Weekend Roundup

Friends, what a crazy week it's been...I don't know about you but I am excited for the weekend! And on that, here are 31 event ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration. Also, I'm partnering with a group of lovely lady bloggers for an amazing Instagram giveaway ($800 worth of gift cards -- $250 Sephora, $250 Nordstram, $300 VISA) so be sure to hop on over and enter to win!

1. Make Thanksgiving Candles for the holiday table at ARTbeat (Arlington)

2. The Enchanted Village opens for the season (Avon)

3. Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

4. Head over to this Food Truck Festival and Craft Fair (Bedford)

5. Sing along with Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys (Brookline)

6. Come to a magical Story Time with Drag Kings and Drag Queens as some of Boston’s beloved drag performers read from their favorite children’s books (Boston)

7. The Guild of Boston Artists offer two free Children’s Art Discovery Classes (Boston)

8. Say goodbye at Okie the Gorilla’s Going Away Party (Boston)

9. Attend this special storytime with author Kathy Brodsky (Boston)

10. Go visit Santa in the City (Boston)

11. It’s time for an MFA Playdate - this month, explore the theme of “Shaping the World” (Boston)

12. Take the Train to Christmas Town on Cape Cod Central Railroad (Buzzards Bay)

13. The Christmas Festival of Lights at continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

14. Listen, learn, and lift those voices in a rousing chorus at the Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing (Charlestown)

15. Rock out when Bed Rudnick & Friends perform bluegrass, country, rock, and more (Dedham)

16. Join Boston Cares for fun, service, and hands-on community-building projects (Dorchester)

17. The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

18. The Music Man comes to town (Jamaica Plain)

19. Paradise City Arts Festival returns, bringing together 175 American artists and master craft makers for a juried fair (Marlborough)

20. Watch the Harlem Rockets comedy basketball team for a night of zany basketball (Melrose)

21. Josh and the Jamtones stage their Thanksgiving Concert: Pasta and Pilgrims (Newton)

22. Meet local women scientists and engineers at STEMsational Superstars (Norwell)

23. America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration begins (Plymouth)

24. Support more than 80 local and regional crafters and vendors at this Holiday Shopping Expo (Quincy)

25. Celebrate Shabbat with a Tot Shabbat Hop, including music, games, and crafts (Sharon)

26. Contribute to the East Somerville Clothing Drive to benefit Second Chances (Somerville)

27. Go for a Big Woods Hike (Topsfield)

28. Check out the Aleppo Shriners Feztival of Trees (Wilmington)

29. Visit the largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country (Wilmington)

30. Stop by one of several local malls this weekend for a visit with Caring Santa in a sensory-friendly environment (Various Locations)

31. Santa visits with kids at malls around the area (Various Locations)

Featured photo by Darren Bockman on Unsplash