Weekly Blueprint

Oh my goodness you guys, what a relaxing holiday weekend! I was so very much in need of down time and enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you had a wonderful break! Now, on to the week. If you're looking for something to do, enjoy this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


November 27: Build skill at the Children’s Chess Club (Roslindale)

November 27-December 10: The Mass Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees returns with more than 75 themed and spectacularly decorated trees, plus a new Snow Village, featuring model trains that wind through holiday villages (Wellesley)

November 27-December 24: Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

November 27-December 24: The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

November 27-December 24: Santa visits with kids at malls around the area (Various Locations)

November 27-December 31: Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

November 27-December 31: ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

November 27-January 1: The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

November 27-January 1: Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

November 27-January 1: The Christmas Festival of Lights at continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

November 27-January 2: The Concord Museum’s Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature returns with more than 30 fanciful trees adorned with original ornaments inspired by classic and contemporary literary favorites (Concord)

November 24-January 7: Winter ReImagined provides a dazzling display with fifteen miles of lights, decorated trees, fire pits, thousands of handcrafted ornaments, as well as children’s activities, live music, and more (Boylston)

November 24-January 14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more (Boston)


November 28: Create a one-of-a-kind LED lantern, then Light Up Fairyborough during a special procession (Acton)

November 28: Build-a-Brush using different materials to see what kinds of lines and shapes they will create (Acton)

November 28: Join the Faneuil Hall tree lighting, for live music, fun activities, and more (Boston)

November 28-December 10: Elf: The Musical opens (Boston)


November 29: Take a free yoga class for kids (Charlestown)

November 29: Explore the outdoors and investigate the change in seasons during this Parents and Tots Nature Walk (Norwell)

November 29-January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)


November 30: The Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and Tree Lighting returns with a free figure skating show (Boston)

November 30: Join Ben Haskell for a retrospective of Stellwagen Bank, New England’s only national marine sanctuary (Boston)

November 30: Enjoy songs and books en español during Juntos Leemos Story Time (Boston)

November 30: It’s Nature Time at the Trailside Museum with stories, games, crafts, walks, and animal visitors (Milton)

November 30: Amazing Me! invites preschoolers to explore their senses and all the cool jobs their bodies do (North Easton)

November 30: Get book recommendations for kids from a librarian and a book reviewer when they reveal their picks for the Best Books of 2017 for Children (Norwell)


December 1: First Friday Nights are Free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

December 1: Kick off the holiday season in style and shop local while exploring the festively decorated streets of Boston’s Little Italy during the North End Holiday Shop + Stroll (Boston)

December 1: The Lexington Symphony presents Holiday POPS!, including an afternoon performance especially for kids (Lexington)

December 1: Make wax candles and decorations to take home, meet a beekeeper to learn why bees make wax, and find out all the ways it has been used throughout history (Lincoln)

December 1-3: It’s time for the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour and tree lightings throughout the city (Boston)

December 1-3: Take in Handel’s Messiah (Boston)

December 1-3: Head to Gardens Aglow, twelve miles of holiday lights that transform 100 acres of gardens and woodlands into a twinkling wonderland where visitors can meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, roast marshmallows, listen to live music, and cuddle baby animals (Sandwich)

December 1-3, 8-9: Tour the Tree Jubilee at Marini Farm (Ipswich)

December 1-10: Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity opens (Boston)

Featured photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash