Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. We were largely off the grid with friends and it was SO DELIGHTFUL. Now, if you're looking for something to do this week, check out this fantastic roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!

Monday

December 11: Head out to this screening of White Christmas (Natick)

December 11: Drop in to The Children’s Museum in Easton during Winter Workshop: The Mitten to craft a stamped clay mitten, just like the one that Nicki drops in the classical Ukrainian tale by Jan Brett (North Easton)

December 11-December 24: Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

December 11-December 24: The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

December 11-December 31: Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

December 11-December 31: ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

December 11-January 1: The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

December 11-January 1: Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

December 11-January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

December 11-January 1: The Christmas Festival of Lights at continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

December 11-January 2: The Concord Museum’s Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature returns with more than 30 fanciful trees adorned with original ornaments inspired by classic and contemporary literary favorites (Concord)

December 11-January 7: Winter ReImagined provides a dazzling display with fifteen miles of lights, decorated trees, fire pits, thousands of handcrafted ornaments, as well as children’s activities, live music, and more (Boylston)

December 11-January 14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

December 11-January 28: Skate in just your socks in an alpine village and catch a special presentation of SEUSSICAL at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing Spectacular! (Boston)

Tuesday

December 12: Craft a snow globe to take home during this Winter Workshop (Acton)

December 12: Be a Mad Scientist and step into the Lib-oratory at the Fox Library to read a book and do some super experiments (Arlington)

December 12: Attend The Great Hanukkah Gelt Drop and Menorah Lighting to enjoy live music, sizzling latkes, sufganiyot donuts, dreidel giveaways, hot cider, and more (Brookline)

December 12: Get creative at the Kids’ Art Club and create masterpieces for the library to showcase (Dorchester)

Wednesday

December 13: Discover the math and science behind snowflakes and create snowflake masterpieces to take home (Acton)

December 13: Get into the Hanukkah spirit at this fire department Chocolate Gelt Drop (Arlington)

December 13: Celebrate Hanukkah with a Menorah Lighting at the Northshore Mall (Peabody)

December 13: Take a Stroller Tour focused on African Masks and Masquerades (Wellesley)

Thursday

December 14: Join Abby the Therapy Dog for Winter Storytime or explore the science of papermaking by sculpting and squishing recycled paper pulp into new, usable paper to take home for gift wrapping (Acton)

December 14: Spend the afternoon decorating cookies--all cookies and decorations are nut-free and all-natural (Arlington)

December 14: Catch Home Alone on a big screen (Brookline)

December 14: Monthly Mini-Hacks at Cambridge Innovation Center foster creative problem-solving in a non-competitive brainstorming session facilitated by local entrepreneurs (Cambridge)

December 14-December 24: Attend this performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas (Arlington)

Friday

December 15: Teens can take part in Food Friday - Peppermint Edition (Arlington)

December 15: Have an Art-Spirational Afternoon (Arlington)

December 15: Hear the tale of The Gingerbread Man, then design, bake, and decorate one to take home (Lincoln)

December 15-17: The Cultural Survival Bazaar features works by indigenous artists and offers performances and live music from around the world, Native American storytelling, cultural presentations, and craft-making demonstrations (Boston)

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