21 Fun Weekend Picks

nodak-mama-book-wreath.jpgHappy Friday everyone -- yay for the upcoming weekend! Before I launch into the event roundup, I wanted to encourage you all to check out the posts Asha and I have been writing for Minimalist Holidays -- there are so many great ideas for shifting your perspective and practice to make the holidays simpler and thereby more fun and manageable! For example, Asha has shared wonderful and useful ideas on how to shorten your gift list and to-do list, and focus on easy holiday rituals. And this weekend, Laurel and I will be working on easy kid crafted and DIY food gifts, and I will most certainly be rocking the crockpot. Happy reading, and enjoy this roundup of 21 events for the weekend:

1. Ben's holiday extravaganza. (Arlington)

2. A bazaar bizarre. (Boston)

3. Nutcracker at Faneuil Hall. (Boston)

4. Critter day. (Boston)

5. A family style fine dining Christmas celebration. (Boston)

6. A choral holiday. (Boston)

7. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn returns. (Boston)

8. Last weekend of The Velveteen Rabbit. (Boston)

9. A family Chanukah party. (Brookline)

10. Alastair's holiday extravaganza. (Brookline)

11. Hansel and Gretel kicks off. (Cambridge)

12. A holly fair. (Cambridge)

13. A cultural survival bazaar. (Cambridge)

14. A trunk show to benefit women in South Africa and India. (Cambridge)

15. Holiday on ice. (Cambridge)

16. Winter solstice celebrations. (Concord)

17. Welcome, Globe Santa. (Concord)

18. Winter backyard birding. (Mattapan)

19. Musical and visual celebrations. (Newton Centre)

20. A winter solstice lantern walk. (Topsfield)

21. A family holiday pops. (Weston)

Image credit: Vintage book wreath by NodakMama via Etsy