Weekly Blueprint

Hello, hello everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! We just returned from our first ski adventure of the season and I'll be sharing more about that soon (and OMG am I happily tuckered!), but first, let's get to the Weekly Blueprint! Enjoy!


December 4: Discover the small mammals, salamanders, hawks, and owls who make their home among the tall trees at Habitat’s Going to the Pines program (Belmont)

December 4: Middle schoolers discuss a book, then create content based on the group’s reactions during BookShop, where book club meets tech workshop (Cambridge)

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 4-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)

December 4-December 24: Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

December 4-December 24: The Bass Pro Shops once again offer a free photo with Santa, games, crafts, and more at Santa’s Wonderland (Foxborough)

December 4-December 31: Lace up those skates to enjoy the area’s first custom-design skating path (Boston)

December 4-December 31: ZooLights begins at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

December 4-January 1: The LaSalette Shrine Lights are on for the season (Attleborough)

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

December 4-January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

December 4-January 1: The Christmas Festival of Lights at continues with more than 18 million lights (Carver)

December 4-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 4-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 4-January 14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

December 4-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 5: Create suspended sculptures, motion masterpieces, and kinetic creations at Tinker Tuesdays: Inventions in Motion (Acton)

December 5: It’s time for the Discovery Museums’ Especially for Me! Sensory-Friendly Afternoon (Acton)

December 5: Get creative at the Kids’ Art Club and create masterpieces for the library to showcase (Dorchester)

December 5: Move and groove at this Baby/Toddler Dance Party (Jamaica Plain)


December 6: Sing along with five little ducks and a hippopotamus as the story of the Stinky Cheese Man comes alive during this Shadow Puppet Show (Boston)

December 6: Read, sing songs, and enjoy circle time activities during Story Time at Imagine (Cambridge)

December 6: Join Doria Hughes for story hour at Porter Square Books (Cambridge)

December 6: Create three-dimensional art with novel materials (Boston)

December 6: Use wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA planks and Bristle blocks to take on an Afterschool Building Challenge (Boston)


December 7: Charles Street shuts down and transforms into a winter wonderland with live music, carriage rides, and more for the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting (Boston)

December 7: The Teen Anime Club meets to watch current favorites and classic titles together (Hyde Park)

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

December 7: Kick off the holiday season with songs, hot cocoa, egg nog, and fun when Stacey Peasley Band performs holiday favorites at the Newton Holiday Lighting Ceremony (Newton)

December 7: The Nutcracker visits Legoland (Somerville)

December 7-December 24: Attend this performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas (Arlington)


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

December 8: The New England Conservatory performs Holiday Music for kids (Boston)

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

December 8-10: Attend Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity (Boston)

Featured photo by Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash