November 18–December 2 Methuen Festival of Trees (Methuen) :: The Festival of Trees has been a marvel of the Merrimack Valley for over two decades. Featuring over 240 trees, wreaths, and displays you could win, this family celebration has something for everyone. November 18–January 1 Edaville Festival of Lights (Carver) :: Edaville’s Christmas Festival of Lights is one of the […]
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Through December 29 Edaville Express (Carver | Wednesdays and Thursdays) :: Join Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves at the Edaville boarding station as they embark on a 45-minute interactive train ride adventure to find Santa, all while enjoying chocolate milk, HOOD egg nog, and cookies. Fueled by Christmas cheer, the train ride includes sing alongs to […]
There’s nothing like being in Boston for the holidays!
November 18–December 2 Methuen Festival of Trees (Methuen) :: The Festival of Trees has been a marvel of the Merrimack Valley for over two decades. Featuring over 240 trees, wreaths, and displays that you could win, this family celebration has something for everyone. November 18-January 1 Edaville Festival of Lights (Carver) :: Edaville’s Christmas Festival of Lights is one […]
This year, visit local markets and fairs to take care of all your gift shopping in Boston!
Enjoy a season full of holiday festivities in Boston!
November 24–December 31 Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” (Boston) :: Let Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the sugar plum fairy […]
December 4 Hanukkah Happens (Chestnut Hill | 4–5 p.m.) :: Come and get cozy in good company! PJ Library is visiting for Hanukkah, so bring your fuzziest slippers and warm up with friends and glowing candles. Settle in for sufganiyot, latkes, and endearing Hanukkah stories that shed light on determination and dedication. December 10 A Light Through the Ages (Boston | […]
Be sure to catch a sighting of Santa in Boston this holiday season!
Boston is home to countless holiday events in November and December. Use this guide to fill your holiday calendar!
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie If I had to identify the most important practice for my family, it would be gratitude. When […]
October 31 is here! And this means most people with young children will be amassing huge quantities of Halloween candy tonight. Whether it’s candy you picked up trick-or-treating, or candy you bought in excess for fear of being that neighbor who runs out by 7 p.m., odds are you will wake up tomorrow to candy […]
I come from a family that embraces Halloween. For us, this holiday is a great excuse to get everyone together, and we’ve discovered a variety of family traditions made for October 31. Even before my husband and I had kids of our own, we enjoyed hosting, as we live in a neighborhood with prime trick-or-treating […]
I was a pastor’s kid growing up in Massachusetts, and there are many things that were great about it. I have wonderful memories of Christmas Eve services, potlucks, Easter fun, harvest fairs, and youth group trips. However, the one holiday I really missed out on was Halloween. Instead of trick-or-treating, we had to go to […]
I Amazon Primed my son’s Halloween costume on September 13, a full seven weeks before Halloween. While this may not seem like a huge deal to most people, for my last-minute self it’s absurdly early. See, 9.5 times out of 10, I am the mom who forgets to take the chicken out of the freezer, […]