34 Fun Weekend Picks

massart-Criscione_Perc.jpgHappy Friday everyone! December is tomorrow, can you believe it? I can't quite gear myself up to decorate immediately after Thanksgiving, but December 1 officially feels festive to me. Laurel, Violet, and I are having a girls day tomorrow and I'm getting excited (Laurel is out of her mind excited...) to hang stockings, decorate a little, build gingerbread houses, and perhaps do a little shopping to support local businesses. Yay! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. There's lots to do in and around town; here are 34 picks (my biggest roundup ever, I think!) for your consideration:
1. Rock out with Steve. (Acton + Newton)

2. Shop and stroll local. (Arlington)

3. A dance spectacular. (Arlington)

4. Picture this. (Boston)

5. The Messiah. (Boston)

6. Burn off holiday cookies at this Pilates bootcamp. (Boston)

7. A party for Kiki. (Boston)

8. Fine student art for sale, part 1. (Boston)

9. Fine student art for sale, part 2. (Boston)

10. Christmas on the Common. (Bridgewater)

11. Rock out with Ben and friends. (Brookline)

12. The Nutcracker. (Cambridge)

13. A cultural bazaar. (Cambridge)

14. Fine arts and crafts. (Cambridge)

15. Abridged Nutcracker. (Concord)

16. Santa at the farm. (Concord)

17. Hanukkah festivities. (Concord)

18. A community holiday festival. (Essex)

19. A winter festival. (Ipswich)

20. A handmade holiday fair. (Jamaica Plain)

21. A nature-inspired open house. (Marshfield)

22. A festival of trees. (Methuen)

23. A traditional Christmas stroll. (Nantucket)

24. A community sing-a-long and holiday stroll. (Newton)

25. A philanthropic craft fair. (Northampton)

26. An open house for train enthusiasts. (Roslindale)

27. Open studios. (Somerville)

28. Community holiday pops. (Waltham)

29. Holiday happenings. (Wellesley)

30. Another festival of trees. (Wellesley)

31. Handbells and song. (Weston)

32. Harvest your Christmas tree. (Weston)

33. Mega arts and crafts fair. (Worcester)

34. Free museum day for Bank of America customers. (Multiple locations)

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