Christine Koh

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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're enjoying a fantastic week! It's been a super busy week so I've got to hunker down and tackle a huge to-do list today so I can slide into a happily unscheduled weekend! And speaking of that, if you're looking for something to do, enjoy what I think may be the biggest Weekend Roundup ever. Here are 55 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration! Also, if you're looking for Santa sightings, check out yesterday's roundup of 25 places to see Santa in Boston and beyond!

1. Learn all about backyard birding (Acton)

2. A presentation of “Turtle’s New Home” by Deborah Costine Nature Puppets (Arlington)

3. The Bay State Model Railroad Museum has its holiday open house, with a visit from Santa (Boston)

4. Boston Children's Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit (Boston)

5. MassArt Made Holiday Sale (Boston)

6. At the Pru there's a Polar Express story hour, and of course Santa will be nearby to hear wish lists (Boston)

7. The first of the Santa Saturdays at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

8. Take a ride on the 20th Anniversary Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings  (Boston)

9. JP Crafts Fair (Boston)

10. Enjoy an interactive reading of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Boston)

11. Swedish Yuletide Market (Boston)

12. A family wreath and ornament party, with eggnog and snacks (Boston)

13. Enjoy a sugar plum fairy tea at the Ritz (Boston)

14. Marche de Noel (Boston)

15. During 8 Nights, 8 Windows, take in Boston's first juried seasonal Jewish public art project (Boston)

16. Chrismukkah @ SoWA (Boston)

17. Boxford Winter Festival (Boxford)

18. Christ Church Christmas Fair (Cambridge)

19. Celebrate Winter in the Rainforest and make a jungle terrarium (Charlestown)

20. Santa visits the decorated greenhouse at Verrill Farm, with cider and cookies, and performances by young musicians (Concord)

21. Winter Market (Concord)

22. Celebrate the holidays 1820s style (Concord)

23. Enjoy a Country Christmas at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (Concord)

24. Children can help find the perfect gift at the Kids' Holiday Shop and Elves' Workshop (Easton)

25. Learn how to make holiday crafts with natural elements (Easton)

26. Holiday Marketplace Event (Framingham)

27. The International Ballet Academy of Norwell presents the Nutcracker (Hingham)

28. Help make a wreath and watch it get hoisted and illuminated at this Wreath Raising (Hingham)

29. Take a ride on the historic Paragon Carousel and have your photo taken with Santa (Hull)

30. Santa visits Marini Farm, and there will be hayrides and hot chocolate (Ipswich)

31. The Lexington Symphony holds their Kids' POPS concert (Lexington)

32. The Vocal Revolution Men's Chorus presents Jingle All the Way, with Santa photos included (Lexington)

33. Celebrate Hanukkah with crafts, singing, stories and snacks (Lexington)

34. During Holidays at the Buckman, the fun includes a scavenger hunt for children, music, and refreshments (Lexington)

35. Gift Local Artisan and Craft Show (Lincoln)

36. Holiday Open Studio at Western Avenue (Lowell)

37. It's National Lionel Train Day, celebrated with drawings, children's activities, and more (Malden)

38. Yuletide Market Antique Show (Malden)

39. This Christmas Walk features Santa's Landing by lobster boat, parade, and Gingerbread Festival (Marblehead)

40. ArtSpace Holiday Sale (Maynard)

41. Craft & Vendor Fair (Medway)

42. Home for the Holidays continues with craft fairs, performances, trolleys and more (Melrose)

43. A very special train ride on the annual ICS North Pole Express! (Newburyport)

44. Newton Holiday Craft Sale (Newton)

45. Tremont School puts on their Family Music Festival (Newton)

46. The Holiday Hustle road race is fun for the whole family (Newton)

47. West Chelmsford United Methodist Church Holiday Fair (North Chelmsford)

48. Holidays on the Green has a cookie decorating station, an artisan fair, ice sculpting, and a dog parade (Plymouth)

49. An evening of festive holiday traditions at the Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth)

50. Take in a free showing of Elf at Assembly Row (Somerville)

51. Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the Loft (Somerville)

52. St. William's Parish Christmas Fair (Tewksbury)

53. Christmas Vespers features beautiful music and readings by candlelight (Wellesley)

54. Join Santa at the Ecotarium (Worcester)

55. Craftershock! 2015 (Worcester)

Image credit: 8 Nights, 8 Windows


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