Things To Do This Week In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend! If you’re looking for things to do this week in Boston and beyond, enjoy this roundup of event ideas for Monday through Friday! The first section includes ongoing, recurring events, followed by events on Monday through Friday of this week.

Recurring Events

December 10-27: Stop by the Fatima Shrine’s Annual Festival of Lights, which also includes loads of twinkle lights, candles, and a nativity (Holliston)

December 10-30: 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 10-30: Catch a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (Cambridge)

December 10-30: 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 10-31: 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 10-January 1: Visit a beautifully restored holiday display plus take a photo with Santa at The Enchanted Village (Avon)

December 10-January 1: Take in the bright Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville, an enchanted wonderland with millions of lights, attractions, and holiday train rides (Carver)

December 10-January 1: Take in 30 fanciful trees and wreaths 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 10-January 1: Travel around Look Park and its Winter Wonderland Light Display to visit a friendly dragon, admire a castle of light, sing a few carols, and stop by Santa’s Trains (Florence)

December 10-January 1: Bright Nights at Forest Park offers up three miles of lighting displays, from the traditional “Victorian Village” to childhood favorites like “Seuss Land,” plus visits with Santa, and horse-drawn carriage rides (Springfield)

December 10-January 6: Catch The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience at the Museum of Science (Boston)

December 10-January 6: Marvel at the engineering of our railroads at this All Aboard! Trains exhibit (Boston)

December 10-January 6: Blink! features thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to music (Boston)

Monday, December 10

Delight in holiday music and lights while taking a ride on the Greenway Carousel (Boston)

Go caroling with the Harvard University Band (Boston)

Check out the Porter Square Pop Up Holiday Market (Cambridge)

Join Deaf performers from all over the Northeast when they share their stories and poetry at Art in Motion: An Evening of ASL Storytelling (Cambridge)

Attend a free screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol (Lynn)

The Center for the Arts in Natick stages a performance of Miracle on 34th Street (Natick)

Drop by this inclusive playgroup for a morning of music, stories, movement, and more (Weston)

Tuesday, December 11

Explore three centuries of holiday history at the Hale House (Beverly)

Learn about Collaborative Problem Solving with Dr. J Stuart Ablon of Think:Kids (Boston)

Take in an evening of Star Wars music performed by the Berklee Motion Picture Orchestra (Boston)

Attend the 109th Annual Christmas Carol Service at Harvard (Cambridge)

Holiday Arts ‘n Eats offers up local flavors and art for holiday shopping fun (Westford)

Wednesday, December 12

Stop by Art Explorers for open-ended art projects that encourage creativity in children aged 3-8 (Boston)

Join Max, Rory, their friendly neighbors, and a delightful cast of puppet pals at Cozy Corner (Brookline)

Enjoy an evening of music, stories, and dancing at Family, Fiddle, Food Fest (Mattapan)

Take a Stroller Tour of the Davis (Wellesley)

Thursday, December 13

Build a Gingerbread House (Arlington)

A Story Beyond: A Musical Fable uses music, masks, and puppetry to tell the tale of a young heroine struggling to save her village (Boston)

Young at Art offers a gallery-based storytime, art project, and free play at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)

Preschoolers can explore nature through stories, games, crafts, short walks, and animal encounters (Milton)

Test drive STEAM games for free at this Osmo 4-Day Natick Mall Pop Up (Natick)

Stop by the Play for All Family Autism Evening at the Children’s Museum in Easton (North Easton)

It’s time for the Boston Opera Collaborative and Tony’s Market’s Annual Opera Night, when singers serenade the neighborhood (Roslindale)

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

Friday, December 14

Program OZOBOTS to follow paths and do tricks (Boston)

The CraftBoston Holiday Show begins (Boston)

Puppet Showplace Theater stages The Snowflake Man, telling the story of Wilson Snowflake Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal (Brookline)

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

Try out and purchase fun board games during this Game Night at the Concord Scout House (Concord)