Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are having a great week! I spent the last couple of days with 13,000 of my new best friends at the Massachusetts Conference for Women so I am a tad tuckered, but looking forward to some weekend fun! On that note, check out this fabulous roundup of 35 event ideas for the weekend, and also these back posts on Santa sightingsholiday craft fairs, and cultural/arts events.

1. Make a mess with Foamy Fun (Acton)

2. Craft holiday candles to create festive cheer at Artbeat (Arlington)

3. Attend this performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas (Arlington)

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

5. Ride The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

6. Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

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

8. The Franklin Park Zoo hosts Santa Saturdays (Boston)

9. 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)

10. Kids in The KITCHEN comes to the Boston Public Market (Boston)

11. Attend a Swedish Yuletide celebration (Boston)

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

13. Visit Santa in the City (Boston)

14. 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)

15. Showplace Puppet Theater presents Punschi: The Adventures of Kasper (Brookline)

16. Enjoy this free Holiday on Ice performance filled with professional skaters, percussive Polynesian rhythms, Bollywood beats, and Latin American sounds (Cambridge)

17. Explore the amazing ways that animals have evolved to run fast as sprinters or slow long-distance runners (Cambridge)

18. Watch Arthur Christmas for free on a big screen (Canton)

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

20. 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)

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

22. Second Saturdays are free when the Cape Ann Museum invites families to delve into the region’s art, history, and culture with fun, hands-on activities (Gloucester)

23 Holidays in Halifax is an outdoor festival featuring bouncy houses, dancing, hayrides, ice sculptures, live music, cocoa, treats, Santa, and more (Halifax)

24. Check out Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Boston AnimeFest (Hanover)

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

26. The Newton Family Singers Celebrate the Music of Bob Marley (Newton)

27. Explore the splendor of twinkling winter gardens to mark this season of light-based holiday celebrations during Illumination Nights (North Andover)

28. Drop in to The Children’s Museum in Easton during Winter Workshop: The Mitten to craft a stamped clay mitten, just Nicki drops in the classical Ukranian tale by Jan Brett (North Easton)

29. Create a craft and Celebrate Chanukah with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys (North Easton)

30. Celebrate the holidays at Heifer Farm, meet the animals, take a photo with Santa and his goat, go for a hayride, sip cocoa and cider, roast chestnuts, decorate gingerbread cookies, craft, and more (Rutland)

31. Take in this performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Stoneham)

32. ZooLights continues at the Stone Zoo and it’s time for Intergalactic Night there as well (Stoneham)

33. Check out the Union Square Holiday Pop-Up Market (Somerville)

34. 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)

35. Decorate ornaments, make holiday gifts with stamps from around the world, play games, and relax (Weston)

Featured photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash