Winter Vacation Event Mega-Roundup!

Hello friends, I hope you are as excited about the winter break as I am! This is pretty much the one time of year where I truly slow down so I'm dropping this winter vacation mega-roundup and will return here at the end of month! Have a beautiful holiday!


December 23: The Muppet Christmas Carol returns to a big screen (Brookline)

December 23: Do a bit of Holiday Crafting at the Library (Jamaica Plain)

December 23-24: Kids craft holiday presents at this Gift Making Workshop (Arlington)

December 23-24: Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

December 23-24: The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

December 23-31: Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

December 23-31: ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

December 23-January 1: The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

December 23-January 1: Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

December 23-January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

December 23-January 1: The Christmas Festival of Lights at continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

December 23-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)

December 23-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)

December 23-January 7: Go on a New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt (North Andover)

December 23-January 7: Take an It’s Winter! StoryWalk through the Fells (Stoneham)

December 23-January 14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

December 23-January 28: Skate in just your socks in an alpine village and catch a special presentation of SEUSSICAL at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing Spectacular! (Boston)


December 24: Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington hosts a special “Reverse Christmas Pageant,” candle lighting, carol singing, and worship service (Lexington)

December 24: Catch this showing of Home Alone at the Luna Theater (Lowell)

December 24-25: Join the second annual Moon Wok Jewish Christmas Event (Cambridge)


December 25: Have (kosher) Homemade Chinese Food and a Movie (Waltham)

December 25-29: It’s time for the annual Mary Poppins Sing-Along (Arlington)


December 26: The Tanglewood Marionettes performance of The Fairy Circus comes to town (Boston)

December 26: Preschoolers listen to a STEM-themed story, then build with big blocks during Towering Tots (Boston)

December 26: Stop by the Kids’ Art Club to make a masterpiece (Boston)

December 26-30: Have a week of winter fun at the Discovery Museums with sock skating, a Winter Wishing tree, books, everyday engineering, and more (Acton)

December 26-31: Encounter Red Pandas, Birds of the World, Camels, and Mystery Animals, plus craft and take in a few zoorific tales when the Franklin Park Zoo celebrates December School Vacation Week (Boston)

December 26-31: Vacation week activities at the MFA include artmaking and more (Boston)

December 26-31: Discover snow leopards, North American river otters, black bears, and reindeer during the Stone Zoo’s vacation week programming (Stoneham)


December 27: It’s a Children’s Discovery Museum Family Meet-Up with Boston JCC (Acton)

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

December 27-29: Explore Extraordinary Escapades at the ICA, including pop-up afternoon activities and art-making investigations featuring live animal guests, New Year postcard collage-making, pH painting, and more (Boston)


December 28: Make and Take Home a Craft (Boston)

December 28: Join in Baby Rhyme Time with songs, rhymes, rhythms, and dance to encourage family literacy (Boston)

December 28: Participate in this Stylized Snowman Winter Art Workshop (West Roxbury)


December 29: Try tongue twisters, solve silly knock-knock jokes, sing, and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot cocoa at Winter Songfest (Boston)

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

December 29: Move and groove at this Boston Children’s Museum KidsJam Dance Party (Boston)


December 30: Looney Tunes meets live orchestral accompaniment during Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II (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 30: Participate in a Noon Year’s Eve celebration (Dorchester)


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

December 31: Go on a Sculpture Stroll to see 16 unique ice sculptures along Boston’s waterfront (Boston)

December 31: MarketStreet Lynnfield hosts its fourth annual New Year’s Eve Family Block Party (Lynnfield)

December 31: Search the Rocky Woods for an elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures and leave a bell around each one’s neck (Medfield)

December 31: Celebrate Zoo Year’s Eve with a reindeer parade through a twinkling winter wonderland (Stoneham)

Featured photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash