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Christmas Festival of Lights 

Edaville Family Theme Park, Carver

Opens November 15th, 2pm-9pm

Enjoy Edaville during this magical season during their spectacular Festival of Lights. Plus, Visit Santa, grab some hot cocoa and enjoy all of the rides!

Cost: Price of Admission


Santa’s Wonderland

Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough

Opens November 17th

Visit this Christmas wonderland now through December 24th. Christmas Crafts will be available from 5-7 on weekdays and 12-5 on weekends. Plus get a FREE photo with Santa!

Cost: Free


Enchanted Village

Jordan’s Furniture, Avon

Opens November 23rd; Open regular store hours

Stroll through this timeless New England Christmas tradition, take photos with Santa and enjoy a Jordan’s blueberry Muffin!

Cost: Free


Holiday Giving Tree Lighting

Patriot Place, Foxborough

Tis the season of giving! Watch the tree lighting and then pick an ornament with a detailed donation item and help make a child’s wish come true. In partnership with Cradles 2 Crayons. Festive fun also includes musical performances, New England Patriots Cheerleaders, and visits from Santa & Mrs Claus.

Cost: Free


Norwood Santa Claus Parade

Town Common, Norwood

November 30th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

There are horse-drawn hayrides, local musical choirs, arts and crafts, readings of Christmas stories and a festive parade that travels from Guild Square to the Town Common. The event concludes with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the tree.

Cost: Free


Cookies & Milk with Santa & Mrs Claus

Renaissance Boston, Patriot Place Foxborough

December 3rd, 12:30pm-2pm

BYO camera to this magical event, visit with Santa and find out if you have been naughty or nice! Preregistration is required; walk ups will not be allowed.

Cost: Free


Christmas Parade & Festival Quincy

Hancock St, Quincy

December 1st, 12:30pm-2pm

The Annual Christmas Parade is a tradition that includes many floats, marching bands, and costumed characters fill Quincy streets, spreading holiday joy to all. The parade route begins at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, continuing up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School.

Cost: Free


Dedham Square Holiday Stroll

Dedham Square, Dedham

December 6th, 6pm-8pm

Join Santa for the annual tree lighting. Shop and stroll as many stores are open late. Enjoy refreshments and street performers all through the night! Tree lighting is at 6:30pm followed by a meet & greet with Santa at Dedham Square Coffee House.

Cost: Free


Annual Christmas in the Square

Downtown Hingham

December 6th, 5pm-8pm

This event has been a Hingham holiday tradition for nearly 40 years. It will be a family fun night filled with holiday merriment. At 6:00 Santa arrives on a firetruck accompanied with live music, activities for kids and the Festival of Trees.

Cost: Free


Breakfast with Santa

The Lantana, Randolph

December 7th, 8:30am-11am

Your visit with Santa includes full breakfast, a gift and  photo of your children (through age 12). Sells out quickly so book your tickets now!

Cost: $20


Santa Claus

Eustis Estate Museum, Milton

December 7th, 11am-2pm

Santa Claus is coming to the Eustis Estate. Take a photo with Santa and see the 1878 mansion decorated for Christmas. Enjoy cookies, cider and more!

Cost: $5-$15


Crescent Ridge Sleigh Days

Crescent Ridge Dairy, Sharon

December 7th, 14th & 21st, 11am-6pm

Enjoy games, crafts, visits & photos with santa, sleigh rides, yummy food and more!

Cost: Individual ticket $6/ family ticket $24


Breakfast with Santa

Irish Cultural Museum, Canton

December 7th, 10am-12:30pm

At this popular breakfast with Santa enjoy delicious chocolate chip pancakes, a meeting with Santa, arts & crafts, singalong, a hayride and more

Cost: $10 per person, includes gift


Santa Paws

Pet Supplies Plus, Quincy

December 7th, 11am- 2pm

Bring your pooch down to Pet Supplies Plus and grab a photo with Santa. All proceeds go to the Quincy Animal Shelter

Cost: $20


Santa Visits Ginger Betty’s Bakery

Ginger Betty’s, Quincy

December 7th & 14th, 12pm-2pm

Come visit with Santa at Ginger Betty’s. Parents, make sure to bring your cameras to capture this moment! And then join friends to decorate cookies and share a slice of pizza.

Cost: $7


Dave & Buster’s Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa

Dave & Busters, Braintree

December 8th, 8:30am- 10:30am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet plus visits and photos with Santa! Price also includes $10 of gaming, crafts, goody bags and hot cocoa.

Cost: $23.36


Mel O Drama’s Kids Book Launch with Visit from Santa

The Milton Club, Milton

December 8th, 3:30pm-6pm

Celebrate the launch of Mel’s second book, Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying AND so much more including book signings, music, face painting and a visit from Santa, carols and the lighting of the Milton Club’s Christmas Tree.

Cost: Family Tickets start at $25


Elf the Musical & Visit from Santa

Fontbonne, Milton

December 13th 7:30pm, December 14th 1pm & 6pm

Cost: $15 general admission

Mel O’Drama is bringing this hysterical story to the stage at Fontbonne. Santa himself will be making an appearance after our shows to make sure all the boys & girls in the audience are on the nice list!!


Brunch with Santa

Tuscan Kitchen, Seaport Boston

December 15th, 10:30am-12pm

You are invited to this annual event where kids and adults can take part in photos with Santa, yummy breakfast & activities. 3 reservations times availble- 10am, 10:30am, 11am.

Cost: Kids $15/ Adults $35


Pictures with Santa for Pets & People

Cunningham Park, Milton

December 15th, 2pm-4pm

Bring Fido for a chance to take photos with Santa at this popular fundraising event for the Milton Animal League.

Cost: $10 per print



Festive Cheer


Winter Skate at Patriot Place

Patriot Place, Foxborough

Now Open!

Patriot Place brings us this beautiful & professionally maintained frozen pond to skate on all season long. So grab the family, bundle up, skate until you can’t skate anymore and then enjoy the fabulous amenities in the area.

Cost: $6-$10,rentals $5


Winter Lights

Eleanor Bradley Cabot Estate, Canton

Opens November 22nd; Fridays- Sundays, 5pm-8pm

JOin the Trustees for this magical experience full of dazzling and shimmering lights. Enjoy characters, food, crafts and other seasonal items. Other shows available in North Andover & Stockbridge.

Cost: Members $12/ Non Members $17/ Children Under 12 are free


Marshfield Holiday Light Show

Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield

November 22nd- December 29th; beginning at 5pm

Load up the car with the family and drive through this one of a kind light show

Cost: Tickets start at $23



Stone Zoo, Stoneham

November 24th- January 4th; 5pm-9pm

ZooLights dazzles visitors of all ages each holiday season! Stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, where you’ll see animals of every kind.

Cost: Price of admission


Holly Jolly Hayrides

Hingham Square

November 30th, December 7th, 14th & 21st, 11am-2pm

Enjoy merriment in downtown Hingham all month long, and enjoy extra special fun every Saturday on a horse drawn hayride.

Cost: Free


Secret Elf Workshops

Milton Art Center, Milton

November 30th, December 7th, December 14th 9am-12pm

Drop off your elves at this Holiday arts and crafts workshop. A great opportunity for parents to get their elf work done!

Cost: $50


Reindeer Dash Kids Run

Norwood Common, Norwood

November 30th, 1pm-1:30pm

Bring your pint-sized runners to the town common on November 30th for our annual Reindeer Dash. We will supply the antlers, your little ones will supply the energy! Open to children 2-8

Cost: Free


Lower Mills Holiday Stroll

Lower Mills, Dorchester & Milton

November 30th, 3pm-6pm

Stroll through the shops in Lower Mills Dorchester & Milton. End the stroll with the Tree Lighting at East Boston Savings Bank.

Cost: Free


Peabody Square Holiday Tree Lighting

Ashmont Station, Dorchester

November 30th, 7pm-7:30pm

Following the Ashmont Holiday Pop Up Market, join friends and neighbors to light the holiday tree. There will be festive treats, caroling and more.

Cost: Free


Christmas Tea 

Eustis Estate Museum, Milton

Dec 1st, 10th, 17th, and 29th 3pm-5pm

Celebrate the season with a Victorian afternoon tea at the Eustis Estate

Cost: Members $40/ Non Members $50/ Optional Champagne Toast $10


Rollie & Dan Light Show

see Facebook page for location

Every night starting December 3rd, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Enjoy this spectacular local light show with the cutest little penguins, Rollie and Dan

Cost: Free


South Shore Sights & Lights Holiday Trolley (ages 21+ only)

Boards at Wollaston Station, Quincy

December 5th- 29th,  7pm

Guests will tour the most festive lights in the area as they travel from Wollaston Station to The Liberty Publick House in Holbrook, and back. Complimentarty beer or wine is offered, plus full bar and food is available for purchased. BYOB for the trolley ride!

Cost: $49 per ticket


Westwood Weekend Stroll

Town of Westwood

December 6th-8th

Join local businesses for the first annual Westwood Weekend Stroll! Occuring all over town on Friday & Saturday, and ending with the tree lighting!

Cost: Free


Jingle Bell Kids Run & Reindeer Mile

Bussey St, Dedham

December 7th, 9am-11am

One mile kids fun run through East Dedham.

Cost: $10


The Bank of Canton Presents: The Grinch

Bank of Canton Headquarters, Canton

December 7th, 12:30pm-3pm

Enjoy a free movie matinee at our Canton headquarters’ 250-seat auditorium – plus popcorn, treats, and a special preshow visit from Santa!

Cost: In lieu of paying for tickets, please bring a winter accessory item to donate (hats, scarves, gloves)


Caroling on the Common

First Congregational Church, Milton

December 7th, 4pm-7pm

EnEnjoy performances by The High School Holiday Choir and The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Cabaret; followed by roasting marshmallows over fire pits on the lawn with cookies, cider, and arts & crafts

Cost: Free


Christmas Cheers

Eustis Estate, Milton

December 8th, 15th, 22nd 5pm-7pm

Enjoy a magical evening of music and holiday cheer at the Eustis Estate. Explore the 1878 mansion, which has been lavishly decorated for Christmas, while live holiday music fills the halls. Light refreshments, including wine and cider, will be served.

Cost: $15-$25


Ugly Sweater Stroll

Legacy Place, Dedham

December 12th, 4pm-7pm

Sport your ugliest knits as you stroll around all that Legacy Place has to offer!

Cost: Free


Holly Jolly Sing-Along & Lantern Parade

Eustis Estate, Milton

December 14th, 5pm-7pm

Join friends for this enchanting family-friendly holiday lantern stroll and joyous Christmas carols at the Eustis Estate. Decorate a lantern with your own designs, then join a parade around the property.

Cost: $5-$25


Cookie Decorating with Mrs Claus

Davio’s, Patriot Place, Foxborough

December 15th, 12pm

Children of all ages are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind workshop with Davio’s Foxborough as you decorate assorted cookies with a surprise visit from the North Pole- Mrs Claus!  Davio’s asks that each family help others in need in one small way, with a donation of hats or mittens to Cradles to Crayons. 

Cost: $30 per child/ $0 per accompanying adult


A Christmas Celebration with Chloe Agnew

Irish Cultural Museum, Canton

December 21st, 7pm-10pm

Cost: Tickets start at $35





Celebrate Hanukkah!


Chanukkah Wonderland and Gift Shop

Revere Hotel, Boston
December 8th, 10am-12pm

Enjoy lots of festive family fun that includes a sing along, crafts,  Art class by Minni, wax candle making, build a giant lego Menorah, Latkes and more!

Cost: Tickets start at $18 per family


6th Annual Hanukkah Celebration

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

December 18th, 4:30p-10pm

Come together for an evening of art, music, and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights

Cost: Free


36th Annual Menorah Lighting

Boston Common, Boston

December 22nd- 29th, 4pm

Join us for a celebration of light and liberty on the Boston Common, as we kindle New England’s tallest Menorah.

Cost: Free


Chanukkah Celebration at the Seaport

Seaport Common, Boston

December 26th, 5pm-6pm

Join us for kindling a giant Menorah, live music, Chanukkah treats and more! The perfect event for the entire family!

Cost: Free





All Aboard…..The Polar Express and Others!


The Polar Express Train Ride

Blackstone Valley, Woonsocket, RI

Weekends Nov 15th- Dec 22nd

Cost: Tickets start at $52, lapsit tickets are available for children under 12 months


Edaville Express

Edaville Family Theme Park, Carver

Nov 27th, Dec 17th, 18th, 19th, & Dec 23rd

Cost: $49 ages 2 and up


Cape Cod Christmas Train

Cape Train, Hyannis

Weekends starting Nov 29th; Trains depart at 4:30pm & 7pm

Cost: Tickets start at $44, ages 2 and under are free


Journey to the North Pole

North Conway & Lincoln, NH

Weekends beginning Nov 29th; 4:15pm & 7pm

Cost: Tickets start at $48


Lookout Farm Winter Express with Santa

Lookout Farm, Natick

December 15th, 10:30a-12:30pm

All aboard! Santa is coming to drive the train for a magical trip through the orchard with a reading of one of our favorite holiday stories! After the ride, join friends for lunch at the Taproom (drink & flatbread included with ticket price)

Cost: $30



The Nutcracker…..Local Productions Near You!


Jose Mateo Ballet Theater

The Strand, Dorchester

December 13th- 22nd

Tickets start at $25


The Dancing Arts Center

The Norwood Theater, Norwood

December 13th-15th

Tickets start at $28


Braintree Ballet Company

Rockland High School, Rockland

December 14th & 15th

Tickets start at $25





Keep Calm & Carry On


Mediate Your Way Through the Holidays

Breathe & Play Every Day, Quincy

December 7th, 21st, 28th, Jan 4th 2pm-3pm


You’ve heard the benefits of healing yourself through meditation and now is your chance to learn easy tips to drop that extra mental & emotional weight you’ve been lugging around. MEDITATE your way through the holidays with a 4-week series cultivating your own meditation practice.

Cost: $45


Mindfulness For Stress & Anxiety

Quincy Yoga & Massage, Quincy

December 7th, 12:30p-2:30pm

You’ll learn about stress and anxiety, how it affects the mind, and how we can introduce mindfulness meditation to cultivate ease throughout the day.

Cost: $40


Yoga for Stress & Anxiety

Quincy Yoga & Massage, Quincy

December 14th, 12:30p-2:30pm

Do you often feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Jeanne Dasaro will take you on a journey to explore yoga as a powerful tool to calm the mind and balance the nervous system.

Cost: $40

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