a harp ensemble, and an instrument petting zoo (Newton)

40. Teddy Bear Christmas Tea, with plenty of crafts, games, food, and fun (North Andover)

41. A Family Chanukah Party, with food, games, crafts, and music (Somerville)

42. Take in a free showing of The Polar Express at Assembly Row (Somerville)

43. Search the night sky for the Geminid Meteor Shower after learning about its origins (Topsfield)

44. A Winter Solstice Lantern Walk, with lantern making, stories, a lantern-lit stroll, and hot cider and cocoa by the bonfire (Topsfield)

45. A three-tiered Santa Tea in the heated 1793 carriage house at Gore Place (Waltham)

46. Santa Dance Party and amazing art activities at the Arsenal Project (Watertown)

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Weekly Blueprint

Edit Your Life Episode 18: Crap-Free Holidays