Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re having a great weekend. I still have a huge smile on my face after the fun and hilarity that was my 25-year high school reunion last night! I have a busy week coming up so I’ll drop the Weekly Blueprint now. Also, don’t forget to check out this fantastic roundup of holiday craft fairs.


November 28: Attend the Copley Square Tree Lighting and enjoy live music, decorate cookies, partake in holiday treats, and visit with Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman (Boston)

November 28: Take a trip down memory lane at this Musical Memories Sing-a-Long with kitchen table songs from past generations (Boston)

November 28-December 24: Stroll through the Enchanted Village (Avon)

November 28-January 1: Blink! is a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show with over 350,000 LED lights choreographed to music (Boston)

November 28-January 1: Tour the Festival of Lights at Edaville (Carver)

November 28-January 1: ZooLights continues with its winter wonderland of twinkling tree-lined paths (Stoneham)

November 28-January 2: Take in 38 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by children’s literature at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)


November 29: On Try-It-Out Tuesday, the Discovery Museums asks visitors to test materials and methods for new program ideas (Acton)

November 29-December 2: Create Wearable Art with hands-on STEAM activities (North Easton)


November 30-December 2: Snowmazing! begins at the Boston Children’s Museum with sock skating, music, games, and elving (Boston)

November 30-December 3: Visit the Happy Hosta PopUp Shop at the Haskell Public Gardens (New Bedford)

November 30-December 4: The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees continues (Wellesley)

November 30-December 31: Holiday Pops returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston)

November 30-January 8: Marvel at over fifteen miles of lights, trees, nature-inspired decorations, lush conservatories, children’s scavenger hunts, and more at Winter ReImagined (Boylston)


December 1: Enjoy the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and Boston Common Tree Lighting (Boston)

December 1: Sing songs and sip hot cocoa at Newton’s Holiday Lighting (Newton)

December 1-4: Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker celebrates another holiday season (Boston)

December 1-4: Stop by the Brookline Arts Center Artist Marketplace (Brookline)

December 1-4: Puppet Showplace Theater presents The Velveteen Rabbit (Brookline)

December 1-9: The ICA celebrates ten years in Boston with ten days of activities, performances, art-making, and reduced admission (Boston)


December 2: It’s First Friday Night Free! plus a chance to Meet the Scientists! and ask them anything at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

December 2: Coffee, hot cocoa, carolers, and Santa join together to make the North End Tree Event sweet (Boston)

December 2: Shop local at this Holiday Stroll (Medfield)

December 2: Make cookies and crafts at Smolak Farms (North Andover)

December 2-3: It’s time for the annual Melrose Home for the Holidays event (Melrose)

December 2-4: Take in a performance of José Mateo’s The Nutcracker (Boston)

December 2-4: Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opens (Boston)

December 2-4: Check out the SoWa Winter Festival (Boston)

December 2-4: Visit CraftBoston Holiday and buy holiday presents from local artisans and crafters (Boston)

December 2-4: Explore The Umbrella Winter Market (Concord)

December 2-4: Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas with room decorations inspired by that classic song, live music, cookies, and mulled cider (Ipswich)

December 2-4: Purchase unique gifts at the ArtSpace Annual Holiday Sale (Maynard)

December 2-4: Construct 17th century Native American village and English settler homestead dioramas (Newton)

December 2-4: Gardens Aglow transforms 100 acres into a twinkling wonderland with family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, live performances, Santa Claus visits, model trains, and baby animals (Sandwich)

December 2-4: More than 200 singers, dancers, and performers present the Teddy Bears’ Nutcracker, a Living Nativity, Santa’s Workshop, children’s singalong, and more at ChristmasTime, a family Yuletide spectacular (Waltham)

December 2-31: Boston Winter transforms Boston City Hall Plaza -- ice skate, sip wine at Vinopolis, stop by Santa’s house, help light the pedal-powered tree and menorah, enjoy the Chocolate Story,  and shop the Holiday Market, including an Etsy Artists of Boston Holiday Chalet plus 40 other artisan and craft vendors (Boston)