31 Cool Things To Do In December

Here we go, you guys -- we're heading into the last month of 2018! 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: Paint, collage, stamp, sew, and do paper and woodcutting to craft holiday cards at The Makery (Brookline)

December 2: The Boston Common hosts its Annual Menorah Lighting with live music, warm drinks, and Chanukah treats (Boston)

December 3: Stop by the 25th Annual Festival of Trees (Methuen)

December 4: Celebrate the winter season with thousands of lights and enchanting landscapes, plus enjoy s’mores and seasonal drinks at Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Night Lights (Boylston)

December 5: Admire 30 fanciful trees and wreaths decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)

December 6: Marvel at the engineering of our railroads at this All Aboard! Trains exhibit (Boston)

December 7: Blink! features thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to music (Boston)

December 8: The Festival of Trees and Snow Village features decorated trees, model trains in holiday villages, Santa visits, horse-drawn carriage rides, and music (Wellesley)

December 9: The gardens at Naumkeag and Stevens-Coolidge Place sparkle with thousands of shimmering lights, plus weekend performances and activities during Winterlights (Stockbridge and North Andover)

December 10: Feel the holiday spirit at Zoolights, where you’ll meet reindeer up close, walk along paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, and pose for photos with Jolly Old St. Nick in Santa’s Castle (Stoneham)

December 11: Visit a beautifully restored holiday display plus take a photo with Santa at The Enchanted Village (Avon)

December 12: Catch The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience at the Museum of Science (Boston)

December 13: Enjoy carolers and hot cocoa during the Moody Street Holiday Stroll (Waltham)

December 14: It’s time for the Harvard Square Holiday Fair (Cambridge)

December 15: Check out free performances all day at Kendall Square Holiday on Ice (Cambridge)

December 16: The South Boston Holiday Market is back (Boston)

December 17: La Salette lights up the December sky with more than 400,000 twinkling lights (Attleboro)

December 18: Music for the Holly Days returns to Gore Place with Celtic and traditional holiday music including Irish jigs, Scottish reels, folk songs, and classic sing-alongs (Waltham)

December 19: Celebrate the Winter Solstice with storytelling, hiking, and a fire performance (Andover)

December 20: Wind down for the day at this Pajama Storytime with Santa (Andover)

December 21: Catch a performance of Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play! (Boston)

December 22: Get last minute gifts at the Boston Public Market Holiday Cr[eat]or Market (Boston)

December 23: Skate with Santa at the Peabody Skating Rink (Peabody)

December 24: Take the Four Centuries of Christmas Tour at The House of the Seven Gables (Salem)

December 25: Stop by this Winter Wonderland Light Display (Florence)

December 26: Get creative during Artlounge’s Open Studio (Arlington)

December 27: Bring mittens, gloves, hats, or scarves for the Mitten Tree (Lowell)

December 28: Get your gratitude on at this Holiday Thank You Card Making workshop (South Hamilton)

December 29: Take an Historic Holiday Stroll along The Freedom Trail (Boston)

December 30: Head outdoors for a leisurely Guided Snowshoe Walk (Boston)

December 31: Check out the New Year festivities at First Night Boston 2019 (Boston)