Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! It has been such a deliciously relaxed one here and I'm going to get right back to relaxation after dropping this Weekly Blueprint. Enjoy!

Monday

December 18: Celebrate peace and harmony with a Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk (Boston)

December 18: Math + Art = Fun at the library (Boston)

December 18-December 24: Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

December 18-December 24: The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

December 18-December 31: Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

December 18-December 31: ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

December 18-January 1: The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

December 18-January 1: Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

December 18-January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

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

December 18-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 18-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 18-January 14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

December 18-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 19: Trim a Tree for the Birds (Acton)

December 19: Head to this Hamilton Trivia Night (Arlington)

December 19: Get creative at the Kids’ Art Club and create masterpieces for the library to showcase (Dorchester)

December 19: Enjoy a special screening of It’s a Wonderful Life (Natick)

December 19: Join the Mayor and City staff for an Annual Menorah Lighting (Somerville)

Wednesday

December 20: Look for signs of winter and do a bit of nature journaling (Acton)

December 20: Decorate sugar and gingerbread cookies (Dorchester)

December 20: Mark the arrival of winter with snowy day songs performed by Sarah Gardner (Jamaica Plain)

Thursday

December 21: Celebrate the Winter Solstice by painting winter landscapes--use cray-pas and watercolors to play with the resist technique and create unique works of art (Acton)

December 21: Light up the night with a Winter Solstice Stroll and Celebration, including a candelit walk through the woods and presented passages from the story The Shortest Day (Andover, North Andover)

December 21: Light an outdoor tree, sing carols, sip cider, and enjoy the bonfire on the back lawn at the Old Manse Solstice Celebration (Concord)

December 21: Take a wintry walk along the trails by candlelight, then warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and s’mores during the annual Fruitlands Solstice Stroll (Harvard)

December 21: Welcome the return of the sun and brighten the darkest day of the year at Solstice Illumination with a fire dance performance, music, s’mores around the campfire, and hot cocoa (Milton)

Friday

December 22: Test the insulating properties of feathers, fur, fat, and fleece, and see how leaves and dirt provide insulation for nests and burrows, then, design and build a winter home fit for a feathered or furry friend (Acton)

December 22: Enjoy Story Time with the Boston Ballet (Boston)

December 22: Use a variety of craft kits and beads to make lovely Last Minute Gifts (Boston)

December 22: Check out this screening of Elf (Boston)

December 22: Make Yarn Art by learning and practicing finger knitting (Boston)

Featured photo by OSCAR AGUILAR on Unsplash