31 Cool Things To Do In December (In Boston + Beyond!)

Here we go, you guys -- we're heading into the last month of 2017. If you're looking for interesting things to do, check out this curated roundup of ideas -- one idea for every day of December!

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 2: Skate with your socks in an alpine village and catch a special presentation of SEUSSICAL at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing Spectacular! (Boston)

December 3: 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)

December 4: Bring along your fuzziest slippers and warm up with friends, glowing candles, sufganiyot, latkes, and stories that shed light on determination and dedication at Hanukkah Happens! (Newton)

December 5: Create suspended sculptures, motion masterpieces, and kinetic creations at Tinker Tuesdays: Inventions in Motion (Acton)

December 6: Visit the Concord Museum’s Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, which features more than 30 fanciful trees adorned with original ornaments inspired by classic and contemporary literary favorites (Concord)

December 7: Hear the tale of The Gingerbread Man, then design, bake, and decorate one to take home (Lincoln)

December 8: Raid the library’s craft close for a STEAM Crafternoon (Boston)

December 9: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

December 10: Create a craft and Celebrate Chanukah with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys (North Easton)

December 11: Head out to this screening of White Christmas (Natick)

December 12: 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)

December 13: Take a Stroller Tour focused on African Masks and Masquerades (Wellesley)

December 14: Monthly Mini-Hacks at Cambridge Innovation Center foster creative problem-solving in a non-competitive brainstorming session facilitated by local entrepreneurs (Cambridge)

December 15: The Cultural Survival Bazaar features works by indigenous artists and offers cultural performances, live music from around the world, Native American storytelling, cultural presentations, and craft-making demonstrations (Boston)

December 16: Come to the Boston Ballet School’s free Nutcracker Story Hour afternoon of free activities (Newton)

December 17: It’s time for a Winter Wonderland MFA Playdate (Boston)

December 18: Celebrate peace and harmony with a Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk (Boston)

December 19: Enjoy a special screening of It’s a Wonderful Life (Natick)

December 20: Decorate sugar and gingerbread cookies (Boston)

December 21: Welcome the return of the sun and brighten the darkest day of the year at Solstice Illumination with a fire dance performance, music, s’mores around the campfire, and hot cocoa (Milton)

December 22: Boston Winter returns to town for its second season with skating, shopping, and more (Boston)

December 23: Ride the Polar Express 4D Ride (Avon)

December 24:  Kids craft holiday presents at this Gift Making Workshop (Arlington)

December 25: Visit the LaSalette Shrine Lights (Attleborough)

December 26: Vacation week activities at the MFA include artmaking and more (Boston)

December 27: Listen to stories and sing stories at Family Story Time (Boston)

December 28: Make and Take a Craft (Boston)

December 29: It’s a Pizza Readathon--spend the day reading and celebrating books with crafts and prizes (Boston)

December 30: Feel the magic of the night, the chill on your cheeks, and sip hot cocoa while exploring garden paths illuminated by hundreds of lights during this Garden De-Light Evening Stroll (Canton)

December 31: Ring in the New Year with First Night Boston (Boston)

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