Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m just popping in quickly to share the Weekend Roundup before I head offline again with the family (the girls and I are going to The Nutcracker today!). Enjoy this roundup of 32 events, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. It’s Duplos™ and LEGOs™ galore all weekend at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

2. Build a bird feeder to help feathered friends through the cold winter (Acton)

3. Join in this Sing-a-Long showing of Mary Poppins (Arlington)

4. Stroll through an Enchanted Village (Avon)

5. Boston Children’s Theatre presents A Charlie Brown Christmas (Beverly)

6. Relive Harry’s introduction to the wizarding world with coloring and trivia (Boston)

7. Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker opens for the holiday season (Boston)

8. Parents enjoy free admission with their children at this month’s ICA Play Date, Reimagining Our World (Boston)

9. Visit the new “Make Way for Ducklings” exhibit at the MFA (Boston)

10. Celebrate World Anteater Day at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

11. Blink! is a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show with over 350,000 LED lights choreographed to music (Boston)

12. It’s the opening weekend of José Mateo’s The Nutcracker (Boston)

13. Follow a young girl’s magical journey when she decides to break the rules and have Lollipops for Breakfast at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

14. Take in a morning showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Brookline)

15. Decorate the trees with bow ties and ornaments, and then stick around for live music, Santa, and the Lighting of the Harvard Square Holiday Trees (Cambridge)

16. Matchless and The Happy Prince pairs Gregory Maguire’s take on The Little Match Girl with Oscar Wilde’s beautiful tale in a magical puppet performance (Cambridge)

17. Edaville’s Festival of Lights winter wonderland continues (Carver)

18. Take in 38 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes that have been decorated with original ornaments inspired by children’s literature at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)

19. Enjoy carolers, holiday crafts, and food, then choose your tree and meet Santa in a relaxed atmosphere at the Smolak Farms Tree Lighting (North Andover)

20. Thanksgiving Fun continues with hands-on STEAM activities (North Easton)

21. The Roslindale Village Tree Lighting & Small Business Saturday offers live performances, ornament art projects, a rein-dog competition, hot cocoa, and of course, Santa, who arrives upon the Ladder 16 fire truck (Roslindale)

22. Gardens Aglow transforms 100 acres into a twinkling wonderland with holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, live performances, Santa Claus visits, model trains, and baby animals (Sandwich)

23. Stock up on stocking stuffers and holiday gifts at the 25th Annual Somerville High School Craft Fair (Somerville)

24. It’s time for the Somerville Local First Holiday Marketplace (Somerville)

25. ZooLights continues with its winter wonderland of twinkling tree-lined paths -- this weekend includes a special Star Wars night (Stoneham)

26. Enjoy brunch with Santa (Sturbridge)

27. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees begins this weekend (Wellesley)

28. Join more than 80 local performers for Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Weston)

29. The crafters are back at the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire (Wilmington)

30. Check out Meet the Maker: Small Business Saturday (Worcester)

31. Enjoy a free screening of the new event film from Illumination, Sing (various AMC Theatres)

32. Donate to local food pantries and enjoy free admission to a classic holiday film (Various Showplace Cinema locations)