Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, I hope you're having a great week! I am happily in the chill holiday zone and it is SO great. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, enjoy this roundup of 33 ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. Do some Everyday Engineering with Snowballs and Ramps (Acton)

2. Take in a free performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Arlington)

3. The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

4. Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

5. It’s time for a Winter Wonderland MFA Playdate (Boston)

6. Take a Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk (Boston)

7. Support the annual free Christmas in the City party for homeless children in Boston by visiting Winter Wonderland, an indoor amusement park with 20 rides, a roller coaster, moonwalk, merry-go-round, bungee jumping, visits with Santa, and more (Boston)

8. Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

9. The Cultural Survival Bazaar comes to the Shops at Prudential Center and features works by indigenous artists, cultural performances, live music, Native American storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, and more (Boston)

10. Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

11. The Franklin Park Zoo hosts Santa Saturdays (Boston)

12. 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)

13. Kids in The KITCHEN comes to the Boston Public Market (Boston)

14. Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

15. Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

16. 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)

17. Attend this Menorah Lighting at the Hanukkah Celebration at South Shore Plaza (Braintree)

18. Showplace Puppet Theater presents Fox Fables (Brookline)

19. See how the Muppets’ meteoric rise to fame and fortune began when The Muppet Movie returns to the big screen (Brookline)

20. Celebrate Hanukkah by rocking out with Vanessa Trien (Cambridge, Newton)

21. Make Holiday Ornaments and Create Winter Art, then take a guided nature hike to visit a vernal pool, pine grove, and brook (Canton)

22. The Christmas Festival of Lights continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

23. Kids are invited to this free Gift Giving and Making Festival for Children and Families (Charlestown)

24. 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)

25. Build a Gingerbread House to take home (Dorchester)

26. The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

27. It’s time for The Muppet Christmas Carol (Natick)

28. Come to the Boston Ballet School’s free Nutcracker Story Hour afternoon of activities (Newton)

29. Take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of the Durant-Kenrick House, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa (Newton)

30. Explore the splendor of twinkling winter gardens to mark this season of light-based holiday celebrations during Illumination Nights (North Andover)

31. Dress warmly, be ready to carol, and enjoy warm tamales, hot chocolate, and other Mexican treats at Posada Navideña, a traditional reenactment of Joseph and Mary seeking shelter (Roslindale)

32. Using colorful papers, glittery candy stickers, and delicate doilies, decorate a giant gingerbread house that will be up in MakerSpace all week long and create a smaller version to take home (North Easton)

33. ZooLights continues at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

Featured photo by Mira Bozhko on Unsplash