Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend. I'm finally feeling in the holiday spirit, having closed out a bunch of projects last week and enjoyed two wonderful holiday parties last night! Now, let's get on to the Weekly Blueprint! And if you need help with menu planning this week, check out this post on 12 go-to (culinary freak out inducing) holiday recipes!


December 19-23: Stroll through the Enchanted Village (Avon)

December 19-23: Check out the work of 36 sculptural and functional clay artists at the annual Feet of Clay Holiday Show and Sale (Brookline)

December 19-23: At the Bass Pro Shops’ Santa's Wonderland, not only are the photos with Santa free, the crafts and games are as well (Foxborough)

December 19-December 31: Cast a vote and tour the creations of Boston’s landscape and architectural  talent at the Gingerbread House Design Competition (Boston)

December 19-31: Boston Winter transforms Boston City Hall Plaza -- 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)

December 19-31: Go sock skating with elves in an alpine village at Snowmazing! (Boston)

December 19-January 1: Experience the Polar Express in 4D (Avon)

December 19-January 1: Blink! is a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show with over 350,000 LED lights choreographed to music (Boston)

December 19-January 1: Tour the Festival of Lights at Edaville (Carver)

December 19-January 1: ZooLights continues with its winter wonderland of twinkling tree-lined paths (Stoneham)

December 19-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)


December 20: Create a homemade snow globe (Acton)

December 20: Use recycled materials to design snowflakes (Boston)

December 20-23: Craft handmade holiday decorations (North Easton)

December 20-24: It’s time for the Boston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops (Boston)

December 20-24: Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker celebrates another holiday season (Boston)


December 21: Create Solstice ‘Scapes using crayon resist (Acton)

December 21: Take a Christmas Celtic Sojourn (Boston)

December 21: Make a gingerbread house (Boston)

December 21: Put on pajamas for this viewing of The Polar Express, complete with cocoa, cookies, and a seasonal craft to take home (Boston)

December 21: Enjoy the Puppet Playtime Holiday Sing-Along (Brookline)

December 21: Honor the Winter Solstice with fire, drums, a sing-a-long and light refreshments at the Old Manse (Concord)

December 21: Bring a Winter Solstice Picnic dinner to enjoy fireside, along with hot drinks, snacks, and star gazing on the shortest night of the year (Hingham)

December 21: Light up the night with a candlelit Solstice Stroll, gather around the solstice stones, catch a dance performance, warm up by the fire, and enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores (North Andover)

December 21: The 12th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless takes place, featuring more than 20 performers to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (Somerville)

December 21: Celebrate Winter Solstice with a night hike, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and s’mores (Walpole)

December 21: Enjoy traditional Celtic and holiday music by The Moody Street String Band (Waltham)

December 21: Roast marshmallows and make s’mores over a Solstice Bonfire (Windsor)

December 21-22: James and the Giant Peach continues at American Repertory Theater (Cambridge)

December 21-22: Board the Edaville Express and help Mrs. Claus and the elves search for Santa while enjoying chocolate milk, eggnog, cookies, and more than 12 million twinkle lights (Carver)

December 21-23: The Boston Children’s Theatre performs A Charlie Brown Christmas (Boston)

December 21-23: Marvel at over fifteen miles of lights, trees, nature-inspired decorations, lush conservatories, children’s scavenger hunts, and more at Winter ReImagined (Boylston)

December 21-23: It’s time for The Christmas Revels: An Acadian-Cajun Celebration of the Winter Solstice (Cambridge)

December 21-23: 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)

December 21-24: Support local artists and crafters at the Harvard Square Holiday Fairs (Cambridge)


December 22: Make handcrafted, unique wrapping paper at this winter workshop (Acton)

December 22: Enjoy an evening of cookie decorating and Rugrats holiday episodes (Boston)

December 22-24: The Urban Nutcracker continues (Boston)

December 22-24: Puppet Showplace Theater performs Peter and the Wolf (Brookline)


December 23: Bring blankets and pajamas to curl up with Cocoa and Winter Movies (Boston)

December 23: Babies are welcome at the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Box Office Babies screenings (Brookline)

December 23-January 1: Disney on Ice Dare to Dream opens (Boston)