Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! We just got back from an amazing ski weekend at Okemo Mountain – if you’d like to see a few images, hop over to my Instagram and stay tuned as I’ll be sharing more soon! Meanwhile, enjoy this Weekly Blueprint (and don’t forget to check out santa sightings & holiday fairs taking place throughout the week.


December 12-17: Stories Alive! brings Frosty the Snowman to life with audience participation, games, and holiday singalongs (Boston)

December 12-24: Stroll through the Enchanted Village (Avon)

December 12-24: It’s time for the Boston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops (Boston)

December 12-24: At the Bass Pro Shops’ Santa's Wonderland, not only are the photos with Santa free, the crafts and games are as well (Foxborough)

December 12-31: Boston Winter transforms Boston City Hall Plaza -- sip wine at Vinopolis, stop by Santa’s house, help light the pedal-powered tree and menorah, enjoy the Chocolate Story,  and shop the Holiday Market, including an Etsy Artists of Boston Holiday Chalet plus 40 other artisan and craft vendors (Boston)

December 12-31: Go sock skating with elves in an alpine village at Snowmazing! (Boston)

December 12-January 1: Experience the Polar Express in 4D (Avon)

December 12-January 1: Blink! is a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show with over 350,000 LED lights choreographed to music (Boston)

December 12-January 1: Tour the Festival of Lights at Edaville (Carver)

December 12-January 1: ZooLights continues with its winter wonderland of twinkling tree-lined paths (Stoneham)

December 12-January 2: Take in 38 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by children’s literature at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)


December 13: Dip, drip, and design a papier-mâché pot with flour and water paste (Acton)

December 13: Learn the art of balloon animal twisting to create dogs, rabbits, flowers, and more (Arlington)

December 13: Snuggle up for Snowy Storytime with readings of Snow and Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (Boston)

December 13: Santa rolls burritos at Anna’s Taqueria to benefit Christmas in the City’s holiday party for homeless children (Brookline)

December 13: Enjoy this special storytime with Mrs. Claus (North Andover)

December 13-18: Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker celebrates another holiday season (Boston)


December 14: Explore Nano with hands-on activities (Acton)

December 14: This power soccer clinic teaches skills specifically for people using power wheelchairs, while fostering camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship (Concord)

December 14-15: Board the Edaville Express and help Mrs. Claus and the elves search for Santa while enjoying chocolate milk, eggnog, cookies, and more than 12 million twinkle lights (Carver)

December 14-18: Gumdrops & The Funny Uncle is an alternative non-Nutcracker dance/theatre performance that celebrates families of choice through an LGTBQ lens (Boston)

December 14-18: Marvel at over fifteen miles of lights, trees, nature-inspired decorations, lush conservatories, children’s scavenger hunts, and more at Winter ReImagined (Boylston)

December 14-18: 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)


December 15: Visit with Abby the Therapy Dog, learn about her job, and read stories about other jobs that dogs can do (Acton)

December 15: Craft a unique shelf elf and explore seasonal science (North Easton)

December 15-16: Take in a performance of the original play Tafuta! A Young Child’s Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa (Roxbury)

December 15-18: Come along on a whirlwind tour of Tall Tales: Stories and Songs from Old New England at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

December 15-23: Check out the work of 36 sculptural and functional clay artists at the annual Feet of Clay Holiday Show and Sale (Brookline)


December 16: Listen to the magic of traditional caroling and bells on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston)

December 16: Witness history at The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment (Boston)

December 16: Attend the opening of A Year With Frog and Toad to meet the cast (Boston)

December 16: Enjoy An English Christmas with the Back Bay Ringers (Boston)

December 16: Get into the spirit of the season by watching a free showing of Holiday Inn (Dorchester)

December 16: Make cookies and crafts or design your own wreath at Smolak Farm (North Andover)

Decemeber 16-18: North Shore Music Theatre performs A Christmas Carol (Beverly)

December 16-18: The Urban Nutcracker opens with multiple performances, including a sensory-friendly one (Boston)

December 16-18: The Boston Children’s Theatre performs A Charlie Brown Christmas (Boston)

December 16-18: Take a Christmas Celtic Sojourn (Boston)

December 16-18: Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity continues (Boston)

December 16-18: Watch It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen (Cambridge)

December 16-18: Support local artists and crafters at the Harvard Square Holiday Fairs (Cambridge)

December 16-18: It’s time for The Christmas Revels: An Acadian-Cajun Celebration of the Winter Solstice (Cambridge)

December 16-18: The Cultural Survival Shop Sustainably Bazaar features work of indigenous artists and cooperatives from around the world at fair prices (Cambridge)

December 16-18: Take in a performance of José Mateo’s The Nutcracker (Dorchester)

December 16-18: 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)