Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend. We’ve been in entertaining mode since Friday evening and it’s been so wonderful to be with loved ones. But our guests have departed so now, on to Thanksgiving week – enjoy this roundup of events for Monday through Friday. I’m especially excited to take Laurel and Violet to the opening of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker (it will be Violet’s first time!).


November 21: See the trellis light up white and blue at the Christopher Columbus Park Trellis Lighting Ceremony (Boston)

November 21-25: The Festival of Lights at Edaville USA continues with free admission for military veterans (Carver)

November 21-January 1: Blink! is a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show with over 350,000 LED lights choreographed to music (Boston)


November 22: Learn about the many ways that different animals manage to stay warm through the winter (Acton)

November 22: Enjoy this free 45th Annual Community Potluck Thanksgiving Feast with children’s activities (Cambridge)

November 22: Meet Grace Lin, Newberry Honor Winner and New York Times Bestselling Children’s Author (Dedham)

November 22: Enjoy this Thanksgiving Story Hour and Colonial Craft project (Dover)

November 22: Join Rudolph, Santa, and Mrs. Claus to celebrate the annual lighting of the Patriot Place Holiday Giving Tree to benefit Cradles to Crayons (Foxborough)

November 22-23: Participate in Thanksgiving Fun with hands-on activities (North Easton)


November 23: Create a gratitude tree, make leaf inspired table art, and enjoy stories and s’mores around the campfire (Lincoln)

November 23-January 2: Take in 38 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes that have been decorated with original ornaments inspired by children’s literature at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)


November 24: Join 10,000 friends for the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race (Andover)

November 24-27: Join in this Sing-a-Long Mary Poppins (Arlington)


November 25: Explore Duplos® and LEGOs® galore at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 25: Join Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of history and modern culture in a live performance, culminating with a full audience powwow to honor Native American Heritage Month (Boston)

November 25: Join Santa for holiday activities, stories, window displays, and live performances at the annual Macy’s Holiday Tree Lighting (Boston)

November 25: Watch participants link their contraptions together to form one mega chain reaction at MIT’s Annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction (Cambridge)

November 25-27: Follow a young girl’s magical journey when she decides to break the rules and have Lollipops for Breakfast at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

November 25-27: The crafters are back at the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire (Wilmington)

November 25-December 18: It’s time for the opening weekend of José Mateo’s The Nutcracker (Boston)

November 25-December 18: Gardens Aglow transforms 100 acres into a twinkling wonderland with holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, live performances, Santa Claus visits, model trains, and baby animals (Sandwich)

November 25-December 31: Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker opens for the holiday season (Boston)

November 25-December 31: Matchless and The Happy Prince pairs Gregory Maguire’s take on The Little Match Girl with Oscar Wilde’s beautiful tale in a magical puppet performance (Cambridge)

November 25-January 1: ZooLights returns with its winter wonderland of twinkling tree-lined paths (Stoneham)

November 25-June 18: Visit the new “Make Way for Ducklings” exhibit at the MFA (Boston)