Weekend Roundup

Happy December everyone! There is SO MUCH going on this month! In addition to this crazy roundup of 41 event ideas for the weekend (!), be sure to check out our roundups on Santa Sightings and Holiday Craft Fairs!

1. Enjoy Ornament Making with the Elves at Artbeat (Arlington)

2. The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

3. Visit The Enchanted Village and ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

4. Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-designed skating path (Boston)

5. It’s time for Holly-Day on the Harbor, featuring a kids’ music performance by Little Groove, face painting, arts, crafts, snacks, and more (Boston)

6. Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity opens (Boston)

7. Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more (Boston)

8. See this annual puppet performance of The Velveteen Rabbit (Boston)

9. It’s time for the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour and tree lightings throughout the city (Boston)

10. Take in Handel’s Messiah (Boston)

11. Celebrate all things Grinch with a special How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime (Boston)

12. Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

13. Skate with your socks in an alpine village and catch a special presentation of SEUSSICAL at the Boston Children’s 14. Museum’s Snowmazing Spectacular! (Boston)

15. Go visit Santa in the City (Boston)

16. 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)

17. Wake Up with Santa kicks off the official start of the holiday season as Santa enjoys crafts, activities, snacks, refreshments, and photos with children (Braintree)

18. Gather the family to enjoy some of the area’s best jazz and classical musicians when they perform for WGBH’s cameras at Boston Holiday! Celebrating with Music (Brighton)

19. Learn to paint with acrylics on canvas at Kids Paint! (Brockton)

20. The Tanglewood Marionettes present Cinderella (Brookline)

21. Catch Muppets from Space on a big screen (Brookline)

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

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

24. Chase down the history of the gingerbread man and his ancestors, then view the magical gingerbread houses and creations of Greater Boston’s finest bakeries and caterers (Chestnut Hill)

25. 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)

26. Santa makes an appearance at Verrill Farm (Concord)

27. Rivers and Roads hosts a Holiday Festival with Christmas trees, hot cider, an art show, kids’ activities, Nutcracker storytime, dance, and crafts (Essex)

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

29. Tour the Tree Jubilee at Marini Farm (Ipswich)

30. Latin Grammy Award winner Mister G performs (Natick)

31. A Museum tradition, the Kids’ Holiday Shop and Elves’ Workshop provides children with a safe, fun way for children to holiday shop independently for their loved ones (North Easton)

32. Join Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the herd to play their favorite Reindeer Games (North Easton)

33. Holidays on the Green returns to The Pinehills with horse drawn carriage rides, ornament making, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, a petting zoo, tree lighting, and more (Plymouth)

34. Join the Bay State State Model Railroad Museum for its annual holiday celebration, including visits with Santa (Roslindale)

35. 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)

36. ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

37. 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)

38. Kids’ Fun Stop offers a monthly playtime for families with children on the autism spectrum (West Roxbury)

39. Experience the magic of the season at the EcoTarium’s annual holiday program, A Christmas Journey--enjoy a classic holiday tale, journey to the North Pole in the planetarium, sip cocoa, and eat cookies, plus visit with Santa (Worcester)

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

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

Featured photo by Rachael Gorjestani on Unsplash