Weekend Holiday Fun

faneuil-hall-candy-land.jpgI imagine that I'd be hard pressed to find parents in Boston who don't already know about Boston Central. In fact, Boston Central is one reason I didn't bother implementing an exhaustive calendar function when I launched Boston Mamas in 2006 (why reinvent the wheel, you know?). Boston Central and I recently teamed up as site partners (you can check out daily event listings right here via the BC widget down in the left sidebar), and in advance of the holidays, I'm thrilled that Stacey Sao of Boston Central will share a couple of guests posts with some of her favorite activity picks for the weekend. Check out Stacey's roundup of family holiday fun for this weekend:
From Stacey Sao:

Amid all the hustle and bustle, this is a really great weekend to get out and have some fun with the family. That's right -- just put all holiday stress aside and enjoy things like a kid again. For example:

Get your game on at the annual Candy Land Tournament at Faneuil Hall -- families can participate in this colorful classic game together along with a kids' buffet, face painting, and children's craft area. For some outdoor fun, bundle everyone up and go enjoy the Skating Rink Opening at The Charles Hotel.

Enjoy the sounds of the season at the annual Ben Rudnick and Friend Holiday Extravaganza. Or, perhaps you can start a wonderful new tradition and experience a Boston Pops Holiday Pops Kids Matinee.

Families who donate a new or gently used winter coat, hat, or pair of gloves can see the Kidtoons' Curious George - A Very Monkey Christmas movie at a Showcase Cinema near you. And for the older set, the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life will be playing on the big screen at the Brattle Theatre.

Also this weekend, The National Heritage Museum hosts their annual Holiday Train Weekend -- a magical display that will bring smiles to all ages.

Whatever you do, just let go and be a kid again -- and just have some fun!

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Image credit: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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